What’s worth remembering from the past twelve months in the arts, including: Ryan Gosling and a new pack of arty, oddball leading men; a daisy chain of boldface names pick their favorite cultural landmarks of 2010; examining illusions and delusions of grandeur that defined the year in ways good and bad; New York’s critics’ top tens in film, television, popular music, theater, art, classical, and books.
On the Cover: Photograph by Art Streiber for New York Magazine.
Ten years ago this month, a Supreme Court ruling ushered in George W. Bush as our 43rd president. We asked five (sometime) novelists to imagine the past decade as if the election had gone the other way. America: This is your parallel life.
Tyler Brûlé ushered in a design revolution with Wallpaper magazine. His new global media strategy is equally rarefied, and only occasionally ridiculous. Listen to him for a while, and the world seems positively aglow with possibility.
Evan Kohlmann spends his days lurking in the darkest corners of the Internet, where jihadists recruit sympathizers from across the globe. He has testified in over two dozen terrorism trialsó and sees danger everywhere he looks. Is he prescient or naïve?
The backstory on what, and who, brought the group together.
The selling of Cablegate shows WikiLeaks learning how to keep its audience’s attention.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
The new politics of unemployment.
Understanding his counteroffensive against Cuomo.
Shopping for Kafka with the Wall Street oracle turned aphorist and self-described flâneur.
Not that that’s what the Yankees will do. But really, he’s worth $5 million, tops.
Down the rabbit hole to artist Meghan Boody’s tripped-out Tribeca wonderland.
An excerpt from the introduction to Ben Ryder Howe's new book.
"I like ingenuity."
The coming week in markdowns: from cashmere to lounge chairs to spring sunglasses.
Maraya Cigar, 87 Orchard St., nr. Broome St.; 212-334-3499
Mood-boosting quilts, rugged boots, and more new stuff in New York Stores.
Fred Flare's Chelsea Market pop-up store, a Gilt-like site for art, and more.
"I make good money walking dogs."
Plus a sofa, a lounge chair, and a freestanding bedroom on stilts. One couple’s DIY loft overhaul.
In Nolita, tasty tacos from a Volkswagen parked inside a garage.
Chestnut season need not end with the Thanksgiving stuffing.
What was once Sura: The King’s Meal is now a self-described modern Japanese restaurant.
The new haute Indian spot opens December 8 off Madison Square Park.
Opening in the old Grayz space.
An iconic salad can’t stop reinventing itself.
Readers sound off on the pill, Kirsten Dunst, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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