In which we try to hash out the effects of a decade when the notion of authority was turned on its head: Michael Hirschorn on how the hustler became the dominant archetype of the every-man-for-himself, dog-eat-dog era; a timeline of cultural history; our esteemed stable of critics on the defining developments in television, books, film, art, and architecture.
A timeline of the Nets’ bad luck.
Chelsea’s engagement to Marc Mezvinsky ended up being about her (shiksa) assimilation.
Architects mourn Dubai.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Tiger’s real mistake.
An actress with a particular talent for playing male roles.
Even Shepard Fairey’s assistants are appropriated.
Marc Kushner has built a Facebook for architects.
You think a tiny band of verbose old folks couldn’t stand in the way of a nation of 300 million? Meet the U.S. Senate.
Holiday macaroons, sample-sale markdowns, and more.
“I wish I could explain it, but the occult philosophy is very subjective.”
William Poundstone dissects the marketing tricks built into menus.
East of Broadway, above 96th Street, the sleepy blocks near Central Park are being energized.
Can moving to a new neighborhood be the fountain of youth?
Middle Eastern restaurant Tanoreen in Bay Ridge moves to larger premises one block away.
Readers sound off on Pastor Tim Keller, Christianity, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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