Every year we journey to the heart of New York’s endlessly expanding jungle of goods
and services. Choice-overload paralysis is stared down and defeated;
inferior brunch spots and nail salons are ruthlessly tossed aside; entire evenings
are bravely sacrificed in search of the best burlesque show. The result is this issue.
Best of: Eating| Shopping| Beauty| Services| Fun| Kids
Besieged by economic forces, John Huey and Richard Stengel are blowing up Time magazine in an all-out effort to save its life.
The peculiar combination of laws and financial imperatives has given rise to a system in which juries are incidental spectators to a negotiation that just happens to take place in a courtroom.
Believes history will judge Lady in the Water “beautiful.”
Al’s pals in the chips.
Benefit touts Benetint as nipple paint.
And unimpressed with Katie.
Bono’s buddy undraftable.
Scorsesesque plot twists abounded this week.
Thank-you notes (mostly for free stuff) to Helmut Lang from his famous friends become his art project.
My beloved alma mater is an American Idol camp. Does anybody care but me?
The days of breed-guessing at the dog park are over. But will a new dog DNA test rock the world of high-priced purebreds?
An advance look at the city's latest multicultural ad campaigns (translated into English).
A random survey of partyers at the Annex on the Lower East Side.
Hardware experts recommend the right tools for a New York apartment.
A self-described “muse” whose outfits “emanate love and pizzazz.”
When men take parenting equality too far.
Generations clash at formerly austere co-ops.
Scarlett Johansson makes time to shop for penthouses in Chelsea and Tribeca.
Who knew Alec Baldwin—he of the pugilistic reputation and the bombastic TV alter ego—would live in such a cozy, homey place?
The Culture Pages
Kal Penn, occupant of the peculiar “dark-skinned frat comedian” niche, branches out.
A response to 9/11 in the guise of a Korean monster movie (it works!).
Frank Miller on the adaptation of 300.
In Kurt Andersen's Heyday, we find ourselves in a past that can’t stop hurtling toward modernity.
A faithful and engrossing revival of Journey’s End.
Getting to know the cast of Spring Awakening.
As the patriarch of a con-artist clan, Eddie Izzard leads an entertaining send-up of suburban class war that’s too dark to qualify as “funny”.
HBO's Life Support stars Queen Latifah as an AIDS activist.
Not even the considerable writing, directing, and acting talents can make Kings of South Beach seem altogether fresh.
Thursday nights used to be simple. This season, though, the night’s become a ratings battleground.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
In a sluggish economy, turn your investing eye toward companies whose products are always in demand—like biotech developers of miracle drugs.
Little Orchestra Society keeps up.
Readers sound off on Rudy Giuliani, Britney Spears, Arcade Fire, and more.
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