Observers wondered if The Daily Show would suffer in the presumably
less mockable Obama era. But Jon Stewart’s genius is that he’s not really out to make partisan arguments—he’s out to eviscerate a
political-media complex that prospers no matter who’s in charge. Watching his show get put together makes things clear: Stewart and his team are definitely not running short on material. By Chris Smith
On the Cover: Photograph by Danielle Levitt for New York Magazine.
Incredibly, scientists are starting to view New York as an ecological hot spot—more diverse and richer in nature than the suburbs and rural counties that surround it.
A team, and its owner, seek redemption.
With Republican gains in the House almost certain, the influence of this band of outsiders is sure to rise.
The former car czar tries to put his dented reputation in the rearview mirror with Overhaul.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Arne Glimcher keeps Pace.
A staring match with Mötley Crüe’s lead singer. Followed by the unveiling of some girls, girls, girls.
If Rahm Emanuel departs and the Dems lose the House, who should run the White House?
An extra-clever sake decanter, Nolita's most ballyhooed boutique, and more.
A pair of downtown eateries try hard (perhaps too hard) to not play it straight.
Hot chiles get all the glory this time of year, but sweet bell peppers have their fans, too.
Week of September 20, 2010: Hill Country Chicken, Lavo, and Maritime Parc.
New York’s newest taquería-on-wheels stays off the streets.
A store owner, his partner, their Chihuahua, and a multitude of mute onlookers.
A new website lets you mine real-estate data in real time. We ran its first test drive.
How the reality show Work of Art changed me as a critic, for bad and for good.
How the classic film Brief Encounter became a wonder onstage.
That’s what you’ll be asking after seeing the mind-blowing twists in the new documentary Catfish.
Jeremy Renner nearly runs off with Ben Affleck’s The Town, a caper flick full of terrific performances.
Twelve architects compete to redesign the ritual holiday hut—and you get to pick the winner.
New York State grapes have arrived at the Greenmarket.
Readers sound off on education reform, the Yankees, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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