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November 7, 2011 Issue

Cover Story

How Do You Spell Ms.

Forty years ago, Ms.—a magazine for women, published by women—launched as an insert in New York. Here, Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker, Cathie Black, Nora Ephron, and many others tell the story of a magazine and a moment. By Abigail Pogrebin
On the Cover: Photograph by Mary Ellen Mark.

Features

The Rebirth of the Feminist Manifesto

Come for the Lady Gaga, stay for the empowerment. By Emily Nussbaum

Not Mike

For at least six mayoral candidates, the race is on to invent the post-Bloomberg city. By Chris Smith

Big Scary Ugly Dirty Rats

They’re everywhere—but they always were. By Mark Jacobson

Intelligencer

Bangin’

A hippie-era use of traditional African instruments has become a 21st-century political issue at Occupy Wall Street.

No Such Thing As Equal Opportunity

Ryan’s twisted logic.

Forward Thinking on Behinds

City planners make more space for just sitting still.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

Weblash

Discombobulation is trending.

 78 Minutes With Victor Conte

Shaking out prefight jitters with the Balco ringleader and his new boxer protégé.

Columns

The Temptation of Mitt

If he goes all out for Iowa, the nomination could quickly be his. But is it like Lucy and the football?

Strategist

Best Bets

A lamp to brighten dull desks, Carhartt’s Soho flagship, and more.

The Look Book

“It’s not a novelty to me or an aesthetic that I want to create. It’s like, these are the only colors I see.”

The 30-Minute Marathon

The new rage in running hurts less, tones more, and saves you a whole lot of time.

A Dissident Did Our Guesthouse

HHF Architects teamed with the recently imprisoned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to build an ultramodern country bungalow.

Leopard Spots

Big cats are fall’s big trend.

The Restaurant Review

At his eponymous restaurant, the neurologist turned cook Miguel Sánchez Romera largely botches the operation.

In Season

The homegrown empire apple is sweeter than tart, with an emphatic snap, crisp flesh.

The Other Fast Food Nation: India

The Kati Roll Company is getting some spicy competition.

Culture

Hugh Dancy Is Not Hiding His Secretly Pervy True Self

Don’t read too much into his wearing a dog collar onstage.

The Movie Review

The Rum Diary is watered-down Hunter Thompson; Tower Heist stands tall.

The Art Review

The Metropolitan Museum’s swoon-inducing new galleries devoted to art of the Near East.

The Classical Music Review

The London Symphony Orchestra brings an overachieving spirituality to Lincoln Center.

The Pop Music Review

Lou Reed and Metallica grunt, grind, and bellow out an album.

The TV Review

American Horror Story is an allegory of worst-case scenarios, all visceral enough to work.

The Theater Review

Chinglish is more than just mangled language.

Agenda

What to Eat at Allswell

For Spotted Pig alumnus Nate Smith, “gastropub” is more a state of mind than a culinary trend.

Departments

Comments: Week of November 7, 2011

Readers sound off on Mitt Romney, Occupy Wall Street, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of November 7, 2011

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

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