An era of historic physical change in New York has begun,
transforming places where few residents currently tread—the downtown waterfront, the netherworld south of the Port Authority, and pretty
much every inch of abandoned space in Brooklyn. The New York of ten years
from now will be a river city, a greener city, a gaudy venue
for starchitects, and a park lover’s paradise. A cautiously optimistic look
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Typically, a hot start by the Mets is merely a tantalizing prologue to the inevitable meltdown. But this season’s squad, led by a cerebral Puerto Rican slugger, is showing a resiliency in the face of pressure that’s distinctly un-Mets-like.
Charting the tragedy, heroism, and bitter conflicts that have characterized
New York City’s struggle with aids.
Plus: The Coming Out of Regan Hofmann
How a straight, white female from Princeton named Regan Somers Hofmann became an unlikely face of 21st-century AIDS activism.
While Meryl Streep almost pays to drink alone.
Ready for W.
Jazz chanteuse secretly punk.
Is Gristedes guy Mike-like?
There was definitely something blowing in the wind here last week, and it was more than just reports of Cate Blanchett playing a young Bob Dylan in a biopic.
ABCï¿½s newly appointed Katie Couric killer on reporting from Iraq, Diane Sawyerï¿½s wrath, and why heï¿½s not just a Schieffer-esque codger.
Summerï¿½s here! The latest in last-minute fat-fighting ï¿½science.ï¿½
New Yorkï¿½s last Katrina evacuees prepare to depart (under duress) from the JFK Airport Holiday Inn.
Is the East Hampton airport unsafe?
Affordable vintage fountain pens, a tasting pack of under-the-radar Scotch, and more great buys.
Lucy O’Sullivan of A Détacher.
Longchamp and more store openings this week.
A Boston University student frustrated by college-town fashion.
Quality Meats aims for a steakhouse vibe appropriate for mixed company.
Sorrel soup recipe from a Prune chef.
Le Cirque old-timers will be relieved to find crispy pig’s feet, tête de veau vinaigrette, and unabashedly retro quenelles de brochet.
Penzeys Spices, Centovini, Zip Burger, and Chinatown Brasserie.
Battle of the farmers’ markets.
From rodizio to hearts-of-palm pizza, New York suddenly seems beset by all things Brazilian.
The Nathan’s hot-dog-eating contest is only a few weeks away—time to start training.
The Culture Pages
John Updike investigates terrorism from the sociopath’s point of view.
A harrowing depiction of Iraq shot by the soldiers themselves; Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston make an implausible onscreen couple.
Thank Jesus (and maybe his wife) that you live in New York, where there’s always life beyond the multiplex.
Breakout Broadway star Bob Martin gracefully navigates success that was a long time coming.
Curtis Sittenfeld’s flawed protagonist is a little too flawed in a novel of love gone wrong.
A Q&A with the author of Indefensible, a new book that makes the Bronx Criminal Court look like Kafka’s Castle.
Vivid surfing scene from a Cousteau colleague.
The Met features Girodet, the most erotic painter of the French Revolution era.
Lauded video artist or delicious cocktail?
Summer on the small screen—a season for going way.
Who did Denis Leary cast when he needed an older woman to play a love interest? Susan Sarandon, naturally.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
Bush’s illogical, arbitrary puritanization of television has slipped under the radar.
What? You can meet those people you see on the television screen in real life?
The bait is the circus.
The innovative Bang on a Can Marathon of adventurous new music is back, and this year it’s free.
A pair of noteworthy double-solos.
The Clubbed Thumb theater company’s annual festival returns with three new dramas by female playwrights.
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