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February 26, 2007 Issue

Cover Story

Locally Grown

She’s happy to model spring’s pretty dresses, but Claire Danes prefers the comforts of jeans and her Soho bistro.

Spring Fashion 2007 Continued

Women's Fashion: A Feast for the Eyes

Sate your hunger for fashion with these five scenarios: hardworking Hollywood youngsters taking a quick second to lounge around; dresses for matching with the 7-Eleven candy aisle; ensembles made to wear in the country air; jewelry swimming in dessert (really); Claire Danes in spring’s most elegant dresses.

Men's Fashion: A Feast for the Eyes

Liev Schreiber has a prescription for chilling out that dovetails nicely with this issue’s food-and-fashion theme.

The Incredible Shrinking Model

The skinny frames of runway models are now getting as much attention as the clothes draped upon them.

The Fashion Week Food Diaries

What four industry pros—from models to editors—actually ate during Fashion Week.

What Happened to Jeffrey Sebelia?

He was just a guy scraping by in L.A. before he won the most coveted launching-pad prize in fashion. Now he’s just a slightly famous guy scraping by in L.A.


Horyn Enemies: Nicole, Carolina, D&G...

Will the Times critic be banned again, this time from Vera Wang?

The Last Days of Pay to Play

It will be if Bloomie has his way.

The UJA Parties Jay-Z Style

Does the Z in Jay-Z stand for Zionist?

Mayor Betsy?

Is Gotbaum running for mayor? “I’m not ruling it out.”

Chopper Fight On the Hudson

Skirmishes at the West 30th Street Heliport are turning into open warfare.

It Happened Last Week

With the arrival (at last) of a light frosting of snow (that turned quickly into a Slushee), New York indulged its sweet tooth.

The Jane Jacobs of the South Bronx

Majora Carter, MacArthur genius and community activist, thinks the era of Robert Moses is back, and her job is to do something about it.

Day Care Gets Orphaned

High rents, reluctant landlords plague attempts to expand child care to meet the needs of mommies without nannies.

The Good-News Network

Media-hounded CEOs, relief is at hand.

Still Envied?

The TrimSpa controversy continues after Anna Nicole Smith’s death.

The Anniversary Party

One decade into the Freedom to Marry Day gay-nups movement, who’s still with his partner?

The Oscar Coach

Can Susan Batson teach you how to win an academy award? Acting coach to the stars (Tom, Nicole, Diddy) reveals her secrets in a new book.


Best Bets

A Prada backpack and other high-end outdoorsiness.

Shop News

Store openings this week.

Look Book

A tie-wearing art student who’s studious about his appearance.

Restaurant Review

A hip, talented Vietnamese chef makes a semi-successful leap to the big time at Mai House.

In Season

The yuzu is prized by chefs for its distinctive floral fragrance and complex lemon-lime flavor.

Insatiable Critic

Fans of Sam DeMarco should know he’s back from a post-9/11 midlife crisis.

Restaurant Openings

Week of February 26, 2007: Morandi, Amalia, Miriam, and Nino’s Bellissima Pizza.

Real Estate

Getting creative in the condo-conversion game.

Triple Assessment

Four weeks after putting this one-bedroom co-op near Gramercy Park on the market, its sellers are already weighing multiple offers. Is that because it’s underpriced? Depends on whom you ask.

The Culture Pages

The Upside of Anger

Liev Schreiber and the therapeutic benefits of pretending to be really angry.

The Movie Review

A dull supernatural thriller featuring an adrift Jim Carrey.

N.Y. Screen: Weird and Moving

You’ll never see an Oscar nod for Katsuhito Ishii, the brilliantly unbridled Japanese director of The Taste of Tea.

The Critic and the Producer

Oscar thoughts from Hollywood insiders.

What Time Did Oscar Get to the Party? Way Late or Prematurely?

Usually, late. Just ask this year’s nominees Scorsese, O’Toole, and Mirren.

And the Winner Is...

Oscar thoughts from randomly selected moviegoers.

The Theater Review

Up-and-comer Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Washington Heights drama is both politically and musically relevant.

The Art Review

Mining the dark sides of utopian thinking and the nuclear family.

The Armory Show Shopping Guide

What can your money get you at Pier 94 this week? A suggestion for every pocketbook.

The Classical Music Review

Renée Fleming and the Met look and sound great in high-def.

The TV Review

Rory Kennedy gets inside Abu Ghraib.

The Approval Matrix: Week of February 26, 2007

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


The Imperial City

Which form of Old Media is making the best transition to the Web-video age? It’s not the one you’d suspect.

The City Politic

Eliot Spitzer’s loose-cannon approach to political maneuvering has been more effective than it looks.

The Week

Let’s Go to the Videotape

Three female artists explore identity in video installations—one as impartial observer, two placing themselves in the spotlight.

Making It Move

How to give action figures real action.

A Change of Scene

It’s a good week to think about a smaller, more intimate show in an unexpected venue.

Oscar-Night Delivery: East Side Edition

Hollywood has the Vanity Fair party; we’ve got world-class pizza and Chinese takeout.

Oscar-Night Delivery, Part II: West Side

Our Big Night picks for pizza and Chinese takeout by neighborhood.


Letters to the Editor

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