In which our writer accidentally spreads cracks of class envy through the friendships of people he barely knows.
Six New Yorkers of various means keep track of every single penny they spend over the course of a week.
A father’s paycheck reads $676. It has to last two weeks. Start the clock.
A cost-of-living calculator for all types of living.
In 1979, the children that Rocky Aoki had by his wife ran into the child he had by his mistress.
Girls, Picassos, tabloid sleazebags, criminal investigations: Sometimes being a billionaire can just be so complicated.
White-collar types, uniformed mall employees, and teachers grilled on their fiscal health.
Sacha Baron Cohen turns comedy into horror.
Pedro Almodóvar’s latest is two-thirds of a fantastic movie.
Q&A with the Volver director.
A breakdown of what could be the first billion-dollar auction season.
MoMA looks back on Brice Marden’s restrained but still energetic work.
A trifling Bob Dylan musical does a disservice to one voice-of-a-generation as another emerges downtown.
Just how enormous an undertaking is Tom Stoppard’s epic three-evening play about nineteenth-century Russian intellectuals?
Audra McDonald bests Renée Fleming in a battle of diva records.
Newly discovered diaries from Little Edie Beale fill in gaps in the Grey Gardens story.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
Running mate no longer running away.
Who’s feeling lucky?
Cotton-pickin’ kids are safe!
“Stale bread” slur okay in N.Y.
Still dissing hometown.
Last week it was easy to tell that change was in the air.
With control of Congress coming down to the wire, New Yorkers can still make an impact on Tuesday’s results. Here’s how.
A new poll of state voters conducted by Pace University, in coordination with New York Magazine, doesn’t give much hope to Republicans.
The New Jersey Supreme Court decided to create a legally viable same-sex union. How bad would it be to be a Jersey commuter?
Photo show marks the transformation of the Lower East Side.
How the NYPD’s elite Cold Case Squad, which investigates long-unsolved crimes, is falling victim to a slow bureaucratic death.
The GOP campaign to demonize Nancy Pelosi won’t work, though maybe it should.
Cheap gas, foolish hedge funds, and other reasons the Dow isn’t done rising.
How to become the ultimate marathon spectator.
Two new restaurants prove steakhouse kitsch and steakhouse quality aren’t necessarily related.
Ryan Stepka of Hastens.
A Nicole’s chef’s recipe for broccoli-rabe salad with black-olive dressing.
Americans have Halloween and candy corn; the same week, Mexicans (and Mexican restaurants looking to drum up some business) have the Day of the Dead.
As great a tradition as running the New York City Marathon is, so too the pre-race pasta orgy.
A country singer on her way through town.
Store openings this week.
Why a West Side co-op decided to drop a new penthouse on top of itself.
Performance Space 122 presents BAiT (Buenos Aires in Translation), a series of four new plays by established Argentine playwrights.
Museums and galleries celebrate New York’s Print Week.
Watch for these particularly promising performances at the “Keys to the Future” festival.
A not-so-grim fairy tale.