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March 3, 2008 Issue

Cover Story

Chelsea’s Morning

After years of emphatic silence, the erstwhile First Daughter emerges—and demonstrates that, not only is she a natural, but the Clinton dynasty could span generations if she's up for it.
A time line of Chelsea's life in pictures.


A Bad Night at Club Kalua

Following Sean Bell, and the NYPD Club Enforcement cops who killed him, up to (and through) the night their paths crossed.

The Art and the Deal

With friends like Jeff Koons, properties like Lever House and 40 Bond, and a giant collection of Warhols and others, Aby Rosen has done more than anyone else to broker the marriage between art and real estate. Does he have taste? Maybe, at this level, it doesn’t matter.

Taking Over the Family Business

Born to two New York Philharmonic violinists, Alan Gilbert will soon pick up its baton. Which is good news, because it may take one of the orchestra’s own to launch the revolution it needs.


Tribeca Says Chef David’s a Big Bouley

Gasses neighbors, won’t get new liquor license.

Rufus Wants You to Do It in the Dark

Lights out to save the world!

A Red Card for Solow’s Plans?

Soccer moms dream of fields.

Sufjan’s Symphonic Jersey Turnpike

He even digs the tolls.

Dratch, Kats Couldn’t Draw a Crowd

Kiddie show gone awry.

Far From Heaven

While some looked to the stars last week, the real action was taking place in the streets.

Hot or Not?

An anti-global-warming aristocrat comes to New York.

The Stoop Girls of Charles Street

Why are two twentysomethings whiling away their days on a West Village stoop?

Driving the Steamroller

Ryan Toohey is the man who’ll get Spitzer his State Senate majority.

Il Accuse

Bernard-Henri Lévy on the rebranding of anti-Semitism.


End and Endgame

How can she win? Actually, the more important question may be: How does she lose?


Go Analog

Is it necessary to have every clock in the house be blinking and digital?

Tested: Ultrafast Hand Dryers

America follows Japan in so many ways: video games, product packaging, hand dryers.

TSE Opens on Wooster Street

TSE has relocated to Soho, a move meant to signal the brand’s evolution.

The Look Book

"You can say I’m dressed like a French farmer."

The Underground Gourmet

Latin American and Italian foods collide in New York’s newest fusion.

In Season

The root vegetable called salsify comes in two hues—the white and the bark-skinned black.

Insatiable Critic

I couldn’t wait to check out the St. Louis–style pork ribs at Smokin’ Q.

Restaurant Openings

Week of March 3, 2008: Terroir, The Mercury Dime, and Burger Shoppe.

Quenching an Ecofriendly Thirst

New York restaurants have started to install filtration systems and carbonating on the premises. But just because it’s “tap” doesn’t mean it’s free.

Packed With Care

This tiny living room overcomes its dimensions with a meticulously placed collection of art and furniture.

The Cure-All

A trip to Florida can restore faith in even the most steroid-wearied fan.

Who’s Watching the Lobby?

Co-op residents who share their buildings with doctors’ offices are on high alert.


The Tao of Christina Ricci

For the just-turned-28 actress, life has always come in seven-year installments.

The Theater Review

Sunday in the Park With George proves that Disney doesn’t have a lock on theatrical pyrotechnics.

Behind Every Housewife…

is a daughter, a hunk, or a housekeeper.

The Movie Review

Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson survive their melodrama.

Blu-Ray Starter Kit

2001: A Space Odyssey, The Last Waltz, Superbad, and more.

The Book Review

The strange symbiosis of blogs and literature.

The Art Review

A show about archives gets brilliantly lost in the vaults.

The Approval Matrix: Week of March 3, 2008

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


Kid Flix

Tribeca-style festival for tots to tweens.


Comments: March 3, 2008

Readers sound off on Lindsay Lohan, Long Island, and more.

Artifact: A Little Project

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

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