According to the latest science, many parents are killing their kids’ classroom performance with kindness. But constantly praising one’s children isn’t the easiest bad habit to break.
The details of this month’s elevator-shaft tragedy on West 27th Street were shocking—except for its location. How clever entrepreneurship gone awry produced the most notorious New York City block of the young century.
One design firm’s intriguingly clever idea for solving the air-transit crunch with (mostly) existing resources.
The war on terror has given the ACLU worthy crusades and the outrage-inspired donations with which to fund them. Unfortunately, the group’s leadership is busy trading accusations of dishonesty, caving to the Patriot Act, repressing internal dissent, and more.
Anti-Stuy-buy pol gets Stuy guy’s loot.
Press to flatten Star?
Beloved star in eerie ads.
Cold reception for flamingos.
As Valentine’s Day approached, an otherwise frigid week steamed with passion. Unlike her waffling-on-’08 sweetie, Judi Giuliani had no problem declaring—her affection for her snuggle bug, that is.
Rating state pols’ topsy-turvy, kicking-and-screaming, utterly maddening week.
An animal-euthanasia-free NYC is further off than promised. Let the growling begin.
Tales of Valentine’s Day infidelity—and tips for pulling it off—from a lingerie salesgirl, florist, chocolatier, diamond salesman, and private eye.
’N Sync boss makes $317 million go bye bye bye.
Where to eat, shop, live, and sing exuberantly in Chinatown.
A curvy hot-pink chair and other neon neatness.
Dance-based exercise regimens, which have twirled in and out for decades, are back in style. A look at how the original low-impact craze has come full circle.
Store openings this week.
An executive assistant– slash–hair model.
Varietal might be eye-rollingly pretentious, but the quality of the cooking can’t be denied.
An orecchiette-with-horseradish-and-Parmesan recipe from a Frankies Spuntino chef.
The Year of the Pig begins on the 18th, and the New Year’s bash lasts for fifteen days—providing plenty of excuses for overindulging.
The Culture Pages
Drew Barrymore, defending old-fashioned romance one meet-cute at a time.
'Music & Lyrics' actress defends old-fashioned romance.
An engrossing bio of Pistol Pete Maravich, inventor of showoff basketball as an art form (and really, really crazy guy).
Citizen reviewers give thumbs up to Lily Allen, thumbs down to the Shins, and mixed thumbs to others.
An intriguing postcolonial twist on the WWII genre.
New on DVD this week: Performance, Marie Antoinette, The Departed, Infernal Affairs Trilogy, Half Nelson, Infamous, The Bicycle Thieves. Our Pick: Paul Robeson: Portraits of the Artist.
Catching up with the pieces of cityscape that were Gordon Matta-Clark’s best subjects.
Stagings of two famously anti-Semitic plays successfully navigate that treacherous territory.
Blame it on his smooth-cheeked looks and his role as Prince Charmont in Ella Enchanted: Hugh Dancy keeps getting pegged as the Next Big British Boy Toy.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
Is Mitt Romney the toothsome, carpetbagging phony he appears to be? Yeah, probably.
Food for Thought Productions kicks off its spring season with three shows, one preceded by cocktails and two by lunch.
At this week’s best concerts, the reason to listen is twofold: a stellar ensemble and an equally extraordinary soloist.
Harlem Globetrotters, back on the rise.
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