A thorough summary of the last twelve months’ most distinguished efforts in the fields of film, theater, art, TV, architecture , books, pop, and classical. Plus: a look at the year’s worst work, a survey of the city’s cultural big shots, and a mega–Approval Matrix to catch everything that fell through the cracks.
On the Cover: Photograph by Brigitte Lacombe.
More women are drinking, and the women who drink are drinking more, in some cases matching their male peers. This is the kind of equality nobody was fighting for.
In the bleakest stock market of the past 70 years, when hedge funds and 401(k)s alike have cratered, few people are smiling. But short-seller Jim Chanos, whose fund is up 50 percent, is having the time of his life.
He saw a Senate seat and explained why not.
Appoint her, or she’ll run.
Flea, fly, flow!
Visits Lowe’s “meth lab.”
ROTC back at Columbia?
But no objection.
Some New Yorkers still found reason to celebrate.
They always knew the economy would collapse. What do they think will happen next?
How Random House is like General Motors.
What do conscientious parents do when even “organic” toys are revealed to be a bit toxic?
A numeric summary of our troubled times.
Stuck in traffic with a NASCAR star.
Tom Coughlin is the toast of the NFL, but what is he doing that’s different from two seasons ago?
Kristen Schaal has some unforgettable ideas for her next holiday party.
We dropped in on this year’s Lebowski Fest to see what the Jesuses, nihilists, and Dudes had to say.
Some phone time and a little paperwork can bring lost causes to sweet resolution.
A new Brooklyn restaurant puts an unlikely destination on the culinary map.
The strong flavor of mature ginger is most often associated with Christmastime gingerbread.
Some great new things to eat.
On the café-lined streets of the West Village, Starbucks is suddenly the underdog.
Week of December 15, 2008: Kefi, Brookvin, and Bar Breton.
But not till you do: Almost nobody’s buying from floor plans anymore.
Holiday events for kids in New York City.
The City Bakery’s newly launched “It’s a Bad Economy Beer Menu” runs from 4 to 8 p.m.
Readers sound off on Dick Fuld, Quality Show Fatigue, and more.
Findings from the streets, files, and hard drives of New York.
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