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Last Seen On September 10th

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.

The Minutes of the Guantánamo Bay Bar Association

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.


Hillary’s Friendly Skies: Air Lockheed

Military-industrial complexities for senator.

Is This Love? Wailers Get Up, Stand Up

But actually it’s not love.

Fire Island Reality Show Gets Beached

It’s no Margaritaville.

Club Owners Fret Over Jay-Z Ban

Sippin’ on Cristal forever?

Bloomberg’s Red Glare

Fireworks squad invades Penn.

Gooooal Oriented

Some weeks, anything seems possible.

Luau in Tutus

Balletomanes get down with corps of their affection (and a dancing volcano!).

The Influencer

The No. 1 lobbyist in town on smoke-filled rooms, (non-)conflicts of interest, and our scandalous lack of public toilets.

Summery Judgment

Divorcing couples fight over who gets the beach house.

Free-Range Pups

Suit seeks to end the early-morning leashless lives of city dogs.


Best Bets

An adorable method for fighting aphids, a giant coloring book, and more.

Shop News

Lulu Castagnette openings this week.

Hippie Deluxe

How big is New York’s appetite for pretty, bohemian things? As it turns out, enormous.

Bottle Service: A Brief History

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.

Look Book

An extravagantly mustachioed NYU student.

The Restaurant Review

The new Mr. Chow is about the same as the old one.

In Season

Sohui Kim’s pork-and-chive dumplings.

Insatiable Critic

How can it be that for three months this offshoot of the Nantucket restaurant Sfoglia hasn’t popped up on our foodie radar?

Restaurant Openings & Buzz

Week of June 19, 2006: Bondi Road and S'MAC. Plus, takeout at Sullivan Street Bakery.

Getting Iced

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.

Dishing It Out

Bill Buford grills Mario Batali, his culinary mentor and the colorful subject of his new book, Heat.

Seventh-Inning Snacks

With a few homegrown vendors now on the roster, Yankee Stadium's food may be over its culinary slump.

The Culture Pages

The Approval Matrix

Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.

The Very Good Girl

If only Anne Hathaway had a dark, sordid personal life to reveal.

The Movie Review

An anti-war-on-terror doc from Michael Winterbottom that’s artful but credulous; loving Keanu Reeves for who he is.

Are You There, God? It’s Me—Adam Sandler

Playing God has never been more popular. A look at four of the be-a-deity film offerings.


How Radiohead picks its set list.

Free Radical

Oskar Eustis on a genuinely free Public Theater.

Long Story Short

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 TV Review

The Blade vampire brand misses Wesley Snipes.

Cowpoke: Thomas Haden Church

The endearing actor (Wings and Sideways) discusses his role in the upcoming Western Broken Trail.

Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason

An actual conversation between intelligent adults, about serious subjects.


The Imperial City

The Observer’s new sugar daddy (and mommy).


Remembering Sergeant Joe Velez, whose dreams came true at exactly the wrong time.

The Week

Dada Diversions

Gallery shows to round out the not-to-be-missed Dada survey at MoMA.

Gotta Get Away

Picks from the Caramoor International Music Festival, beginning this week in Westchester County.

The Top Five: Kids' Summer-Reading

Including Pirates by John Matthews and more.

Sounds Good, Eh?

Three indie acts from up North mark Canada Day! on June 25 at Central Park Summerstage.

Talking Points

June marks the 35th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers ruling, and this week the experts speak their minds.


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