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August 22, 2005 Issue

Cover Story

Bill Clinton's Plan for World Domination

With his heart problems overcome, his popularity overseas soaring, and a big-time gathering of his most influential friends scheduled for next month, Bill Clinton is dreaming up a job for himself that’s bigger than First Husband—or even the presidency.


Don't Hate Him Because He's...

As the erstwhile literary phenom prepares for the publication of his second novel (and the fall semester at Harvard), the main problem in his life seems to be how few problems he’s encountered in his life. Which, as he’ll point out, isn’t really much of a problem.

Separation Anxiety

Last year, after Dr. James Goodrich separated two Filipino twins joined at the head, he and his Bronx hospital proclaimed it an epic medical breakthrough. But that doesn’t mean that everyone agrees he did the right thing.


Intelligencer Gossip

Bloodbath at Bendel's, the battle of the corporate bands, an anti-terror tax on stoners, and more.

It Happened Last Week

It was a New York week replete with events, affairs, controversies, milestones, and even a happening or two.

Peter Jennings' World News

Remembering the anchor—and friend—who deepened America’s understanding of the Middle East.

The Man Behind Jeanine Pirro

He thinks she’s “the protoypical model for a successful statewide Republican.”

Small-Dog Days

The latest accessory isn’t a Birkin bag, but the bitsy canine that can fit in it. Too bad they also come with larger-size health problems.

Because Your Toddler's Worth It

Dr. Bobby’s skin care for kids hits the Hamptons.


Best Bets

The sleekest get-yours-now ski jacket of the upcoming season, the ultimate gardening lotion, and more.

Economy of One

How 50 Cent would spend $3.5 million.

Look Book

A vegan pastry chef on his “goofy” vintage look.

Shop News

Store openings this week.

Ask a Shop Clerk

Tristan Chen of Myoptics.

Sales & Bargains
This week's hottest sales & bargains.

Market Research

The best backpacks.

The Everything Guide to: Back to School

Parents and kids pick competing wardrobes, the most innovative classes, tech gadgets to drive teachers crazy, a new PB&J, and more.

Restaurant Review

Craftbar and the ever-expanding BLT empire show that growth is not always good.

In Season


Ask Gael

How far wil Jean-George's empire stretch?

Restaurant Openings & Buzz

Week of Aug. 15, 2005: Puff & Pao, Momoya, Restaurant Sorrel. Plus, a long-lasting ice cold beer.

Eat Your Art Out

A sampling of New York's cultural canteens.

The Underground Gourmet

Falafel alternative Taim.

This Little Piggy Goes to Meat Market

The Spotted Pig plays musical chairs.

Who's Your Crawdaddy?

Marcus Samuelsson gives props to the undersung crustacean.


Labor Day getaways for procrastinators.

Real Estate

Reviving a fairy-tale block on the Upper West Side.

The Culture Pages

The Autumn of André 3000

The artist on edging away from his iconically weird persona.

Book Review

A new biography details Edmund Wilson’s affairs with women and literature.

Treasure Hunter: Richard Zacks

Q&A with the author.

TV Review

HBO’s Rome is lovely to look at but riddled with historical clichés.

Did Nate Fisher Die for Our Sins?

The ambiguous meaning of Six Feet Under’s biggest death yet.

Agitator: Tim Robbins

Q&A with the playwright.

Pop Music Review

Our eclectic panel reviews an eclectic mix of new albums: Missy Elliott, Sufjan Stevens, the Hold Steady, and more.

The Approval Matrix

Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.


The Bottom Line

Why buy ExxonMobil and other behemoths when their up-and-coming competitors have so much more room for growth?


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