Exquisite Thanksgiving dishes from four-star chef Thomas Keller.
A Wylie Dufresne Christmas dinner fit for a mad scientist, including smoked mashed potatoes and candy-cane-coated lamb.
Haute-cuisine hangover cures from Anthony Bourdain.
Shopping advice for the pickiest gourmet, including where to buy foodie-grade caviar, oysters, turkey, ham, beef, potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and everything you could possibly use in a holiday pie.
The city has prepared an “all hazards” approach to combating avian flu, dirty bombs, earthquakes, zombie attacks, and other nuisances of the coming end of the world.
Early in her career, Mary Gaitskill relied on her own chaotic experiences to fuel her searing fiction. But she couldn’t possibly keep that up forever. Her latest novel, nominated for a National Book Award, is a shrewd reckoning of her old life and her much more ordinary new one.
Reacting to changes with predictions of doom is a hallowed Village Voice tradition—until now. When the paper announced its pending merger with an empire-builder from the Sun Belt, the old lefties were too worn out to cause a fuss. But this brash outsider may have just the stuff to get them all riled up again.
Lachlan ties up real-estate loose ends; what’s going to become of Nolita mansion?
Seems like feisty 86-year-old Robert Morgenthau,the inevitably reelected Manhattan D.A., still hasn’t forgiven primary challenger Leslie Crocker Snyder.
Bad dream for Chatwal.
Jackpot for unemployed slot-machine engineer and heretic.
Thankfully the week provided a few nonpartisan, non-apocalyptic distractions, at least for those New Yorkers not fretting about their star rating in the Michelin guide.
After eight months in rehab in Connecticut, the cube is coming home to Astor Place.
It’s sweeps month! How low can local TV news go?
The election looks like a blowout. See you in four!
After years of lonely study, Erik Feder knows all the ticketers’ tricks. Is he a menace to the city—or a hero?
How Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito might reshape the law, and how to protect yourself.
A tale of two second terms—why Bush’s has been disastrous and Bloomberg’s looks rosy.
Bloomberg’s shot at historical greatness is all riding on what he does at ground zero.
An alluring postage stamp, delivery-ready firewood, and more.
Store openings this week.
Jamie Gray of Matter.
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This week's hottest sales & bargains.
A high-school junior who loves David Bowie and tight-fitting clothes.
A closet to die for on Fifth Avenue.
Is Malcolm moving to the middle of Astor Place?
It’ll make you forget that mysterious, sweet maple-syrup smell: The annual Chocolate Show returns this week.
The common restaurant trick of reverting to “original prices” to mark a birthday is worth celebrating—and this week, you can do it twice.
The Culture Pages
Soldiers’ memoirs and George Packer’s substantive history show how the Iraq War is different from all the others.
Keira Knightley is a great lead; it’s too bad her male counterpart isn’t Colin Firth.
A jubilant week for perversity and the American musical.
A comic-book series about a superhero who quits the world-saving business to take on a more difficult job: being mayor of New York.
The sweet complexity of the Met’s Fra Angelico exhibit.
In the hot contemporary market, Phillips de Pury more than holds it own.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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