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November 1, 1999
Wine 2K

If the world is going to come to an end when the calendar rolls over, wouldn't you like to go out with a truly worthy bottle of wine? Whether your taste runs to a delicate champagne or a woodsy Rhône classic, here's a vintage befitting a millennial splurge.

November 1, 1999
How to Cook The Perfect Turkey

Waldy Malouf, chef-owner of Beacon, gives up his secrets for transforming the classic (read: dry) big bird into a bona fide butterball. Start with a specimen from a good (free-range) home, coddle it with a salty bath, and massage it with herbed butter. Just don't expect leftovers.

October 25, 1999
An Officer and an Atrocity

There are several conflicting theories about what happened in the 70th Precinct on the night Abner Louima was assaulted. Based on one of them, Charles Schwarz may spend the rest of his life in prison. A reexamination of the city's most depraved police-brutality case.

October 18, 1999
Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams

At the Russian Tea Room, Warner LeRoy unwraps a fabulous Fabergé egg of a restaurant -- even as a messy divorce threatens to divide his kingdom.

October 4, 1999
Lower West Side Story

Everything SoHo was fifteen years ago -- creative hotbed, destination for the gotta-have-its, quiet streets concealing vast loft spaces and galleries -- West Chelsea is today. And there aren't any tourists. Yet.

September 27, 1999
Secret Service

In these out-of-the-way shops where private dealers show you their cherished items by appointment only, shopping takes on a whole new dimension.

September 27, 1999
Where To Find It

Dipping into her rich treasury of secret sources, Corky Pollan, New York's master shopper, maps out where the things you want most are hidden around town.

September 27, 1999
Odd Man Out

Everyone has them, secret needs that cannot easily be met in everyday stores. Here are some stumpers.

September 20, 1999
Hail The Conquering Hero

Can you sell a conservative good ol' boy from Texas to a bunch of liberal New Yorkers? George W.'s team thinks you can. And guess what? Jerry Seinfeld already wrote them a check.

September 20, 1999
There's Something About Mary

She reinvented R&B for the nineties with painful, personal songs about love and loss. Now, secure as the self-styled "queen of hip-hop soul," Mary J. Blige is finally getting happy -- her way.

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