Just two years ago, media observers worried that the New York Times was on the verge of extinction. Now the Gray Lady, helmed by Arthur Sulzberger Jr., has some news for them: It’s paid back Carlos Slim (early), figured out how to create online-only content that people actually want to read, and launched a digital-subscription system that looks like it may even turn a profit. By Seth Mnookin
Embattled Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein just can’t understand how he got cast as the Dr. Evil of Wall Street. By Jessica Pressler
Dinesh D’Souza, the new president of the city’s only Evangelical college, wants to build a “Christian A-team.” But can the man who says Obama supports radical Muslims persuade students to follow him? By Andrew Marantz
The News of the World phone-hacking scandal has produced another twist in the long-running Rupert Murdoch–succession drama.
WRXP changes its tune, and rock music’s devolution to niche genre is complete.
Plotter of fabulous funerals.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
But keep anxiety.
Waxing diplomatic as she makes a premature exit from Washington.
A snakelike surge protector, a new way to display toilet paper, and more.
"I hate sweaty people getting aggressively close to you when you’re walking down the street."
Which is to say: very small, yet more than adequate for most summertime endeavors.
At the Dutch, Andrew Carmellini enters the nouveau comfort-food game.
Rouge Tomate exploits the cucumber’s high water content in an exceptionally refreshing beverage.
Here, seven likable Manhattan apartments renting at up to $2,000 below the mean.
Dominic Cooper is almost certainly about to become quite famous as Saddam’s son.
In Miranda July’s The Future, never mind the defeated protagonists—even the cat’s a little fatalistic.
Kiddie-film directors have decided that the way to make a sequel is to head for the big city.
Our critic watches all 33 episodes of the acclaimed series Breaking Bad on DVD.
Simon Reynolds’s Retromania looks back at a pop culture that has done nothing but look back.
There’s something erotically incantatory about Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church, who perform together as Exitmusic.
A once-typical block of Broadway will soon vanish. And that’s a tragedy.
Beagle offers sophisticated food and drink in a grown-up setting.
Readers sound off on Yassin Aref, pop music, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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