Women of New York congregate online to divulge dark secrets about their husbands, engage in class conflict, and share their most humiliating fears about their own parenting. UrbanBaby is a public group-therapy session, attracting mothers seeking commiseration—and others seeking judgment.
Nassau County executive Tom Suozzi is beloved for his record of hard work and accomplishment, respected as a fiercely independent but still politically savvy operator. So why is he driving his career off a cliff by running against Eliot Spitzer?
Dmitriy Salita took to Orthodox Judaism at a synagogue in Crown Heights and learned to box at a gym in East New York. This week, he’ll find out whether piety and a gift for beating other people to a pulp are inherently at odds.
It’s not easy to prosecute the city’s former top cop.
He said, he said. Meow!
Homeland security ahoy!
NYC’s Brangelina Get shutterbugged.
A good week for keeping one's own counsel in New York City.
A group of veterans of the ï¿½Global War on Terrorï¿½ is speaking up. Do its GOP ties make it this yearï¿½s Swift Boat Veterans for Truth?
Rudy Giulianiï¿½s divorce lawyer takes over as the chief judge of judicial conduct and answers the question, what would he have done if Dr. Bartha had been his client?
Sox fans exiled in Gotham grab the mike.
In an age of fast-food body modification, what does the guy who inks Slayer and Jann Wenner do? Open an appointment-only atelier in Chelsea.
Ingenious ice-pop molds, the finest umbrella for use under the sun, and more.
Store openings this week.
What other beauty product can boast a history that includes Chinese royalty and Freddie Mercury?
A Baruch student with “intimidating hair”.
Power cuisine in funereal environs at the new Le Cirque.
A P*ong chef's sake-poached cherries.
Chill out with some cold Asian noodles.
Following Greenmarket delicacies back to their sources.
Making the most of 350 square feet in a Chrystie Street tenement.
The exploding brownstone and other tales of homeowners gone wild.
The Culture Pages
A love of trashy horror movies lurks in the heart of Paul Giamatti.
A look at the city’s tabloid-newspaper business that manages to be both realistic and sympathetic.
Characters, ideas, and paranormalities left over from Northern Exposure, Twin Peaks, and Picket Fences.
Manchester police detective Sam Tyler is in hot pursuit of a serial killer when he’s hit by a car and knocked all the way back into 1973.
One of the most satisfying two-hour Mystery!s in years.
A recurring guide to which shows are worth investing in, and which ones to avoid.
Entertainingly out-there singer Theo Bleckmann does the classics.
M. Night Shyamalan, narcissist.
Movies new on DVD this week: The Warner Bros. "Tough Guys" Collection, Masters of Horror: Homecoming, Basic Instinct 2, Clean, and Tsotsi.
How Kevin Smith stumbled onto the film industry’s future.
Critical viewpoints on Madonna’s Garden performance from the fans who shelled out for it.
Georges Simenon, bard of depravity and disaster.
Clifford Chase’s bizarre first novel, is far more than a one-note indictment of human-rights abuses.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
The New York courts’ lame anti-gay-marriage ruling is great news for gay people.
The congressional race in central Brooklyn has been hyped as a racial battle, but what’s really at issue is the city’s shrinking national influence.
The Ice Factory drama festival returns with new work from emerging downtown companies.
The Williamstown Theatre Festival, now in full swing, brings acclaimed actors and directors to the Berkshires. Five bright spots worth the trip.
Two of the city’s top comedy troupes work outside the box.
Kids meet seniors for chess and chat.
Three ways to get some culture without staying indoors.
The 92nd Street Y’s Jazz in July festival, run by the excellent pianist-arranger Bill Charlap, offers tributes to late greats by living greats.
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