August 6, 2007 Issue
This year's cheap list, answering the most crucial of culinary questions: Which new, inexpensive establishments should New Yorkers add to their regular rotation?
Including a look at the best new burgers, examinations of the contenders in the suddenly burgeoning fields of barbecue and Korean-style fried chicken,
• Three chefs using only locally grown ingredients compete to cook the best dinner for two that $25 can buy.
• Adam Platt’s picks for the best cheap expensive food in town.
• Six top cooks name their favorite cheap eats.
Encounters with the charm of Fred Thompson, a man who spends his days lobbying for huge corporations, cashing checks from Hollywood production companies, and receiving the adulation of Republicans thrilled that he’s such a down-home, regular guy.
Conversations with one closeted man trying to explain why in a city like New York, in a time like the present, he’s decided that the only place he can live honestly is online.
A conniption over congestion.
Worry about knees.
Brokaw’s salad secrets.
Green with envy.
The city was shaken last week when an explosion tore open the ground near Grand Central spewed scalding vapor into the midtown sky, but steam was being blown off everywhere.
How a former desperate freelancer became a networking millionaire.
How to be the next network wunderkind.
A weekend in the country that’ll cost you.
Why did we feel oddly liberated thinking that the terrorists had struck again, finally?
Go ahead and raise taxes on the private-equity billionaires—it’s for their own good.
A refrigerated picnic basket and other alfresco accessories.
A publicist who sees herself as the synthesis of Madonna and Oprah.
Doyle & Doyle, 189 Orchard St., nr. Houston St.; 212-677-9991.
Unlike the designs of other bridal costume jewelers, Siman Tu’s handmade designs are sophisticated and dazzling—and, admittedly, more expensive.
With his new store, Phillip Lim returns to the combination of high fashion and mass-market appeal that’s worked so well for him thus far.
2 BR w/stripper pole.
Fresh from playing Carson Drew to Emma Roberts’s Nancy, actor Tate Donovan and his family just spent a week relaxing in a five-bedroom Fire Island rental.
House hunting at 131 West 82nd Street, Apartment 2.
Is a gastropub more than just a laid-back bar with really good food? Find out here.
Two Japanese chefs open very different restaurants.
Crowned Grease stars by a reality show, Max Crumm and Laura Osnes must now learn their way around Broadway, sometimes literally.
How Barry Frydlender created one of the photomosaics on display at MoMA.
An inside look at the high-level mistakes that began almost the minute American soldiers set foot in Iraq.
The native New Yorker stands up for herself in Bourne 3.
New this week: The Host, Avant-Garde 2: Experimental Cinema from 1928 to 1954, Zodiac, and more.
Polymath Tyler Cowen makes an excellent addition to the economics-for-the-layperson canon.
On marginalrevolution.com, Tyler Cowen often compiles his favorite things about a country or a state that he is visiting, revealing extraordinarily catholic taste.
Michael Keaton is fantastic as a hyperparanoid CIA honcho.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
August heats up the galleries.
Sofas and lounge chairs replace those painful theater seats at the American Living Room festival of emerging work, now returning for its eighteenth summer.
Our picks from 59E59 Theaters’ Summer Shorts, a festival of nine new American one-acts.
SummerStage’s biggest readings are just days apart this year.
Original New Yorkers (and friends) convene.
Readers sound off on Eliot Spitzer, Governors Island, and more.
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