As a child, Eliot Spitzer honed his skills for confrontation at the dinner table. His anger served him well as attorney general, but in his first months as governor, many feel it became a paralyzing liability. Of course, he says otherwise—and he’ll be happy to argue with you about it.
If Andy Samberg’s slapstick comedy Hot Rod becomes a hit, he’ll be the first movie star to get his start as a viral-video sensation. But will the American masses pay $11 to spend two hours with that guy from Saturday Night Live whom they met for three minutes on the Internet?
The extravagantly embellished life and tragically overforeshadowed death of Isabella Blow, enthusiastic muse and fashion kingmaker.
Will it make Hillary, Obama jealous?
Engaged to Italian surgeon.
No rubbing noses, horses!
He just plays one on TV.
No, say officials who don’t ride rides.
Mother Nature cooked up a heat wave to celebrate last week’s 30th anniversary of the ’77 blackout, but GOP front-runner Rudy Giuliani was feeling hot under the collar.
Not everybody has a beach house to go to. A random survey of pasty sunbathers in Williamsburg’s McCarren Park.
John McCain’s ex-strategist takes the blame for the campaign’s failures.
Inventor of rodent-repulsing trash bags says bears, bees are next.
Why McCain’s campaign went off the rails—and why the other GOP presidential candidates will miss him.
A (relatively) wipeout-proof skateboard and other products for the beginning X-Gamer.
Here, affordable, versatile outfits you can go buy on your lunch break.
A rustic cabin that makes up in style what it lacks in running water.
How the staff of the Strand dresses for work.
Yet another barbecue joint disrespects New York tradition by not being terrible.
In its endlessly prolific bounty, zucchini can often seem more like a curse than a blessing.
Finding decent rooms—with bathrooms and everything!—for less than $200 a night.
Buyers lose their shirts in Fire Island.
West Villagers may be up in arms over artist Julian Schnabel’s decision to paint his West 11th Street condo project shocking pink, but Madonna may actually be a fan.
This week, we inaugurate a regular feature devoted to the increasingly elaborate offerings of condo developers.
David Adjaye, the star British architect who survived an architect’s worst nightmare.
The new Hairspray gets better as it goes along; Steve Buscemi and Sienna Miller play off each other brilliantly in Interview.
Though the credit reads “Harry Kirkpatrick,” Alec Baldwin is none too happy that his directorial debut Shortcut to Happiness is seeing the light of day. Others know that pain.
Mobile paintings and other current Chelsea highlights.
Douglas Carter Beane’s Xanadu, in quotes.
Who does 50 Cent look up to?
Lili Taylor and Holly Hunter prove worthy of their new vehicles.
The Kill Point bucks a trend. Hostage shows have not fared well as series television. The combination of claustrophobia and suspense seems to wear everybody out.
Jon Hamm stars as a hotshot creative director at a New York advertising agency that is equally eager, in 1960, to sell cigarettes and Richard Nixon.
TV is providing a much-needed showcase for mature actresses. Which is great, right? But there’s just one problem. And it has to do with Botox and plastic surgery.
Find your inner Gene Kelly in the park.
Premieres may be scattered throughout the year, but there’s no time like the Lincoln Center Festival to catch refreshing guest ensembles playing their newest work.
Hoboken’s great indie-rock club brings in a pair of acts you’d otherwise have to see in a huge festival crowd.
Enough with the fro-yo. Get your frozen dairy the way God and the FDA intended it to be—with at least 10 percent milk fat.
Has New York gone barbecrazy? Below, the next wave of rib joints to hit town.
Broadway moves to Massachusetts come summertime—getting into swing this week with the Williamstown Theatre Festival, which runs through August 26.
Highlights from the UndergroundZero Festival, the downtown group Collective: Unconscious’s alt-theater showcase.
New twists on an old genre: Artists give portraiture a second look.
Readers sound off on Katie Couric, cancer, and more.
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