Sure, crime is down, but have you heard about the pack of wild dogs?
In Williamsburg, handcrafted furniture for goths with cash
LIKEaBIKE’s walking bike, Emporio Armani’s chocolate suede wedges, Glenlivet’s single-malt Scotch and more.
From messengers to top handles, sumptuously soft fur is all over this fall’s bags.
Brit lingerie store Myla’s sexy creations are finally available Stateside.
Cashmere Sweater Sale
Robert Altman’s Tanner on Tanner sends up political documentaries
In Stage Beauty, Billy Crudup is a ravishing Restoration actor in Desdemona drag, wildly successful until the law clamps down on his masquerade.
Hoary whores in The Oldest Profession; tangled relationships in String of Pearls
The Chelsea Barneys emporium is reincarnated as a temple to Himalayan art.
At the Met, Ben Heppner plays Verdi’s Otello too nice, while the Philharmonic’s opening night just plays it safe
August on Bleecker Street is noisy, cramped, and won’t take reservations, which only makes the incredible food all the more infuriating
How professional tastemakers solve problems in their own homes
Every time Murray Moss gets a new object at his store, he takes it home to spend time with it, in his socks, with the music on, for testing purposes.
Decorator Elaine Griffin on thrift-store finds in Harlem—and that terrible night her bedroom was orange
Art-world impresario Yvonne Force Villareal transforms her loft into a gallery with the help of Alex Katz, Matthew Barney, and Pierre Cardin.
Architect Rafael Viñoly leaves (almost) all the decisions in the hands of his designer wife, Diana
After four tangled years, developer Paul Stallings’s new avant-garde Lower East Side hotel is finally about to open.
Leo moving in?
Conan cements the New York comedy monopoly
Philippe Starck on pleasing his “tribe”
Giuliani’s draft status
The real life of Portman’s “mystery hunk.”
How prog rockers Marillion broke the story of Cat Stevens’s detention.
Bill Lynch’s plan to secure core voters.
Will shochu become the city’s new sake?
Movies new on DVD this week include: Saved, Born Rich, The Five Obstructions, Tanner ‘88, The War Room, Aladdin, and Fahrenheit 9/11.
Opening this week: Little Giant, Bonmarche, C, Nolita House, Sachi’s On Clinton, Silverleaf Tavern, Almondine, Alfanoose, Hedeh.
Jimmy Fallon rolls onto the big screen in Queen Latifah’s Taxi.
Readers sound off on body-conscious mothers-to-be.
Why is Kerry still struggling in the Midwest? Because, in an amazing reversal, Establishment Democrats embraced the elites.
Dante declared it unfit for wild beasts, but La Maremma is shaping up to be il primo destino of Tuscany’s wine region
The rise of female commitmentphobia
The Yankees–Red Sox rivalry is as spectacularly nasty as ever because both teams are loaded with contentious characters.