Looking, from both sides, at the new relationships—fraught with tensions cultural, socioeconomic, and even sexual—created when former luxuries like pedicures and bikini waxes become everyday forms of feminine armor.
After the Bush National Guard story exploded on CBS’s corporate brass, Dan Rather says, the fix was in and he was the fall guy. So he filed a lawsuit, aiming to take down his enemies—but even supporters worry that the person he may take down is himself.
It’s a concept that’s malleable, unscientific, and non-substantive. It’s an egregious example of vague consultant-pollster-punditocracy horse-race mumbo jumbo, and it led to the fiasco that was John Kerry ’04. With all that in mind, then... which candidate is the most electable?
New lobbyist donor rules go into effect soon. Brother, can you spare $4,950?
Zac Posen’d crusaders.
Architect says it is.
Says she should cuss in private.
All he has is a bench.
As a judge allowed the Grinch into his theater, it was beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the city last week.
More than 50,000 people will descend on Miami next week for the sixth annual art bacchanal; it’s doubled its size of three years ago. A look at its subcultures.
Better learning through private-school agriculture.
Thankfully, the delirious New York of the Hudson Yards proposals won’t get built.
Can they still afford NYC?
Developer notices good school. Parents notice development near good school. Good school notices it’s become undermined by overcrowding.
Beautiful “tea balls” and other refined ways to fight the common cold.
Polling the comeliest elevator crowd in Chelsea.
Good news for coffee fetishists.
Week of December 3, 2007: Viñas, Le Lupanar, and Gottino.
The Hakurei, or Tokyo, turnip is a Japanese variety that’s crisp, juicy, and delicious raw, as anyone who’s recently cadged a sample at the Keith’s Farm stand can attest.
Wines for the holiday.
Pharrell Williams has teamed up with Nigo (the designer behind A Bathing Ape) to showcase his fashion in the first Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream store in the U.S.
Ellen Page, unexploited female teen star.
Detective fiction from across the globe.
Praising Julian Schnabel’s eye.
Wyclef Jean on Shakira, Bob Marley, and porn.
Making Shakespeare into children’s theater.
Backstage at Cymbeline.
Urs Fischer digs a big hole in the floor of Gavin Brown’s gallery.
The New Museum tips its cap to the old Bowery.
Celebrating the return of Berlin as cultural beacon.
The literary roots of Gossip Girl.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
The House That Harry Built gets a super-duper makeover.
If you missed these bright lights of the classical scene—a young dynamo and an established leader—in their recent high-profile city appearances, catch them this week.
One hip-hop fest celebrates the genre’s up-and-comers; the other, its very beginnings.
Shoving your way through Rockefeller Center for a glimpse of the tree sure works up an appetite.
Highlights from the 20th Annual Independent and Small Press Book Fair.
Readers sound off on airports, Ben Curtis, and more.
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