Xanax is to 2012 what Prozac was to the nineties: a much-used, much-craved
pill that has come to define our national mood. But are we really in love with
anti-anxiety drugs or with anxiety itself? By Lisa Miller
On the Cover: Illustration by Ward Sutton.
Conservative lawyer Paul Clement is the toast of the Supreme Court, before which he’s arguing seven cases this term, including the repeal of the health-care law. He insists his work is far more intellectually driven than politically motivated, but if he succeeds, he could end up knocking down key pillars of the Obama presidency. By Jason Zengerle
In an excerpt from his forthcoming posthumous autobiography, the Republican rocker talks about his angry image (“I tried to make sure I looked like that”), Phil Spector (“I’m surprised that he didn’t shoot someone every year”), and the punk competition (“They were junkies, so I knew they wouldn’t last”). By Johnny Ramone
Following celebrity sex-tape litigation.
Its critics are glue. And its clients don’t care what they’re called, so long as the returns are good.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Rating on a curve.
Eating, praying, and drinking with the Times’ conservative wunderkind.
Could he get the nomination? Science says yes—with a little help from a certain being he’s very close to.
Nautical doormats, Aire opens in Tribeca, and more.
“They will have [class], but I’ll be hung-over and sleeping.”
Three evolving neighborhoods that strike the perfect balance between affordable and desirable.
Danny Meyer’s North End Grill doesn’t rise to destination level.
You might think the Greenmarket in late winter to be bereft of leafy greens, but in fact it’s a veritable salad bar.
Thai by way of Oregon, Baltimore lake trout, Wisconsin-style pizza, and parsley-root sundaes for dessert: a guide to what New York will be eating next.
Will Ferrell brings his comedy (and unlikely body-image crusade) to Mexico.
A staggering new Salesman goes back to the source.
The zingiest art fair of the season was a one-day affair in a Lower East Side motel.
It was 1957, and a teenager from Brooklyn already had her eye on the top of the charts.
The author of Island of Vice lifts the city’s skirts for a look.
Degenerate King Abel Ferrara tackles DSK and the apocalypse.
The Toucan and the Lion joins the Scotch-egg craze.
Readers sound off on Best of New York 2012, law schools, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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