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September 5, 2005 Issue

Cover Story

New York Stories

This season’s big fashion stories, each inspired by a memorable moment in New York fiction through the ages.


Lost and Found

Marc Jacobs lives the dream life, hailed everywhere he goes as the reigning king of fashion cool. So why does he still feel like the lonely, awkward kid he was when he started out?

Kooks Crack Up

As Four distinguished itself as the weirdest fashion house in New York, which is quite an achievement. But nothing good lasts forever, especially if it’s a collective of four attention-loving, bed-sharing, violence-prone fashionistas.

The New York Look

Five styles that work here—and nowhere else.

Barbarian at the Tee

To a casual observer, the Maidstone Club’s exquisite golf course might be a symbol of upper-crust elitism. To a golf lover with a rebellious streak, it’s an irresistible temptation


Intelligencer Gossip

Tommy Lee "Gandhi-esque," Rod Stewart shops for bras, Bergdorf's mind-control candles, and more.

It Happened Last Week

It was a week of mercy and forgiveness, when hundreds of Hamptons houseguests were doing their best to forgive their hosts’ décor, as the precious remainder of the season drew to a close.

Haring’s Pop Shop Fizzles Out

But the ceiling will live on—if they can get it out of there. The artist left no preservation advice; “I don’t think Keith cared about forever.”

Hedge Funders at the Hedgerows

As more and more traders set up shop in their vacation homes—and now at their own “hotel”—will the Hamptons become a suburban office park?

Let’s Hail . . . a Rickshaw?

More primitive than a pedicab. Some say “degrading”; others tip big.


Best Bets

Handbags that are sleek, stylish, and practical; mink-and-lizard hats; and other tempting buys.

The Look Book

A six-nine Wall Streeter on dressing to make money.

The Everything Guide to the U.S. Open

Tips for the discerning tennis fan: where to get tickets, how to behave badly but not too badly, a grunt translator, and more.

Shop News

Store openings this week.

Ask a Shop Clerk

Megumi Homma of Yohji Yamamoto.

Sales & Bargains
This week's hottest sales & bargains.

Restaurant Review

Club mogul Amy Sacco shows she can run a restaurant too.

In Season

A succotash recipe from Uovo.

Ask Gael

Why Do I Feel a Sea Breeze on Delancey and Norfolk?

Restaurant Openings & Buzz

Week of Aug. 29, 2005: Cookshop. Plus, strawberry season at the Greenmarket.

Dash it All

Next week, when Audrey Saunders opens her long-awaited Pegu Club in its second-story perch above West Houston Street, cocktail connoisseurs will have even more cause to celebrate.

Dinner, Anyone?

Dining options withing serving distance of the U.S. Open.

Two Months South of the Border

Sue Torres cooks her way around Mexico.

Real Estate

What happens when a broker needs a broker.

The Culture Pages

Avenue A-Lister

Rosario Dawson, the East Village’s most prominent booster, enjoys a moment before abandoning the neighborhood for California.

Movie Review

A great Ralph Fiennes performance drives The Constant Gardener.

Influences: Terry Gilliam

Q&A with The Brothers Grimm director.

Theater Review

The John Lennon musical is another failed take on a genre that actually has a lot.

'Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams' Reviewed

Lovers of drama will have to admire the sentiment, if nothing else.

'Theater of the New Ear' Reviewed

As rewarding a night as we've spent in the theater all year.

Book Review

Defending Bret Easton Ellis and other self-indulgent types.

Turn Your Head and Giggle

How an odd medical-factoid best seller was born.

Classical Music Review

A curious version of Britten’s great Death in Venice.

The Approval Matrix

Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.


The Golden-Boy Nominee

John Roberts’s seductive and distracting charm.


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