Bob Benmosche was a happily retired Wall Street king, presiding over
a palatial villa on the Adriatic Coast. But when the government
needed a CEO to right the bailed-out insurance giant AIG, Benmosche jumped
back in the game. His goals: prove capitalism still works and let the Feds know once and for all who has the biggest … By Jessica Pressler
On the Cover: Robert Benmosche. Photograph by Nigel Parry for New York Magazine.
Tom Wolfe made his name as a writer by dissecting the status pretensions of hippies, astronauts, and the New York elite for sport. And even now, 81 years old, with a joyride of a new novel and a twelve-room apartment overlooking Central Park, he’s still fascinated by the down-and-dirty pecking order. By Boris Kachka
For years, Patsy Grimaldi’s fragrant, blister-edged pies defined coal-fired New York pizza. Now he’s coming out of retirement to show a new generation of pizza-makers how it’s done—and to take back his legacy. By Jane Black
At last week’s town-hall debate at Hofstra University, Long Island was somewhat improbably cast in the role of “Real America.”
Lance Armstrong walks into a moral philosophy class …
Glenn Beck, denim snob.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
How one country used architecture to help boost test scores.
Searching for corned beef and talking "muppets" with the Goldman Sachs turncoat.
Both campaigns know that in the swing states, women are the swingers.
Carbon Audio wireless speakers, a West Elm stockpot, and more new stuff in New York stores.
“I race bicycles in Prospect Park and Central Park and at an abandoned airfield in South Brooklyn called Floyd Bennett.”
A nineteenth-century Fort Greene firehouse gets an update for the ages.
A Momofuku veteran finds fertile culinary ground across the Hudson.
Cauliflower comes into its own in the fall, when the Greenmarket overflows with orange, purple, and snowy-white varieties.
Thirty Acres' Kevin Pemoulie isn't the only Momo alum to achieve great things after graduating from that prolific talent incubator.
Totally customized, up-to-the-minute recommendations for real escapees (and one discerning schnauzer).
Jimmy Kimmel comes to Brooklyn, and a competitive new time slot.
Kylie Minogue takes an art-house vacation in Holy Motors.
Movie critic vs. book critic on the Wachowskis’ adaptation of Cloud Atlas.
You think high technology obliterates the touch of an artist's hand? Wade Guyton disagrees.
Maya Beiser tackles four millenniums’ worth of female mistreatment in the “cello opera” Elsewhere.
Jake Dickson and Robbie Richter create an offbeat alternative to holiday turkey.
Readers sound off on Barack Obama, the Clintons, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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