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June 9, 2008 Issue

Cover Story

What Good Is Breakfast?

A thorough examination of the sternest, most-skipped meal of the day, including a breakfast skeptic’s look at morning-nutrition science, a 100-cereal taste test, a guide to effectively leveraging your coffee addiction, the city’s twenty best breakfast meals, and more.


The Obstructionist

Is State Assembly leader Sheldon Silver the master of passive-aggressive politics, or the guy who keeps bad things from happening to good people?

The YouTube Divorcée

It was the age-old story: a woman spurned by her mogul husband, in danger of losing everything. Call her crazy, call her desperate, but this time, the woman had a new weapon—the Web.


The Honorary Kennedy

Ted and Caroline anointed Barack Obama as the candidate best qualified to carry on the JFK legacy.


UES Coffee Jitters on Puerto Rican Day

“Construction” time at cappuccino café.

Financial Gurus Discuss Stox and the City

Will a recession hurt Carrie Bradshaw? Maybe.

Edie Beale Endorses Ron Paul

The revolutionary candidate for today!

Cackling Critics Are Killing Theater

Drubbed dramatist says.

Palestinian Prof Back Up for Tenure?

Columbia’s still conflicted.

My, What Lovely Armpits

Spa makes a big stink.

It Happened Last Week

In a week in which another construction crane fell, everyone seemed to be living like it was their last day.

Dog Days Debate

Do recent headlines point to a high-crime summer?

A Brand News Day

An ex-CNNer goes back to work.

Big Silver

The Triple Crown trophy is waiting on Long Island.

Willie As Billy

Why we love an old-fashioned manager deathwatch.


Spades of Shades

The quintessentially cool summer accessory, including a few styles for guys.

Awesome Little Parks

Five less-crowded playgrounds. Because sometimes Central, Prospect, and Riverside don’t deliver.

The Look Book

"I didn’t like the word fiancé, and I’m not sure about husband yet."

Warmer When Occupied

A former cold-storage warehouse becomes a cozy family home.

But Wait! There’s More!

To clinch condo deals, developers are coming up with sweet incentives.


Santogold Standard

This phenom’s business model is as eclectic as her music. Co-branding with Target? That would be cool.

The Movie Review

Just in time for summer: a perfect road trip. Plus: the morally dizzying Operation Filmmaker.

Seeing Red

Uncensored “red-band” trailers are all the rage these days.

The Classical Music Review

David Byrne attempts to turn a derelict ferry terminal into one immense musical instrument.

The Art Review

David Altmejd’s otherworldly figures create narrative just by standing still.

Settling the Score

Composer Danny Elfman annotates his rollicking finale to Twyla Tharp’s new ballet.

The TV Review

It’s 1976, and CBS’ Swingtown is stoned on Thorazine.

Deranged, Yes. But Are They Certifiable?

Never in the history of television have we seen so many crazy women.

The Approval Matrix: Week of June 9, 2008

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


Objet Trouvé

Bring ’em all to the Natural History museum.


Comments: June 9, 2008

Readers sound off on autism activism, brownstone Brooklyn, and more.

Artifact: Killer Priests

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

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