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  1. eyebrows
    The Bold Eyebrows of a Bond Villain Consider this Jessica Chastain’s audition.
  2. vulture lists
    How Five World Leaders Reacted to Hollywood’s Unflattering Depictions Hitler, Saddam, Bush, Clinton.
  3. babies in vogue
    A Brief History of Naked Babies in Fashion MagazinesA look back at North West’s predecessors.
  4. coverspy
    J. Lo Has More to Say About That Versace DressJennifer Lopez tells W a tale as old as time.
  5. loose threads
    Teen Vogue Hires a New Beauty DirectorPlus, Octavia Spencer covers Elle magazine’s Women in Hollywood issue.
  6. party report
    The Perils of Fog Machines at Fashion PartiesSmoke alarms at W’s spooky (video-game-inspired?) party.
  7. loose threads
    Tyra Banks’s GIF Party; Lara Stone for Calvin Klein UnderwearPlus, Natalia Vodianova covers Vogue Russia.
  8. fashion gods
    Edward Enninful ‘a Big Part’ of W’s Success, Stefano Tonchi SaysHe’s helped the magazine’s ad pages increase 16.7 percent this year.
  9. things that are printed on paper
    Vogue Wins the March Ad Page Race AgainAd pages are up for everybody!
  10. not that kind of cutlet
    There’s a Discrepancy Between Charlize Theron’s Bra-Stuffing StoriesShe told W one story, and Vogue another.
  11. party chat
    Carine Roitfeld Had More Fun Being a Couture Client Than an Editor“Clients are chicer, you know?”
  12. quotables
    Dakota Fanning on Her First Marc Jacobs CampaignShe was 12.
  13. cover girls
    Elle and Dakota Fanning Cover the New Issue of WThey’re “Golden Girls,” apparently.
  14. ins and outs
    Armand Limnander on W’s Masthead ShuffleHe’s been promoted to deputy editor, and several other staffers have left.
  15. fashion gods
    Exclusive First Look: Linda Evangelista, Joan Rivers, and Anna Dello Russo Star in Steven Meisel’s Fake Ads for WThe magazine’s new issue has nine ‘faux’-ads sprinkled throughout its pages.
  16. good-bye to all that
    George W. Bush Wants Nothing to Do With Politics“I don’t want to be on talk shows giving my opinion or second-guessing the current president.”
  17. what other people think
    The Cairo Speech: Classic ObamaReactions from around the web to Obama’s big speech in Cairo.
  18. when celebrities design
    Fans Ravenous for Liam Gallagher’s Boring Clothing LineOver 10,000 people tried to buy his plain T-shirts and scarves online this morning.
  19. the sports section
    Yankees Still Finding Gruesome Ways to Lose to Red SoxAnd since Jacoby Ellsbury’s steal of home will be replayed on every highlight reel for the next year, you’ll get to relive it over and over again.
  20. animies
    Family Wants Paterson to Save Its Diabolical Killer FishSeriously, the days of underestimating animals are over, folks.
  21. Lists
    Tosi’s TastesWhat’s the favorite burger joint of Momofuku Milk Bar’s chef?
  22. bruce
    Did Bruce Springsteen Borrow From KISS?He’s been accused by KISS-loving YouTubers of swiping the melody of “I Was Made for Lovin’ You” for a song on his new record.
  23. early and often
    Ruben Diaz Sr. Threatens the GaysThey’re — gasp — calling his office to try to talk to him! There will be consequences!
  24. The Other Critics
    Time Out’s Favorite 100 Foods of the Year Are a Celebration ofBacon! Sausage! Pig tails!
  25. 'W'TF?
    TenjerseyTenjune is opening a spot in … Hoboken?
  26. chat room
    ‘W.’ Star Jason Ritter on Becoming Jeb’I hope Jeb appreciates my work!’
  27. Bruni's World
    Bruni at Double CrownThe ‘Times’ critic was spotted there last night, sending the kitchen into overdrive.
  28. w. tf
    First Reviews Indicate Oliver Stone’s ‘W.’ Only Marginally Better Than Actual Bush PresidencyApparently it ‘feels like a rough draft’ and ‘borders perilously close to a ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch.’
  29. trailer mix
    ‘W.’ Trailer: Oliver Stone’s Bush Movie Still Looking HilariousWe bet this is going to be awesome.
  30. apropos of nothing
    Apatocalypse Now: Five Movies to Get You Through the Coming Judd Apatow DroughtDid you know ‘Pineapple Express’ is the last Apatow movie of 2008? Here are five ripoffs Hollywood hopes will fill the void.
  31. cult of personality
    Video: Siriano Calls Kate Moss a ‘Stumpy Stump,’ Britney a Tranny MessThe season-four ‘Runway’ winner mouths off about the supermodel. Hmm, guess he doesn’t mind making frenemies.
  32. in the magazine
    Tony Shafrazi Puts Art on Top of Art, and Other Culture Highlights From the MagazineWhat’s happening in this week’s ‘New York’?
  33. NewsFeed
    Don’t Tell Adam Platt, But Fugu Is Safe NowIf fugu were safe to eat, would anybody even want to?
