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Where to Eat 2008

From big-splurge blowouts to locavore temples to down-and-dirty barbecue joints, Adam Platt selects the best places to eat right now.

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New York Post-Crime

Once again, it was a down year for crime in New York. But that doesn't mean we're some sort of post-crime Utopia just quite yet. A look at what kind of crime persists and why, a thought experiment on how we could make murder disappear completely, the emergence of crime porn, and more.

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Peace and Quiet

New York isn’t exactly the first city that springs to mind as the place to find peace and quiet. But you can find literal and metaphorical silence without leaving the cacophonous city. What's it's like to be a single-person religious order; a roster of serene locales; relaxation tips from some of the most stressed-out workers; the benefits and absurdities of chanting; and more.

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The Test

Hillary and Barack agree almost completely about what needs to be done, but they couldn't feel more differently about how to do it. Which makes this campaign an oddly clarifying contest between realist and romantic worldviews. So, then, what does your vote for either of them say about you?

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The Boom Is Bust

A hard look at the last recession to find clues about just how long and deep this one’s going to be.

The Upside of the Downside

The Everything Guide to Belt-Tightening

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Learning to Lie

Kids lie early, often, and for all sorts of reasons—to avoid punishment, to bond with friends, to gain a sense of control. But now there’s a singular theory for one way this habit develops: They are just copying their parents.

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February 25, 2008
February 25, 2008

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Lindsay Lohan as Marilyn Monroe in "The Last Sitting"

In 1962, photographer Bert Stern shot a series of photos of Marilyn Monroe that have collectively come to be known as “The Last Sitting.” Forty-six years later, Stern has revisited his classic shots with Lindsay Lohan, another actress whose prodigious fame is not quite commensurate with her professional achievements.

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Chelsea's Morning

After years of emphatic silence, the erstwhile First Daughter emerges—and demonstrates that, not only is she a natural, but the Clinton dynasty could span generations if she's up for it.

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Best of New York 2008

The annual guide to the finest, greatest, and most incomparable that our city has to offer in the categories of food, home design, nightlife and other recreation, health and beauty, shopping, and kids’ diversions. From the Cheddar–pork belly–Gruyère grilled cheese to the children’s hair salon–slash–bookstore, from the wizardlike A/V installation specialist to the Staten Island roller rink, all that is contained herein is matchless, optimal, and simply without peer. Read on to be utterly illuminated.

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The End

(I) The Governor and the Darkness
Eliot Spitzer’s career was made—and unmade—by covert ops. By Chris Smith
(II) Secrets of the Megapimps
Insight from the prostitution punditry. By Mark Jacobson
(III) Why Stand By?
Silda didn’t pull a Hillary—it was much worse than that. By Ariel Levy

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The Heist

Treading cautiously when everyone else was risk-mad, JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon put himself in position to make the biggest Wall Street deal of them all.
The Loser
Anger and shock among the rank and file at Bear Stearns.
The Collateral Damage
An avowed financial know-nothing briefly takes his fingers out of his ears to try to figure out what’s going on.

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Testing Horace Mann

How some extremely contemporary problems at one of the city's most prestigious schools—a Facebook scandal, a tell-all-novelist history teacher—were resolved through old-fashioned exertion of influence.

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