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April 30, 2007 Issue

Cover Story

Sex and Love

New Yorkers are skilled at cognitive dissonance—deeply romantic yet devoted to the quick thrill, lusty and then surprisingly conventional. But don’t ask us to choose: In this city, the answer to most either/or questions, but especially ones about sex and love, is usually “both.”


Can Mayor Mike Become Anti-Gun Prez?

Dems’ skittishness leaves opportunity for Bloomberg.

Talk-Show Host Gives Birth

On camera! In a tub!

Passenger 57 Takes the A Train

Federal air marshals get MetroCards.

Bad Vice? Bohemian Tragedy

Hipster mag puts late actress Lily Wheelwright on cover for second time.

Bear vs. Germs: Inspections Hit Wall St.

Bear Stearns Cafeteria hit with 42 health-code violations.

UWS Opening for Bouley Lite

Star chef teams up with celebrity nutritionist to open health-oriented restaurant.

It Happened Last Week

In a week when the Dow hit a record high and Manhattanites sought tax-season shelter, everyone was rethinking their fiscal strategies.


Will New Yorkers fall for another faux London club?

Where’s McBeef?

Creative-writing teachers are regularly faced with disturbing student work. But is the writer dangerous?

Punky Brewsters

When you’re in heavy rotation on MTV and want to hang with the rejects, it’s time to open your own East Village bar.

Eyewitness News

The NY1 stalwart investigates his tortured personal history.


The Power Grid

Why Fred Thompson leads Al Gore by a neck in the ’08 dark-horse race.


Best Bets

A coffee table made of old plates and other gems of repurposing.

Shop News

New store openings this week.

Look Book

The proud proprietor of baked hair.

Restaurant Review

Anthos is a top-notch entry in the haute-Greek frenzy.

In Season

Think of green almonds as nuts interrupted, harvested before the shells have hardened and the nuts have fully formed.

Insatiable Critic

"It’s a real find,” our producer friend Dasha promises, inviting us to discover the no-airs bistro Tree in the East Village. And I have to agree.

Restaurant Openings

Week of April 30, 2007: FR.OG, Suba, Móle, and Paradou Marché.

The Slowest Food

What’s up with snails?

Eating Out-of-Seasonally

Tomatoes and corn in April? At the Greenmarket?

Great Room

A rustic restoration that’s meticulously easygoing.

Real Estate

How apartment-hunting can test a relationship.

Pack Up Your Enthusiasm and Relocate

A month after Susie Essman put her one-bedroom on West 76th Street on the market for $869,000, she’s found a buyer.

Let the Walls Do the Talking

Ramrod-straight condo towers are so 2004. The aggressively sculptural buildings now coming on the market are much more interesting—but maybe not to everyone.

The Culture Pages

Life After Life

Mark Ronson, bigwig of the Caucasian-soul-singer industry.

The Movie Review

An admirably ambitious Raymond Carver adaptation goes occasionally astray.


What the audience really thought about Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse.

Tribeca Squared

Where to find the Tribeca Film Festival’s most winning moments.

Cheryl Hines: Poker Genius

Cheryl Hines is one of the most cruelly hilarious players in Zak Penn's hysterical mockumentary The Grand.

Lukas Haas: Vigilante

In Gardener of Eden, a whip-smart directorial debut from Entourage star Kevin Connolly, Lukas Haas plays Adam, an asinine and utterly American character.

The Art Review

Misguided smugness at P.S. 1.

The Gist

“Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs.”

The Dance Review

The new wave of youngsters at New York City Ballet.

The Approval Matrix: Week of April 30, 2007

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

The Week

Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?

Staten Island Zoo scales new heights.

Say You Saw Them When

Students at the country’s best conservatories, local and otherwise, play the city’s big halls.

Power Lunch, Jr. Division

April 26 is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, which means you’ll also have to take the budding young desk jockeys to lunch. A Midtown East selection.

Power Lunch, Jr. Division: Part II

On Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, think outside the kids’ lunch box. A Midtown West selection.

There Is Nothing Like a Dane

Highlights from America’s first festival of Danish children’s theater—a ten-day, family-friendly event at the New 42nd Street Studios.

Every Picture Tells a Story

These photographers— one a documentarian, two devoted to staged work—discover narrative in frozen moments.


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