A qualified happy birthday to the 50-year-old contraceptive, which gave women unprecedented freedom to make up their own minds at the same time as it disconnected them from their bodies—perhaps inadvertently causing a fertility crisis. By Vanessa Grigoriadis
On the Cover: Photograph by Andrew Bettles for New York Magazine.
What is a person of basically liberal temperament—who believes that wars are sometimes necessary; who thinks that Vietnam and Iraq were abominations, though not Kosovo; who thinks that the threat of Al Qaeda is real but that wars are costly in human and financial and moral terms—to make of Afghanistan?
Tom Barrack, a billionaire investor who made his fortune in real estate, has discovered a market in distressed celebrities. With Neverland Ranch and Miramax under his belt, he’s now on a shopping spree—and bringing along his buddy Rob Lowe.
Frederic Lilien’s The Legend of Pale Male and a list of other cultural tributes about the most-watched bird.
The most interesting thing about Murdoch’s iPad newspaper is what won’t be in its opinion section.
Do restaurant health grades mean anything at all?
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Lieberman unto the breach.
A machers’ breakfast at the Regency with the longtime interviewer.
All this airport groping doesn’t make anyone safer. But that may not be the point.
New design tomes, a temporary gentlemen's shop, and more.
"I’m not a musician. I follow the rhythm. I stand up on tables."
It’s no longer exclusive to Corvettes, anchor women, maraschinos, and Radio Flyers.
Six professional curator types go head-to-head in three store-packed neighborhoods.
Harold Dieterle brings haute technique and Western touches to the traditional Asian cuisine.
This hybrid kale comes in a shade of purple so striking even Prince would say it was a bit much.
Week of December 6, 2010: Edi & the Wolf, Goat Town, and Compose.
Jenkins on her new restaurant and why ordering spaghetti with tomato sauce is nothing to be ashamed of.
Four common seller misrepresentations, and how to avoid getting stuck.
Kirsten Dunst gives a luminous and grown-up performance in All Good Things. See what a flop and rehab can do?
MoMA’s “On Line” celebrates, but doesn’t liberate, its subject.
Black Swan and The Nutcracker in 3D left visions of darkness dancing in my head.
Spalding Gray’s son writes a musical coda to his father’s life.
The surprisingly parallel lives of George Washington and Jay-Z.
How an iconic portrait began with a photographer’s T-shirt.
Readers sound off on Chris Christie, Kanye West, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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