For all their tabloid notoriety, the Murdochs are a close and fiercely protective clan. So it was shocking when Rupert’s oldest son, Lachlan, the apparent successor to his throne, announced he was bolting the family’s business empire and decamping to Australia. What looked like an act of fury, however, turns out to have been an act of love. The surprisingly intimate world of one of New York’s most powerful families.
When Anderson Cooper, reporting from the Gulf Coast, dressed down a U.S. senator and then dissolved into tears on live TV, the footage was riveting—and possibly a preview of television news’ future.
Since Sex and the City put the Magnolia Bakery on the map, the cupcake business has become cutthroat. How a simple sugary treat inspired visions of grandeur and turned friends into bitter rivals.
They've ruined friendships and sparked legal brawls. But how do all these cupcakes taste?
Lindsay Lohan to direct, class warfare, Hamptons-style, Chuck E. Cheese's shocks Park Slope moms, and more.
Meanwhile, keeping an empathetic eye on the Gulf Coast (and a skeptical eye on the White House), New Yorkers reacquainted themselves with the dubious pleasures of actually putting in a productive day at the office.
Young designers are being inundated with sponsorship cash from buzz-hungry corporations tenuously connected to style. Was your show sponsored by Tampax?
Freddy Ferrer’s campaign manager on trying to make a democratic town vote democratic again.
A New York medical examiner on the necessary, horrifying process of identifying the dead in New Orleans.
Vintage reptile-skin bags, the new Taylor electric guitar, and more.
Store openings this week.
Nelson Pitts and Colyn Hunt of Oren's Daily Roast.
Sales & Bargains
This week's hottest sales & bargains.
A Gap designer on how to accessorize like a pro.
Navigating the LES-like environs of South Williamsburg.
The dishes at Jean-Georges’s newest restaurant are superb but may not be worth the hassle of getting in the door.
Am I Awake? I See David Bouley Cooking.
Week of Sept. 12, 2005: Zucco: Le French Diner, Cercle Rouge, D'or Ahn. Plus, caper leaves, and a diet-be-damned amuse.
In order to be bio, chances are you're plowing fields using animals, and using their dung as compost. You're intimate with your grapes.
Two highlights of Circle of Taste, the weeklong Time Warner Center foodie bash. (For details, visit circleoftaste.com.)
With the humidity behind us and autumn’s chill ahead, September’s the ideal time to eat outdoors. A garden grazing guide.
What to do in Shanghai.
How a coach can help you on a first date.
Will a new law make the co-op application process less painful?
The Culture Pages
Salman Rushdie is to literature as the Yankees are to baseball.
The newest wry-chronicle-of-adolescence flick makes chronic thumbsucking a laughing matter.
Fox’s fall lineup has its moments.
It is amazing what intelligence and talent can do on television without ever mugging or shouting.
Be warned that these 60 minutes are angry and sad.
A primer on TV presidents.
Anyone can play a bitch. The trick is to play a bitch we can root for.
Joan Snyder painted her feelings, but she was far from sentimental.
"Most of my work, except the 'LOVE' paintings, is bound up in autobiography, bits and pieces of my life, my geography, my history, my friends."
Suggested CMJ festival itineraries for rap fans, Elliott Smith mourners, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
If 9/11 failed to wake up America, will Katrina be any different?
The Clinton Global Initiative could not be better timed to showcase Hillary’s new mad-as-hell populism.
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