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.
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?
An infestation on the Upper East Side.
Next month, the British mannequin maker Rootstein debuts their latest male form—the “Homme Nouveau.”
Might subjection to extravagant public hatred not be conducive to peak athletic performance?
But some find it unappetizing.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
New city policy.
The brothers are dads now, still selling out shows in New York.
Sylvia Miles, famous ex-Warhol actress, is hungry.
Why are Chuck Schumer and Mike Bloomberg so heated over financial regulation?
The undulating Cyclone Lounger, everyday modern appropriations, and more.
At ABC Kitchen, Jean-Georges takes local-and-seasonal dining to a higher plane.
Slender stalks of local asparagus are appearing at Greenmarket stands and on restaurant menus everywhere.
Week of May 10, 2010: Fornino Park Slope and Diablo Royale Este.
Tuscan olive oil flows into town via an upstate dairy farm.
"It’s really, really simple,” says Mark Ladner about his hundred-layer lasagna.
A new breed of director is taking the music video in audacious directions.
A passel of renegades try to out-Gondry Gondry.
The Met’s enormous show of its own collection is short on Cubism—which, in a way, is a blessing.
The last seven Tony contenders storm Broadway.
Gregory Itzin moves his folksy evil from 24 to Broadway.
Iron Man 2 pits Robert Downey Jr. against Mickey Rourke, with crazy-good results.
One of our nation’s comic treasures has been missing in action.
Daniel Clowes covers cartoon history in one graphic novel.
The Queens County Farm Museum kicks off its Dinner on the Farm series with supper-club chef Tamara Reynolds.
Readers sound off on Sarah Palin, Eva Moskowitz, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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