Hedge funds: They are huge and unstoppable and still stubbornly secretive. You can no longer afford to ignore them. Hence our comprehensive rundown—how they make money, who they are, where they came from, and their potential to destroy the world. Plus: An insider ranking of the brainiest and most-feared managers.
Soon after nurse Charles Cullen went to prison for murder, a mother begged him to save her son’s life by giving a kidney. He agreed—because, he says, donating an organ is mandated by the same imperative to be “helpful” that inspired him to kill.
The notoriously difficult Keith Olbermann has achieved inner peace (and become a liberal hero) by focusing his anger on the Bush administration rather than his co-workers.
The real-estate enthusiast’s companion returns, including a townhouse alfresco, the vulture’s guide to foreclosures, and one starving artist’s account of reverse-slumming in a for-sale luxury apartment.
Take the Obama challenge.
Plays it as it lays.
Old New York at new hotel.
Stands by his mom.
Judge Pearl assistant Sharon Hewitt removed for neo-Nazi sympathies.
The combined holy powers of Easter and Passover together couldn’t prevent April’s week-that’s-all-about-money from coming early this year.
Condé Nast’s Portfolio might be the last big magazine launch ever. So why are so many people hoping it fails? “We’re going to make it work,” declares Si Newhouse.
To call attention to global warming, a mob of greens wearing blue will outline where the waterline could end up in Manhattan.
Tips for the incarcerated from A. Alfred Taubman.
Retro silver lightbulbs and other fine uses of gold’s greatest rival.
The former basement hobby (and its video descendants) bounces back as barroom pastime.
New store openings this week.
A mother-to-be who eschews maternity clothes.
Williamsburg’s Silent H serves high-quality Vietnamese in a perfectly calibrated atmosphere.
Cooking flounder whole, as in this recipe from Michael Lomonaco of Porter House New York, is the best way to retain its delicate flavor.
The embattled Jeffrey Chodorow seems tame at a friend’s tasting at Wild Salmon—his fourth new restaurant since December.
Week of April 16, 2007: Provence, Resto, Gold St., and Zipper Tavern.
An interview with the White House’s pastry chef.
The Culture Pages
Inherit the Wind stars Christopher Plummer and Brian Dennehy one-up each other’s tales of lives lived onstage.
Uplifting gorefests from Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.
New on DVD this week: La Haine (Hate), Bobby, Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple, and more.
CocoRosie combine a childlike imagination with sophisticated songwriting.
Reluctantly admitting that text messaging isn’t destroying society.
Writers who still traffic in dead trees are just beginning to figure out how to promote their books in the online networking universe.
The Met’s revived Greek and Roman wing succeeds on all levels.
Two period melodramas of dueling quality.
Jeff Daniels talks about the problem with New York audiences, and why Farrelly brothers comedies should be considered art.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
Slick-talking political message consultants don’t have a great reputation. But Rudy needs to hire one as fast as possible.
A week of single-minded group shows.
The fine art of child care.
They’re all part of ongoing series, but these performances stand out.
Highlights from Manhattan Theatre Club’s reading series, Spring Boards, which tries out new plays in the hope of giving them full productions at MTC.
Readers sound off on Courtney Ross, teenage prostitution, and more.
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