May 27, 2005 Issue
In the world of morning TV, where the right mix of light news and light banter is worth millions, the Today show and its mega-anchor, Katie Couric, were thought to be untouchable. Not anymore. Exploiting the image breakdown of America’s Sweetheart, Good Morning America and its melting Ice Queen have turned breakfast television into a battleground.
The stores are cluttered, cramped, inscrutably designed, and not exactly full of bargains. So how has the chain turned New Yorkers into helpless addicts of the place?
Andrea Dworkin was once the angriest woman on earth, turning her own life inside out as she fought a spectacularly unsuccessful war against pornography and a culture she considered seduced by sexual violence. The story of the most radical feminist of them all.
Jenna Bush gets a lesson from Bono, Dan Okrent's grumpy farewell, Aretha Franklin shows no respect, and more.
If the week had a moral, it might well have been that the best way of making a good impression is to maintain a demure silence.
England’s most addictive newspaper puzzle hits New York.
Late-sleeping summer people do battle with the fowl-loving locals.
Naughty Tahitian scribblings, notes to Marilyn in the hospital, one large fertility statue: select works from the Brando auction.
Do-it-yourself Pumas, next-generation Scotch tape, and more.
Scented candles, from Glade to boutique.
A Corcoran broker with “half-modern, half-Jewish grandma” style.
The art of finding a handyman.
Store openings this week.
Beverley Ruddock of Beretta Gallery.
Sales & Bargains
This week's hottest sales & bargains.
Two sources of fast-food Chinese worth the (very short) wait.
A bluefish recipe from Landmarc.
Where are all the pretty people?
Week of May 30, 2005: Gusto Ristorante e Bar Americano, Taku, Adrienne's Pizza Bar, 202, and IFC Center.
Wines worth importing and exporting.
If you’re heading to the Red Hook Waterfront Art Festival this weekend, you’ll want to check out the evolving restaurant scene.
A guide to the Wild West of fertility treatment.
This time of year, I can’t bear to be inside on the treadmill or in some basement taking a spinning class. Are there any fun, organized, outdoor fitness options?
Apartments add perks for the young-and-single crowd.
The Culture Pages
Debi Mazar isn’t a cog in the Hollywood machine, but she plays one.
A teen-girl bonding flick succeeds.
On her Chinatown lesbian outcast drama/comedy.
Nick Hornby’s latest novel is just a forum for his own admittedly compelling musings.
The third album from Coldplay may actually deserve all the money it’s going to make.
Lisa Kudrow’s comeback vehicle has no shame.
Now, you haven’t lived until you’ve watched Zorro in snow. You could only tell who was who by the music, because Zorro, dressed entirely in black, was represented by white snow.
Why Monet belongs on postcards, not museum walls.
Philip Glass and his strangely successful collaboration with Godfrey Reggio.
On Radar magazine and its relationship to a certain one of its forebears.
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