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November 10, 2003 Issue

Cover Story

The Times’s Clark Kent

In an excerpt from his new book, New York’s media columnist looks for the secret of former Timesman Steve Rattner, who transcended media to become a Wall Street superhero.


Chefs Awards 2003

The city’s restaurant landscape can change in the time it takes to digest the latest trendy dish; herewith, our critics’ choices for this year’s top toques.

Holiday Pleasures

Some of our favorite chefs share what they prepare at home during the mad dash from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Plus: Master mixologists revive the classics.

Well Nested

At his upstate compound, Nest editor Joseph Holtzman mixes mid-century modern with pot-leaf chintz in his witty take on an English country house.

Modern Mama

Dorothy Miller, MoMA’s first curator, was a charming radical who found an audience for artists from Charles Sheeler and Arshile Gorky to Jasper Johns and James Rosenquist. Yet few remember her name. An upcoming auction of her collection at Christie’s, veering from folk art to Pop Art, attests to her visionary passion.


The Help Desk

Fund-raising at work, the etiquette of asking how much friends paid for apartments, and the neighbor who covets your flat-screen TV


Readers sound off on the Internet porn boom and more.

Smart City

Best of New York

One-stop shopping for poster lovers at the Gail Chisholm Gallery

Ask New York

I want to stay in shape now that I’m pregnant. Where can I find classes tailored for me?

Best Bets

A (discreetly) diamond-studded Gucci timepiece, New York trivia cards, and customized baby books

Shop Talk

Frederico De Vera brings his exquisite wares east.

Deal of the Week

Designer eyeglasses at discount prices

Plus: This week's Sale Listings


Intelligencer Column

Nicole Ritchie in rehab, Kathleen Turner's new digs, dish from the Shattered Glass premiere, and more.

Malfeasance 101

What’s your white-collar-crime IQ? Test your knowledge of all things Kozlowski and Waksal.

La Vie en Rosie

After her G+J battle, what should she edit next?

Holy Matrimony!

How uninvited guests are crashing their exes’ weddings online.

Le Sex Sells

A French perfumer on his new “freedom oil.”

I'm Kicking As Fast As I Can!

Camel dung! Hitler on heels! An ex-Rockette tells all.

Party Line

To quell class tension, private schools tell parents: No parties at your homes!

Getting Trashed

Can Martin Amis recover from his savage reviews?

Holy Foley!

After a bruising public split from his wife, actor Scott Foley heads for the (relative) calm of The Violet Hour, where no one can "edit" him.


The City Politic

Bloomberg was only saying what everyone is thinking: It’s time to take Washington to task for neglecting New York City

The Download

How blogging became compulsive for the chattering classes—and created a new class of media stars



Richard Curtis indulges his sappy side with Love Actually; Will Ferrell gets goofy in Elf


A Wicked-ly inept take on the witches of Oz; Tovah Feldshuh inhabits Mrs. Meir in Golda’s Balcony


The Met traces Philip Guston’s evolution from elegant abstract artist to pop-culture visionary

Classical Music

The Boston Symphony astonishes at Carnegie Hall


Saving Jessica Lynch rehashes what we already know; The West Wing has lost much more than just Aaron Sorkin


Susan Marshall brings us into the detached dreamworld of Sleeping Beauty

The Week

Restaurant Openings

New York's first Japanese rice-ball cafe, the finest fromage, and chocolate waffles from Blue Hill.

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