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September 4, 2000
Reality Bites

There are no vampires in Christopher Rice's provocative first novel. But Anne Rice's 22-year-old son shares her taste for blood.

August 21, 2000
The Dream Girl

If Sigmund Freud had met Isabel Swift, then he'd have known exactly what women want. As editorial chief of the world's largest publisher of romance fiction, Swift makes her living providing women with the perfect fantasies. So what will she think of next?

August 21, 2000
Lifers

What kind of a career is lifeguarding? To the guards at Jones Beach, many of whom choose winter gigs -- even entire lives -- that let them return summer after endless summer, it's the only one there is. A Jones Beach veteran writes about the view from the main stand, and how he violated the lifeguard's first commandment: "Never Leave the Beach."

August 14, 2000
The Return of Superfly

Frank Lucas, once the city's biggest, baddest heroin kingpin the original O.G. in chinchilla, now seems like just a very likable guy. But don't be fooled.

August 14, 2000
Red Hook Catches the Wave

When the mayor tried to plant a giant garbage-transfer station there, locals just said no -- and won. But now those same activists are at war over the waterfront in one of the city's last affordable havens.

August 7, 2000
The Art of the Party

The art world is hotter than it's ever been, and everyone from collectors to corporations to nonprofits wants to be invited to the party. Who's throwing it? Melissa Feldman.

August 7, 2000
How the West Won Me

Overcome by the percolating panic of New York's literary life, the author shed her Prada pumps and ironic affectations and moved to Wyoming -- to a town with seven taxidermy shops and no Gap.

August 7, 2000
Heavy Petting

In her debut film, The Tao of Steve, writer-director Jenniphr Goodman proves that a fat man is good to find.

July 24, 2000
The Accidental Icon

While Lincoln Center surveys the singular career of Meredith Monk, the original artist-without-borders (composer, dancer, poet, cultural provocateur) keeps reinventing "the new."

July 24, 2000
Networking It

Networking it what's a well-connected nightclub impresario like Andrew Rasiej doing in the internet business? He's bringing live music straight from clubs to computers. And in his spare time, he's busy wiring city schools and hooking up politicians.

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