January 19, 1998 Issue
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The 1998 Finance Guide
Wall Street just keeps flying, and people youd think couldnt balance a checkbook are talking like day traders. In this issue, New York offers predictions for the year and prescriptions for the Asian contagion. We explain why your millionaire neighbor is bragging about his hedge fund (even if he doesnt know how it works), and report on some of the big boys buys. We take stock of the Internet research and trading sites that have freed us from infoserfdom (and put stockbrokers on the endangered-species list). Michael Bloomberg takes the pulse of the Bloomberg. Stock picks by everyone from Eli Zabar to Spalding Gray. And if you need truly stellar suggestions, check out the advice of astrologer Yvonne Morabito.
Are the Pate twins, Jonas and Josh, the next (identical!) Coen brothers? The buzz began on their film Deceiver before theyd shot a frame. Trendy stars like Tim Roth followed. And even Disney returns their calls.
Can We Get a Dealers Price
Theyre the least likely of employees for an international drug lord. But decorators Alexander Blarek and Frank Pellecchia had the Cali cartels biggest kingpin as a client. Now theyre on trial. A case of good taste following bad money.
The Post vs. Gerry Ferraro; New York's Sundance kids.
GOTHAM STYLE Helmut Langs briefest briefs
Deconstructing Portnoy: Woody Allen, Philip Roth, and their eerily parallel lives
Retro active: La Lunchonette and the Odeon can still pull it off
Kitchen time; a wastebasket that tips; flashlights with faces
Sales & Bargains
Change your sheets: Pratesis linens and Papivores stationery
BY DAVID DENBY
Wag the Dog stretches credibility very thin, but with wicked fun
Yeomen duty: The very model of a modern G&S production
Best of the West: A thoughtful documentary story of California