July 9, 2012 Issue
Rich people are thinner, healthier, and better educated than the average
American. They’re also, if you believe a slew of new research, meaner.
And the more cash a person has, the more likely he’ll be to tell the Golden
Rule to go shove it. By Lisa Miller
On the Cover: Photograph by Catherine Ledner for New York Magazine.
Roger Federer isn’t just trying to reclaim his No. 1 ranking this summer. He’s trying to prove that in an era of ever stronger, faster players, his approach to the game—artful, hyperfocused, almost Zen-like—can still triumph. By Geoffrey Gray
Sam Israel was a delusional financial fraudster with a fleet of Porsches, a menagerie of rare reptiles, and a bogus $450 million hedge fund. In other words, he was a once-in-a-lifetime mark for a savvy con man peddling the ultimate espionage fantasy. By Guy Lawson
Colombian-born college student Angy Rivera has become the movement’s Dear Abby.
Why the chief justice's embrace of Obamacare should make conservatives very happy.
“I had the one reaction I didn’t expect to have: I was moved.”
A/C gets the cold shoulder.
Listening to R.A. Dickey.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Opening night at the opera with the victims-compensation guru and “Master of Disasters.”
A look at Ephron’s inaugural New York column.
John Roberts saved the Court, Obama got his policy, and the GOP got its issue. (Plus, the public got to laugh at the errors of the media, and, oh, yes: health care.)
Stackable espresso cups, Tom Ford opens at Woodbury Commons, and more new stuff in stores.
“All my trousers are pretty crazy, but these are definitely the wildest.”
The hotel scene restaurant comes to Brooklyn.
Intensely sweet the day they’re picked, Tristar strawberries are ideal for this quick jam recipe.
Bathing suits with cuts that take you back in time.
A single-family home: how Manhattanites go at the American dream.
Carla Gugino can play a seductress or a mom, just not on Mad Men.
How the planners of Governors Island Park learned what worked.
The Amazing Spider-Man: An unnecessary reboot makes a convincing case for itself.
Why Magic Mike is arty, energetic, and soft-core.
Weighing the ambitious Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Why can’t any of this summer’s super-villains hatch an evil plot that makes sense?
Airing Louie near Anger Management is like hanging a Degas next to a dumpster.
Check out our flow chart to find your best match.
Christopher Meloni trades his Law & Order badge for fangs on True Blood.
The Brooklyn-based owners of Colonie and Gran Electrica are expanding their holdings with Governor.
Readers sound off on Emma Stone, negative campaigning, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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