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October 10, 2011 Issue

Cover Story

Tweet Science

Is Twitter going to explode? Or explode? Inside the company’s San Francisco headquarters, technologists are working frantically to find the profitable answer to that question—one that promises the riches of Facebook over the ruin of MySpace. By Joe Hagan
On the Cover: Illustration by Bryan Christie Design.


Eric Cantor’s America

The House majority leader is trying to stop the U.S. government in its tracks. And so far, he’s doing a pretty effective job. By Jason Zengerle

It’s Good to Be Michael Lewis

He could have made a fortune in business. Instead, he made a fortune writing about it. Plus—a fortune for everyone he writes about. By Jessica Pressler


Meet the Occupants

We polled 100 Occupy Wall Street protesters who are in it for the long haul.

Welfare Yoga

Underemployed gurus redemocratize yoga.

Understanding Class Warfare Hysteria

What we are talking about when we talk about "class warfare."

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

Litmus Taste Test

Herman Cain’s pizza.

29 Minutes With Mario Batali

Loving his chance to chat The Chew on TV, not loving the lawsuits or enraged Erica Kane fans.


Christie’s Moment

In politics, time waits for no one. Not even if you bully it.


The Best Bet

An after-hours bazaar, Marimekko’s new flagship, and more.

The Look Book

“I love looking completely washed out, almost like a ghost.”

The Double-Dipper’s Guide to Student Exploitation

A survey of the still-in-school labor pool.

Man vs. Tights

We subjected eleven pairs of tights to three days of torture-testing. The takeaway: The most expensive aren’t always the toughest.

The Restaurant Review

At Tertulia, Seamus Mullen reinvents Spanish food for the nuevo rústico age.

In Season

Kohlrabi make a nifty substitute for cucumber in this tsatsiki recipe from Cafe Colette’s Charles Brassard.

The Stickiest Season

Suddenly, there seems to be a bun—boozy, bacony, or brunchy—in every oven.

What Glut?

Williamsburg, once plagued with too many condos for too few buyers, appears to be a hot sell again.


Laura Dern’s New Age Rage

After David Lynch and Jurassic Park, she’s surprisingly “Kumbaya.”

The Classical Movie Review

The Met’s Anna Bolena is spirited but often vague. With James Levine out, who’s in charge of quality control?

The Movie Review

In The Ides of March, director George Clooney informs us that politics drags down even good people. This is news?

Cult of Youth

Nature-hating ex-NYU couple finds indie fans.

In Search of Lost Time

Re-creating the room where Martin Luther King Jr. spent his final night.

The Book Review

Alan Hollinghurst unlocks Brit lit.


First Look at Zucker Bakery

Bringing rugelach and alfajores to the East Village.


Comments: Week of October 10, 2011

Readers sound off on older parents, Newburgh, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of October 10, 2011

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

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