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January 14, 2008 Issue

Cover Story

New York Post-Crime

Once again, it was a down year for crime in New York. But that doesn't mean we're some sort of post-crime Utopia just quite yet. A look at what kind of crime persists and why, a thought experiment on how we could make murder disappear completely, the emergence of crime porn, and more.


Rich Kid Syndrome

America’s burgeoning money culture is producing a record number of heirs—but handing down values is harder than handing down wealth.


Only one thing stands between Alain Ducasse and world domination: New York.


N.Y.’s Striving Dems Are Raising Hill

Politicos want to be her friend, successor.

New Home Base for A-Rod?

Looks on CPW.

Kid Rock Speaks for the Sensible Center

Digs moderation, Israel.

Envy-Free ‘Runway’ Runner-up

Semi-nude with Marc.

Blythe’s Indifferent to Cross-dressing

Here’s some lingerie, son!

Blown Away

The city was chilled by news that Iowans had frozen out New York’s candidates for the White House.

One Man Against a Monologue

With the return of Letterman and Leno, the writers' strike hits home.

Family Movie

The trouble with Asperger’s.

Term-Limited Ambition

Old New York pols never die; they only try to run for something else.

Pet Issue

Steep rent increases hound the city’s doggy-day-care industry.

Streetfood Fight

Hot-dog vendor, elbowed out by Greenmarket, sues city.


The Changeling

Iowa transformed Obama into the front-runner. Which means a whole different level of scrutiny.


The Wanderlust Shopping List

This time of year, getting away feels essential. Even if it’s just to a new neighborhood.

Tested: Shiny Leggings

When tricked-out leggings came roaring back recently, I was thrilled.

ADAM Opens on Hudson Street

The first new ADAM store has warm lounge areas, mid-century furniture (for sale), and a small garden.

Look Book

"I don’t consider myself a normal person, and piercings aren’t something you normally see."

Restaurant Review

At Smith’s, Danny Abrams delivers appetizingly dainty fare. Just don’t expect any elbow room.

In Season Recipe

Consider this humble green’s many benefits.

The Churches of the Divine Sneaker

Some people buy kicks because they’re exquisite, rare, socially significant—and comfortable.

Wall Art Included

A Soho loft turns out to contain a surprise from the neighborhood’s artistic past.


Women of the Year

Images that represent a few of David Edelstein's favorite female performances of 2007.

The Architecture Review

Two Jewish cultural centers reinvent themselves for the demographics of a changing city.

The Book Review

In her new WWII novel, A.L. Kennedy survives her own obstacles (chief among them, writing a WWII novel).

Happy Post-Roundup From the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations

The New Year is a time to reevaluate old acquaintances.

The TV Review

The Terminator franchise lands on television with atavistic androids and a sizzling Sarah Connor.

The Approval Matrix

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


New Year’s Redux

Dance and drums at the Japan Society.

Toasty Mugs

Take these hot drinks in regular doses this winter and you won’t feel a thing, least of all the cold.


Comments: January 14, 2008

Readers sound off on Mike Huckabee, "Where to Eat 2008," and more.

Artifact: Countdown!

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

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