Readers sound off on the Atkins diet, Martha Stewart and Tom Ford’s fashion legacy.
Iron Mike: Mayor Bloomberg’s inner Rudy busts out
Al Franken’s Air America: Is liberal comedy still anoxymoron?
When your dating life goes into a slump, hire yourself a coach
New Paltz’s gay-marriage moment brings out the same-sex house-hunters
Softening our urban environment with flowers
Homemade flower pins, rare-skin totes by Rafe, and a Kate Spade Barbie doll
Farberware pots and pans
Going green at the New York Botanical Garden.
I’m an avid flea-market bargain hunter, but I can barely afford to refurbish my finds. Where can I learn to do it myself?
Body scrubs at the city’s top salons
Making the scene in Miami
In Kim Ki-duk’s searing Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … and Spring, the flesh is willing and the spirit is weak
An artist who used the detritus of the times to chart an age
Sly Fox returns, along with a resplendent Barbara Cook
An operatic flop from the sixties refuses to improve with age
Janet Jackson: Do ya think she’s sexy? Usher and LCD Soundsystem just say “Yeah.”
Jonathan Waxman heads west again, but only to Washington Street
Diane von Furstenberg, Kim Basinger, Alec Baldwin, Barry Sonnenfeld, Tina Brown, Liesel Pritzker, Madonna
Legal experts weigh in on the Tyco trial’s infamous obstructionist, Juror No. 4.
Handheld-gadget addicts are told to give it a rest.
After two deaths, a hospital says plastic surgery now requires general anesthesia.
The pencil skirt is fall’s fashion must-have. Get yours this month at Bloomingdale’s.
With a new CD to promote, how can Janet Jackson top her last publicity stunt?
This week’s openings include: Evviva, Mas, Itzocan Bistro and Barbes.
New on DVD this week: The Matrix Revolutions, Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Cheaper by the Dozen, Charade and more.
Five child-friendly shows to keep kids learning while school is out
What’s it like to have Daniel Libeskind as a client? And for him to be one?
The dirty details behind the creation of an immaculate all-white 52nd-floor penthouse
How to wrest a water tower from the co-op board—and then renovate it without wrecking it
Can an architect prevent his client from redoing an East Village basement in leopard print and fur?
How to win clients—like Donna Karan and David Barton—and influence them.
The pleasures and perils of designing furniture for Lou Reed
Albert Hadley offers advice to young designers (no more “beige rooms”)—and looks back at his own career
Ten other young designers who are making their mark