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August 9, 2010 Issue

Cover Story

The Cuomo Family Business

Andrew Cuomo grew up in the shadow of his distant, cerebral father, and became his enforcer to get close to him. Now poised to become the second Governor Cuomo, he hopes he’s finally perfected the balance between Mario’s intellectualism and his own aggression. By Steve Fishman
On the Cover: Mario and Andrew Cuomo. Photo-illustration by Josue Evilla for New York Magazine.


Justin Bieber Can Hear Them Scream

Inside the bubble with the 16-year-old sensation, as the fans start closing in.

An Arboreal Census of Central Park

A year after the devastating storm.

The Ke$ha-Loving, Command-Defying Army Auteur

Generation YouTube at war.


The Fed Hunt

A field guide to what the Feds are hunting.

The Allure of the Bad Seed

Why is a boy a more compelling killer than his mother?

Propaganda Revisited

The making of a Nazi film.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

A Tanifesto

Bronzed rebellion.

58 Minutes With  Alexandra Lebenthal

The novelist and Wall Street insider at the Regency for breakfast.


True Compass

With a bold position on Afghanistan, John Kerry could rightly claim Ted Kennedy’s mantle.


Best Bets

A Plexiglas cactus chair, a new denim store in Greenpoint, and more.

The Look Book

"People will comment when I’m walking down the street, 'You look like an idiot.'”

Factory Life

Wherein the owner eats, sleeps, throws dinner parties, and manufactures bespoke wallpaper.

The Restaurant Review

A pair of veteran chefs succeed with wildly different versions of down-home cooking.

In Season

It is hard to rival zucchini’s midsummer dominance.

Indie Bookstores Rising

Against all odds, a small army of neighborhood bookshops has arrived.


Country in the City

Rosanne Cash followed her father to New York—and stuck around.

A Grand Tour

My favorite paintings in New York, in no particular order.

The Architecture Review

How do you renovate the United Nations? Diplomatically.

The Movie Review

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is the coolest movie ever … at least for the first half-hour.

His Pet Sound

Beach Boy Brian Wilson takes on his musical hero, George Gershwin.


Marcus Samuelsson Makes a Top Chef Dinner at August

The chef, who cooked for Obama last week, is throwing a party!


Comments: Week of August 9, 2010

Readers sound off on James Franco, Charlie Rangel, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of August 9, 2010

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

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