During the GOP convention, the mainstream media told the story of a unified party rallying around its candidate.
Michael Chabon’s latest novel, Telegraph Avenue, is packed with lowbrow Americana, high-minded empathy, and loads of literary chutzpah.
John Gotti Jr. had walked away from the Mafia. But when he tried to sell a movie about his father, he found that Tinseltown could be a rough place.
The Rahm Emanuel now serving as Chicago mayor is not the same Rahm Emanuel who was a political celebrity as a hard-charging congressman.
A proposal for fixing Hollywood’s box-office problem.
Reading Guy Fieri.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
A look at All the Art That’s Fit to Print (And Some That Wasn’t) by Times veteran Jerelle Kraus.
Sitting in on the first staff meeting called by the new Cosmo Girl from Yorkshire.
John Cageat 100.
Nitsuh Abebe on the xx.
Valentino dresses up New York City Ballet.
Jerry Saltz on the Met’s“Regarding Warhol.”
The Perks of Being a Wallflower nails teenage alienation.
What to expect from Andrew Rannells on The New Normal.
Muslim unrest has created a challenge for Obama and the nation—and a different kind of crisis for the Romney campaign.
A striking new purple variety called Indigo Rose.
Tenzi, a convertible dog leash, and more new stuff in New York stores.
“Yes, this is my look. I’ve worn a bow tie for the last 30 years.”
The bag of the season (as seen on thesidelines at Fashion Week) must be both strapless and the size of an iPad.
Year-round surfing, archaeological ruins, tsukiji-fresh seafood.
In the old Nuela space, a retooled South American joint.
Try quickly searing Romano beans ina cast-iron grill pan.
Just in time for fall-food-festival season, a guide to navigating the tasting-plate circuit.
Loosen your belt. The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival is back.
The friendly French-food-festival rivals Le Fooding and Omnivore return this fall with competing schedules of dinners, demos, and alfresco feasts.
Readers sound off on Mindy Kaling, the state of New York’s housing projects, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.