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March 12, 2007 Issue

Cover Story

Best of New York 2007

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

Features

The Time of Their Lives

Besieged by economic forces, John Huey and Richard Stengel are blowing up Time magazine in an all-out effort to save its life.

The Equation

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.

Intelligencer

Misunderstood Night Shyamalan

Believes history will judge Lady in the Water “beautiful.”

Spitzer Jackpot for GOP Cronies

Al’s pals in the chips.

Nipple Tint Goes Mass

Benefit touts Benetint as nipple paint.

Bill Jorgensen, Mad As Hell

And unimpressed with Katie.

Sachs Sacks White House Run

Bono’s buddy undraftable.

It Happened Last Week

Scorsesesque plot twists abounded this week.

XOXO, Anna

Thank-you notes (mostly for free stuff) to Helmut Lang from his famous friends become his art project.

Simon Cowell Ate My School

My beloved alma mater is an American Idol camp. Does anybody care but me?

Mutt Science

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?

Why Foreigners Should Love NY

An advance look at the city's latest multicultural ad campaigns (translated into English).

Drunktown

A random survey of partyers at the Annex on the Lower East Side.

Strategist

Best Bets

Hardware experts recommend the right tools for a New York apartment.

Look Book

A self-described “muse” whose outfits “emanate love and pizzazz.”

Breeding

When men take parenting equality too far.

Real Estate

Generations clash at formerly austere co-ops.

Movers

Scarlett Johansson makes time to shop for penthouses in Chelsea and Tribeca.

Fame Slept Here

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

The White-Castle Ceiling

Kal Penn, occupant of the peculiar “dark-skinned frat comedian” niche, branches out.

The Movie Review

A response to 9/11 in the guise of a Korean monster movie (it works!).

Unmasked Avenger: Frank Miller

Frank Miller on the adaptation of 300.

The Book Review

In Kurt Andersen's Heyday, we find ourselves in a past that can’t stop hurtling toward modernity.

The Theater Review

A faithful and engrossing revival of Journey’s End.

Broadway’s New Teen Heroes

Getting to know the cast of Spring Awakening.

Suburban Warfare

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”.

Life Support

HBO's Life Support stars Queen Latifah as an AIDS activist.

Kings of South Beach

Not even the considerable writing, directing, and acting talents can make Kings of South Beach seem altogether fresh.

Playing the Slots: Thursday Night

Thursday nights used to be simple. This season, though, the night’s become a ratings battleground.

The Approval Matrix: Week of March 12, 2007

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

Columns

The Bottom Line

In a sluggish economy, turn your investing eye toward companies whose products are always in demand—like biotech developers of miracle drugs.

The Week

The Next Movement

Little Orchestra Society keeps up.

Departments

Letters to the Editor

Readers sound off on Rudy Giuliani, Britney Spears, Arcade Fire, and more.

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