Our restaurant critic’s annual rundown of what New York’s best culinary minds are doing with pork, eggs, hearty organic vegetables from upstate, Red Bull–infused Jell-O, and everything else that the urban gastronome desires.
The memoirs of a young but grizzled veteran of chemical therapy, starring one prescription-happy doctor and his host of assistants: Ritalin, Adderall, Dextrostrat, Effexor, Zyprexa, Lexapro, Provigil …
Before John Thain took over, the New York Stock Exchange and its antiquated floor traders were headed toward the dustbin of financial history. Now he’s committed himself to saving the institution by convincing hundreds of alpha males to follow a plan that will make them superfluous—and he might actually be able to pull it off.
Newsman on Perfect 10 pugilists: “I don’t have a problem with it at all.”
Is the phone anorexic?
Cost-cutting at Time Warner Center eatery.
Spas sell expensive cures for “BlackBerry thumb” et al.
Court to decide.
As 2006 prepared to kick the bucket, a funereal pall hung over the city.
Dueling rabbis struggle over who gets to spread the faith to newcomers in the gentrifying area around Atlantic Yards.
Reality-TV show tries to create the next Eminem.
The rise of the fund-raising philharmonic supergroup.
A new city program aims to expand schoolkids’ social consciousness by decorating taxicabs.
The snow tube and other innovations for urban sledders.
Winter-air-battling skin treatments available on the cheap at the local pharmacy.
The fashion code of an honest-to-God gypsy.
Eric Bianchini of The World of Golf.
Store openings this week.
Looking back on some of 2006’s particularly slash-tastic fire sales.
The ball has dropped and the hangover’s commenced, but that’s no reason to stop celebrating.
Burgers may currently rule, but let’s not forget the mania for meatballs.
The Culture Pages
Pam Grier’s journey from blaxploitation to fly-fishing.
The next two months in cultural excitement.
Dispatches from the fascinatingly perverse imaginations of Alfonso Cuarón and Guillermo del Toro.
Our reviews of this week’s previews.
Stars of stage and screen alike perform brilliantly in Part Two of Tom Stoppard’s Russian epic.
A literally hallucinatory twist on an otherwise formulaic sleazy-tabloid sitcom.
To understand what went so wrong with the show, we should revisit what it once got so right.
For Kiki Smith, shocking imagery is just the beginning.
A limp combination of two operatic traditions at the Met.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
As 2006 wraps up, so do many of the season’s blockbusters.
Dining with baby gets easier.
Austria may have its Strausses, Russia its Romantics, but much of this week’s liveliest music comes from south of the border.
Tribute acts are usually hokey, forgettable affairs. Here, some sophisticated exceptions to the rule.
The new populist anger isn’t about xenophobia or class envy—and it wouldn’t take a massive shift in economic policy to start addressing the problem.
How to profit from the enormous buying frenzy that looks to ensue in 2007.
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