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October 17, 2011 Issue

Cover Story

Fall Design 2011

Great-looking experiments in urban living; design experts pick their favorite urban innovations, including an inner-city stream in Seoul, a flower tower in Paris, and WikiLeaks’ Stockholm lair; a palatial cement plant in Barcelona, a penthouse air-raid shelter in Berlin, a four-foot-wide pod in Warsaw, and seven more of the world’s most unexpected residences; an unfinished Caracas skyscraper transforms into a cooperative-housing oasis; and the lessons that Hong Kong, Copenhagen, and Medellín could teach New York. By Wendy Goodman and Justin Davidson
On the Cover: James Leynse/Corbis (Jobs); Clockwise From Top Left: Danny Kim/New York Magazine; Iwan Baan; Courtesy Of Design 99; Iwan Baan (2); Courtesy Of General Electric; Iwan Baan; Thomas Loof


Piers Morgan Isn’t Sleeping Well

CNN’s new Larry King made his name in the scandal-chasing, privacy-invading British tabloid gutter. He’s now ascended to cable-news royalty, though his past is casting a shadow over the coronation. By Benjamin Wallace

Just Kids

Jeffrey Eugenides insists his new novel is not a roman à clef. But it might have been: The writers of his generation had youths tangled enough for ten novels. By Evan Hughes


The Jobs Collection

A selection of Steve Jobs’s devices held by museums.

Bailout Ball

Blaming the NBA owners.

Innocent Bystanders

“Genovese Syndrome,” amended.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

They See Rich People

Wall Streeters seek psychic help.

76 Minutes With Marlo Thomas

Backstage and out on the town with the feminist TV pioneer, now in the limelight again, as a “dumb blonde.”


The Countercapitalist

Steve Jobs turned on, tuned in, and created a new archetype for the American businessman.


The Futurist’s Apartment

Four industrial designers scour the globe for next-gen appliances, hardware, and décor you can live with now.

The Restaurant Review

At RedFarm, General Tso’s chicken and company get the local, fresh, and seasonal treatment.

In Season

Local albacore tuna are at their fattiest best.

What to Eat at the New Smith, Opening Next Week in Midtown

Perhaps a seafood platter or some macaroni and cheese?

Restaurant Openings

Week of October 17, 2011: Flying Lobster and Hot Kitchen.

How Fresh Is Your Beer?

If it’s wet-hopped, very. Not to mention intensely seasonal and in limited supply.


Tune In

How five groundbreaking, teen-intoxicating videos got made.

The Movie Review

With The Skin I Live In, Almodóvar focuses again on live flesh—yet somehow, it’s lost that rosy glow.

Three Bored Men

Jonathan Ames’s goofball quest.

Back in the Day-O

Harry Belafonte, America’s first black matinee idol, leveraged his fame for social change.


Staff Meals

Spotted Pig launches ‘Little Piggy’ dinners.


Comments: Week of October 17, 2011

Readers sound off on Eric Cantor, Michael Lewis, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of October 17, 2011

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

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