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May 28, 2007 Issue

Cover Story

The Survivor Monologues

First-person accounts of the surreal emergencies, suppressed marital stresses, comforting superstitions, petty irritations, spontaneous epiphanies, and other moment-to-moment means by which cancer— the ultimate life-altering experience—goes about its business of altering lives.


Intro to Warfare

Some of New York’s would-be army officers fill the typical military mold, some are Upper East Side iconoclasts. All are idealists who, upon graduation next week from West Point, must face the fact that their principled dedication and rigorously attained expertise is about to intersect with a dispiriting and seemingly unwinnable war.

Tom Ford After Sex

The erstwhile purveyor of lust-inspired luxury has moved on to a variety of broadly targeted projects: men’s clothing, perfume, perhaps even movies. But he’s not letting this professional turn from the libido biz cramp his own style.


Rudy’s Law Firm Heads to Dubai

Everyone’s getting rich!

Kylie’s Beale Deal

Pop star sees Edie as her protector.

Oral History of Met Revised

Open up and say, Ummm…

Shrinks Analyze Work of Dan Klores

Crazy Love on the couch.

Don’t Try to Get Too Rothkozy

Protecting the painting.

It Happened Last Week

It was a spring week in which green was bursting out all over.

Bloomberg Across America

Our mayor’s travels could win him the Electoral College. What a coincidence!

Single Anxious Female

The key interest group of ’08.

The Dog That Roared

Why the guy who bought Chrysler is the ultimate New Yorker.

The Clicker

Surfing the network-TV upfronts.


The controversial penthouse king of the East Village.

Nanny Gloat

A user’s guide to the person you hire to bring up your kids while you work.


The Power Grid

Jerry Falwell’s movement left him behind long ago on its way to the center.


Best Bets

Peacock feathers and other achievements of hippie design.

Shop News

New store openings this week.

Yoga on a Bike

Julie Rice, Ruth Zukerman, and Elizabeth Cutler wanted a spinning-only oasis with no thumping techno and no screaming instructors.

Look Book

The accessories of a consumption-loving private-equity specialist.

Restaurant Review

Wild Salmon rescues its namesake from blandness.

In Season

Ramps and leeks get all the glory this time of year, but spring onions (a.k.a. green onions), with their healthful tops attached, have their fans too.

Insatiable Critic

Updating Old Homestead’s sidewalk seating with a nip and a tuck to pass it off as the new Prime Burger Café is clearly a bid to make the 1868 landmark seem cool.

Restaurant Openings

Week of May 28, 2007: Bar Stuzzichini, Bodeguita Cubana, and Cecel Crepe Cafe.

Does Your Wine Taste Like Stinky Socks Dipped in Cheese?

New Jersey’s wine Webcaster.

Map No. 15: Washington Heights

Charting the many charms of Washington Heights.

Real Estate

Apartment discounts, the latest celebrity perk.


Is Jane Pratt skipping town? The founding editor of Sassy and then her namesake magazine is listing her townhouse on Downing Street for $3.65 million.

Life Swap: What If You Left New York?

Trade the subway for the souk.

The Culture Pages

Richard’s Arc

Richard Serra’s journey from public enemy to MoMA favorite.

The Movie Review

Virtuoso unhingedness in William Friedkin’s latest.

Popcorn and Matinees on the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations!

Pumped about Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End? Salivating for Shrek the Third? Remember, summer is the season of dashed expectations—and don’t think you can outwit the Curve.

Rogue Star

The prolific Anna Paquin.

The TV Review

A tale of American genocide is an elegantly executed bore.

Is This Book Worth Getting?

Rating the latest fiction from Khaled Hosseini, Ian McEwan, and more.

The Theater Review

Two highly entertaining routes around mainstream musical theater.

The Annotated Artwork: ‘The Donner Party’

Jim Shaw explains his own perversely imaginative installation about cannibalism.

The Approval Matrix: Week of May 28, 2007

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

The Week

Freedom Fighters

Two shows reexamine critical moments in African-American history.

The Apollo Program

Olympic-size show at kids’ museum.

Dynamic Duos

In this quiet week between spring and summer seasons, these high-caliber pairings stand out.

Dance Dance Revolution

Two very different chances to dig out your dancing shoes.

The Hasselhoff Maneuver

B.E.D. New York may have been put to sleep, but there are still a few places where you can you dine shoeless while stretched out.

The New Ones

Highlights from Ensemble Studio Theatre’s annual springtime festival of new one-acts from top playwrights.


Letters to the Editor

Readers sound off on Phil Spector, Rudy Giuliani, and more.

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