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September 11, 2006 Issue

Cover Story

Fall 2006 Preview

A guide to brilliance on New York's cultural horizon including Jack Nicholson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Julianne Moore, Richard Ford, Beyonce, Keith McNally and more.

In the guide: Movies, Theater, Art, Books, TV, Pop, Classical & Dance, Shopping, and Food.

Plus: A three-month calendar with 91 days of movies, plays, books, music, art and food.


Hillary’s Target: Schumer!

She’s running against Chuck’s ’04 margin.

Jewel’s Cowboy Bucked

By animal-loving city politicos.

Whole Foods, Halfheartedly

Greenmarketeers’ fears.

Hamptons Stink Over BBQ

Locals prefer smell of money.

Did Govt. Target West Village Lefties?

Nah, probably not—this time.

Child’s Play

The Third Man

Maloney doesn’t expect to be the next attorney general, but he hopes he’s made a good first impression.

Bottom Seeder

Not everybody playing at the U.S. Open is a star. Some are just making gas money.

Taking It Off for the Kids

How a biweekly party for undressed gay men saved a children�s puppetry theater.

Schmooze Sticks

Wall Street�s old-boys network busts some heads.


Best Bets

A personal paint consultant, a tantrum-proof bowl, and other domestic aids.

Look Book

A Hunter Thompson-idolizing designer.

Underground Gourmet

A new chocolate emporium takes a decent idea way, way too far.

In Season

Babbo's bavette with sun gold tomatoes.

The Great Outdoors

You’ve survived the Heat Wave of 2006 (so far), and now that A/C isn’t necessary to sustain human life—let alone an appetite—it’s time to dine alfresco.


Escaping the grind in three hours or less.

Real Estate

The next family neighborhood and more from the future of New York housing.

The Week

New York, New York

Bummed to be back in town after a summer full of weekend escapes? Embrace the surroundings by taking in an event that celebrates the city.

Sing It Strong

Highlights from the third year of the 34-show New York Musical Theatre Festival, which promotes up-and-coming artists and theater companies.

In Memoriam

On the fifth anniversary of 9/11, concerts to honor those who were lost.

Top of the Pops

This week, a parade of stars take Manhattan. Who’s worth the ticket price?

Charging the Battery

Folksingers take it downtown.


The Approval Matrix

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


The Imperial City

Katie Couric taking over the evening news is about the triumph of normality, not the death of gravitas.

The Culture Business

What Gunter Grass taught us about hypocrisy.


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