Our critics size up the past twelve months in the arts, high and low, sublime and less sublime, with top-ten lists and polemics on Movies, Theater, Television, Pop, Books, Art, and Classical Music. Plus: Ninety-seven of New York’s savviest culture consumers weigh in on 2011’s most memorable tear-jerkers, teen idols, and tweets.
On the Cover: Photo-illustration by Wes Duvall for New York Magazine.
The faithful of Borough Park have a saying: “We are all of one face.” The life of Levi Aron, the outcast awaiting trial for the murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, suggests otherwise. By Matthew Shaer
When principal Valerie Reidy turned the city’s legendary high school into a laboratory, her reforms nearly blew the place up. By Robert Kolker
Ecoactivists are worried about surplus sacks winding up in landfills.
Sex and gambling at the Queens racino.
Internet giants’ political edge.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Pot behooves the pop musician.
A tour of the history of world civilization with the historian provocateur.
The new front-runner’s immigration stance is an obstacle to the nomination.
A sliding menorah, an origami store, and more.
“We met at one of my parties when I used to live across the river in New Jersey.”
Prepare your lint-roller: The season’s knits have gone crazy fuzzy.
Lion owner and former Graydon Carter–joint chef John DeLucie heads north.
While walnuts are available year-round, they’re actually harvested in autumn
Foodie gifts to satisfy every holiday appetite.
After West Side doormen are barred from sitting down on the job, tenants offer a seat.
Francis Derby’s new King Street castle.
Readers sound off on Occupy Wall Street, Victoria’s Secret models, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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