The former Son of Sam will still tell you that a demonic dog instructed him to kill in the rampage that made him New York’s most famous serial killer. But he’ll also tell you that his acquaintance with Satan only strengthens his current commitment to Jesus. And a surprisingly large flock of his new Christian followers seems to believe him.
Oh, what a tangled web rent stabilization weaves! A dissection of one building still in mid-gentrification, featuring mind-blowingly great lease terms, landlord-occupant fistfights, the Legend of Madonna’s Tenancy, and more.
War has been declared on the New York Times by George Bush and Dick Cheney, fired-up partisans on all sides, a public that no longer believes in the newspaper’s importance, and a market that has lost faith. Is this the right time for quiet and deliberate leadership at the Paper of Record?
Disney honcho, ‘Gay American’ get behind Assembly candidate.
Axl Rose: Album delay is for the fans.
No mention of briefs.
Buys (in overtime).
Not so blissed out.
As a million backpacked youngsters thronged back into classrooms last week, the rest of us were suddenly back in high school, too.
A survey of 100 Fashion Week models, mostly at the casting for Cynthia Rowley’s show last week.
Local boys Chris Cuomo and Sam Champion say, “Good morning, America.”
Ceci n’est pas une strikeout! The subversive genius of A-Rod.
Perfectly cut bacon, a mountain bike armored for city use, and more hot buys.
Get the best of Japanese hipness while traveling no farther than New Jersey.
Gabrielle Auerbach of Depression Modern.
Store openings this week.
An aspiring actor who takes fashion inspiration from Diane Keaton.
Idiosyncratic Swiss cuisine.
A romano bean recipe from a Hearth chef.
Rail-thin models shimmying down the Bryant Park runway might make you want to go on a diet, but even fashionistas have to eat. Here’s where to go (besides the obvious Koi) during Olympus Fashion Week.
In Munich, Oktoberfest starts sixteen days before the first Sunday in October. In New York, that’s as good a reason as any for suds and a sausage.
It’s crunch time for the market.
The Culture Pages
Aaron Sorkin’s new, typically well-crafted drama has a dubiously relevant subject: Aaron Sorkin.
The blandness of Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett is only one of the reasons two Hollywood noirs disappoint.
This year’s “LatinBeat” festival honors recent Latin American films, Brazilian Tropicália, and Alfonso Cuarón—the director of Y Tu Mamá También, the third Harry Potter movie, and the upcoming futuristic feature Children of Men.
Convoluted shows that forget cheesy television is supposed to be relaxing, at least.
We’re delighted by the return of Emily Deschanel as forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan and David Boreanaz as FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth.
The 12- and 13-year-olds we meet in this P.O.V. installment have fathers in prison, dealers on the corner, bullets in the street, and public schools so ludicrously inadequate that leaving for Africa is a better bet.
Those who want to truly savor the show’s cultural importance can start—or, rather, end—with the recent DVD release of the show’s eighth season, which marks the final year of a six-season run of sustained genius.
An August Wilson revival doesn’t quite do his writing justice.
OutKast and Justin Timberlake channel Prince, with some success.
We asked five music obsessives to pick a recent album they can’t stop listening to.
An excellent mosaic of L.A. perversity from Bruce Wagner.
His new follow-up, A Spot of Bother, follows a surprisingly ordinary father, George, sent into a panic by a patch of eczema he’s convinced is terminal cancer.
Two operas about misery on opposite sides of the overkill line.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
Let us praise contentious, divisive government and pray the Democrats don’t screw it up.
The Tom Freston ouster isn’t as crazy as it looks.
A book that tells a very bad story, gently.
Three opening nights not to miss.
After you see ICP’s triennial “Ecotopia,” visit these two galleries for more work by two of the show’s featured artists.
Bush-bashing books (and the Coulter voters on the other side) are everywhere, as everyone starts casting an eye toward the midterm elections.
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