Interior ideas taken to all-encompassing extremes: Artist Olekk
crochets cozies for an entire apartment, down to the kitchen sin;
an ephemeral Chelsea tape-and-paint spiderweb; in a Brooklyn
rowhouse, a riot of colorful, textural wallpapers cover every surface;
Amy Sedaris gives a tour through her eclectic, creepy (her words)
dollhouse; in David Biscaye’s studio-cum-showroom, everything
can go; and a Versailles-by-the-sea in Queens.
On the Cover: The painted canvas bedroom of Sylvia Heisel and Scott Taylor, created with interior designer Doug Meyer. Photograph by Dean Kaufman for New York Magazine.
Kabbalah teaches that only giving will bring a soul out of the darkness. So Madonna planned a splendid gift for an impoverished African nation. Somebody turn on the light.
The notion that a college degree is essentially worthless has become one of the year’s most fashionable ideas, with two prominent venture capitalists (Cornell ’89 and Stanford ’89, by the way) leading the charge.
Sandy Pope was the daughter of an investment banker. She quit school and became a trucker. Now she wants to run the Teamsters. And make unions thrive again. Ambitious.
According to a report just released by the USDA, New York State is under attack from nonnative wild boars.
The NYPD is finding that “pretextual” enforcement is less fun on the receiving end.
Dursts tend legacy, solemnly.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
In state’s gay-marriage push, the limits to playing nice.
No, the lieutenant governor of California would not like a glass of wine.
Contrary to his hapless image, baseball’s chief is the most effective commissioner in sports.
Jewelry makers’ new favorite metal, the Coney Island Boardwalk reincarnated, and more.
“My husband is in the fashion industry.”
Spasso takes a page straight from the nouveau-rustico textbook.
The asparagus stalks start to emerge once temperatures reach 50 degrees.
Actor Oliver Platt plays music geek, interviewing Animal Collective’s Noah Lennox.
The biblical anger of the Normal Heart brilliantly endures.
Cristina Nehring on the end-of-life memoir.
Louise Lawler photographs great art—then treats it like taffy.
Mel Gibson gets upstaged by a puppet in The Beaver.
Riccardo Muti and James Levine remind us why opera conductors matter.
The punk singer created a fierce style for female vocalists.
An all-duck lunch menu and full bar.
Readers sound off on Paul Krugman, Brian Williams, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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