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October 18, 2010 Issue

Cover Story

Home Design Fall 2010: Family Style

Two girls with two fathers occupy a converted library; bearded bro roommates go bucolic in Greenpoint; a mother converts a YMCA track into a kitchen; Gloria Vanderbilt adorns a stately home with mementos of her storied life; identical twins Teman and Teran Evans make unidentical choices; a father turns a brownstone into a playpen for a 10-year-old and a pig; a family entertainer retreats to his bachelor pad. By Wendy Goodman
On the Cover: Bunny and Lulu, twin daughters of interior designer Darren Henault and lawyer Michael Bassett. Photograph by Jason Schmidt for New York Magazine.

Features

The Return of Governor Moonbeam...

And other hallucinations from the Golden State.

Comfort Me With Flanges

Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch’s architectural aesthetic has hit the luxury-recession sweet spot, and their firm, Roman and Williams, is behind many of the new New York spaces so reassuringly steeped in the old. Just don’t accuse them of nostalgia.

Intelligencer

The Big Gift

There’s been a race to the top for reputation-polishing noblesse oblige.

The Politics of TMI

It used to be that a clownish past could disqualify you from office. Not anymore.

Cars Top Trains

Christie lacks tunnel vision.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

Dream Mosque

The sleek, generic renderings of Park51 don’t tell us anything about why it should be built there.

171 Minutes With Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield

The nineties boho duo, now playing music together and joking about living in Leaving Las Vegas.

Columns

Clean Sweep

Finally, the Mets grasp what’s been obvious for years: It’s time to start over.

Strategist

Best Bets

Cooper-Hewitt's free admission, kids' consignment clothes, and more.

The Look Book

"We have to be free in our relationship, let things slide."

The Restaurant Review

Vandaag offers Northern European cuisine with a locavore spin.

In Season

It’s peak broccoli season and cruciferous-vegetable fanatics are ecstatic.

Restaurant Openings

What to eat at Jeffrey Chodorow’s Bar Basque.

Restaurant Openings

First look at Hung Ry, not your Nai Nai’s hand-pulled noodle joint.

Restaurant Openings

First look at Kin Shop, Harold Dieterle’s new Thai spot.

Farm to Thanksgiving Table

Who to call to reserve your heritage-breed Bourbon Red, Eastern Wild, or locally raised Broad Breasted White.

Culture

Princess Crossover

Taylor Swift, pop’s biggest star, is about to release her third album.

The Conversation

Musician Ben Folds and writer Nick Hornby make an album.

Ghosts in the Machine

Michael Wolf lets Google do the stalking.

The Movie Review

Hereafter, speaking through dead people, says a lot about Eastwood the director.

Thunder Dome: Michael Chiklis

"Everybody in the world wanted Michael Chiklis in their pilot this year."

This Platform Is Not Yet Rated

How networks are scrambling to count viewers who don’t watch when everyone else does.

The Theater Review

A spellbinding six-hour Gatz.

Long Story Short

Vince Lombardi’s 40-year broken-field run, from Green Bay to Broadway.

Agenda

Shea Gallante Will Serve Upscale Meatballs, Ten-Hour-Roasted Carrots at Ciano

Ciano marks Gallante's official return to the Italian fold.

Departments

Comments: Week of October 18, 2010

Readers sound off on CNN, Fox News, and network sitcoms.

The Approval Matrix: Week of October 18, 2010

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

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