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May 15, 2000
What's My Line?

Bruce Vilanch has been feeding funny words to big stars for years. With Almost Famous, he finally gets his own say.

May 15, 2000
The Gospel According to Sujay

After reviving Chinatown's only black church, Suzan Johnson Cook has brought her popular ministry of spirituality and achievement home to the Bronx middle class.

May 8, 2000
Blonde Bombshell

In his much-anticipated first novel, Stanley Crouch channels the voice of a beautiful blue-eyed woman. Not to say that he's going, like, soft or anything.

May 8, 2000
Satellite Dish

From his studio apartment deep in the heartland, Jim Romenesko supplies New York's media mandarins with their daily fix of industry gossip. And all he asks in return is a modest wage (forget the stock options), a fast Internet connection -- and ten cups of coffee a day.

May 1, 2000
Gramercy's Gadfly

O. Aldon James Jr., the eccentric president of the National Arts Club, wants to convert Gramercy Park into a public Garden of Eden. But some neighbors think he's the snake.

May 1, 2000
Philip Roth Blows Up

At a ripe 67, he's in the throes of an unprecedented creative explosion. Thirty years after Portnoy, is literature's legendary bad boy finally ready for the ultimate prize?

May 1, 2000
Street Addict

The city is less dependent on the stock market than in '87, right? Wrong. Almost 20 percent of the city's income is made on Wall Street -- which could mean catastrophe in a crash.

May 1, 2000
Production Values

Rodney Jerkins's Pentecostal parents forbade pop music in their house. So how did the 22-year-old prodigy -- charged with Michael Jackson's comeback -- become the top producer in the country?

April 17, 2000
The Cop and the Stalker

When Vinny Davis married Diane Pelatti, he got her ex-boyfriend, too -- a vicious young wiseguy who harassed the couple for fourteen years. Finally, Davis struck back -- and now he's the one on trial.

April 17, 2000
Your Trainer’s Secret

The flawless form you attributed to all those crunches may in fact be the work of a plastic surgeon. More and more fitness pros are turning to liposuction to lose those love handles. And only a fearless few are admitting it to clients. Shocked? Suck it up.

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