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April 2, 2007 Issue

Cover Story

The Young Invincibles

Faced with massive health-insurance premiums and a job market that gets less paternalistic by the day, many twentysomethings save money by living in perpetual fear of just about everything.


The Continuing Education of Mrs. Ross

The charter school founded by famously hands-on philanthropist Courtney Ross is one of the city’s most enthusiastic advocates of outside-the-box thinking.

I, Citiot

In which a former devotee of rock clubs and wild times moves upstate to find the good life with her husband and daughter.


Spike at 50: He’s Gotta Have It

Massage, pedicure, and the Knicks soothe birthday boy.

Hot for Tequila

Group members say Cabo club was responsible for Van Halen's end.

Cipriani Stomps on Super Mario

Doorman unimpressed with Batali.

Church, Balloon Separation Demanded in Park Slope

Parents upset over Christian college students’ visit to park.

Bid on Moon Dust!

Upcoming auction lets you blast off without leaving city.

It Happened Last Week

As word leaked out that 50,000 Manhattanites were to be zoned out of the exclusive 10021 Zip Code on the Upper East Side, the city played by the numbers.

Attack of the 6-Foot Women’s Stores

West 39th Street has been overrun by statuesque female shoppers.

Gaze Into Her Crystal Baseball

Meet the Yanks’ and Mets’ favorite (sort-of-psychic) life coach.

Pet Foodies

Poison-pet-food scare turns owners into dog chefs.

The Takeover

A once-grand Park Slope club is infiltrated by pretentious whippersnappers.


Everything Guide to Cars

Comprehensive coverage of New York’s automotive culture.

Best Bets

You don’t have to own a Porsche to gear up with cool accessories.

Look Book: Automotive Edition

What New Yorkers drive, how they feel about it, and how they park it.

Restaurant Review

Momofuku Ssäm Bar, meat lover’s paradise.

In Season

Lever House pastry chef Deborah Snyder's recipe for coconut macaroons could not be simpler, and the results are divine.

Insatiable Critic

Anthos, Greek for “blossom,” is the stage for chef-partner Michael Psilakis’s obsessive dream.

Restaurant Openings

Week of April 2, 2007: Fette Sau, Whole Foods Market, and Boi to Go.


What can taxidermy do for a dining establishment?

How I Flipped My Wig

Is it self-betrayal to buy a highly realistic wig after years of bald pride?

Shop News

Store openings this week.

Ask a Shop Clerk

David Reeves of Duncan Quinn.

Real Estate

The strange success of reverse-psychology pricing.


Tough player, meet tough market: Sean Avery is looking for a New York place to hang his skates.

Why I Had to Have It

Broker Mitzie Lau finds Maison East, a new condo tower on Third Avenue at 81st Street, irresistible.

The Culture Pages

They Might Be Giants

Can the trio of alt-comedians in Human Giant save MTV from the teenyboppers?

The Book Review

How erstwhile JPMorganite Dana Vachon leveraged his wry take on Wall Street into a new career.

The Movie Review

Strong dramatic performances from Adam Sandler have become the norm, but that doesn’t mean his 9/11-trauma pic is worth seeing.

Lambs to the Slaughter: Watts, Circa 1977

In its crystalline restoration by the UCLA Film and Television Archive, Killer of Sheep can be seen as a great cinematic tone poem of American urban life.

The Art Review

Catherine Opie shows her feminist-artist peers how to keep iconoclasm from becoming rote.

Flasher: Martin Creed

With the help of the Public Art Fund, artist Martin Creed will be performing his new variety show at the Abrons Arts Center this week.

The Zooming Twenties

Tony Sarg’s busy, busy New York.

The Theater Review

Uneven but admirably rowdy all-male theater, just like Shakespeare intended.

Writer. Rocker. Lesbianism Consultant.

With a new play set to open Off Broadway, Adam Rapp makes notes on his ridiculously varied résumé.

The Approval Matrix: Week of April 2, 2007

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


The City Politic

Will his second term see the unraveling of Bloomberg’s reputation for savvy management?

The Week

Birthday Greeting

Toys ’R’ Us shows up to the party.

Not the Same Old Song

These talented vocal groups prove early music can enlighten and entertain as well as any symphony.

Theater Lab

Drama-club geeks, meet math-club geeks: These new shows explore the worlds of science and technology.


Letters to the Editor

Readers sound off on London, Barbara Walters, and more.

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