David Paterson—the good-timin’, confrontation-averse, never particularly hardworking governor—may have to get a personality transplant if he is going to successfully navigate New York through these troubled economic waters. By Geoffrey Gray
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Street food done to a Tuscan turn.
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Compass has redesigned itself for the third time and emerged looking good.
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In this economy, a signed contract doesn’t mean the haggling is over.
One man’s vandalism is another’s political art. Just ask Poster Boy, the Matisse of subway-ad mash-ups.
The Great Depression 1.0 inspired tremendous works of art. There’s no reason to expect that the Great Depression 2.0 won’t do the same.
Never mind Daniel Radcliffe: It turns out that Equus itself is a pretty lame old nag.
Demme's Rachel Getting Married spins gold out of the very bleak.
Oscar season is under way, which means it’s time to be either blown away or underwhelmed.
Author Richard Russo, director Sam Mendes, and actor Philip Seymour Hoffman remember.
The wonder and terror of Google.
Martha Rosler, like too many artists, can’t move beyond the easy arguments of her youth.
A category-defying downtown club turns ten.
Performers too young to have known Bernstein see his music afresh.
The Mentalist floats (or sinks) on the charms of its star, Simon Baker.
Californication’s strangely well-adjusted Madeleine Martin.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
Food Network Fest goes family.
In The Wine Snob’s Dictionary, David Kamp and David Lynch skewer the world of winespeak.
Readers sound off on influential New Yorkers, yuppies, and more.
Findings from the streets, files, and hard drives of New York.
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