In his annual selection of the city’s finest restaurants—from big-plate Italian to cut-rate Asian to “recession gourmet”—our critic realizes that chefs may have been the first to know we’d be needing comfort food. Plus: Lists of the best cocktails, best cheap meals, most unjustly unheralded chefs, and least-necessary trends in town.
Tony Blair was both Britain’s Obama, transforming its politics, and Britain’s Bush, prosecuting a deeply unpopular war. But at Yale last semester, as he moved into his afterlife, he seemed oddly unencumbered by his past.
Since August, 33,000 New Yorkers have lost their jobs. Here are seven recent casualties.
MTV’s heightened reality spinoff, The City, is coming to New York, giving a new collection of young, beautiful people the chance to become the next collection of young, beautiful things.
The GOP's challenger steps up.
High art-world anxiety.
Don't knock him out.
'Mine could whip Disney's!'
Big pharma tell-all.
Here's to the ladies who lash!
As Barack Obama flashed his six-pack on the beaches of Hawaii, others indulged their own escapist fantasies.
The longer the Hillary-seat suspense goes on, the likelier the state is to win.
A numeric summary of our troubled times.
City charities are getting a lump of coal in their stockings right when they’re needed most.
They’re still flowing on Wall Street. But they won’t buy bubbly.
Why the current president is rooting for the next one.
Warm, dry, stylish boot options.
Three new owner-operated men’s boutiques test the waters, despite the economy.
Beer and a bouquet: $10.
"I’ve done a few photo shoots with small children, and I put them in high heels and wigs."
With two new venues opening this winter, New York has more options than ever. Ten rinks assessed.
Buyers who signed on before the economy tanked want out.
Michael Shannon gave two riveting, dead-on performances in 2008.
The superb, animated Waltz With Bashir makes war feverishly real. Plus, gentleman Nazi Tom Cruise.
Tom Cruise is the latest in a long line of ocular accessorizers.
Robert Giroux’s life reminds us that great publishing needs quiet rebels (and taste).
Rob Corddry’s new Web series, Childrens’ Hospital is currently up on theWB.com.
The museum’s Pipilotti Rist show cheekily feminizes a bastion of masculinity.
How does a museum acquire art that vanishes the moment it’s made?
New York-based gay magazines are thriving.
Richard Greenberg on reworking his breakout play.
In a new book, David Denby rages against mean-spirited humor but misses the point.
For fans of Jim James and My Morning Jacket—set to rock the Garden on the 31st—it will be.
Jim Lahey endeavors to leave his dough-driven mark on Co.
Start the new year chewing.
Readers list their reasons to love New York.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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