With a new Broadway adaptation of Cry-Baby, John Waters is a member in good standing of the American mainstream.
Why is an El Greco worth less than a Koons? Larry Salander called it a moral travesty, and decided, catastrophically, to do something about it.
Can congestion pricing get the new gov back on track?
Runways near runaways.
QB hikes it to Manhattan.
Finds himself in desert.
But will her dad?
Driver says yes; others, no.
For another week, almost all politics was both local and sleazy.
It was a great piece of oratory, and a good short-term political tactic. But it won’t help him beat McCain.
Wheat, dairy, meat: It’s all getting more expensive. Why a bagel costs more.
With its groovy Murakami show, Brooklyn’s got a brand new bag.
Courtney Hunt’s first film won Sundance, but it’s hardly cute.
Fraternal rivalry (and worse) in the South and Italy.
Four fresh faces at MoMA’s New Directors/New Films.
The new Cooper Square is good, bad, and ugly.
Nicholson Baker gives the Good War a bad rap.
Graham Rawle resisted the idea of printing his novel that consists entirely of clippings from magazines, in collage form.
A newly naturalized Tracey Ullman riles up her adopted country, Arianna Huffington included.
On March 30, The Tudors returns for a second season of sex, papal intrigue, and beheadings.
Even talented playwrights fall into one trap: pandering to the lefty theatergoing audience.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
With the collapse of the country’s fifth-largest bank, the market hit bottom.
Clowns and kids get funky in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Flea takes a beloved Sunday-morning tradition and makes it a lot less junky.
“I’ve had my dreads for about twenty years; it’s part of being a Rasta.”
It looks (and accelerates) like a bumper car, but the Smart Fortwo is a joy in the city. *Car below not actual size.
Marcus Samuelsson explores the Ethiopian side of his background.
In the States, radicchio is a bit player in the salad kingdom, commonly seen as the red component of tricolore.
Expect standing-room only at Mia Dona, given Donatella Arpaia’s East Side groupies.
Week of March 31, 2008: Pomme de Terre and Insomnia Cookies.
What kind of Yiddish cookbook contains a recipe for a Chinese roast-pork sandwich on Italian garlic bread?
Leaving Manhattan doesn’t mean you need to pack a lunch.
This season’s dresses look so sweet and innocent from a distance. Up close, it’s another story.
From Cleopatra’s necklace to Detroit’s latest, the color that won’t go away.
In a tight market, banks look askance at walk-ups and studios. What’s a New Yorker to do?
Readers sound off on Eliot Spitzer, horse-drawn carriages, and more.
Findings from the streets, files, and hard drives of New York.