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October 30, 2006 Issue

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The Fast Supper

While the rest of us flail about in semi-adherence to ever-changing rules about carbs, trans fats, and their insalubrious ilk, a hearty (if not hearty-looking) band of “calorie restrictors” follow with apparent ease a diet that’s barely distinguishable from starvation. Their secret? The promise of eternal life, plus better sex.


Take the Hedge-Fund Money and Run

Angelo Haligiannis had a little trouble covering up the fact that he’d squandered his hedge fund’s money. But he barely had any trouble at all moving the base of his illegitimate luxury lifestyle to an unknown overseas location. A tale of a white-collar fugitive who vanished so successfully it’s a wonder more embezzlers haven’t done the same.

The Autism Clause

New York is way behind in educating autistic kids—and now for-profit private schools are getting millions in public money because of it.


The latest edition of our special section on the fine art of buying, selling, and lusting over real estate, including a look at a robber-baron-built piece of Versailles on Fifth Avenue, demographic analysis of who’s buying what where, and broker reckonings of how much three dorm rooms would go for on the open market.
The Swankest Apartment-Building Gyms
What's for Sale on Grand Street


Achtung, Bono! Activists See Red

Alliance with Gap upsets anti-sweatshop types.

From Runway to the Subway

Alumni report: Jeffrey moving here!

More Bad News For N.Y. GOP

Ortenzio targeted.

But Morley, Is It Art?

Safer’s brush with sabbatical.

9/11 Lawyer Keeps It Real

“Are all rappers learning-disabled?”

Double Your Fun

Dualities abounded last week in the town so nice they named it twice.


How flirty are the city’s playgrounds?

Don’t Count Him Out

Is an upstate accountant the state GOP’s last hope?

High-Rise Eats Tenement

Life surrounded by a construction pit for a bohemian survivor on Bowery.

Bargain Billions

Got $5.4 billion but lost out on buying Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village? Here's an alternate shopping list.


Best Bets

Nabisco’s seasonal Gotham-targeted cookie, a non-urchin chimney sweeper, and more.

Ask a Shop Clerk

Olivia Kibar of French Sole.

Shop News

Paul Smith Opens a New Store on Greene Street

Look Book

A massively Afroed guitarist.

5 x 5

Summing up those other Fashion Weeks.

The Restaurant Review

Boqueria makes a case for eating more Spanish cuisine.

In Season

A Gusto chef's pumpkin-zuccotto recipe.

Insatiable Critic Gael Greene

The menu is a pledge of allegiance to American steakhouse familiars—some of them sensational.

Restaurant Openings

Week of October 30, 2006: Sheep Station, Tinto Fino, Cafe Cluny, and Bar Matignetti.

Ferran Adrià, Molecular Gastronomist—Who, Me?

Talking with the world’s leading mad-scientist chef.

Late Lunch

Restaurants that serve between lunch and dinner.

Fungus Fever

What do local gastronomes get when you cross a wet Italian summer with a strong euro? An abundance of pricey white truffles.


How to put together clever news-related costumes.

The Culture Pages

The Lion of Chelsea

Michael Lucas, last of the New York porn moguls.

The Movie Review

The Running With Scissors adaptation is successfully zany; Clint Eastwood’s Iwo Jima movie is beautiful and moving, if a touch indecisive.

The DVD Filter

New releases, from Nacho Libre to Astaire & Rogers: Ultimate Collector's Edition.

The Art Review

The Met chronicles the mixed record of Americans in nineteenth-century Paris.

The Book Review

Why Dave Eggers’s Sudanese-refugee bio is a project that fits him perfectly.

Getting the Disease: Steven Johnson

Q&A with The Ghost Map author.

The TV Review

The fine art of the terrible TV horror movie.

Cracker Jack Robbie Coltrane

Q&A with the actor.

The Pop Review

A great new album continues the strange journey of Joseph Arthur.

The Misery Index

These are boom times for the bummed out. But which white-boy singer-songwriters are poseurs and which are baring their truest feelings? We assess the sad sacks.

Overheard: What the Audience Really Thought About TV on the Radio

Five fans on their experience of the band's October 17 Irving Plaza performance.

The Approval Matrix

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

The Week

Broadway 101

Hey, kids, let’s put on a show.

Public Premieres

Highlights from the Public’s New Work Now! festival, which spotlights political plays by Israeli, Arab, and American playwrights.

November Nights

Highlights from the November theater lineup at Makor, produced by the 92nd Street Y.

The Artistry of Music Makers

Three musicians on exhibit.

Music for a Song

Peoples’ Symphony Concerts continues its century-long tradition of supercheap tickets.

She Said, She Said

This week, delve into the mind of the modern woman.


The Imperial City

Can the L.A. Times save itself from the city’s collective feelings of New York City envy?

Power Grid

Why New Jersey might be the only place in the country to move redward.


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