Of all the villains to emerge in the financial crisis, none has been quite so reviled as Lehman Brothers CEO Dick Fuld. His is the only firm the government didn’t try to rescue, and that leaves him—as he shuttles between his lonely, makeshift office and Greenwich, Connecticut, mansion—full of rage and bewilderment. By Steve Fishman
On the Cover: Illustration by Gluekit.
For showbiz’s ultimate survivor, life has been one hell of a cabaret. But it’s marvelous all the same.
For an undocumented family, life in a sanctuary city is feeling less safe all the time.
He’s paid for the theater.
There’s a boom in need.
City blots it out.
The city was feeling anything but lighter than air.
How’s the downturn hitting the 175,000 New Yorkers who make at least part of their living from gratuities?
Brett Favre has been the shiny object that has kept New York sports fans occupied.
Why hitch your sense of well-being to the twitches of a market indicator you can do nothing about?
A numeric summary of our troubled times.
Daniel Libeskind has unveiled a proposal for his first New York building.
Where to put your money—or some of it, anyway—in 2009.
Here, $213 worth of eleventh-hour presents found last week at a Duane Reade, a Walgreens, and a CVS.
These three micro–shopping districts remain blissfully unpicked-over.
New plan: Spend all your money today instead of losing it tomorrow on the stock market.
There are at least eight, actually.
"The real Buddhist meditation is very complex, but the action is mainly to sit and let."
Char No. 4 is a welcome addition to the city’s ever-growing roster of barbecue joints.
Once you’re done with pumpkin carving and pie baking, you’re left with the seeds.
Week of December 8, 2008: Shang, L’Artusi, Baoguette, Fishtail by David Burke, and Zibetto Espresso Bar.
A trio of New York chefs share their personal food-as-gift strategies.
As apartments go empty, good tenants get better freebies.
First The Sopranos. Then The Wire. Why you might be suffering from Quality Show Fatigue.
This is our guide to the very best in indie culture.
Golden Animals fled Williamsburg for L.A.’s bluesier pastures. Will Brooklyn welcome them back?
Frost/Nixon’s iconic TV moment seems quaint after Couric/Palin. Plus: Cadillac Records hits its groove.
Steven Soderbergh’s four-hour-plus epic Che opens briefly next week for Oscar consideration.
In Dividing the Estate, Horton Foote takes the southern family drama out for one more spin.
The emphasis is on the female leads in this revival of the Rodgers and Hart classic.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
Kids make their own instruments.
Is Sunday supper the new Sunday brunch?
Readers sound off on urban loneliness, Bellevue Hospital, and more.
Findings from the streets, files, and hard drives of New York.
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