A tenet of the president’s campaign was that rationality would ultimately break down the divisions that separate us. But while there may
not really be red or blue states, there are states of reason and states of emotion. And in American politics there is a war between those states as old as the country itself. By Philip Weiss
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If anyone can repair the church’s image, it’s Timothy Dolan. Except there are only so many nice ways to say no.
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Barbra Streisand returns to the Vanguard and the material that made her.
Mapping the future floodwaters.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Jim Carroll outlived his own gorgeous myth.
A disappointing primary night for the former—and still just possibly future—public advocate.
“Hey Bruce!” Joy Behar calls out to Bruce Willis. “How are you, kid?”
Jean-Georges Vongerichten wanted his son to be a lawyer. But at 27, Cedric just took over the kitchen at Perry St.
The High Line of Poughkeepsie, Tommy Hilfiger's new flagship, and more.
“I sort of have a Napoleon complex— I think I’m bigger than I am.”
Fort Defiance delivers on all its café-bar promises.
This heirloom broccoli-rabe variety has a cult following in California.
“When people hear ‘Orwasher’s,’ they think rye,” says Keith Cohen.
Week of September 28, 2009: Ardesia.
Lately, beer gardens have been proliferating faster than wine bars.
The Whitney’s welcome retrospective rescues Georgia O’Keeffe from sex and flowers.
With The Invention of Lying, Ricky Gervais imagines a world without guile or faith.
On September 25, the New York Film Festival opens in France, then closes October 11 in Spain.
David Byrne adds bike evangelist to his eclectic résumé.
A Brooklyn label so retro it releases cassettes.
For The Anthologist, a novel about a poet, Nicholson Baker found his narrator’s voice by singing to himself.
Male dysfunction on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Californication, and Dexter.
Jim Parsons is TV’s leading nerd.
What’s remarkable about Michael White is that the man can’t stop topping himself.
Readers sound off on Neil Patrick Harris, marijuana laws, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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