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September 3, 2007 Issue

Cover Story

Fall Preview 2007

Christian Bale makes monomania appealing... Mel Brooks can’t get any respect... the wine-bar trend takes an haute cuisine leap... An all-American role at last for typecast dragon lady Lucy Liu... Junot Díaz finally has a new novel... Kara Walker’s provocative works on race get a full airing at the Whitney... The anguish of Alicia Keys... Why Carnegie Hall thinks Berlin is hot stuff... the next big trends in real estate... and more of the season's best...

The Three-Month Culture Orgy: A plan for every day of the fall, from Amy Adams to ZZ Top


Watching Matt Drudge

The man who might be America’s most influential journalist sure has some strange obsessions—surveillance, apocalypse, Hillary. Heck, no one even knows where he lives. Where is Matt Drudge coming from?


Hillary Pollster’s Pro-Lefty Theory

Mark Penn writes a book, focus-groups it, too.

Lance Bass Not Hooked on NYC

Thinks we have no taste.

Bear Market? Dump Your Wife

So say divorce lawyers.

Shvo and Fiancée Buy in Hamptons

It’s no Shvoplace, though.

Rupe’s Stepchild Told to Drop the Ball

Queens weekly Bigfooted.

It Happened Last Week

A stretch of freakishly cold and rainy August weather seemed all too appropriate for a week of unseasonably chilling news.

Prada Rehab Rock

Damien Hirst and his ex-junkie friend Antony Genn team up to rock out Fashion Week (soberly).

Propane Cavalry

In Red Hook, New Yorkers build an apocalyptic carousel for Burning Man.

Big Green Men

Gregg Leather, a cop from Staten Island, had a dream that maybe got a little out of hand: to assemble the best softball team on the planet. Meet the Gremlins.


The Power Grid

Obama still has a chance to close the gap with Hillary—if he loosens up.


Best Bets

The great Japanese homeware un-brand Muji comes to New York City.

Look Book

An adorable 15-month-old girl.

The Week

On the Road

The Public Library’s Jack Kerouac exhibition doesn’t open until November. In the meantime, kick off his masterwork’s 50th anniversary with these similarly themed shows.

Preservation Haul

Locavores revive home canning.

Give Props to Crops

Where to eat dinner after the Farm Aid concert on September 9? At one of these restaurants that celebrate local farms and sustainable agriculture, of course.

Iphigenia in the East Village

The third annual Summer Series at Ontological-Hysteric Theater gives free rein to two up-and-coming experimental playwrights.


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