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April 30, 2012 Issue

Cover Story

How to Make It in the Art World

On the eve of New York’s first Frieze Art Fair, we look at why the lines separating insider and outsider are more blurred than ever, with Jerry Saltz arguing that it’s a good thing, and our tongue-firmly-in-cheek rulebook helping everyone from artists to collectors navigate the dos and don’ts of art’s Establishment, its fringes, and everything in between.
On the Cover: Maurizio Cattelan’s taxidermied horse, Untitled, 2007. Photograph by Axel Schneider. Courtesy of Maurizio Cattelan Archive.


Sugar Daddies

A small group of superrich Republican donors has seized upon super-PACs and lax campaign-finance regulations to funnel millions of dollars into the election. Who are they, and what might they want if their candidate wins? Well  By Frank Rich

The Tabloid Turncoat

Five years ago, Rupert Murdoch summoned Colin Myler, Col Allan’s No. 2 at the Post, to clean up the phone-hacking mess at London’s News of the World. It was already too late. Now, Myler is editor of the Daily News and out to settle some scores with his old bosses. By Steve Fishman

My Mom Is My BFF

Samantha, 19, and her mother, Julie, 50, are inseparable. They talk about boys, wear the same clothes, and take trips together. Judy Blume never envisioned this. By Paige Williams



New at the Upper East Side’s Animal Medical Center: A vet who’s certified in veterinary Chinese herbal medicine.

Sharp Elbow Patches

Book publishers put up their dukes.

The People in the Elevator

Uplifting news.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

A Mascot’s Meanings

Mr. Metamorphosis

242 Minutes With Chet Hanks

Living the hip-hop life with a lesser-known son of Tom Hanks, who badly wants to be famous for something else.


The Other Foreign-Policy Woman

U.N. ambassador Susan Rice plays hardball as hard as Hillary. Can she succeed her?


Best Bets

A mini umbrella, beach blankets, and more new stuff in stores.

The Look Book

I’m from Seattle. I came here to see about a girl.

The Restaurant Review

Roast lamb's head is just one of the nose-to-tail specialties at Gabriel Stulman’s Italian joint Perla.

In Season

In the spring, you’ll find overwintered bunches of broccoli rabe that boast a relative sweetness.

From Hunan to Yunnan

The delectable regionalization of Chinese food in post-Cantonese New York.

Out of Sight

New mirrored shades to unleash your inner cop, lifeguard, or cyberpunk.


Prude Awakening

Alison Brie is a lot more fun than the characters she plays on TV. Just ask a foot fetishist.

Immaterial Girl

Grimes won’t let small budgets or stomach flu get between her and pop stardom.

The Movie Review

An art thief overcompensates for his height in Headhunters.

Beware the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations!

The gentle excitement over spring’s new sitcoms, Broadway shows, and reasonably budgeted movies will soon be drowned out by noisy hype for summer’s blockbusters.


A Little Something

Mile End Sandwich opens next week with seventeen variations.


Comments: Week of April 30, 2012

Readers sound off on artisanal Brooklyn, Barney Frank, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of April 30, 2012

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

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