The lead-up to the Academy Awards has many of the dynamics of a presidential race (if the entire race took place in a town of about 5,700 people), complete with primaries, insurgencies, make-it-or-break-it speeches,
nervous handlers, and cash. And, just like campaigns where something actually important is at stake, nothing matters more than hammering a clear narrative into the minds of the few undecided voters who can sway the election. By Mark Harris
On the Cover: Photographs by Brigitte Lacombe for New York Magazine.
The founding fathers saw this coming, but the walls they erected to contain the mob may no longer hold.
For NY1’s Dominic Carter, just out of jail for abusing his wife, the past is gruesome prologue.
The city’s water comes from the largest unfiltered system in the country thanks to pristine sources upstate. But for how long?
Obscure, unpopular sports will never change the world.
The “unit cohesion” fable.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Ford-driving plutocrats jump Chuck’s wagon.
They were a couple when they wrote Passing Strange, but split up before it got to Broadway.
Shaquille O’Neal is curating “Size DOES Matter” at the Flag Art Foundation in Chelsea.
An uptown store with an odd name, more room for men at Hermès, and more.
Tipsy Parson, the latest entry in the southern-fried restaurant craze, lacks sizzle.
Chef Neil Ferguson tempers the black radish’s characteristic bite in a rich, creamy gratin.
Bklyn Larder launches a line of in-house sweets.
Week of February 15, 2010: Bistro Vendôme.
An old food gets a new stage.
With new developments pulling in a younger, hipper crowd, Hell’s Kitchen now belies its name.
The delectable charm and erotic pleasure of Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman.
In Tino Sehgal’s work, the viewer gains unexpected power.
Alison Pill on playing Annie Sullivan–fiercely.
Is ChatRoulette the future of the Internet or its distant past?
As Lost enters its final season, a fan worries she’s lost her faith.
What is it about a celebrity chef slumming it that makes otherwise savvy diners lose their minds?
Readers sound off on beef jerky, werewolves, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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