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October 8, 2007 Issue

Cover Story

The First: Female President, Male First Lady, Former President in the White House

Hillary’s ascendancy is partly due to nostalgic supporters eager to see both the candidate and her husband restored to the White House. But Clinton 44 would look different from Clinton 42 in more ways than the obvious. Plus: The mob of high-powered women trying to help their husbands win the presidency—by taking down the original high-powered First Wife.


The Man Who Didn’t Shoot Malcolm X

Khalil Islam, a junkie turned Nation of Islam thug, spent twenty-two years in jail for one of the most famous murders in American history—which he didn’t commit. It’s given him a lot of time to think.

The Liberation of Daniel Libeskind

New York’s most famously dissed architect keeps himself busy sneaking aesthetic idealism into gazillion-dollar megadevelopments (one of which might turn out to be the tallest residential building in the city’s history).


Our semi-annual survey of real-estate finery, including a look at penthouses, from the very expensive to the still pretty expensive, profiles of the city’s most alluring wrecks, and the stories of three occupants who savvily bought and sold their way to the top.


The Jagr Meister Couldn’t Score

Good player, bad bettor.

Paris Hilton: AIDS Bad, Animals Good

Philanthropy is hot.

Paltrow Poaches Old Classmate’s Name

Rah, rah, Riverdale!

Joni No Fan of Eminem

Or any new music, really.

Leather Invaders Rankle Some Villagers

Locals question CB2’s fetish.

It Happened Last Week

In a week when much of the world came to midtown, the boldest names were to be found on campus.

Poll Position

John Edwards’s moneyman says his guy can still pull ahead of Hillary—and isn’t as rich as people think he is.

Working Blue

Is it now acceptable to say “fuck” in the office?

The Squirrel Nuts

Who do you call when you find an abandoned litter of squirrels? New Yorkers who nurse the little nutcrackers until they can return to the wild.


The Power Grid

Giuliani has proved the pundits wrong and won over GOP loyalists—with traits that general-election voters may find repellent.


Billy Wagner’s long road to the bullpen.


Best Bets

A mobile gourmet bodega, and more of the city’s top delivery options.

Shop News

On the industrial border between Greenpoint and Williamsburg, a few minutes’ walk from the L train’s Bedford stop, is Gutter, a new bar with eight bowling lanes.

Ask a Shop Clerk

Olatz, 43 Clarkson St., nr. Greenwich St.; 212-255-8627

Look Book

Sussing out the fashion trends at Village Preschool.

Chop, Chop

Choppy hair infiltrates top salons.

Restaurant Review

Two fine manifestations of the frantically swank Italian genre.

In Season

Like the increasingly ubiquitous practice of putting a new restaurant through a lengthy “soft opening” trial run, summer is merely a warm-up for the fig’s splashy fall showing.

And Our Season Tonight Is…

How Park Avenue Summer became Park Avenue Autumn (almost) overnight.

Insatiable Critic

Toloache is an earnest Mexican bistro yearning for the big time.

Restaurant Openings

Week of October 8, 2007: Allen & Delancey, and Primehouse New York.

Battle of the North Carolina Church Club Peanuts

For years, aficionados who liked their peanuts fried in small batches had but one option: the peanuts prepared by the First Methodist Church Men’s Club in Mount Olive, North Carolina.


Dream Role

Why Gwyneth and Jake Paltrow are just now working together for the first time.

The Theater Review

A varyingly successful trio of plays about the domestic struggles of the working class.

A History of Wooster Weirdness

Deconstruction is too gentle a word for what the 32-year-old Wooster Group does to classic plays.

The Movie Review

How did it take this long to get George Clooney in a legal thriller?

The Out-of-Towners

Last week, we covered the local directors who dominate the New York Film Festival, but the festival is also stacked with breakout films from overseas.

Hollywood Heavy: Peter Berg

'The Kingdom' director spoke to Hugo Lindgren about Muslims, multitasking, and leaning on Jeff Zucker.

The Pop Music Review

Why Bruce Springsteen’s obituaries are always premature.

Sit-Down Comic: Adrian Tomine

Adrian Tomine of Optic Nerve on Brooklyn, Berkeley, and long-form writing.

The TV Review

The contemptibly rich make a welcome return to prime time.

'Back to You'

By now you know that shortly before self-important TV news anchorperson Chuck Darling left Pittsburgh for Los Angeles, he actually knocked up the co-anchor he was about to leave behind.

'Five Days'

Be thankful that this BBC co-production takes its sweet time exploring the story of a blonde young mother and her two small mixed-race children who disappear from a roadside in the suburbs outside London.

Neanderthal: Nick Kroll

Everyone should be heartened by the presence of New York comedian Nick Kroll, who stars as a snarky sidekick in ABC's Cavemen. Emma Rosenblum spoke to him.

The Classical Music Review

Natalie Dessay goes over the top, effectively.

The Approval Matrix: Week of October 8, 2007

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

The Week

Across 110th Street

Chelsea can wait: Here’s what not to miss at artHarlem’s third annual Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour on October 6 and 7.

A Choose-Your-Own Adventure

Apples and pumpkins for in-city picking.

Red Sox, Shmed Sox

At least Boston’s other stars don’t choke—and two come to town this week.

For the Record

A D.J. gig for every mood.

Sing a Song

Highlights from the final weeks of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, which brings new musicals to various venues throughout the city ($20; call 212-352-3101 for tickets and details).

Theater by Trial

Our picks from La MaMa E.T.C.’s Experimenta! play festival, which showcases six new plays from both emerging and established playwrights (October 18 through November 4; $18; call 212-475-7710 for tickets and details).

A White House of Her Own

Smart talk about the prospect of another President Clinton.


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