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January 7, 2008 Issue

Cover Story

Where to Eat 2008

From big-splurge blowouts to locavore temples to down-and-dirty barbecue joints, Adam Platt selects the best places to eat right now.


The House Where They Live

There are 45 sex offenders living in one small Long Island town. Inside a sex-offender cluster.

Ripped to Shreds

In the dying days of the music business, record labels are waging war on leaks.


Pataki Weighs Endorsing Rudy

Ex-guv says he’s over the Mario messiness.

Wu-Tang’s GZA Says ‘No’ to Pot

Discovers he’s just lazy.

Village Gate to Swing Again

What’s red and fishy?

Equinox Declares the War of the Yogis

Brings Pure Yoga to NYC.

Mo Rocca Was a Jr. High Bonnie Fuller

Cool kids: Just like us!

Cloudy Future

As European budget travelers swarmed the rainy city, many New Yorkers had already moved on to 2008.

Ghosts of New York

A remembrance of things demolished.

Going Away

Why the Maxjet bankruptcy could signal the end of New York’s transatlantic air dominance.

College Caucus

Campus campaigners for Hillary and Barack.


Iowa Ice Capades

Is Hillary coldly competent or warmly personable? If her campaign can’t figure it out, how can voters?

The Future of Business

What stories will dominate the financial world in 2008? Our Wall Street guru makes his predictions.


Let There Be Light

Brighten up the darkest days of winter with smart and stylish illuminators.

A Brief Survey

Men’s underwear has evolved far beyond the simple boxers-versus-tighty-whiteys duality.

Nicole LaLiberte, Actress

"I am ageless. I have been in New York for fourteen years."

Bohemia in Midtown

The studios on top of Carnegie Hall have housed artists for more than a century.

This Place Is a Steal

Who keeps an eye on your stuff during your open house?


Dion DiMucci, Teen Idol

A seminal Bronx rocker, inspiration for Lou Reed and Springsteen, is coming back to his roots.

The Theater Review

Baryshnikov knows what to do with Beckettian silence; The Homecoming, at 40, is losing its virility.

Chin Up

How Fiona Shaw got over her aversion to Beckett’s Happy Days.

The Sopranos on the Big Screen

Could high-definition opera at the movies become as addictive as popcorn?

Met Tech

A century of operatic advances (plus the odd glitch).

The TV Review

The Wire draws to a close, but not before zeroing in on one more failed institution.

Cashmere Mafia

Someone please order a hit job.

The Approval Matrix: Week of January 7, 2008

Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.


Out With the Old

Managing the post-holiday pileup.


Comments: January 7, 2008

Readers sound off on "Reasons to Love New York," "The Year in Culture," and more.

Artifact: Farewell

Findings from the streets, files, and hard drives of New York.

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