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  1. She’ll Probably Cut Up This Magazine TooHow Wangechi Mutu snipped and clipped her way from Nairobi to the walls of the Brooklyn Museum.
  2. The Other Museum ShopMartha Rosler, the Brooklyn artist best known for feminist photomontages and videos, is a champion garage-sale hound.
  3. Richard Artschwager Does More With LessAt 88, with a Whitney retrospective ahead, what is the last great minimalist doing? Simplifying his own life.
  4. 5. SurviveWith your head down.
  5. 3. Make Art That’s Difficult to CollectSo only museums will collect it.
  6. Where the Radiant Baby Was BornIn a basement on St. Marks Place, Keith Haring became Keith Haring.
  7. The Great Indoors-OutdoorsTen open-air venues, each with a plan B interior option should the weather act up.
  8. How Happenings HappenedLucas Samaras revisits the first days of performance art.
  9. Old Guard or Upstart?Nine classic venues and their younger but equally beguiling counterparts vie to host your wedding celebration.
  10. White City: Manhattan in a Marble DressYutaka Sone’s ‘Little Manhattan’ is a three-foot-tall, nine-foot-long, two-and-a-half-ton relief map of the built city
  11. Global InflationUnder the High Line, David Byrne blows up the world.
  12. The Newer MuseumCurator Massimiliano Gioni sees pleasure in the difficult.
  13. Impressive ProportionsLouise Lawler photographs great art—then treats it like taffy.
  14. The Ultimate Venue GuideIn which we offer food-worshipping, loft-dwelling, tree-hugging, do-gooding New Yorkers 28 venues for their nuanced nuptials.
  15. Made for Each OtherIn Kalup Linzy, James Franco met his performance-art match.
  16. Design NewsAttack of the 25-Foot Roses Park Avenue is in bloom a few months early this year as the Paul Kasmin Gallery and the Department of Parks and Rec […]
  17. The Renegade InsiderAfter 26 years in business, Lisa Spellman and her 303 Gallery are having their (latest) breakout moment.
  18. Main Drag: The Mighty AtlanticMapping the new arrivals—including Brooklyn’s first Barneys—on the borough’s busiest thoroughfare.
  19. The Big GiftAs the very rich get incomprehensibly richer, there’s been a race to the top for reputation-polishing noblesse oblige.
  20. Fear and FancyA Sue Williams retrospective celebrates her grotesquely comical vision.
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    Work of Art Exit Interview: Runner-up No. 2The other finalist shares his thoughts on the show.
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    Work of Art Exit Interview: The Winner Speaks!We chat with the triumphant artist.
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    Work of Art Exit InterviewThe first runner-up talks about the finale.
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    Work of Art Exit Interview: Episode NineThe ousted contestant speaks.
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    Work of Art Exit Interview: Episode EightThe ousted contestant speaks.
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    Work of Art Exit Interview: Episode Seven“This was like ‘Rush! Rush! Make work now!’ They’re forcing inspiration upon you.”
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    Work of Art Exit Interview: Episode SixThe latest ousted contestant speaks.
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    Work of Art Exit Interview: Episode Five“I never want to be in a situation ever again where my version of success is contingent on another human being’s perspective.”
  29. Shopping the CollectivesTen cooperatively run, tastefully curated galleries, boutiques, and design stores—and what to buy at each.
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    Work of Art Exit Interview No. 2: Episode Four“You’re dealing with a primarily over-45 judges panel. Andres Serrano, I think, is in his 50; Jerry’s old; Jeanne Rohatyn is an older woman … “
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    Work of Art Exit Interview No. 1: Episode Four“I was a little bit in shock myself at the way the work was perceived.”
  32. Bohemian RhapsodyBrion Gysin, William Burroughs, and the secret life of a building on the Bowery.
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    Work of Art Exit InterviewThe ousted contestant shares her thoughts about losing.
  34. Elevated DrinkingA flood of rooftop bars—some new arrivals, some recharged classics—unite views with booze at ascending altitudes.
  35. The New York FiveThe people to see at P.S.1.
  36. Bomb ProblemsThe failed attack on Times Square was a reminder that terrorists can build deadly bombs in the comfort of their tri-state-area homes.
  37. TunapocalypseBluefin tuna—rich, fat-marbled, delicious for sushi—is floundering. It’s overfished to meet high demand, especially from Japan, and so to replen […]
  38. 112 Minutes With Francesco BonamiThe lead curator of the Whitney Biennial has a risky weekend habit: painting.
  39. A Fresh HellWith new developments pulling in a younger, hipper crowd, Hell’s Kitchen now belies its name. Two neighbors enumerate the amenities.
  40. Know Your Side StreetSure, it’s an after-work meet-up, but what else? East 51st Street makes its case as an anytime destination.
  41. North of the TransverseEast of Broadway, above 96th Street, the sleepy blocks near Central Park are being energized by a big-box megaplex, but keeping their small-town […]
  42. Know Your Side StreetBrooklyn’s latest portal for cheap eats, stylish shops, and Simpsons- themed pinball sits just off the Williamsburg Bridge, on Havemeyer Street […]
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    (Untitled)’s Adam Goldberg on the Art World and His Fear of Acting InjuriesWhen I was shooting ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ I remember writing in my journal, “Somebody is going to get hurt here … ” No one did, though. Except for Tom Sizemore.
  44. Know Your Side StreetIt’s not quite Chelsea, not quite the Flatiron district, but with new clubs, restaurants, and stores, West 26th Street between Seventh Avenue an […]
  45. See Here NowThree art-rich neighborhoods, 25 new galleries.
  46. Get With the BandEleven versatile musical ensembles that will keep the party on the dance floor all night long.
  47. Deal or No Deal?Three great places to live—each with one big drawback, and a matching big discount. Would you live with the trade-off?
  48. Get Contemporary in ChicagoWith massive museum renovations, a growing gallery district, and an active residency program, the Second City is striving for first prize in culture.
  49. Know Your BlockThe LES shopping strip’s tenants churn again; now, bánh mìs and upscale vintage mix with the fabric stores and hosieries on Orchard Streetbetwee […]
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    Wallace Shawn on Essays, Being Funny, and What He’d Say to Obama“After I played one part, others came along. And then I became the voice of a dinosaur. It’s all rather logical.”
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