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October 16, 2000
Jungle Boy

For Alexis Rockman, no organism is too small (or too repulsive) for his fantastic (but obsessively realistic) dioramas.

October 16, 2000
Tech 2001 /
When Ruby Met Webby: A Star Is Born

With "Big Brother" making stars out of nobodies, I felt it was my duty to share Ruby with the world. And under the unblinking eye of a wireless digital videocam, she performed like a pro.

October 9, 2000
Sounds of Simon

After getting clobbered by critics for Capeman, Paul Simon returns to folk-rock form with You're the One, an upcoming tour, and a few choice words about that sound he hears in his head.

October 2, 2000
The Cowboy Chronicles

Twenty years after riding a mechanical bull to big-screen fortune and fame, the urban cowboy returns as a stage hero -- and the author finds that putting on a show isn't anything like they say it is in the movies.

October 2, 2000
A Bid Too Far

Aggressive auction houses are making a grab for a bigger slice of the art pie, especially the piping-hot contemporary market. Can dealers compete in a bubble that produces $1.7 million for porcelain kitsch? Or will everyone take a bath?

October 2, 2000
Best in Shoe

Stiletto king Manolo Blahnik, hitting Manhattan for just 24 hours, brings the city to heel.

September 25, 2000
I Know What Your Shrink Did Last Summer

Did you go a little crazy while your shrink was on vacation? Well, every summer on outer Cape Cod, the shrinks go a little crazy, too.

September 25, 2000
Harold Levy's Class War

The schools are crumbling, test scores are dismal, the teachers' ranks are depleted, the union wants a raise, and everyone has an opinion. Into the breach marches the cheerful new chancellor, armed with a philosopher's intensity and a lawyer's zeal. But will they be enough in the new blackboard jungle?

September 18, 2000
Cooking With Class

Tired of looking like an amateur in your own kitchen? You've come to the right place. Restaurant-rich New York is also replete with chefs ready to instruct you in every kind of culinary feat, and some of them even make house calls. Here, a full-course menu of the city's best cooking classes.

September 18, 2000
The Queerest Show on Earth

This fall's most explosive new drama is Showtime's version of a defiantly dirty, politically incorrect, sex-and-drug-soaked gay drama that was excoriated in Britain -- until it became a critically acclaimed hit.

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