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April 27, 2009 Issue

Cover Story

The Rage of the Rich

Bonus-bashing and tax-hiking have left the privileged classes fuming, but their fury—in its candor and explicit exceptionalism— may have started the first frank conversation about money this town has had in years. By Gabriel Sherman
Plus:The Political Art of Anger Management
Has Andrew Cuomo ridden the populist wave so skillfully that he is, for all practical purposes, already the governor of New York? By Chris Smith
On the Cover: Photograph by Hannah Whitaker/New York Magazine.


Dolly or Bust

To understand Broadway’s newest composer, you have to start in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. But that’s not where you’ll really find her.

The Lost Skyline

Casualties of a building boom that got ahead of itself.


Where the Jobs Are

Unemployment in the city is at 8.1 percent, the highest it’s been in six years.

Staying the King

Governor Paterson’s backroom plan to get back in his party’s good graces.

God’s Will in Hard Times

Joel Osteen’s up at bat.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

Life Worth Living

Susan Boyle’s dreams.

Grey Gardens, Before the Maysles

"I had seen a small article about an eviction notice for Jackie Kennedy’s relatives."

55 Minutes With ?uestlove

The Roots (and Jimmy Fallon) bandleader is in search of a nap, and maybe an apartment in the city.

Hobbled Hutton

Lauren Hutton is determined to be at this year’s Costume Institute ball at the Met.

White Collared TV

Larry Levine, who advises white-collar criminals, isn’t afraid of publicity.

Back and Forth

We spoke to Serena Williams and Selita Ebanks at the spring dance for Friends of New Yorkers for Children.

Scattershot Talent

Rebecca Schiffman released her newest album on iTunes, and is painting eBay listings.


Best Bets

A new discount fashion site, sweet solar lighting, and more.

The Look Book

“There’s a site called Mixi with 190 Japanese parents from Brooklyn. We meet in the basement of the public library and sing Japanese songs.”

Wild Blue Yonder

How a bold palette choice turned an apartment conversion into an artistic statement.

The Underground Gourmet

Sorella is a particularly bright spot on the Lower East Side.

In Season

Tropical fruit like mango is a tangy bridge between winter’s citrus and the berries of spring.

The Messiah Hails From Portland

Stumptown’s Duane Sorenson has come to save you (and the rest of New York) from inferior house brew.

Selling While Selling

Nobody’s looking at your condo building? Open a pop-up store in one of the apartments.


Laughter in the Dark

Bill Irwin and Nathan Lane on their long wait to play Godot.

Stephen Petronio’s Salty Pas de Deux

“I’m done with the image of how I used to dance,” says choreographer Stephen Petronio.

Influences: Michael Caine

In Is Anybody There?, he plays a magician who befriends a kid by reminiscing about his improbable life.

The Movie Review

James Toback’s documentary on disgraced boxer Mike Tyson is a knockout.

How to Make Good ’n’ Cheesy Pop

Four rock stars enter a recording studio and emerge as Tinted Windows.

The Classical Music Review

Terry Riley’s In C, the founding work of minimalism, finally makes it to Carnegie Hall.

What Does Goo Mean to You?

We asked passersby for their interpretations of Marilyn Minter's Green Pink Caviar.

The Book Review

Dave Cullen examines how we process inexplicable tragedy.


Hot Cookie

As every Mallomar lunatic knows, April is the cruelest month.


Comments: Week of April 27, 2009

Readers share their stories of their early days in New York.

Correction: April 20 Crossword Solution

This is a correct version of the solution to last week’s crossword puzzle.

The Approval Matrix: Week of April 27, 2009

Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.

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