Ben Stiller undermines his lucratively neurotic screen persona onstage as a racist Neil LaBute creation.
Cablevision CEO Jim Dolan has a long roster of detractors: Knicks fans, the mayor and his West Side stadium team, MSG employees who've felt the wrath of his legendary temper. But his most dangerous enemy may be his father, with whom he's battling over the future of the company the elder Dolan built. On the record with the man at the center of a championship fight.
New York buzz groups like the Strokes and Interpol may have generated considerable enthusiasm, but they didn't exactly set the record industry on fire. The Bravery (and its corporate sponsors) wants to be different. An inside look at an "It" band's attempt to break out of the indie ghetto.
Joe Lelyveld likes a good story. The former executive editor of the Times has written one in Omaha Blues, an unusual and moving memoir of his childhood. But he also lived one in the coda to his Times career - a swashbuckling saga with a writer's dream of a perfect ending.
From Martha to Jacko: a 100-person poll on crime
Michael Eisner seeks further degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon ... Times critic unmasked at Le Bernardin
Is that sculpture appetizing? A Damien Hirst survey.
It was a week of mixed fortunes in New York.
Can Fleet Street overachiever Paul Field bring the decrepit supermarket tabloid back from its long slide into kitschy irrelevance? He’s got his checkbook ready.
The East Village as a socioeconomic historical reenactment.
Cops cruise Soho in fake taxi, bust Brazilian artists.
Gifted children in play this election year.
A mirrored console, plus vintage dog collars and the portable PlayStation.
Jennifer Diaz of Anne Fontaine.
Store openings this week.
A jack-of-all-trades with "champagne tastes."
A guide to baseball gloves.
Amy Sohn on the difficulties of technology-enhanced dating.
A European fashion forecast.
Aquavit and Gari pull off the difficult feat of opening new locations.
How to take advantage of maple-syrup season.
Gael Greene on not-entirely-authentic-but-still-tantalizing East Village Thai.
Week of March 21, 2005: Koi, Gulluoglu, Joe, and SobaKoh.
On Easter Sunday, local restaurants run the holiday gamut from spring lamb to glazed ham.
These cakes and breads, both sweet and savory, are worth fasting for.
A complete guide to summer rentals, with samplings for all price ranges.
"What I'm trying to do is to get people to drink wine any way I can. And I don't care if it's white Zinfandel. I want them to have wine.
The Culture Pages
Woddy Allen fails to take advantage of his increasingly inexpicable ability to draw a strong cast.
You will not find a more exciting, international slate of films than the 34th New Directors/New Films series.
Spamalot's old jokes are tired and its new ones aren't that great.
You know you’re in a world-class city when there are two shows running simultaneously in which puppets deliver lessons in Schadenfreude.
It’s liable to appeal to today’s moodier teen far more than Rent.
Mercedes Ruehl channels Peggy Guggenheim.
Ian McEwan's new novel refuses to induce feeling.
Elizabeth Gaffney sets her historical novel in the New York sewer system.
What the Audience Really Thought About Kinky Friedman, Mystery Novelist/ Would-Be Texas Gov.
The Basquiat exhibition could use some darker undertones.
A smart revival of Kojak, but why remake The Office?
The dancer on his early career.
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