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April 18, 2011 Issue

Cover Story

The Post-Crash: Wall Street Won

The ecstatic, neurotic, and perhaps deluded psychology of the post-crash financier.
By John Heilemann, Felix Salmon, and John Gapper
Plus: Lynn Tilton’s mission to save the industrial soul of America, why Peter Orszag went to the private sector, and more.
On the Cover: Photograph by Danny Kim/New York Magazine.


The Wall Street Mind: Triumphant…

To the victors belong the spoils, right?

The Wall Street Mind: Anxious...

Now they’re getting paid … But where will the next big paydays come from?

The Wall Street Mind: Oblivious

At Davos, the Champagne is flowing again—a rain dance to keep the money flowing their way.

What Does It Take for a Female Tycoon to Get Noticed Around Here?

Lynn Tilton is one of the wealthiest financiers on Wall Street. But she’s having trouble getting the respect she believes she deserves.

Pursuing Self-Interest in Harmony With the Laws of the Universe and Contributing to Evolution Is Universally Rewarded

The Billion-dollar Aphorisms of Hedge‑fund Cult Leader Ray Dalio


Why do some of the most capable public servants in America keep circling back from Washington to Wall Street? One guess.

The Next Best Crooks

With the masterminds of the financial crisis having escaped justice, United States Attorney Preet Bharara is left to prosecute this generation of insider traders. But is he too aggressive? And how valuable is second prize, anyway?



When you need to spray a lot of water or concrete, the world’s largest pump can come in handy.

Shutting Down Reason

The futility of a budget battle fought along moral lines.

Donald Trump’s George Costanza Problem

Why Trump has to run now, lest he get caught in a lie.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

Black Out

Bloomberg’s third-term reboot.

77 Minutes With Ken Burns

The very busy documentarian plumbs the origins of his workaholism.


Best Bets

Five retailers jumping on the bike bandwagon, a wider umbrella, and more.

The Look Book

“Let’s just say I’m a skate diplomat.”

Hot and Steamy

Sizzling banyas, scorching jjimjilbangs, and newer, less orthodox varieties of the New York sweat house.

Bipolar Heels

Chunky spring shoes whose uppers and lowers are of two minds.

The Restaurant Review

La Silhouette offers the pleasures of high French cooking without the excess.

In Season

While shad roe gets all the glory this time of year, there is another option.

Restaurant Openings

Week of April 18, 2011: The Nook at Red Rooster Harlem, Monument Lane, Rucola, and Thelewala.


Daughter Dearest

The fearless (and occasionally fearsome) Evan Rachel Wood.

I’m On @#$% Broadway

Three playwrights discuss their profanity-filled debuts.

The Movie Review

Hanna is a very strange mix of paranoia, pyrotechnics, and fable.


Tigers: Parenting theme or winning meme?

The Classical Music Review

A quintet of composers set out to reinvent the violin concerto.


A Nose-to-Tail Easter

Dickson’s Farmstand Meats is offering half-lambs for Easter, so why not?


Comments: Week of April 18, 2011

Readers sound off on the New York apartment, Anne Roiphe, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of April 18, 2011

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

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