| Dec 23, 2010
NEW YORK — For someone steeped in murder, grift and shady characters, Otto Penzler is remarkably cheerful.
"I'm the happiest person you know. I am an optimist, I'm happy, I love life, I love friends, I love my job," he says in his book-lined...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 7:39 AM
As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to spread—with massive arrests Monday night in Boston—the tea party wants you to know that the progressive protests have nothing in common with its own grass-roots effort.
First, the arrests: About...
| Jun 19, 2011
Watching people shop farmer's markets religiously on Sundays, splurge on locally grown blueberries at Whole Foods and select dishes from fancy menus that name-check family farms got me thinking. Localism is a huge trend in food; why not in fashion?
| May 25, 2008
On Park Avenue, begonias are blooming in hues matching the blur of passing taxicabs. At Bryant Park, the white tents of Fashion Week have been tucked away, and grass now shines on the lawn. And throughout the city, hotels and restaurants are...
| Jul 4, 2008
The F train howls to a stop, and the subway sketcher boards a front car, its windows clouded with white spray paint, its benches filled with characters. Ed Velandria takes a seat, pulling a computer tablet and touch pen from his black backpack.
| Jan 13, 2008
Some small hotels have lobby cats. The Lower East Side's Blue Moon Hotel presents the reception area mom.
"What kind of tea do you want? Is it in there?" Rita Settenbrino asks while I sort through a small continental breakfast buffet that has...
| Jan 7, 2010
In the introduction to "Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America," Peter Biskind calls Beatty an "indecently gifted" artist whose work has "enriched the cinema." But that's just foreplay. Here's the first sentence of Chapter 1:
"On a hot summer night,...
| Jan 12, 2010
The architects met on a damp October Saturday and set off to visit a modern New York landmark, the American Folk Art Museum.
The building is clad in lustrous bronze panels that shift in color as they catch the sun's slow trek across the sky. Inside, a...
| Sep 12, 2001
| 7:00 AM
People likened it to a bomb, to midnight, to a volcano and, finally, when the air was choked with soot and smoke, to hell.
In the aftermath of the explosions Tuesday morning that shook the twin towers of the World Trade Center, thousands struggled to...