Meeting the folks with whom you’ll be
spending your free time post–Labor Day: Josh Brolin backs into two turns as a leading man; Hong Kong cinema superstar Maggie Q goes (relatively) small-time with a CW action series; Pee-wee Herman comes to Broadway directly from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally; and much, much more.
On the Cover: Photograph by Peggy Sirota for New York Magazine.
The imbroglio over the ground-zero mosque, like all New York stories, is about the clashing dreams of ordinary folks—and, of course, real estate.
Are Barnes & Noble founder Len Riggio and his nemesis Ron Burkle the only people in America who still want to own a mega-bookstore?
The former enfant terrible is out to save U.S. tennis, beat his brother at his own game (again), and, maybe this time, cool it with the tantrums.
How Con Ed has managed—as of press time!—to keep us juiced.
Downgrading the too-easy grading of city schools, and what that means for Bloomberg’s reform.
Why try to edit Obama?
Our roundup of news from around the city.
The failed mayor who gave rise to Bloomberg’s success.
The editor of the National Enquirer has little use for the fake celebrity world of Us Weekly and OK!
Next up for the classically trained chef: American food without boundaries.
Eataly promises New Yorkers the most exciting, delicious, illuminating food-shopping experience.
What’s an osteria? We’re about to find out.
Cheapish eats we’ve got our eyes on.
Browse 100 retailers’ top picks of the season.
Barneys takes Brooklyn, Moncler plants a flagship, and nineteen more promising new shops.
When and where to find the season’s transient storefronts.
Josh Brolin takes off his shirt and breaks Woody Allen’s contractions.
Maggie Q, star of the CW’s Nikita, is about to knock your socks off.
Pee-wee Herman comes to Broadway, and Paul Reubens moves (cautiously) back into the spotlight.
Historian Sean Wilentz claims Bob Dylan as one of his own.
Don’t be fooled by the veneer of friendly nostalgia. Edward Hopper was ahead of his—and our—time.
Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes finds true happiness as a soul-singing tranny.
The Met’s new high-tech production is almost as monumental as Wagner’s Ring cycle itself.
Its new offshoot, the lighter, brighter Peels, will debut on a highly visible Bowery corner.
Readers sound off on Katie Holmes, Johnny Weir, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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