The saga of the Kissel family includes two murders, an adulterous affair with a Vermont television repairman, millions of dollars embezzled from an Upper East Side co-op, a toxic milk shake in Hong Kong . . . And that—really—is just the beginning.
Ousted from the newsroom, ex–Times editor Howell Raines now practices his brand of erudite freethinking in midstream.
Generations come and go, but the glow around Mr. Chow’s restaurant empire never dims. Cataloguing the celebrity-charming wisdom of a man who’s been in and around the limelight since the day he was born to glamorous, doomed parents in Shanghai.
David Bowie sneaks into the movies.
In 2005, the Democrats outraised Republicans in the securities-and-investment industry for the first time since 1994.
Wilson gloats about Rove.
All that wasted kroon.
Quetzalcoatl told him!
In retrospect, it seems like such a simple plan: Assassinate Bill Gates, steal nuclear material from Area 51 in Nevada, and blow up the bridges leading to and from America’s commercial capital—Staten Island.
What happens when the cityï¿½s top aquarium man is hired by David Blaine? Either the fish die or Blaine dies. (Or, no fish.)
Life continues (only with celebrities) on Jane Jacobs's model block.
Deep inside the forbidding opus dei citadel in midtown, young numeraries hold sing-alongs.
Just out: the collected works of the former Times public editor, complete with footnotes and lingering feuds.
An industrial-strength ice crusher, some bourbon from a Revolutionary War–era distillery, and more.
Liza Corsillo of YoyaMart.
Store openings this week.
A Barcelonan actress who steals from her cousin’s closet.
Hidden secrets of the Lower–Lower East Side (and that’s not a misprint).
A Voce is a conventional Italian restaurant, which is (mostly) a good thing.
A grilled leeks recipe from a Savoy chef.
I worry that the drive to reinvent the octopus has dizzied Michael Psilakis, the inspired young chef-owner of the Upper West Side’s Onera, since Donatella Arpaia lured him east to co-reign at her new, handsomely outfitted Dona.
Week of May 1, 2006: Gribouille, Craftsteak, Ditch Plains, and Parea.
The Food Network star and People magazine’s onetime sexiest chef talks about his new show, his mysterious New York restaurant project, and how not to treat a Cocoa Puff.
Danny Meyer’s charity of choice throws its annual do-gooder ball.
Where to tuck into beans on toast or a spot of tea after the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “AngloMania” exhibition opens on May 3.
Culinary adventures in Basque country.
The glut of glitzy new developments turns some buyers back to prewar charm.
After months of searching downtown, Jamie-Lynn Sigler has gone into contract on a multilevel two-bedroom, two-bath loft for under $3 million in Tribeca.
An extra 60 square feet and a spare closet can’t explain why these studios, only a block apart in upper Gramercy Park, are priced $80,000 apart.
The Culture Pages
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
David Schwimmer expresses his inner yearning for justice on Broadway.
In making the most expensive Chinese movie ever, martial-arts auteur Chen Kaige put his money to good use.
Q&A with the Art School Confidential and Colour Me Kubrick star.
Anne Rice loses to Adam Sandler in the musical-adaptation game.
John Guare mixes his experience of Beame-era Greenwich Village with the day’s seedier headlines to give the old moving-to-the-big-city story a distinct 1977 flavor.
Renzo Piano’s Morgan Library takes an up-to-the-minute approach to the display of ancient treasures.
Goofy-looking though it may be, Margarita Cabrera’s life-size Hummer H2 is hardly more ridiculous than the vehicle that inspired it.
Deborah Voigt disappoints in Tosca.
Even a small novel from Philip Roth is filled with more bleak insights than others can manage.
Harvey Pekar is setting his sights on stories told by others, beginning with his new book, Ego & Hubris.
A weirdly great 9/11 song from the reclusive Scott Walker.
St. Elsewhere, Gnarls Barkley's debut, is an unclassifiable mix of psychedelic rock, hip-hop, and electronic music, all topped by Cee-Lo’s classic soul vocals.
The Orthodox Jews of the Satmar brace for a brother-on-brother civil war over who will succeed their late rebbe.
Smart talk about two superhot issues.
The Drama League Directors Project and Vital Theatre Company celebrate their alumni, as four graduates direct short plays.
Highlights from the annual Brits Off Broadway festival, returning to 59E59 Theaters in May with a new group of shows from across the pond.
Free outdoor exhibitions—in case, by some chance, the warm weather decides to stick around for real.
As opera season winds down, unique new vocal music blossoms.
Two experimental-music icons come to the Stone, the East Village’s premier jazz spot.
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