David Amsden

  1. horror week
    AHS: Freak Show’s Sarah Paulson Faces Her FearsHer role playing conjoined twins is a disorienting feat of mind-body multitasking.
  2. The Magician of MeatAnd now Pat LaFrieda will pull a brisket-chuck blend out of his hat.
  3. Buzz
    Will Blue Bottle Make New York a Coffee Town?“This is how they make iced coffee,” a mother whispered in her tyke’s ear. “And see back there? That’s where they roast their beans!”
  4. Never Mind the PityHow a dying teenager’s dream turned into the making of a miraculous album.
  5. The Billyburg BustA working-class neighborhood became a bohemian theme park, which in turn became a fantasyland for luxury-condo developers. Now, littered with ha […]
  6. The Let’s-Just-Party-BoyAndrew W.K. and the democratization of clubland.
  7. Patrick Wilson, SuperstarThanks to sex and a comic book (Watchmen), the actor is about to blow up.
  8. Run for the HillsMTV’s heightened reality spinoff, The City, is coming to New York, giving a new collection of young, beautiful people the chance to bec […]
  9. The 25th Hour of Florent MorelletAs his legendary 24-hour French diner closes for the first time, it is being mourned as the sad passing of an era. But Morellet regrets nothing.
  10. CoolhuntedFor those in search of the next groovy thing, Taavo Somer, proprietor of Freemans and the new Rusty Knot, is the prey of the moment. His downtow […]
  11. The Life Obsessive With Wes AndersonOn a spur-of-the-moment train ride to Rome with the filmmaker whose reality bears a distinct resemblance to his movies.
  12. Conspiracy of TwoTheresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake were talented young artists who were deeply in love. Their bizarre suicides have captivated the art world: Was i […]
  13. Married Man Seeks Same for Discreet PlayHe has a loving wife, a small child—and sex with men on the side. How the Internet has made it easier than ever to lead a detection-proof double […]
  14. Mr. CleanHe’s young! Rich! Handsome! Able to throw out a runner at first while flashing a killer smile! David Wright is the perfect New York sports sta […]
  15. The Young InvinciblesThey’re young and healthy, and insurance is expensive. As long as they don’t catch the flu, slip on the ice, crash a bike, snowboard into a tree […]
  16. Tiki Barber: The Exit InterviewThe Giants’ running back realized that if he wanted to grow up, he had to quit playing games.
  17. What’s a Little Money Between Friends?A lot, when one friend just bought a million-dollar apartment and the other is subsisting on frozen dinners.
  18. Truly HeartbreakingIn his new novel about a Sudanese refugee, Dave Eggers delivers nothing short of genius.
  19. Lust in His HeartJohn Cameron Mitchell wants America to stop being scared and start having more sex.
  20. The One-Man Drug CompanyAfter prep school, he built a thriving business. Now he’s got to find a way to get out of it.
  21. Young Adult FictionMacaulay Culkin on his first novel, Michael Jackson, and the self-consciousness of fame.
  22. Blood BrothersAs the gangster epic nears its end, Tony’s soldiers confront the “Big Pussy Rule”: no one lives forever. Welcome to the ultimate whacking party.
  23. Happy DaysEighties party icon Susanne Bartsch returns to save nightlife from bottle service and Paris Hilton.
  24. Impatient Patient: James McManusIn Positively Fifth Street, James McManus turned a week at the World Series of Poker into a rambunctious existential exploration of greed and fa […]
  25. Bad Kids Inc.What’s to be done about out-of-control teenagers? The man who gave us Citi Habitats has a plan to turn a parental self-help group into a company […]
  26. The Bear NecessitiesIn the cold, dark forests of New Jersey, Dean Goldberg faced his fear—the fear of no bears.
  27. Because on Any Night of the Week, You Can Go to a Naked College-Dorm Party, Wrestle with a Topless Dominatrix, or Suck a Few ToesNo. 41 On the fringes of Little Korea, in a windowless fourth-floor loft, a toupeed man moans as he tries to swallow a young woman’s perfumed, […]
  28. Fly Like an EgoIn praise of self-indulgence.
  29. Man-Hunting With the High-School Dream GirlsA night out with Sophie, Audrey, and Lana, teenagers in love with feeling grown-up and on the prowl for (much) older men. Out of the cradle […]
  30. The Cheerful TransgressiveAs his new retrospective at ICP makes clear, photographer Larry Clark was hot for teen decadence before the rest of the culture caught on.
  31. DynastyAt 72, with his business on fire and the White House calling, Oscar de la Renta is at the peak of his power. Now if only he can […]
  32. The Teenage EconomyIn a city obsessed with money, kids are, too. And the choices parents make have powerful effects on the separate, sometimes cruel, world o […]
  33. The Ways & Means of New York KidsA mini-poll on allowance.
  34. Brooklyn Got a New BogeymanWalter O’Malley, rest in peace. Here comes Bruce Ratner.
  35. Up With PeoplePlaywright Neil LaBute is famous for his twisted amorality plays. With Fat Pig, is he seeking higher ground?
  36. Tera PartickPhotographed in XXX: 30 Porn-Star Portraits, by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
  37. Pop. Snort. Parachute.To many New York teenagers, all the world’s a pharmacy. There is a vanishing distinction between pills for medication and for recreation, […]
  38. SweathamptonThe wealth of the East End attracts a horde of tip-hungry, itinerant workers. Inside a share house devoted to paychecks — and a bit of voy […]
  39. Ready for a Nap“You actually fell asleep?” An afternoon spent in midtown’s new express-rest center.
  40. Sleeping AroundIn search of a decent night’s rest in Central Park, at the Bronx Zoo, and on the Brooklyn Bridge.
  41. The Siege of Fulton AvenueJust after midnight, Rye police arrived to bust a house full of partying teenagers. The kids refused to unlock the door, and parents and cops &# […]
  42. Into the FireDespite his readers’ fears, a self-financed American blogger returns to Iraq.
  43. In the CutA new smut-splicing DVD player may create plot holes.
  44. Direct-Deposit MarketingTo woo Manhattanites, Wachovia bank tries guerrilla tactics.
  45. Let Us Eat Steak!Particularly if it’s prime meat. New Yorkers blithely brave the right sort of beef.
  46. Not Tonight, Honey. I’m Logging On.Internet porn is everywhere; even “nice” guys are hooked. So where does that leave their girlfriends?
  47. The Write StartFirst-time novelist David Amsden talks to New York authors about how they got started.
  48. Dean’s ListWhere are the African-Americans? New Yorker editor sparks politically correct contretemps at Howard Dean fund-raiser.
  49. Out to LunchPret A Manger had buzz, but misread New York’s palate. Can it rework its recipe?
  50. Nutcracker SweetJustin Timberlake, step aside! Teenage girls around town are totally crushed out on FAO Schwarz’s toy soldier.
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