Dirty IMing with strangers, heavy flirting at clubs, lap dances, three-ways, four-ways, taking a bath with someone you met at a bar because your girlfriend is busy: As long as it’s negotiated in advance, there seems to be no limit to the amount of cheating that some couples will allow in the name of making a relationship last.
Mating: The Issue
We surveyed 100 kids about sexual activity and then asked 100 parents what they thought their kids were up to. And guess what? The answers don’t quite add up.
Mark Rotenberg spends his days trolling through auction Websites, estate sales, and garbage bins for dirty pictures. It’s his job.
PT-141 is a lot like Viagra—except that it actually increases desire and not just blood flow and might help women as much as it does men. In other words, this is going to be a very popular drug.
Five sex columnists kiss and tell.
Not every gay man aspires to muscles. In the wilds of the city, you will find a growing number of bears. And cubs. And otters. And wolves.
“I’m agnostic,” says conservative-blog kingpin.
Some rival Dems are smelling blood in the water for stalwart power player Roberto Ramirez.
The marketing circus around Le Cirque has begun.
“The first couple of times I approached the grand jury, I was looking around for my mark,” Carlson says.
“Do you hear the people sing?”
Democratic Party leaders absorbed the important lesson that, in a political campaign, money trumps salsa.
New York’s cabaret laws are challenged by an unlikely troupe of dance enthusiasts and civil-rights lawyers.
Local tycoons sought for trip into orbit.
What does your online profile say about your employability? Recent grads are finding out H.R. isn’t their friendster.
Forget the mayoral election— it’s time for the race for city council speaker! Not that you get a vote.
A showgirl-style ostrich-and-pheasant-feather mask, plus magnetic paint, durable slippers, and more.
Oscar Adames of Saks Fifth Avenue denim department.
Store openings this week.
Sales & Bargains
This week's hottest sales & bargains.
A Ghanaian diplomat’s daughter who quit modeling for school.
What the kids are saying about new Fifth Avenue tenant Abercrombie & Fitch.
Cookshop serves deliciously homey American food in the middle of Chelsea.
An orange cauliflower recipe.
Week of Nov. 14, 2005: DuMont Burger, Chocolat Michel Cluizel, The Plant, and Anthony's.
The city’s top pies, classic and avant-garde divisions.
Why not take the whole dysfunctional family out to eat this time, and blame the dry turkey on the professionals? A feast to fit any personality.
If a restaurant Thanksgiving is too formal and cooking is out of the question, there’s always takeout.
The deviled egg—that old fifties-cocktail-party standby—has made a bite-size comeback.
The latest from Jackson Hole.
Market-rate rentals creep onto Roosevelt Island.
The Culture Pages
The future of TV is on-demand downloads and tiny screens. But will the shows be any better?
Great Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix performances can’t redeem a mediocre script.
Oscar buzz works on a reverse sonic-boom principle: Your hear it (the buzz) before you see it (the movie).
The West Wing debate taught us how great the world might be without pundits.
As in the original, ingenuity matters more than acting, plus there are grenades and fins.
Try something completely different: documentaries that try to make telelvision an agency of the Enlightenment instead of a circle of hell.
Frank McCourt on the world’s toughest crowd: high schoolers.
Publishing’s Oscars have traded last year’s obscurantism for a new affinity—historical novels about real people—and Norman Mailer is getting the lifetime-achievement award. The lineup, the backstory, and the likely outcome.
A crowd-pleasing Frankie Valli musical gives New Jersey the respect it so rarely receives.
For all of Richard Tuttle’s confrontational modernness, his work is oddly warm.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
Movies new on DVD this week include: Sherman's March, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Collector's Set, Stealth, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Skeleton Key, and more.
Are Rahm Emanuel and the Democrats going to blow their chance to reverse the Republican Revolution?
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