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The controversial author is hiring young writers to join him in a new publishing company. The goal is to produce the next Twilight. The contracts are brutal.
A Harlem album.
By charm and brute force, NYU is planning to add 6 million square feet to its campus across the city. Is John Sexton the new Robert Moses?
Four Loko has swept the nation’s underage drinkers.
At News Corp., Joel Klein will look for ways to build an individualized-online-classroom business.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
What happens to city hospitals if Obamacare gets cut?
Indian food in Queens with The Daily Show’s “Brown Correspondent.”
The Knicks are finally sticking to a smart long-term plan. A quick-fix trade is just what they don’t need.
Holiday-print wrapping paper refashioned as an impromptu wreath.
Jonathan Benno’s modernist Lincoln Center Italian hits too many off notes.
The butternut, with its sweet, rich, deep-orange flesh, is actually easy to peel.
Reality TV often turns apartment buildings into supporting characters. But do buyers care?
An insane tale of WWII survival. Starring an Olympian and an ungodly number of sharks.
The series slows to a crawl. Plus: The unexpectedly rousing Made in Dagenham.
Welcome back, Pee-wee, you were sorely missed.
Jennifer Coolidge reveals the methods behind her oddball humor, now on Broadway.
Mike Birbiglia weaves his misery into affably farcical stories.
What does it mean to dramatize rape on television?
Salem’s nasty sound is sparking debate among indie fans, who like their bands a little more scrubbed.
Informal venues for adventurous listening—and drinks.
This stretch of Soho has suddenly become a tea drinker's destination in a coffee-obsessed town.
Readers sound off on vegivores, Jimmy Fallon, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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