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July 11, 2011 Issue

Cover Story

Obama’s Original Sin

America is still reeling from the cynical misdeeds that gamed the economy to near ruin. Unless the president finally finds the courage to mount a sustained attack against the forces that have haunted his first term, he may not get a second. By Frank Rich


Bradley Manning’s Army of One

How a lonely, five-foot-two, gender-questioning soldier became a WikiLeaks hero, a traitor to the U.S., and one of the most unusual revolutionaries in American history. By Steve Fishman

The Wealth Gap Is .75 Miles Wide

New York has one of the richest and one of the poorest congressional districts in the country … and they’re right next to one another. What money looks like from opposite banks of the Harlem River.

“Let No Man Despise Thy Youth” –Timothy 4:12

Teresa Scanlan—Miss America 2011­—would like to be a Supreme Court justice some day. But she’d settle for president. By Molly Young


The Club

The first known same-sex partners to marry in their six respective states.

Most Eligible Governor

Andrew Cuomo, liberal America’s new sweetheart.

The Politician, the Maid, and Presumptions of Guilt

In the court of public opinion, story trumps fact.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

No Holes Barred

H&H closure reignites bagel battles.

59 Minutes With Errol Morris

The documentary filmmaker and amateur tabloid archivist goes Dumpster-diving in his own basement.


Best Bets

A new spot for home brewers, a fancy bocce set, and more.

The Look Book

“We’re like Family Ties.

The Daytime Nightgown

This summer’s dresses are long, light, and suitable for sleepwalking.

The Restaurant Review

The latest Boulud experiment in reinventing a tired cuisine is a solid success.

In Season

This frilly lime-green lettuce has palate appeal.

First Look at PizzArte

Where even the pizzaiolo is imported.

Jason Denton’s Panini-less Brooklyn Canteen

The owner of 'inoteca is headed to the 'burg.

E & E Grill House Wants to Make Steak and Potatoes More User-Friendly

By making everything more affordable!

The Analog Underground

A new generation of digital apostates rejects zeroes in favor of celluloid, vinyl, and more.

When You Rent *and* Own

Is leased land under a building a reason to get cold feet? Or a bargain opportunity?


No, Really, It’ll Be Awesome

Jason Sudeikis plays guys who can talk you into anything. How about a foot massage?

Bring That Beef Back: A Revised History of Tupac and Biggie

Are the cases about to be cracked?

The Classical Music Review

Why the New York Philharmonic is flourishing.

The Book Review

A musician conjures a mesmerizing alternate history of his own lame life in the novel Stone Arabia.

The Movie Review

Larry Crowne takes a warm look at cold commerce. Plus: the power of Project Nim.

Uncurbed: Susie Essman

“I’m not always in the mood, you know?”

Backseat Idol

“Dollar Van Demos” turns a share-taxi ride into a talent show.


Green Gulp

With all due respect to Riesling evangelist Paul Grieco, there are other summer quaffs worth sipping.


Comments: Week of July 11, 2011

Readers sound off on the best ice cream, Beyoncé, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of July 11, 2011

Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.

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