Here’s the challenge in assembling our annual “Best of New York” issue: You have to eat a lot, shop a lot, dance a lot; you have to find clever ways to pry secrets out of strangers, and to shake down your friends, lovers, mothers, colleagues, and assorted gossip hounds and bargain mavens for fresh intel. Then, just when you’ve picked a winner, the city has a pesky habit of turning out a better restaurant, shop, bar, salon, diaper service, and jewelry repairer. We’re telling you, our burden is positively Sisyphean!
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For South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone, a Broadway musical about Mormons may just be their highest artistic achievement yet.
I’d seen four shrinks in my life, and they’d all dozed off mid-session. Was it them—or me? I went back to find out.
The New York congressman says the threat of homegrown terrorism is on the rise and American Muslims aren’t doing enough to stop it. His opponents say he’s on a witch hunt.
New dating site Findyourfacemate.com believes it knows what we really want in a partner.
High fashion has a new muse. And she is going to need someone to give her a ride home.
Smart-set power couple talks cost-benefit analysis, sex.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
A timelier measure of political worthiness.
The modified medical mice of an esteemed but oft-overlooked New York institution.
The erstwhile ear nibbler turned Animal Planet star visits one of his many pigeon coops.
Being the general manager of the Yankees is his dream job. So why does he seem to want out?
Robin Williams speed-dials his first Broadway role.
A charming documentary reveals his fashion roots.
After her dragon-slaying Alice, Mia Wasikowska goes goth as Jane Eyre.
Win Win's heavyhearted comedy is near perfect, but the cast is flawless.
The bad choices of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People.
The star of Two and a Half Men is on it, perhaps fatally so. And, for a moment, so were we.
A Maira Kalman retrospective celebrates her joyful curiosity about … everything!
It’s been more than a year since Williamsburgers have had a taste of Texas toast.
Readers sound off on Bernie Madoff, Karl Rove, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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