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May 10, 2010 Issue

Cover Story

Home Design 2010: The New Old

Manifestations of the present desire to simultaneously nostalgize and revolutionize the good old days: an updated Victorian dwelling emblematized by olive oil in a glass skull; formality amid the meatpacking district’s seventies revivals; an airy country cabin hidden in brownstone Brooklyn; a hot-purple Versailles; the worn-in comfort of the British countryside brought down to urban dimensions. By Wendy Goodman
On the Cover: The Louisa settee from Anthropologie. Photograph by Hannah Whitaker/New York Magazine.

Features

Colossus

Jean Nouvel’s Tower Verre was going to be the biggest thing to hit the midtown skyline since the Empire State Building. Then the city told him to chop off 200 feet. Scoffs the French architect: Why is Manhattan, of all places, afraid of heights?

Bedbugs in the Duvet

An infestation on the Upper East Side.

Intelligencer

Manorexic Mannequins

Next month, the British mannequin maker Rootstein debuts their latest male form—the “Homme Nouveau.”

Yankee Fans vs. Javier

Might subjection to extravagant public hatred not be conducive to peak athletic performance?

Tweet and Eat

But some find it unappetizing.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

Homeless Rent Hikes

New city policy.

152 Minutes With Hanson

The brothers are dads now, still selling out shows in New York.

The Envelope Please

Sylvia Miles, famous ex-Warhol actress, is hungry.

Columns

Which Street Are You On?

Why are Chuck Schumer and Mike Bloomberg so heated over financial regulation?

Strategist

The Best Bet

The undulating Cyclone Lounger, everyday modern appropriations, and more.

The Restaurant Review

At ABC Kitchen, Jean-Georges takes local-and-seasonal dining to a higher plane.

In Season Receipe

Slender stalks of local asparagus are appearing at Greenmarket stands and on restaurant menus everywhere.

Restaurant Openings

Week of May 10, 2010: Fornino Park Slope and Diablo Royale Este.

The Urban Forager: Bottle Service

Tuscan olive oil flows into town via an upstate dairy farm.

Behind the Menu: Deconstructing the Hundred-Layer Lasagne

"It’s really, really simple,” says Mark Ladner about his hundred-layer lasagna.

Culture

Internet Killed the MTV Star

A new breed of director is taking the music video in audacious directions.

The YouTube Generation

A passel of renegades try to out-Gondry Gondry.

The Art Review

The Met’s enormous show of its own collection is short on Cubism—which, in a way, is a blessing.

The Theater Review

The last seven Tony contenders storm Broadway.

Man in the Black Hat

Gregory Itzin moves his folksy evil from 24 to Broadway.

The Movie Review

Iron Man 2 pits Robert Downey Jr. against Mickey Rourke, with crazy-good results.

Irony Man: Garry Shandling

One of our nation’s comic treasures has been missing in action.

Panel Discussion

Daniel Clowes covers cartoon history in one graphic novel.

Agenda

Farm to Table

The Queens County Farm Museum kicks off its Dinner on the Farm series with supper-club chef Tamara Reynolds.

Departments

Comments: Week of May 10, 2010

Readers sound off on Sarah Palin, Eva Mosko­witz, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of May 10, 2010

Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.

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