Twitter, Adderall, lifehacking, mindful jogging, power browsing, Obama’s BlackBerry, and the benefits of overstimulation. By Sam Anderson
Janette Sadik-Khan, the city’s Transportation commissioner, manages to be equal parts Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses. As she prepares to close swaths of Broadway to cars next week, she is igniting a peculiar new culture war—over the role of the automobile in New York.
On the eve of the Met’s giant retrospective, a critic asks: Was Francis Bacon really the greatest painter of the twentieth century, or just a fascinating mess?
Construction is under way at ground zero—but not much of it.
Does the Hollywood billionaire really want to own (much less fix) the newspaper of record?
Victim or accomplice?
Why 60 percent of Twitterers quit.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
It’s springtime, and the lanky native New Yorker hits the park, supposedly trying to stay incognito.
The rapper reports to a Georgia prison on May 26 to serve a yearlong sentence.
Jada Yuan talked to Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel about not playing each other’s love interests.
Steven Soderbergh hired film critic Glenn Kenny to play the owner of a website that rates escorts.
Nyle’s remake of a Lil Wayne track received over 500,000 hits after he posted it online last month.
The city has not elected a Democratic mayor in twenty years, and this year’s candidates have an uphill fight. Why can’t the party rise again?
Fly sneakers, free bike rides, and more.
“I’m an extreme bohemian. I barter for room and board with my roommate.”
At Seasonal, a taste of Vienna with a modern spin.
There may be no better way to pique an appetite than with a mildly sharp breakfast radish.
De Niro dishes on his supporting role.
Open-house traffic is perking up. But is anyone actually buying?
The discriminating imbiber’s handbook.
New album, new marriage, new life. But all she really wants to do is cook.
Reality rules, even on the beach.
The Guggenheim celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright.
Screaming Females lead a DIY punk movement in (say what?) New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Christian Bale is one humorless savior in Terminator Salvation. Where’s Arnie when you need him?
The Australian actor, now making his marquee debut in Terminator Salvation, spoke with Logan Hill.
It’s time to reconsider Camembert, that old cocktail-party stalwart.
Readers sound off on teen pregnancy, Selena Roberts, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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