Where will our suddenly iconic First Lady come to fit in the pantheon of powerful women? Joseph O’Neill, Edwidge Danticat, Jennifer Senior, Caitlin Flanagan, Thomas Mallon, and others on the meaning of a new American symbol.
On the Cover: Illustration by Gluekit for New York Magazine
The biotech entrepreneur, friend of Martha Stewart, and “Page Six” regular spent ﬁve years in jail on insider-trading charges. Did prison change him? Not really. Does he feel vindicated? Absolutely.
In the fifties, with West Side Story and Gypsy, Arthur Laurents made theatrical history. Later he became famous for his lacerating tongue. At 91, both he and it are having a comeback.
As their once firm prices dip, is the notion of blue chips defunct?
It’s impossible to legislate weirdness, which is a sad thing for the city’s architectural heritage.
Science comes down on the side of the cougar.
Our roundup of news from all five boroughs.
New Yorkers’ excess of recession depression.
When a Brooklyn woman went into labor in the back of a cab, firefighter Severino Genovese got the call.
The designer and his near-constant companion on 47 years of partnership.
“Jeffrey Robbins” strikes again.
The Friends of the High Line are determined we don’t lose interest in it.
Jason Segel and Paul Rudd on male-bonding and body stockings.
Liz Smith is ready to leave the dinosaur media behind her.
Joe Ahearn thinks most New York concerts are overproduced and exclusive.
The Mets are in for it this year. If they don’t win big, the team’s essential fallacy will really be exposed.
An electric bike, neon fashion, and more.
“My hair grows fast, so I grow it out when I’m off duty. I’ve been doing it this way for five years.”
Braeburn is a simple restaurant for simple times.
Unstintingly nutritious, not to mention cheap and delicious—what’s not to love about beans?
Saving money by bringing lunch does not have to feel like a punishment.
Week of March 23, 2009: Kesté Pizza & Vino, Sora Lella, and Num Pang.
The fiscal argument for ditching your vehicle has never been stronger.
Susan Sarandon returns to Broadway for a challenge—and isn’t disappointed.
Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston makes desperation riveting.
The latest British MySpace phenom is proving that pop and personality are not antithetical.
Paul Rudd and Jason Segel redeem the bro-comedy in the hilariously inverted I Love You, Man.
How Steve McQueen (the British one) jumped from the art world to Hunger.
Jessye Norman’s tribute to African-American music.
Some art-boom heroes (Lisa Yuskavage) feel suddenly dated. Others (Rudolf Stingel) are perfectly present.
Wells Tower’s beautiful stories about gut-wrenching violence.
Northern Queens’s most famous homeless person was making his commute between his two homes.
Ed Raven gives imported beers a proper retail showcase at Brouwerij Lane.
Readers sound off on "Best of New York," Vikram Pandit, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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