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May 5, 2008 Issue

Cover Story

Only the Men Survive

Aggressive and blunt, Morgan Stanley’s Zoe Cruz didn’t act like a typical female pioneer in a masculine world. And that rubbed a lot of men, who later got her fired, the wrong way.



Features

The Memory Addict

Augusten Burroughs doesn’t just write about his past. He holds séances.

To Die For

Our chief restaurant critic travels to Tokyo to eat the world’s most dangerous meal. So what does fugu taste like? And what’s that funny tingling in his throat?

Columns

Changing the Changeling

Obama’s first iteration was coolly post-ideological. But one lesson of Pennsylvania is that, against McCain, he’ll have to embrace his inner partisan.

Intelligencer

Agent Endeavors to Lure Back Liam

Neeson courted at Upper West Side restaurant.

VF Verdict: Party Time!

At film fest, leave court happy.

Fireworks for the Gals at Barnard

Yes! Yes! It’s a big gift.

Hard to Compete With Grandpa Jimmy

Lust in her art.

Partial Passover in the Condé Cafeteria

How is this lunch different?

Workers Unite! And Cough or Something

Annoying uprising.

It Happened Last Week

Hillary Clinton’s victory in Pennsylvania all but guaranteed a long, hot summer ahead.

The Road to St. Patrick’s

Who will be New York’s next archbishop?

Radio Refugees

WNYC’s aspiring Howard Stern show needs a baba booey.

Requiem for a Throwback

Who is Johnny Bos? The TKO of New York’s last boxing savant.

Strategist

Not So Delicate

Front and center at the fall fashion shows, lace has new vigor.

The Nontoxic Alternatives

Maybe you heard it: the sound of hard-­plastic containers being hurled into recycling bins.

The Look Book

"Lately I’ve been working on clothing that I view as sculpture."

Find Your French Boyfriend ...

The city has never been more packed with euro-wielding hotties.

The Restaurant Review

At Commerce, the quality of the food trumps the trendiness.

In Season

As far as specialty eggs go, the khaki-colored pheasant variety is vastly underrated.

Insatiable Critic

I was put off by an old-fashioned lack of focus in an early visit to Padre Figlio.

Restaurant Openings

Week of May 5, 2008: Royale Cafe + Pastry and Le Petit Belge.

A Pilaf With a Pedigree

If there’s one thing this food-­obsessed town lacks, it’s a good takeout biryani.

The Everything Guide to Tennis

Pristine public courts, clinics for the kids, picking a racquet, and the list of essential gear.

The Power of Teamwork

When next-door neighbors sell jointly, one plus one can be a lot more than two.

Culture

Beyond Her Control

Meet Mamie Gummer. Her mother is Meryl Streep, but that’s not why you should know her.

The Movie Review

Why Iron Man is an action magnet for liberals. Plus: David Mamet’s sports flick.

The Undulating Curve Books Its Ticket for the Continent!

When Cannes unveiled its lineup, a double dose of Che films immediately shot to the top of everyone’s lists.

A Brilliant Tyrant

City Ballet’s spring tribute to Jerome Robbins, creative genius and tantrum-thrower.

The Music Review

Paul Simon’s tribute at BAM was a triumph. So why’d he look so glum?

The Theater Review

Cry-Baby’s cool detachment saps the essence of musical theater: emotion.

Carnies With Teeth: Morgan Freeman and Peter Gallagher

When Clifford Odets wrote The Country Girl in 1950, he was still fighting to win back New York.

Miami Art Machine

Can a free (and rather free-form) art school make the art world think of Miami as more than its playground?

The Art Review

Dan Flavin’s 1964 breakout show, in meticulous reproduction.

Show & Tell: Five Franklin Place

In this plan for a Tribeca building, architect Ben Van Berkel brings cloth out of doors.

The Approval Matrix: Week of May 5, 2008

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

Agenda

Good Daddy

Fathers celebrate history and sports.

Departments

Comments: May 5, 2008

Readers sound off on Gossip Girl, atheism, and more.

Artifact: Hot Spot

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

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