August 7, 2006 Issue
Eat deliciously, spend spendthriftly: the ultimate version of our annual guide to the city’s finest sources of cheap food, ranked in order from one (Bay Ridge Middle Eastern) to 101 (Eighth Street hot dogs), with plenty of burgers, seviche, dumplings, and truffled-egg toast in between.
Once an up-and-coming Democratic star, Joe Lieberman is now fighting off an insurgency that threatens to upend his political life. On the campaign trail with a senator finding out for the first time who his real friends are.
Dr. Nicholas Bartha, who spent part of his childhood in Romania riding out pogroms in a cave, decided that a townhouse on East 62nd Street would be the perfect place for his immigrant’s success story to culminate. How wrong he turned out to be.
Russell goes to the mat for God’s being sexy, mainstream.
Or he gets spittin’ mad.
Fox News anchor to tend bar.
Enron-trial love connection.
In a week when the temperature hit 100, the numbers didn’t always add up.
If the Lincoln Town Car drives off into the sunset, how will Graydon Carter get home at night?
Do cramped New Yorkers want the spirits of their departed forebears as roommates?
Beirut as a case study in the fragility of cosmopolitanism.
A random poll of 100 passersby about the Lebanon-Israel conflict, taken on one of the most diverse streets in the city.
A therapist to cure your kid’s swimming-pool phobia, leather flyswatters, and more.
Dimitri Gatanas of Dimitri’s Garden Center.
Store openings this week.
A personal shopper who gave up on name-brand designers.
A mother questions the limits of baby-centric urban society.
Where to get early-morning pampering.
Expensive condos reach out to the toddler demographic.
Two popular downtown restaurants have moved into larger spaces, which improves your chances of getting in the door.
You don’t need to be at the beach to eat that way. Here’s how a few local restaurants compensate.
The Culture Pages
Steve Carell gets all Hollywoody.
Being supercool is surprisingly complicated for Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx in the excellent Miami Vice.
From various cinemas, Manhattan.
What 25 years of MTV hath wrought.
The tiny but effective portraits of Jean-Étienne Liotard.
Is the Neue Galerie’s new Klimt worth all that gold?
Rock legends from Springsteen to Morrissey get the “Jukebox” treatment.
Nilaja Sun’s funny and jarring play about high school in the Bronx.
Grendel is a better monster than an opera.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
The politicians and talking heads backing Israel are coming to the right conclusion in the worst possible way.
Is Mark Cuban the next Ted Turner?
Our picks from HERE Arts Center’s American Living Room Festival of new work by emerging playwrights and directors.
Highlights from the annual Celebration of Queer Culture at Dixon Place.
Most of the time, opera is a strictly no-food-and-drink affair. Not this week.
Three solo shows—big work by big names—to distract you from the heat.
The New York Hall of Science goes CSI.
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