In tapping Charlie Gibson as evening-news anchor, did ABC News president David Westin abide by Diane Sawyer’s wishes—or ignore them? The inside story of a megastar beset by ambivalence, a pregnant woman out of a job, an avuncular host who showed his fangs, and a news exec stuck with an impossible choice.
He has a $400,000 car, a cook, a butler, and 1,300 pairs of sneakers. He gives his once-worn socks to charity. But when Jay-Z, his friend and partner, pushed him out of the company they founded, he realized what money can’t buy.
Within a week, two photographers of a bygone era in New York passed away. A look back at the world of Slim Aarons and Arnold Newman, portraitists of the social and artistic aristocracy.
Did restaurateur drop out of Leonardo pier project to dodge G-men’s mob questions?
Gets lots of fun e-mails.
Band, fans distraught.
The black conservative is showing up where people may not expect him.
As the satanically auspicious date of 6/6/06 came and went last week, New Yorkers could be forgiven for suspecting the end of the world might well be nigh.
Christie’s is auctioning off some stuff that Andy Warhol gave his nephews when they visited from Pittsburgh.
Is something fishy at the annual Montauk shark-fishing tournament?
No jackpot for Broadway in Sin City.
New for Dadï¿½s Day this year: manly spa packages with a slug of bourbon and what they now call ï¿½handshake maintenance.ï¿½
Awesome organic mush (for babies), a collapsible table that doesn’t look like dorm furniture, and more.
Mari Kussman of CB I Hate Perfume Gallery.
Caravan openings this week.
A well-tressed Soho housewife who defers to her husband on fashion choices.
Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak is big and snazzy, but the beef doesn’t quite measure up.
Alaskan King Salmon from an Esca chef.
A face-off between home cooking, delivery, and “component cooking.”
In the past, a Boathouse table was basically about inhaling nature—never mind the food. Today, that's all changed.
Suddenly, 8th Street between Broadway and Sixth Avenue—known mainly for clunky shoe stores—has plenty of good things to nosh.
Post-Katrina, Louisiana shrimpers take their show on the road.
The Culture Pages
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
The uneasy alliance between Will Shortz and the forces of Sudoku.
Pixar finally makes a movie with too much schmaltz, not enough wit.
A Q&A with the actor and director on casting his daughter.
Neil LaBute’s latest installment of “Mean Guy and a Surprising Twist.”
Q&A with the eighty-one-year-old, classical actor, who's bringing King Lear from Boston to New York.
As the Guggenheim offers its retrospective of the career of Zaha Hadid, what does she see in New York’s future?
Four sculptures in Madison Square Park so perfect you might not even notice that they’re public art.
"Dada" at MoMA surveys the movement that started in Europe during World War I and came to New York around 1917. So how did our scene compare?
Could Iraq end up like Vietnam? We should be so lucky.
New Yorkers shouldn’t let cronyism bury Mark Green.
Three timely group shows.
Highlights from La MaMa E.T.C.'s three-week dance festival.
The Drawing Center takes it alfresco.
Highlights from this year’s Hip-Hop Theater Festival.
There’s more to Pride Week than circuit parties and parades.
A spiffed-up Madison Square Park gets the kind of summer visitors that New Yorkers actually like.
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