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November 5, 2007 Issue

Cover Story

The Money Issue

Seven very different stories about the kinds of things that happen when dollars change hands.
The Catastrophist View of the Economy
Good-Behavior Bribes for the Poor
The Real-Life Drug Lords of American Gangster


Quinn Nailed by Carpenters

Calls off fund-raiser with union enemy.

Casting Brad Pitt As the Unabomber

Mr. Jolie in hoodie, shades?

Wanna Buy Waldman’s Rat Pack Relic?

Sammy’s wedding license.

Second Memoir Heralds Fitty, Littérateur

Will (not Kill) to power.

L’Engle’s Apt. Goes on the Market

A wrinkle in a classic eight.

It Happened Last Week

In a week filled with political trickery, Hillary Clinton lugged home a goody bag stuffed with treats.

Wiggly Old Party

Grown-ups dig the kiddie crooners.

Dubai on the Bowery

Belly up to the bars.

What She Wants

Imagining Cécilia Sarkozy’s escape to New York.

Get Out of Jail, Eventually

After 32 years, corrupt cop turned convicted murderer Bill Phillips wins parole.


The Power Grid

Why the Web 2.0 bubble doesn’t bother Silicon Valley.


Best Bets

A Timex workout watch and other accessories for the marathon-inspired.

Tested: Tilt, Tuck, and Tighten

A test of the Hip Hop Abs regimen.

Shop News

Coach's new 1,200-square-foot Legacy store features a restored copper exterior and white-oak- and nickel-accented interiors.

Look Book

A (male) fashion designer with an interest in necklaces and heels.

Restaurant Review

Park Avenue Autumn succeeds (most of the time) under strict, self-imposed guidelines.

In Season Recipe

Tocqueville’s Marco Moreira amplifies the delicate sweetness of the Bosc pear.

Insatiable Critic

Irving Mill seems to be flaunting the genes of Gramercy Tavern.

Restaurant Openings

Week of November 5, 2007: Lunetta, Bacaro, and Smith's.

Greenmarket’s First Nickel Bag

A lone farmer launches a campaign against plastic.

I’ll Have the Chang With Extra Kimchee, Please

With David Chang’s blessing, his friends at PDT introduced the Chang Dog.


Halloween sluttery, gateway to life-affirming kinkiness.


Alias: Roxane

Jennifer Garner dives into Broadway in the most headfirst-possible manner.

The Movie Review

In American Gangster, Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe aim for broad social commentary.

Busy Bee: Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick, who co-stars as Jerry Seinfeld’s best bee in the Bee Movie talked with Jada Yuan.

The Architecture Review

15 Central Park West and the Plaza strive to seize luxury back from the glass towers.

The Theater Review

Two plays about war and death take differing views of human nature.

Former Angry Young Man: Brian Cox

After a slew of films, this year, Brian Cox returned to the theater as Max in Tom Stoppard’s Rock ’n’ Roll, in a part written for him. He spoke with Boris Kachka.

The Art Review

Understanding Steven Parrino’s role in keeping painting alive.

The Pop Music Review

Radiohead solve every mega–rock band’s artistic conundrum.

The Classical Music Review

An overly choreographed Macbeth.

The Approval Matrix: Week of November 5, 2007

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

The Week

This Week in Performa

The second installment of New York’s performance-art biennial is here— what’s worth trekking out of your way for.

Laurie Berkner at Carnegie Hall

Plus: Three other mom-rock stars play around town.

Berlin Meets West 57th

Recommended fare from Carnegie Hall’s celebration of Europe’s white-hot cultural capital.

Stay (Carbo-) Hydrated

Where to wallow in pasta the night before the New York City Marathon.


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