Ron Perelman’s personal life is a multi-million-dollar operation: homes, yachts, personal chefs, chauffeured cars, armed guards. But his prenupped
marriage to Ellen Barkin is one deal that went badly awry.
Plus: Ron Perelman vs. Ellen Barkin: Behind the Scenes of a Broken Marriage • What Perelman’s Divorces Cost Him • The Prenup Epidemic • How to Ask for a Prenup • What to Do When Asked for a Prenup
In 2000, Andrew Cuomo was a rising star with built-in name recognition. Now he’s running for a second-tier state office, hoping he can convince the political insiders he offended—and the voters he never impressed—that he’s a different, humbler Cuomo. (But—don’t forget!—still a Cuomo.)
C’mon: Do you really think nineteen guys with box cutters were behind 9/11? Then why, when no steel-frame building had ever collapsed from fire, did three fall down that day? (One, 7 WTC, wasn’t even hit.) How could a terrorist’s passport emerge in perfect condition? Why was it so important to clear debris before all the bodies were recovered? Did the U.S. secretly plan the whole thing? The 9/11 conspiracy theorists have it all figured out.
Sundance Kid goes after Sunshine State’s recount queen.
Upscale hotel no college dorm.
“I felt somewhat betrayed.”
Gawker Hawker opens storefont.
Forget the ports—what about the wax museum?
The week began with a brush of spring, as temperatures hit the seventies. Though it got much chillier, we couldn’t seem to shake the seventies after that.
What the bartender saw the night Imette St. Guillen was drinking at the Falls.
A random survey of 100 pedestrians in Washington Square on higher education, SAT scandals, and those pesky analogies.
Hip quilts that take a month to make, an ironing board perfect for cramped spaces, and more hot buys.
Caleb McLoud of Cloak.
Store openings this week.
A special-ed teacher worries about pantsuits.
Subtle food in a bombastic atmosphere at Morimoto.
New this week: Zibetto Espresso Bar and Sascha. Plus, swivel chairs at A Voce.
Mapping 14th Street’s Gourmet Grocery Alley.
Yes, even eggs have a season: Prompted by the longer days of spring, chickens, ducks, and geese begin to lay at a steady clip. You can celebrate this fact at home over breakfast or, better yet, at dinner.
With the proliferation of pizza joints that bake up skateboard-size pies and charge by the weight (or width) of your chosen slice, eating with your eyes becomes a dangerous proposition.
The bold interior design of the late, great Dorothy Draper.
Direct from Europe, next fall’s fashion trends.
The near-final West Village development fight gets under way.
The Culture Pages
Ex–Condé Nast honcho James Truman returns to the rat race, albeit at a higher brow.
Colson Whitehead describes his personal reading list, from Saul Bellow to Stan Lee.
A typically agitational effort from the Wachowskis and an unusually apolitical Spike Lee “joint” both succeed.
Donald Fagen on science fiction, Frank Zappa, and the underappreciated irony of Steely Dan.
McCoy Tyner and Savion Glover rehearse across generations.
The Biennial is politically radical but artistically conservative.
The collectors and the artist discuss the purchase of Zak Smith's Spidey, Berlin.
A Johnny Cash musical and, in Grey Gardens, the best performance in New York.
What the audience really thought about ‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore.’
Why George Pataki turned on Larry Silverstein.
Has Eliot Spitzer made too many friends to continue his renegade ways?
William Wegman’s secrets revealed.
The eminently progressive, hip, and virtuosic Kronos Quartet collaborates in a festival with a group of intriguing partners at Carnegie Hall.
Yes! It’s actually warm enough to have fun outdoors!
Two electronic acts that have made their mark on the mainstream play smallish local venues.
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