Al and Jeanine Pirro, if you can imagine, were once known as a loving couple helping each other to the top. These days, the Republican candidate for attorney general and her real-estate-mogul husband barely talk even though they spend their days floors apart in the same office building. But however paranoid, passive-aggressive, and generally dysfunctional, theirs is still a love story of sorts.
The Hamptons aren’t the only place where blue-collar Americans are getting squeezed by the information economy on one side and immigrant labor on the other. But rarely does so much new money flood into a community with so few old-timers left to hold their ground. Which begins to explain why a white 16-year-old “Bonacker” started spouting Nazi rhetoric before turning on a chain saw and swinging it at the face of a Latino classmate.
In which one academic discovers video games—and the pleasures of escaping ruminations about Iraq, Iran, and North Korea by reliving the last war we actually had a fighting chance to win.
Media baron to be pestered at annual meeting.
Kicked out of her rental.
Spitzer now likes Andy.
Keeps showing up.
Catch her a catch!
Last week triggered an overwhelming number of memories.
Lessons of the Lidle tragedy.
Can clubland survive without bottle service?
The 30 Rock co-star on her so-called demotion, and what she tells her parents.
Botero’s chubby Guernica hits New York.
The stretch of a Connecticut river where the fish are jumpin’, and how to outfit yourself for catching them.
Alex Cox of Rocketship.
Tribeca Medspa Opens on Hudson Street.
Lip-gloss advice from Patti LaBelle’s stylist.
Dainty Italian done right at Centovino.
A Craft chef's apple confit cake.
Thoughts from a visiting professor of bread.
Twenty-nine winter vacation spots for getaway compulsions ranging from skiing to sunbathing.
• Fantasy Trips
• Winter Breaks
• Long Weekends
• One- to Two- Night Trips
• The Eastern Seaboard by Train
• What to Fly With (and Without)
The Culture Pages
Project Runway, the labor-intensive, high-stakes meritocracy that all New Yorkers wish their lives resembled.
Christian Bale, still wielding his leading man’s jaw with the subtlety of a character actor.
Our reviews of this week’s previews.
Over the next few weeks, films based on true stories will dominate theaters, from Marie Antoinette to Flags of Our Fathers. But don’t miss these actual true stories.
A George Bernard Shaw revival that won’t please everyone but should.
Theater buzz and backlash report.
A compellingly self-critical trip through the mind of intellectual wild card.
Writers talk about what they almost called their books.
Beck on the art and science of puppet design.
The difference between Amy Lee, Amos Lee, Tori Amos, and Famous Amos.
An energetic exhibit of Tropicália in the Bronx.
Photographer Jason Schmidt makes an art of artists at work.
A triumph for Jonathan Miller, the Terrell Owens of the opera world.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
It looks as though aimless wandering might just work out for the Democrats. But there’s still time to screw it up!
Picks from the semi-annual Emerging Artists Theatre’s EATfest, a showcase for new work from up-and-coming playwrights.
Latin theater branches out.
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