A new study argues that Jews, forced by centuries of discrimination to survive on wits alone, have become more intelligent through natural selection. It’s provoked a fresh controversy over the use and misuse of genetic science—and has one of the study’s authors dreaming of a smart drug.
Wendy Williams, once the black-sheep daughter of two schoolteachers, grew up to become the female Howard Stern: lewd, blunt, nosy, and tremendously successful. How the girl who finished almost last in her high-school class rose to the top by finding a profession where being unhinged is good for business.
The state of New York releases to the public information on heart surgeons’ fatality rates—and those statistics look better every year. But an increasing amount of evidence suggests that’s because doctors are turning away the patients who need their help the most.
Winter Travel 2005
Fifty trips for 50 obsessions—wine-tasting in Chile, indie-rocking in Glasgow, hippo-spotting in Botswana, gambling in Macao, and more.
Hedging Hill joins Bill in a last-ditch mission to save Ferrer.
The movie star wants to break ground on the Las Vegas Strip.
On West 12th Street.
Seems to work miracles.
About the Freedom Center.
In a gray, sodden week, one that pushed New York toward a new record for October rainfall, the city echoed with strange linguistic innovations.
The author of a new book about an old stereotype discusses America’s fixation on measuring up.
With G.P.S., “The Man” knows where you are and how long you stopped for lunch. WABC reporters now watched by their bosses.
Or was the former head of Flatbush’s Orthodox Yeshiva inadvertently outed before he was ready?
Sure the subway threat wasn’t fact-based. But things are looking trouncier.
Enormous chocolate truffles, the ideal winter boot, and more.
Fashion phenom Doo-Ri Chung spends a hypothetical $16K.
A children’s-clothes designer.
Using the negative personal ad.
Store openings this week.
Robert Gerstner of Aedes de Venustas.
Sales & Bargains
This week's hottest sales & bargains.
A survey of wallets.
Thor brings experimental cuisine to the LES.
A fennel salad recipe.
Nibble the life of leisure at the Garden Court Cafe.
Week of Oct. 17, 2005: Ginger, Jovia, and Barça 18.
The coming reign of a boutique- breed chicken.
A Louisiana-expat restaurateur hosts a benefit for Katrina victims.
It's going to be a bountiful white-truffle season.
The market cools off.
The Culture Pages
Robert Downey Jr. is still playing troubled types but no longer living his roles.
Tracking Santiago Calatrava’s refreshingly sincere architectural visions from idea to reality.
An understated Steve Martin vehicle (for once!) hinges on a superb performance by Claire Danes.
The ‘Elizabethtown’ conundrum.
A half-successful memoir about New York, cars, and personal fulfillment.
A spate of real people turn up in recent novels.
Steve Earle on his NYC debut as a playwright.
The Met’s Van Gogh exhibit shows the method behind the madman.
Philip Glass coasts on his reputation with a bombastic premiere, while Ricky Ian Gordon’s newest work is amazingly intimate.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
The Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection: a must-have.
As the difference between Web search and Web content shrinks, Barry Diller’s surprise purchase of Ask Jeeves will make more and more sense.
The off-the-record dismissal of the subway threat was only the most recent example of the GOP abusing Bloomberg.
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