There are fortunes to be made getting celebrities to sit on plush chairs
and exchange money for vodka—and those transactions are often the backdrop for more-complicated interactions whose rules and risks have been exposed
to a great deal of scrutiny thanks to a certain libidinous golfer.
On the Cover: Illustration by Jason Lee. Photograph by Hannah Whitaker/New York Magazine.
When did the Senate become such a lonely, cynical place?
David Simon hates being pegged as angry, but it’s his fury—and passion and empathy—that made The Wire into such transcendent TV. Now, with Treme, he’s moved from postindustrial Baltimore to post-Katrina New Orleans, his irascibility very much intact.
The Yotel chain recently announced plans to open an outpost in Times Square.
Thirty years ago, CNN, now in decline, was as revolutionary as Google. It had a pretty good run.
The lonely mayor.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Obama is drilling for political gold.
The fashion writer and social fixture has taken note of the behavior while hanging with a high-profile set of women.
“It’s like, ‘Let’s give everyone tequila and then try to have this serious debate.’ It just makes no sense.”
Sipping soda with the bratty, poppy punkers as they prepare for their Broadway debut.
Bold PVC peacoats, a neon subway poster, and more new stuff in New York stores.
"I’m from south Texas, on the border of Mexico."
Two bistros meet the enduring demand for nourishing stews in neighborly settings.
The calendar says spring, but the Greenmarket isn’t quite there yet.
Week of April 12, 2010: Má Pêche, Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, and Terroir Tribeca.
With a new Gowanus bakeshop, pie is on the rise (again).
The spring tripper’s guide to maximizing every last vacation day.
Privacy? How old-fashioned. These days, intrabuilding gossip can go global.
I scored the publishing coup of the decade: his final book. And then I blew it.
The curious influences of Florence + the Machine.
Broadway’s been very good to Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub. So why not go back?
A theater critic and an art critic debate a play about Mark Rothko.
The history of the vocoder, cryptography’s top-secret funk machine.
Michel Gondry’s heartrending family documentary. Plus, some mighty dull Titans.
Your breakfast options have just gotten considerably more interesting.
Readers sound off on Lady Gaga, an Obama slideshow, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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