As the canine becomes more elaborately anthropomorphized, his animal instincts bred out of him, the question of what a dog is has become more perplexing. And—when he is dying at the vet hospital, and his owner has to calculate how much it is worth to keep him alive—more gut-wrenching as well.
By John Homans
On the Cover: Photograph by Jill Greenberg.
Inside New York’s most infamous juvenile prison, where troubled kids—abused and forgotten— learn to become troubled adults.
Evan Lysacek may wear feathers, but he’s not Johnny Weir. Can his Olympic bid give male figure skating a more “mainstream” reputation?
What are you angriest about?
As president, Obama has walked the walk. But now, with his agenda endangered, he has to learn to talk the talk.
Role model, and foil.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
The tea party’s now in a big tent.
His first book was about the many ways in which the marketing Establishment tormented its cubicle slaves. The second shows that torment can just as easily come from within.
Dancy and Whishaw, heterosexual British actors, sometimes hug.
A new Brooklyn park, retailers pitching in for Haiti, and more.
Ukrainian expat with braces Tetyana Pashchenko.
When two designers realized their apartment used to be Keith Haring’s, they made him the inspiration.
In spite of a few too many heart-stopping dishes, the Breslin Bar & Dining Room is worth the indulgence.
Shrimp Rolls from Luke's Lobster.
Week of February 1, 2010: Bistro de la Gare.
An accidental snack-food success story.
Hot drinks are having a heyday.
At least in one instance: Year-end bonuses gave the lower part of the luxury market a boost.
He lost his job and became a hero to the downtrodden.
A powerful cast animates Arthur Miller's wooden Bridge.
John Lithgow on playing a gossip columnist—and on his own close call with scandal.
Kelly Cutrone spins fashionista ferocity into her own show and a book.
Extraordinary Measures is a heaping and palatable dose of showbiz altruism.
Don DeLillo’s latest brings us as close to pure fictional stasis as we’re ever likely to get.
An author talks (and writes) about meeting and having a child with his actress dream girl.
Canadian expat Noah Bernamoff opens Boerum Hill deli Mile End.
Readers sound off on John Edwards, Casey Johnson, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
Write a Letter to the Editor
Letters may be edited for space and clarity. Please include a daytime phone number.
- Mail to
- New York Media
- 75 Varick Street
- New York, NY 10013