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July 10, 2006 Issue

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The Summer Issue

Our annual compendium of advice on how to wring maximum enjoyment from now until Labor Day, including customized itineraries for parents, jocks, sunbathers, asphaltophiles and procrastinators, plus the 25 best places to eat under the city sky.


And God Created Scarlett

Woody Allen and his muse.

Have a Fun Summer

Taking the next three months one fabulous day at a time.

Graffiti in Its Own Words

An oral history of the art movement that divided and conquered New York.

No Quiet on the Ocean Front

Should the residents of Long Beach Island be allowed to let their homes wash away?

Grand Old Class War

The bizarre fight of blue blood vs. blue collar in the Republican primary. The prize: Losing to Hillary.

Amy Sedaris Gets Up in Your Grill

A misfit who wants to stay that way.


Inflate-a-Roach Gets Boulud Très Mad

Chef sues protesters.

The Ex-Green Cuomo Machine

Turncoats abound.

It’s Back to Shul For Gelfand

Hamptons rabbi’s new gig.

You Think She’s In Love With You

No, seriously. You!

We Hear . . . Stern Questions

Coming for boss of “Page Six.”

Goofus and Gallant

Chivalrous behavior during a week in which New York was declared the world’s most polite city.

Thank You, Sir

A Q&A with aficionados at this year’s S&M street fair in Chelsea.

Lots of Luck

New York�s green-card-lottery winners may soon become the last of their kind.

Street News

A random survey of financial-industry professionals we stopped outside their offices to check on how bullish they feel.

The Culture Pages

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s . . . Parker Posey!

The prolific wackiness of Parker Posey, East Village celebrity-slash-mascot.

The Movie Review

Bryan Singer makes a comic-book movie that’s too weighty, while Anne Hathaway is too much of a lightweight for The Devil Wears Prada.

Pinup Goalie: Shep Messing

Q&A with the notorious seventies soccer star.

The Theater Review

A Richard Greenberg play that brilliantly evokes twenties New York.

Supporting Actor: Denis O’Hare

Q&A with the Pig Farm actor.


The watercolors-as-reportage that inspired Saturday Night Fever.

The Art Review

MoMA’s “Dada” exhibit exposes the need for a modern-day Duchamp.

Show and Tell: Coney Island Lore

An archive of plans, drawings, and photographs from the amusement park’s early-twentieth-century heyday.

The Monster in the Room

Julie Taymor and Elliot Goldenthal on bringing the Vietnam allegory Grendel to the stage.

The Approval Matrix

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


The Power Grid

Jason Calacanis, evidence that the second Internet-entrepreneur boom is as corporate as corporate can be.

The City Politic

You can accuse Hillary of lacking conviction, but she’s been impressively steadfast on Iraq.

The Week

SPF Four

Our picks from this year’s annual Summer Play Festival (SPF) of new shows by emerging writers.

Holiday Hours

July 4 falls on a Tuesday this year, either extending or mucking up your long weekend. Who’s staying open?

Home Sweet Home

Flag-waving isn’t often embraced in the literary world. But we’re a pretty patriotic bunch when it comes to our own city’s history.

Free Society

One of the great perks of summer in the city is lots of free music and dance.

North Stars

Bypass New York’s slow summer theater season at one of these out-of-town fests.

Go Fish

Have a Huck Finn moment in Brooklyn.


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