Our annual guide to the city’s worthiest achievements in food, stuff, free-time diversions, home fixes, kid things, and ways to look and feel better. If you’ve ever tried to find boxer-briefs for less than $5, sought the gooiest dessert in the city, or wanted the authoritative answer to where to get your needs and desires met, solutions await inside.
On the Cover: Art by KAWS for New York Magazine. Copyright KAWS 2009. Courtesy of Gering & López Gallery, New York.
How Citi CEO Vikram Pandit finally reached the top— just in time to see the financial system, Citigroup, and all his dreams come crashing down.
The complex bond between the Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle and his sensitive fans.
One hundred spenders surveyed in Union Square.
Can Timothy Dolan solve the looming crises of the New York church?
Why recession isn’t good for art.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Obama and the new age of candor.
The Sports Museum of America closed last week after months of financial struggle.
Leading the charge against City Hall’s massive garbage-truck plan.
Julia Stiles took her school-reform ideas directly to chancellor Joel Klein.
Sarah Horne talked to the Today show co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.
The Metropolitan Opera has collateralized the giant Chagalls in its lobby.
A 25-year-old marketing strategist intent on cataloguing scenesters around the world.
When Governor Spitzer resigned a year ago, he left a bloated budget—and, worse, a successor who hasn’t proved he’s up to the job.
Thanks to sex and a comic book (Watchmen), the actor is about to blow up.
Making the Watchmen’s New York.
Some notable comic-book locations.
Top comic-book minds pick New York’s finest.
Alex Robinson is a classic New York funny-book fan.
Zack Snyder’s Watchmen is as faithful an adaptation as a fanboy could want.
MoMA’s Martin Kippenberger retrospective takes him back from the academics.
The Broadway legend spoke to Katie Charles about her London childhood.
He’s doing two shows at once, playing the dad in August: Osage County and an old veteran in Heroes.
The Defibulators make country music without irony. Or do they?
John Wray makes literary failure look like fun. Let’s see what he can do with success.
Starz gets into the sitcom biz with two takes on L.A. self-loathing.
Over its seven-decade existence, Minetta Tavern has attracted fighters, Beat writers, and curious tourists.
Readers write songs about Bernie Madoff and sound off on Bob Kerrey.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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