Preparing for a possible victory, Obama’s team has two role models in mind for his first year: FDR (positive) and Clinton (negative). By John Heilemann
On the Cover: Photograph by Nigel Parry/CPI Syndication.
For three boys (and their mothers), Billy Elliot is the role of a lifetime. Provided they don’t grow out of it too fast.
More than 50 years ago, Donnie Walsh was a star guard in the Bronx. Now the blunt, jovial general manager is using his vast network in the city and the NBA to bring peace and—it is hoped—victories to a troubled team.
JV footballers sacked by fungicide in Gatorade.
Meier’d in new condos.
“Everything is negative.”
Chest pains shoot up.
Temperatures, leaves, and the stock market all fell last week.
Improv as classroom-survival strategy.
Former Spitzer crusader tries to save New York’s financial system.
As the crash reverberates through the suburbs, husbands and wives negotiate their new futures.
Bill de Blasio’s bid to lead the City Hall opposition.
The Yankees see no choice but to spend their way out of their current predicament.
It’s hot. It’s cold. The most stylish sweatshirts for this in-between season.
“Look Book” watched the last debate with the Young Republican Club.
With another new chef in the kitchen, the food is better, but still inconsistent.
Even if you aren’t participating in the New York City Marathon, why not get into the spirit of the thing?
Vai slipped quietly into its modest space on West 77th, quickly winning fans for its savory pizzettas.
Week of November 3, 2008: The Oak Room, Rouge Tomate, and West Branch.
The new DIY wineries are pushing ahead, DTE (despite the economy).
The frugal traveler’s escape-the-crisis planner.
Apartment buyers don’t feel like they’ve gotten the upper hand—yet.
He plays a comic on 30 Rock and he is a comic, but the similarities end there. Sort of.
What the presidential hopeful might do with his slice of prime-time network TV.
Returning dramas up the emotional ante in lieu of good ideas. Plus, Crusoe and Crash.
How TWA’s swoopy little eagle fits in its giant, generic JetBlue nest.
At London’s big art fair, signs of financial trouble abound. But maybe that’s okay.
Kristin Scott Thomas is gravely beguiling in I’ve Loved You So Long.
Why High School Musical 3: Senior Year just might be scarier than torture porn.
A roundup of international literary superstars.
What Emily Post has in common with Rimbaud.
Daily Show regular, Mac pitchman, movie star, John Hodgman is also a best-selling fake-memoirist.
Period instruments put concertgoers in the world—not just the words—of Don Quixote.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
This garden is still magical.
Ippudo NY expands its offerings with a roster of new soup specials.
This Wednesday, Swich rolls back the prices of its sandwiches to 67 cents.
Readers sound off on Nancy Spungen, Martha Stewart, and more.
Findings from the streets, files, and hard drives of New York.
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