Psychologists and economists are increasingly obsessed with what makes people happy. What they’re finding out about the value of community,
family, faith, and financial homogeneity confirms every New Yorker’s worst fear: Those smug Middle Americans have had it right all along.
Plus: Happiness: A User's Manual
Tiesha Sargeant went from Crown Heights to Brearley, Wesleyan, Credit Suisse First Boston, and Condé Nast—but something drew her back to Crown Heights, where she ended up dead.
Dick Grasso, the former stock-exchange chief who went down in a dispute over his excessive pay, has big plans to show his enemies just how wrong they were.
Clinton at intermission.
Pseudonyms don’t move units.
Buy this house, get seven for free?
Is ersatz turf unsafe?
Too many uglies out there.
As the city basked in the rockets’ red glare above New York Harbor, it was a week to savor many happy returns.
Executives quit the rat race to manage the sack race.
Work-weary Park Slopers flee hippie-era food co-op for parking spots, diet coke at Fairway.
New Yorkers line up for a chance to become Miss Korea.
Will Southampton’s ballooning property assessments destroy the town?
The ideal beach read, Nike Air high heels, and other great buys.
Claudia Strasser of The Paris Apartment.
Store openings this week.
An aspiring R&B star from East New York.
Excellent, reasonably priced food on a very small scale.
How to make blueberry pie like the Union Square Cafe.
Week of July 10, 2006: Trestle on Tenth and Japonais.
Manhattan hotels for every type of visitor.
Analyzing the highbrow-sex-toy explosion.
What happens when co-op sale prices go public?
Looking back at the grandest Hamptons estate of the Jazz Age.
The Culture Pages
A comeback by the New York Dolls, rock and roll’s most deprived legends.
More of the same from Johnny Depp and the rest of Disney’s pirates—which isn’t such a bad thing.
For the scariest New Yorker of all, head to Film Forum to see Kirk Douglas in Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Hole.
The best of the summer shows in Chelsea.
Entertainingly evil characters exploit tragedy in Ken Kalfus’s 9/11 divorce novel.
Alternative beach fare.
Showtime’s Sopranos ripoff is humorless but sharp.
Defending Star Jones Reynolds.
An oasis in the summer TV wasteland.
Q&A with the Parsons' Chair and Project Runway mentor.
A retelling of Che Guevara’s last days that’s a bit too sympathetic.
Films about the Minutemen and Luna document the changing face of rock’s minor leagues.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
As evidenced by their attack on Joe Lieberman, the Daily Kos gang has more fighting spirit than the Democratic Establishment—but do they have more ideas?
Might Ben Bernanke actually be doing a better job than Saint Greenspan?
Cape Cod rivals 42nd Street this summer—the Cape Playhouse’s 80th-anniversary summer brings Broadway stars and playwrights to Massachusetts. Five main-stage highlights.
Our picks from the nearly 50 shows on tap at the annual Midtown International Theatre Festival.
Revolution, shmevolution: Bastille Day now means competitive pétanque, outdoor drinking, and tipsy waiter races. Vive la France!
It’s a big weekend on the East End, as the Watermill Center reopens and the Scope art fair comes to town.
How to get through Coney Island’s annual indie-rock bonanza on July 15.
Our picks from the Lincoln Center Festival’s tenth-anniversary season.
Excellent kids’ theater comes cheap.
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