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November 1, 2010 Issue

Cover Story

2012: How Sarah Barracuda Becomes President

The professional political class is slowly beginning to believe that Sarah Palin may very well win the next Republican presidential primary. It could push our mayor, finally, into the national campaign he’s always flirted with—and that might ultimately trigger the Palinpocalypse. By John Heilemann
On the Cover: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Features

What Was the Hipster?

A critical history of our era’s most controversial archetype, beginning with the sleazy, mocking late-nineties fetishization of lower-middle-class whiteness and ending, perhaps, with political and artistic enlightenment.

Newsboy

Looking for one last turn in the spotlight, 92-year-old Sidney Harman paid his dollar for Newsweek. And Tina Brown was all set to dance. So why did it fall apart?

Intelligencer

Impeachment Fever!

Thirty-five percent of Republicans would like to see President Obama impeached.

The Republicans Who Can’t Win

In a year when the GOP is on a roll nationwide, the party in New York can’t shoot straight.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

Yanked

Soccer’s identity crisis.

89 Minutes With  Natasha Lyonne

Coffee and cigarettes on grubby Avenue A with the actress, who’s learning to take care of herself.

Columns

Da’ Jets

By bragging, and backing it up, Mark Sanchez & Co. are looking a lot like the ’85 Bears.

Strategist

Best Bets

Crystal Head's quadruple-distilled vodka, FEED's Halloween bag, and more.

The Look Book

"I have a couple of cat shirts. I try to collect good ones that aren’t quite tipping toward scary cat-lady land."

The Restaurant Review

Taavo Somer’s Peels lacks the Zeitgeist-defining magic of his flagship venture.

In Season

Hen-of-the-woods mushrooms (a.k.a. maitakes) are prized for their deep, nutty flavor.

Restaurant Openings

Week of November 1, 2010: The National.

Chef on the Grill: Jon Snyder

The native New Yorker talks to us about opening il Laboratorio del Gelato's new storefront.

A Kindle Gets You Only So Far

Apartments with libraries, from spectacular to simple.

Winter Travel: I’d Rather Be...

Trolleying to a hilltop samba bar, beholding the world’s largest geyser field, and more.

Culture

All Ears

How Gabriel Byrne turns listening into eloquence on HBO’s In Treatment.

The Real Laura: Yael Hedaya

Hedaya spoke with Boris Kachka about the terrors of living in her fictional but photo-realistic Israel.

Keeping Up With Almodóvar

The women of Women.

The Art Review

The conceptual pioneer, subject of a retrospective at the Met, has a lot to answer for.

What Makes Judd Apatow Laugh?

Not what you might think.

Nights of the Living Dead

Frank Darabont gets the zombie ball rolling on TV.

The Movie Review

And in the case of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, it’s an exceptionally long one.

Pickup Artists: Celebrating Brazil’s Unwanted

Vik Muniz and Lucy Walker conceived a project around the question Can art change people?

Agenda

Molto Mocha

Here at Eataly’s Lavazza coffee bar is a unique drink called a bicerin.

Departments

Comments: Week of November 1, 2010

Readers sound off on St. Vincent's closure, acceptance of homosexuality, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of November 1, 2010

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

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