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June 23, 2008 Issue

Cover Story

The Fall and Rise of Hillary Clinton

How, in her diminishment, she became huge—an instant icon with more cultural potency than her husband. On the day after her final defeat, the unlikeliest of populist heroes discusses what exactly happened to turn her from wonk to phenom.


Ghost Riders

As cycling in New York has become more popular, it has become increasingly deadly. The city is now spotted with viral, spectral memorials.

The Confidence Man

Hedge-fund manager David Einhorn believes his public attack on Lehman Brothers wasn’t just about making money. So what was it about?


Last One Left, Please Turn Out the Lights

Wall Street is in the midst of its biggest, ugliest, worst round of layoffs in decades.


Publishing Mystery: Why’d Jane Go?

Some found her unfair at London Book Fair.

A Second Chance for Cheapo Silvano

Restaurateur without pitti.

Harvard ’03s Are Rich and Sexy

Reunion lessons.

Three Simple Rules for a Nobel Prize

If you do like Tutu...

Red-Tailed Hawks Have Bird Baby Boom

The eyases are all right?

No Fishbowl for Richard Meier

Too much stuff.

It Happened Last Week

The dog days of summer arrived a month ahead of schedule last week.

Albany Gladiators

Lobbying blood sport to legalize Ultimate Fighting.

Stern und Drang

How the NBA gives credence to Donaghy’s crazy charges.


Get ready for the stalkerverse.

School Raffle

Parents play the lottery for UWS kindergarten spots.


They Won’t Bite

Some bugs you want to attract.

The Yoga Emporium

Picking a yoga practice in New York, where the options are limitless, is not such an easy task.

The Look Book

"I roll out of bed, I want to look good. I go to the deli, I want to look good."

The Restaurant Review

Two new ’cue joints compete for smoked-meat mad New York’s attention.

In Season

The Greenmarket might be overflowing with green garlic, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect the scallion.

Gelato Slurpdown

Suddenly, the south Village is rife with competing purveyors of creamy, melty smoothness.

Love Central

Hypothetically snazzing up the city's wedding office.

You Can’t Do That in New York

When the city building codes start to change on July 1, you may be surprised.

The Big Blue Box in Brooklyn

On June 18, the first Ikea in the city proper will finally open in Red Hook.


Comic-Book Hero

Young Dash Shaw has written the graphic novel of the year—and it’s not even autobiographical.

Is This Book Worth Getting?

A no-frills guide to the just-published fiction shelf.

The Movie Review

The Hulk bulks up beyond recognition. Plus: Christopher Isherwood’s true love.

N.Y. Screen

Navigating the Asian Film Festival.

The Art Review

Tony Shafrazi, the man who tagged Guernica, tries another way of superimposing new art and old.

The Annotated Artwork: Fuller’s Dymaxion Houses

Fuller, best remembered as the inventor of the geodesic dome, was an absolute idea machine.

Prank You Kindly

Improv Everywhere has dropped trou on the train and caused retail mayhem.

The TV Review

Will this summer’s sexiest slam-bang drama make it out alive?

The Approval Matrix: Week of June 23, 2008

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


Read It Again, Mom

Don’t stint on the art of storytelling.


Comments: June 23, 2008

Readers sound off on scooped bagels, our Best Doctors list, and more.

Artifact: Morley Safer’s Middle Name Is Danger

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

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