Bonuses and profits are way down. Lucrative trading desks have been shuttered. CEOs are calling for higher taxes. And Dodd-Frank is … working? High finance’s titans are now facing a deeply frightening future: a universe they do not rule. By Gabriel Sherman
On the Cover: An homage to Robert Longo. Photograph by Howard Schatz for New York Magazine.
By posting videos of subway fights, police beatings, and backstage battles, WorldStarHipHop has turned street violence into a booming Internet business. And while it might be easy to wag your finger at the whole exploitative enterprise, just try not clicking on “Smack of the Week.” By Mark Jacobson
Thirty-five-year-old Trent Arsenault has never had sex, but he’s spent years training his body for maximum fertility. The result: a DIY sperm-donation website, an FDA investigation, and sixteen children. By Benjamin Wallace
Veteran restaurant servers recount their dreams—and a Jungian analyst divines what they mean.
“Muttonheads” discomfit Mitt.
Building a better shame-delivery system.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Rappers boost a varietal.
Punching in at an ungodly hour with the radio D.J.–late-night host–reality emcee, who doesn’t mind at all.
Mike D’Antoni and the Knicks were never right for each other.
Kaleidoscopic toothbrushes, Melissa opens in Soho, and more.
“It’s my everyday bag. You can put literally everything in it.”
New energy-efficiency laws have led to scores of new lightbulbs. We illuminate the choices.
A child’s bedroom is his parents’ design inspiration.
Jeffrey Chodorow brings Jewish cooking into the twenty-first century at Kutsher's Tribeca.
Beneath rutabaga's gnarly exterior there lies a certain sweetness and appealing starchiness.
Prospect Heights' newest food and drink arrivals east of booming Vanderbilt and west of burgeoning Franklin.
New York catches flat-white fever.
Don’t be fooled by his bad-cop routine in Rampart—Woody Harrelson is a fun lunch date.
Klara Liden channels the poignancy of discarded streetside trees.
Lucas Samaras revisits the first days of performance art.
The musical numbers on NBC's Broadway drama Smash are dazzling — and way too short.
The Walking Dead gets a brain transplant in the form of new showrunner Glen Mazzara.
How, after 30 years, Merrily We Roll Along may finally be complete.
In Darkness tells an ethically complex story of Jews concealed under the streets of Poland.
Thoughts on the new “Ring” — and on the state of Peter Gelb’s Metropolitan.
Culinary science whiz Dave Arnold teams up with David Chang to open the new cocktail bar Booker & Dax.
Readers sound off on Mitt Romney, the celebrity economy, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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