On Roger Ailes’s watch, Fox News has become the most popular cable news network. But while courting the GOP’s angriest constituents may be
good for ratings, it’s undermined Ailes’s real goal: setting up a Republican candidate strong enough to knock Obama out in 2012. By Gabriel Sherman
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David Brock has spent the last decade apologizing to liberals for his role in creating the vast right-wing conspiracy. Now he’s trying something more ambitious and hoping it gains him the respect he craves from the White House. By Jason Zengerle
Saif Qaddafi had an affinity for America. And for a brief, tantalizing moment, the feeling was mutual. By James Verini
A chopper ride to El Bulli for “the mother of all boondoggles.” By Adam Platt
A breakdown of the titles gracing Elaine’s walls when news of its impending closure went out.
With Andy dominating another auction season, Jerry Saltz explains why the artist makes rich guys go gaga.
Dick Ebersol, the new Jack Donaghy.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Guilty parents get own bedtime book.
The almost-former Morning Joe executive producer and soon-to-be CBS News V.P. lets go of the controls, briefly.
A top-secret missive from George Mitchell, the just-resigned special Middle East envoy, explaining why he quit.
A slew of boutiques are opening out East, a new barre studio opens in Tribeca, and more.
“We get pointed out from tourist buses.”
The swimmable, sprint-able, Baywatch-able tank suit provides an athletic alternative to the bikini.
The Queens Kickshaw deftly tackles serious joe and fanciful grilled cheese.
A recent trip to Jackson Heights market Patel Brothers revealed an unassuming cache of Kesar mangoes.
The city’s best new outdoor spaces for afternoon snacks, midday beers, or late-night entertaining.
A new site for sifting through apartment listings enters a crowded field.
Comedian Paul F. Tompkins on eighteen months of writing about TV’s most cynical show.
Kara Walker returns to basics and makes her most powerful images yet.
Three citizen critics with different tastes offer competing takes on noteworthy recent albums.
The flimsy fury of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way.
A century-old Upper East Side façade conceals the aggressively modern design of David Adjaye.
Terrence Malick’s overblown, goofy, slightly ridiculous The Tree of Life should be seen immediately.
The urban farm Brooklyn Grange defies expectation.
Readers sound off on Roseanne Barr, Amy Poehler, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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