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Sin taxes, nanny politics, and the illogic of trying to govern by what’s best for us.
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How Schiller became a sure thing.
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Kanye West attended eight shows during Fashion Week.
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Local wines, Housing Works Tribeca, and more.
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David Burke’s Fishtail sinks in its own goofiness, while the Oak Room simply fails.
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Week of March 2, 2009: Farinella and White Slab Palace.
Five gut-busting dishes to see you through the last days of winter.
A purple piano, a latex sofa, and a Ronald McDonald head make for a classic-kitschy mash-up.
New York’s restaurant critic sits down with his brother Oliver, now hoofing in Guys and Dolls.
Jane Fonda returns to the stage, radical and chic.
A classic political farce gets a reboot.
The Story of My Life doesn’t take the easy road, and isn’t up to the tough one.
Two architects offer far more than lip service to affordable housing.
A luminous Gretchen Mol saves An American Affair. Too bad she wasn’t available for Crossing Over.
M. Ward is indie rock’s great bashful hope.
Thelonious Monk’s landmark 1959 concert at Town Hall lives again through Jason Moran.
Last spring, David Byrne came to a bittersweet realization.
With a new kiosk from Porto Rico, Essex Street Market gets its first bona fide coffee shop.
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