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April 14, 2008 Issue

Cover Story

The New York Canon: 1968-2008

As part of New York’s 40th-anniversary commemoration, our critics and editors select the most essential New York works of the last four decades in every cultural area: Movies, books, theater, music, art, TV, architecture, and classical music.
PLUS: Spike Lee on Do the Right Thing, E.L. Doctorow on Ragtime, Cindy Sherman on “Untitled Film Stills,” and Tony Kushner on Angels in America.


Absolutely, Positively the Worst Team in the History of Professional Sports

A eulogy for Isiah Thomas's New York Knickerbockers.

Another AIDS Casualty

Dr. Ramon Torres was a hero on the front lines against the epidemic for over a decade. It was when the war began to be won that he got lost.

Four Days in Denver

In which a former executive producer of The West Wing envisions the politically terrifying—but dramatically tantalizing—possibility of a brokered Democratic convention.


Bob Kerrey’s Village Health Plan

New School prez picks new hospital over old building.

Wolfe Whiffed on Lollipop Defense

Architect is still miffed.

Hillary Will Be V-Hot Again

Tina Brown promises.

Unemployment’s a Downer for ‘SNL’-er Dratch

And Vanity Fair rubs it in.

Scooter Boosters Face Congestion Tax, Too

Problem or solution?

Socialite Stress: Walking Your Own Dog

Recession in 10021.

Hanging Tough

Madonna pushed her relationship with the city close to the breaking point last week.

Honk If You Want to Be Mayor

What the congestion-pricing debate tells us about city politics after Bloomberg

Il Divo

As Peter Gelb’s Met updates its productions, Franco Zeffirelli feels dissed.

Nouvel and the Carousel

Will an avant-garde shed put a merry-go-round in Dumbo?

Space Needling

A show called “Mo’Glo” recently started airing at midnight on WNYE 91.5 FM.


Falling Out of Love With Bill

Could Democrats and Republicans be finding new common ground—in seeing the ugly truth about their erstwhile heroes?


Have It Both Ways

Balcony or living room? Garden or kitchen? These indoor-outdoor pieces are all-occasion flexible.

What a Feeling!

Why the era of belted thong leotards is working its way back onto fitness schedules.

The Look Book

"I get very nervous in wide-open spaces."

The Underground Gourmet

A new slice joint makes a splash.

In Season

Start flipping your flapjacks: It’s maple-syrup season.

The Urban Forager: From Beans to Bloodys

This week’s gourmet grocery list.

Insatiable Critic

Upper West Siders did not hesitate to chew out uneven efforts early on at Madaleine Mae.

Restaurant Openings

Week of April 14, 2008: Moco Global Dining, Bar Milano, and bar Q.

Trendlet: Pretzel Logic

Prime pretzel specimens are turning up in some of the better bread baskets and bar menus around town.

Come Here Often?

Quizzing the patrons of Prospect Heights' Weather Up.


Developers are taking Murray Hill upscale, but there’s a problem: It’s Murray Hill.


Holy Gargoyle

Creepy gnomes make architecture fun.


Comments: April 14, 2008

Readers sound off about both sides of Horace Mann's Facebook scandal.

Artifact: How to Make an Album Cover

Findings from the streets, files, and hard drives of New York.

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