Zooey Deschanel sews her own clothes, plays ukulele, and tweets about kittens.
Is she too cute for her own good? Or just plain adorable? On her new TV show, New Girl, mainstream America will get its first chance to take stock of the indie girl that indie boys and girls love to argue about. By Jada Yuan
On the Cover: Photograph by Mark Seliger
The last thing child-welfare supervisor Chereece Bell wanted to see was what happened to 4-year-old Marchella Pierce. The last thing she expected was to go to jail for it.
Out in Silicon Valley, the last bastion of full employment, the Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerbergs of the future are staying up all night writing code in dorms.
President Obama’s new jobs proposal calls for $50 billion to be spent on infrastructure projects. How much employment can be produced per freshly paved mile?
Bloomberg and the teachers’ union discover another education black hole.
The Richard Florida theory of reality TV.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
GOP go-to line has unlikely author.
For New York’s most connected first-time novelist, one book party is not enough.
When will a gay professional athlete finally come out?
Washing delicates the easy way, a classic carousel resurrected, and more.
“I have to braid my hair to fit it underneath my wigs and headpieces for my performance work.”
With its old-fashioned country-style menu, Tremont defies West Village stereotypes.
Vegetable completists who devour every edible part of the plant will relish the sweet-potato leaf.
Or at least his Byggybeef sandwich.
New board stores, secret point breaks, and a gallery of unlikely surf rats.
Swedish vampire-god Alexander Skarsgard sometimes wishes he could play a “weird little sidekick.”
Under the High Line, David Byrne blows up the world.
Drive doesn’t go anywhere, despite Gosling and gore. Plus: Hollywood’s greatest (flawed) new female auteur.
Robert Rauschenberg’s portraits of his extraordinary friends.
Former members of Sleater-Kinney and Helium let their wild flag fly.
Pilot-surfing through the latest network offerings. (Don’t get too attached.)
Will Skeeter Phelan guest-star in next season’s Mad Men?
Readers respond to the Encylopedia of 9/11.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
Paul Di Bari, opens his sandwich shop Pane Panelle this week.
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