A guide to navigating a social landscape that presents more
opportunities to embarrass oneself every day. When are you allowed to talk on your cell phone? How do you respond to a racist joke at a dinner party?
When is it okay to hook up with a friend’s ex?
Plus: David Cross on how to talk to celebrities, Amy Poehler on how to talk to white girls, waiters on how to talk to waiters, and more.
A young doctor goes missing. No body, few clues. Her family believes she died a hero in the World Trade Center, but cops tell a very different story. The mystery of the 2,750th victim.
Manhattan corporate attorneys like Josh Colangelo-Bryan went to Gitmo to defend an abstract principle: due process. But what Colangelo-Bryan found were men—sometimes innocent ones— moving closer and closer to suicide.
The very latest developments in the world of buying, selling, and lusting after real estate, including an assessment of what went wrong at Astor Place, a peek at the cheapest apartment left in Manhattan, and a rundown of every single property for sale on Central Park West.
Military-industrial complexities for senator.
But actually it’s not love.
It’s no Margaritaville.
Sippin’ on Cristal forever?
Fireworks squad invades Penn.
Some weeks, anything seems possible.
Balletomanes get down with corps of their affection (and a dancing volcano!).
The No. 1 lobbyist in town on smoke-filled rooms, (non-)conflicts of interest, and our scandalous lack of public toilets.
Divorcing couples fight over who gets the beach house.
Suit seeks to end the early-morning leashless lives of city dogs.
An adorable method for fighting aphids, a giant coloring book, and more.
Lulu Castagnette openings this week.
How big is New York’s appetite for pretty, bohemian things? As it turns out, enormous.
Nowadays, no New York club opening is complete without it. Here’s how we wound up paying $300 for a bottle of Stoli delivered to the table.
An extravagantly mustachioed NYU student.
The new Mr. Chow is about the same as the old one.
Sohui Kim’s pork-and-chive dumplings.
How can it be that for three months this offshoot of the Nantucket restaurant Sfoglia hasn’t popped up on our foodie radar?
Week of June 19, 2006: Bondi Road and S'MAC. Plus, takeout at Sullivan Street Bakery.
With iced-coffee season in full swing, it’s refreshing to come across purveyors who make a bit more of an effort than pouring hot brew over stale ice cubes.
Bill Buford grills Mario Batali, his culinary mentor and the colorful subject of his new book, Heat.
With a few homegrown vendors now on the roster, Yankee Stadium's food may be over its culinary slump.
The Culture Pages
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
If only Anne Hathaway had a dark, sordid personal life to reveal.
An anti-war-on-terror doc from Michael Winterbottom that’s artful but credulous; loving Keanu Reeves for who he is.
Playing God has never been more popular. A look at four of the be-a-deity film offerings.
How Radiohead picks its set list.
Oskar Eustis on a genuinely free Public Theater.
A once-banned play about oversexed teens gets a Duncan Sheik makeover.
A dark rethinking of MoMA—by the architects who didn’t get the commission for the museum’s expansion.
The Blade vampire brand misses Wesley Snipes.
The endearing actor (Wings and Sideways) discusses his role in the upcoming Western Broken Trail.
An actual conversation between intelligent adults, about serious subjects.
The Observer’s new sugar daddy (and mommy).
Remembering Sergeant Joe Velez, whose dreams came true at exactly the wrong time.
Gallery shows to round out the not-to-be-missed Dada survey at MoMA.
Picks from the Caramoor International Music Festival, beginning this week in Westchester County.
Including Pirates by John Matthews and more.
Three indie acts from up North mark Canada Day! on June 25 at Central Park Summerstage.
June marks the 35th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers ruling, and this week the experts speak their minds.
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