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June 16, 2008 Issue

Cover Story

Best Doctors 2008

Our annual list of the area’s top physicians as selected by their peers.
See Also:
Listening to Hypochondria
Would You Want to Know If You Carried a Mutant Gene?
Who Still Dies of AIDS, and Why
Six Medical-Ethics Dilemmas, Examined


I’m Not Totally Sure We Can

Ten November scenarios to give an Obama supporter agita.


Love Supreme for Carrie Bradshaw

Black robes meet Manolos.

Equanimity Training for Equinox Rage

Gym teaches instructors to calm clients. You go, girl!

Rushdie’s Love Lines

Borrowed from an Italian stallion.

Frumpy Fey Loves Capri Pants

She’s too old for shorts.

Greasy-Spoon Crisis Grips W. Village

It’s getting haut.

Wait-List Winners Create College Chaos

Trading up, down the line.

It Happened Last Week

As the price of smokes shot through the $10 barrier last week, even nonsmokers were fired up.


YSL and the idea of dangerous luxury.

The Unsmokables

Higher cigarette taxes mean more bootlegging.

The Builders

The sixteen people who’ve died this year in the building of a new New York.


One Father's List

Derrick Mize, head buyer for the New York Wine Co., picks what he wants for Father’s Day.

The Look Book

"Since the minute he was born, he was always running around and we couldn’t find him."

The End of Grease

Picking a household cleaner at the market can be like sorting through paint samples at the hardware store.

The Underground Gourmet

Three quirky new joints attempt to redefine the Brooklyn pie-eating experience.

In Season

Plump and firm-fleshed, fluke, or summer flounder, caught off Long Island are at their best right now.

Insatiable Critic

There is no mule tethered to a lamppost out front of Hundred Acres.

Restaurant Openings

Week of June 16, 2008: Talay and Shalizar.

Fill ’Er Up

If you need a reason to get over your anti-boxed-wine bias, here it is.

Union Square Meat Market

The farmers’ market: It’s not just for veggies anymore.

The Very Leggy Summer

They’re tiny (on women) and just ubiquitous (on men). A season of shorts has begun.

How to Buy a European Castle

And make your pal’s Bridgehampton house look like a whole bunch of nothing.


The Falls Guy

Olafur Eliasson has seduced Mike Bloomberg with a spectacle to rival The Gates.

The Movie Review

Adam Sandler makes his Jewish mother proud. Meanwhile, Werner Herzog tries to avoid penguins.

On Deck: June Releases

Persepolis, 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days, Be Kind, Rewind, and more.

The Theater Review

Would half as much Neil LaBute be twice as good?

Improbable Broadway Musicals: The Quiz!

Can you tell which of the musicals described below are really in development?

A Punk in Exile

Tod A. lit out for parts unknown when W. was reelected—and made an album of his journeys.

The Approval Matrix: Week of June 16, 2008

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



New Yorkers’ feathered friend, not foe.


Comments: June 16, 2008

Readers sound off on what they had for breakfast, the return of Aaron Brown, and more.

Artifact: The Last Cigarette

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

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