Katie Couric, famous gams now hidden behind an anchor desk, is learning what happens when great expectations go unmet. “The biggest mistake we made is we tried new things,” she says of the downwardly spiraling ratings that greeted the CBS Evening News shortly after she took over. Maybe, just maybe, she admits, her headline-making career move wasn’t the smartest idea after all.
Gerald Levin’s faith is what made him such a visionary, if ultimately doomed, media mogul. Now the former Time Warner CEO is channeling that ability to see what others don’t into a soon-to-be-bicoastal high-end wellness center (complete with drum circles and brain-wave readers), which he runs with his new wife, who speaks to the dead.
The Rap Cat phenomenon, a viral marketing campaign, was designed specifically to garner the attention we’re giving it right here. Its creators are part of a boutique-advertising boom that’s filling downtown lofts with Internet geeks and Webcams. Plus: Three micro-firms pitch ad campaigns for two difficult brands, Blockbuster and Maalox.
Who’s at fault for the McCain money meltdown?
Padma Lakshmi's hunt for a pad.
Mogul's megayacht won’t dock in New York.
Unruffled by maggots, diets, radioactivity.
Ann Curry in a hurry.
As the rockets’ red glare faded over New York Harbor and the city awaited the auspicious date of 7/7/07, residents had reason to feel lucky.
What is the point, exactly, of a Sex and the City movie?
Who will catch The Wall Street Journal’s stars?
Fouling out at the Nets dance team open-call tryouts. “You’ve got to sell it!”
Hillary Clinton’s position on globalization is creeping further away from Bill’s embrace of free trade.
An inexpensive game of horseshoes and other diversions for the bored beachgoer.
New store openings this week.
A graphic designer with a fresh mustache and a tight seventies style.
A revamped Provence surpasses the original.
Often described as a cross between butter and romaine lettuces, sucrine is sweet and nutty, with a thick-leafed, almost velvety texture.
No surprise at all that Park Avenue Summer feels so summery—shiny white panels glowing, tall reeds and grasses dividing the room in a smart AvroKO design.
Week of July 16, 2007: The Diamond, Oklahoma Smoke BBQ, and Sea Salt.
A foodie B&B in Long Island.
An in-depth user’s manual to New York’s Shea and Yankee stadiums, including tips on buying tickets, where the best seats are, and spectator etiquette.
Soho’s artist-in-residence zoning laws are suddenly being taken seriously.
Sienna Miller, who plays a bitchy tabloid princess in Interview, doesn’t think all journalists are slimeballs—just most.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is surprisingly suitable for adult viewing.
Amid the flood of digital-video docs, rapid-fire TV pieces, partisan screeds, and embedded reports rushing out of Iraq, James Longley’s Iraq in Fragments will outlast them all.
Suzanne Vega has a haunting, career-revitalizing new album.
"The Queen and the Soldier," "Left of Center," and more.
Remembering Beverly Sills.
The European trifecta.
Which new thrillers to buy.
Why bother producing a play like Old Acquaintance?
John Turturro speaks about playing Yankees manager Billy Martin.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
Two artists, one German, one American, reimagine historical motifs from home.
A participatory show you can’t refuse.
The summer music festivals are in full swing. These concerts are all readily accessible from the city, and are played in a decidedly more peaceful setting.
A pizza boomlet in a city that never tires of the stuff.
Despite the appearance of a few new places to grab a bite, the Lower East Side market is in no danger of becoming the Time Warner Center.
Our picks from the Midtown International Theatre Festival, which returns with an assortment of new performances, readings, and talk-backs.
Highlights from the fourteenth annual Ice Factory festival of new shows by innovative theater companies.
Readers sound off on Lily Allen, food carts, and more.
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