James J. Cramer on what Wall Street will look like after the great nationalization; one Lehman trader’s experience with sudden-onset poverty; Henry Blodget
on why Merrill didn’t share Lehman’s fate; Financial Times columnist John Gapper on how the city now compares with London, Dubai, and Hong Kong; how Morgan Stanley suffered such a quick reversal of fortune; and more.
On the Cover:Traders at the New York Mercantile Exchange, Tuesday, September 16, 2008. Photograph by Seth Wenig/AP.
It was a weekend house—until I got a letter from the landman, telling me I was living on a huge, untapped source of natural gas. Riches beckoned. How much were my environmental principles really worth?
Uncensored radio and TV host Alexis Stewart couldn’t be more different in demeanor from her mother. Or maybe she’s just giving us a glimpse of what the matriarch really thinks.
How to make the best of a real-estate market whose robustness is, shall we say, tenuous, including the story of 190 Bowery, the greatest steal ever; some handy flowcharts 100 percent guaranteed to solve your home-shopping dilemmas; high-end brokers’ advice on selling in a downturn; a thorough list of bargains in every price range; and a rundown of the Sag Harbor Village fire sale.
Panic at the Philharmonic.
Auction a threat to dealer?
Or so S.I. GOPer insists.
Did LaChapelle show?
Recession specials return.
Plus, call-girl compassion.
As Derek Jeter bade the old Yankee Stadium farewell, Wall Street took a baseball bat to its own.
Everybody loves Mets manager Jerry Manuel. But it doesn’t mean he’ll keep his job.
Meet the third biggest i-bank left standing.
Depression in the best of us.
The first debate is on McCain’s favored ground: foreign affairs—which presents his opponent with a large opportunity.
If the mayor wants to change the term-limits law—and go for a three-peat—the Wall Street crisis provides the perfect opportunity.
Maybe you’ve been working at home for years. Or maybe just since last Monday. Either way, you want a handsome and efficient workspace.
"We sold our cars, quit our jobs, and turned in the keys to our apartments."
One fan’s attempts to land a pair of tickets to the biggest Giants game of the season.
The latest crop of men’s fragrances promise machismo, exoticism, and, of course, sex.
Another new chef hasn’t made Sheridan Square any more exciting.
Stubby pimientos de Padrón are a speciality of Galicia, Spain.
The Food Network OD’d on him. But Mario Batali has moved on, to PBS. And Spain. With Gwyneth.
A Tale of Two Cities: The Musical isn’t quite what Charles Dickens had in mind.
Mandy Patinkin’s circuitous, hairy ride back to Shakespeare.
Andres Serrano’s “Shit” is, yes, crap. Skip it in favor of Neil Campbell, who does more with less.
Yes, the Emmy Awards just happened. But they are so last night. We’re already on to next year’s oversights.
David Foster Wallace, 1962–2008.
Falling in love with TV on the Radio.
Miracle at St. Anna is Spike Lee’s bloody, blunt attack on the whitewashing of WWII.
Sam Rockwell is quickly becoming Hollywood’s go-to for roles that skirt the edge of polite society.
Mickey Rourke’s odd career, reborn with The Wrestler, is curiously familiar.
Wendy and Lucy, Tokyo Sonata, Night and Day, and 'In the Realm of Oshima.'
Crusading publisher Barney Rosset is Obscene in a good way.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
Kings County owns the family fun.
In Italy, a juicy hunk of seasoned, slow-roasted pig with cracklings, served on a roll, is considered fast food.
Readers sound off on the future of book publishing, Sarah Palin, and more.
Findings from the streets, files, and hard drives of New York.
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