  34. company town
    Murdoch Won’t Go Any Higher on ‘Newsday’ BidAlso, Microsoft gives up on Yahoo, Berkshire Hathaway’s profits tank briefly, and Buzz Bissinger apologizes to Will Leitch, all in our daily industry roundup.
  35. the industry
    Seth McFarlane Will Continue Making ‘Family Guy’ Until Our Children’s Children Walk the EarthPlus: Patty and Selma rejoice! Here comes a ‘McGuyver’ movie!
  36. Ask a Waiter
    Rose MacDowell, Author of ‘Turning Tables,’ Only Cried on the JobIdentical twins Heather and Rose MacDowell waited tables for five years in Manhattan before penning their novel, Turning Tables, out next week. Rose won’t name the restaurants they worked for, offering only that she was at one of the Ark Restaurants in Manhattan (it operates the Bryant Park Grill and others), while her sister worked at a defunct Italian restaurant in the Columbus Circle area. Nevertheless, she was quite candid about the industry she says she could only cope with via on-the-job hookups and shots snuck from behind the bar.
  37. party lines
    Mo Rocca Dreams of a Psychosexual Thriller Starring Bill ClintonLast night at Joe’s Pub, four teams made up of Broadway composers, directors, writers, actors, and assorted other creatives unveiled the works they had produced for the inaugural 24 Hour Musicals, which, like the annual 24 Hour Plays event, requires contestants to prepare a musical from scratch in just 24 hours. We swung by and took the opportunity to ask the punchy participants a question that’s been rolling around our heads since Iowa: If the presidential candidates were in a musical, what would it be? “I would do a musical about people that live under the subways, like the subway moles, and I would cast John McCain as, like, the leader of the underground subterranean people,” actress Ashlie Atkinson said breathlessly. “And then I would cast Hillary Clinton as a developer who is trying to destroy their oasis.” Mo Rocca had other ideas. “I think it would be a psychosexual thriller about Bill Clinton trying to hook up with Michelle Obama,” he said. “I’m currently obsessed with Michelle Obama. And, um, I think she’s beautiful. I think she’s dynamic. I think there will be legions of drag queens soon dressing up as Michelle Obama. She’s just a great sort of larger-than-life figure.” But what about Hillary? Is Hillary really musical material? “Umm,” he paused to think. “She’s tough with musicals. Hillary’s just not really very…musical.” —Amy Odell Click here to see video Mo, Kerry Butler, and others chatting with New York and performing in the 24 Hour Musicals.
  38. party lines
    Robin Williams, One-Man BandRobin Williams was in rare (okay, typical) form last night at the premiere of his new schmaltzy caper, August Rush. In it, he plays a Fagan-like proprietor of an abandoned theater, home to a gang of musical orphans (really). We asked him if he ever played a musical instrument in real life. “Yes,” he said, “and I’ve been asked to stop.” Turns out he spent some time playing the sax: “I did a black blues-player set,” he said; then he turned into a black blues player: “Man, you just gotta relax! You gotta make love to it, don’t hurt it, you know?” But his favorite music, he said, is the music of New York. “Look around you,” he exclaimed. “It’s like Gershwin flowin’! It’s got music, girl, everywhere. Uptown, downtown” — he turned into a feisty Latina. “Hola, mira, Mami. You got this thing, and it just keeps you movin’, ju know? You gotta have it, Papi. You know, leesten, leesten. Iss all crazy! You got to have music! And then you have the Russian clubs in Brooklyn” — with this he made some Russian-seeming sounds — “and Jewish music, Vhot, music!? It’s klezmer, what! Music to flee by! That’s why we take the skin off our penis — you gotta move! You can’t travel with that! Then you get in a cab” — he made some high-pitched wailing sounds — “Can you turn the radio down? Osama, please.” At this, the publicist began pulling him away, either because she felt enough was enough with the ethnic stereotypes or because the screening was about to begin. In his wake, however, there was a chorus of laughter. —Ben Kawaller More Party Lines quotes and photos from the August Rush party: Keri Russell’s an instant cello virtuoso; Tamara Tunie philanthropically screws over her relatives.
  39. trailer mix
    Seventh Season of ‘24’ Looks Torture-riffic!After a disappointing season of shark-jumping absurdity, Jack Bauer returns in January — with more shark-jumping absurdity!
  40. The Other Critics
    Landmarc Steals More Stars; Mercat Earns First KudosFrank Bruni inexplicably grants a star to a restaurant with zero ambience, overdone pastas, “tame entrées,” and a “loud” room that’s “dreary at night.” Which is what Adam Platt and everybody else said about Landmarc TWC, though without granting a star for the accomplishment. [NYT] Related: Off the Mark [NYM] Landmarc somehow coaxed three of six stars out of Randall Lane, despite comparable comments on uneven food and a room filled with rebars. The wine list seems to have been the saving grace. [TONY] Mobbed Mercat gets the Paul Adams seal of approval, its first major positive review, which compares it favorably to Boqueria and praises it for special authenticity. Only the desserts are denied praise, and at that point in the review, it hardly matters. [NYS]
  41. The Launch
    Sam Mason: “It’s Like the Special Olympics”Sam Mason, the former star pastry chef at wd-50, will be launching his own restaurant and lounge, Tailor, at the beginning of March. In the weeks leading up to then, he’ll take us behind the scenes of a hot restaurant opening.