Is aesthetic sensibility as heritable a trait as eye color? Do our homes
either adhere to our parents’ style or rebel against it? Six case
studies in the transmission of taste: from Santiago Calatrava’s son
Gabriel, whose architectural engineering is very much the
family business, to the artistic folie à deux of a mother-daughter combo, to Cornelia Guest’s relationship with Templeton, her parents’
famous estate, to Maira Kalman and her dream room. By Wendy Goodman
On the Cover: Michael Reynolds and Eric Hoffman’s home in the East Village. Photograph by François Dischinger for New York Magazine.
Electronic cigarettes want to be not just the future of smoking but its heyday: Their marketers envision whole bars full of people “puffing” away. And one company, NJOY, thinks it may have finally resolved the biggest e-cigarette image hurdle: its inherent ridiculousness. By Benjamin Wallace
Freed from the Gossip Girl machine, the actor is looking for a philosophy that he can truly embrace. Step one: embodying Jeff Buckley. By Carl Swanson
The Breitbart protégé is hunting for some like-minded compatriots.
Custom-made cowboy boots, Sadam Hussein’s Nine-mm. Glock, and more.
This May, billions of inch-and-a-half-long, red-eyed insects will wake from a seventeen-year subterranean slumber.
Touring ten kitchens, a 30-car garage, and a 10,000-square-foot spa with the Queen of Versailles.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Christine Quinn’s shifting term-limits position may cost her—but not in the way everyone thinks.
The BKLYN Designs expo, Goods for the Study opens in Soho, and more new stuff in stores.
“[These overalls] are Armani. I bought them in 1986 and have worn them every winter since.”
Make a scene this spring with zany, bold, and eye-boggingly patterned shirts.
Herculean portions and a fervid fan base define the latest offering from the Torrisi boys.
Try fresh bamboo shoots in this recipe from Kajitsu chef Ryota Ueshima.
Rotisserie chicken, plebeian no more.
Spider-Man and a supercharged Jamie Foxx invade New York.
On May 14, dark prince of conspiracy-based historical thrillery Dan Brown will release Inferno.
A bracing look at the first war that was conducted in front of the camera's cold eye.
Sarah Polley climbs her own family tree in the meta-doc Stories We Tell.
The Met does Handel’s Giulio Cesare perfectly.
Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read.
Readers sound off on the Boston Marathon bombers, East Ramapo, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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