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January 19, 1998 Issue

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FEATURES
The 1998 Finance Guide

Wall Street just keeps flying, and people you’d think couldn’t 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 doesn’t 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.

Shining Pates
BY VANESSA GRIGORIADIS

Are the Pate twins, Jonas and Josh, the next (identical!) Coen brothers? The buzz began on their film Deceiver before they’d shot a frame. Trendy stars like Tim Roth followed. And even Disney returns their calls.

Can We Get a Dealer’s Price
BY MARK SCHAPIRO

They’re the least likely of employees for an international drug lord. But decorators Alexander Blarek and Frank Pellecchia had the Cali cartel’s biggest kingpin as a client. Now they’re on trial. A case of good taste following bad money.

GOTHAM
The Post vs. Gerry Ferraro; New York's Sundance kids.
GOTHAM STYLE Helmut Lang’s briefest briefs

DEPARTMENTS
The Image
BY BARBARA LIPPERT

Deconstructing Portnoy: Woody Allen, Philip Roth, and their eerily parallel lives

Restaurants
BY HAL RUBENSTEIN

Retro active: La Lunchonette and the Odeon can still pull it off

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Kitchen time; a wastebasket that tips; flashlights with faces

Sales & Bargains
BY ONDINE COHANE

Change your sheets: Pratesi’s linens and Papivore’s stationery

THE ARTS
Movies
BY DAVID DENBY

Wag the Dog stretches credibility very thin, but with wicked fun

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

Yeomen duty: The very model of a modern G&S production

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

Best of the West: A thoughtful documentary story of California

CUE
Zubin's party; Ragtime's man

Intelligencer
(Gossip)

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