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February 9, 1998 Issue

"When a man is elected to Congress, he quite often has barely been known beyond his . . . local newspaper’s editorial board. And a lot of these guys are quick to take advantage."
-- A Senate aide, "Zipper Madness"

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FEATURES
Zipper Madness

The intern. The inquisition. The denials. Hanna Rosin reports on the Clinton damage-control effort, and handicaps the administration’s survival strategies. Eric Konigsberg on the state of sex in the capital. Michael Tomasky on who was more reckless, Clinton or Starr. And Lawrence O’Donnell, Jr. on the Beltway culture of compulsive lying.

To Her Health

From a hotly debated new cut-rate fertility clinic to a breast-sparing mastectomy technique to an ovarian-cancer-vaccine trial, New York surveys the city’s latest breakthroughs in health care for women. Collagen is harvested from umbilical cords, gay women get their own clinic, and you find out where it’s happening here.

Cowboy Mouth
BY JENNIFER SENIOR

Sam Shepard, mellow? The East Village icon with the full-blown Western obsession and scorched-earth views of love and family is back on the boards -- sober, if no less obsessed, and aiming to write a comedy.

Love and Squalor
BY PAUL ALEXANDER

J. D. Salinger created a series of beautiful, mysterious, uncanny heroines on the cusp of adulthood. Now, as Joyce Maynard prepares a memoir of her 1972 affair with the legendary recluse -- she was 18, he 54 -- it’s clear that his life imitated his art. An exclusive look at Salinger’s women.

GOTHAM
Bill gets cash; publishing on demand; E-ZPass is watching you
GOTHAM STYLE Maybe I should buy some old Tab; Times art coverage

DEPARTMENTS
The Image
BY BARBARA LIPPERT

As her husband’s top defender, Hillary takes the idea of the supportive spouse to a new level. Should feminists cringe or applaud?

The Big Picture
BY HARRY KNOWLES

Opening week: Hollywood’s most controversial maker of early-early predictions calls the nominations

Restaurants
BY HAL RUBENSTEIN

Over ‘21’: After decades, it’s lost its power-broker cachet -- and the food can’t handle all this new attention

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

High-design kitchenware; a serious briefcase; the right hamper

Sales & Bargains
BY ONDINE COHANE

Valentine’s lingerie, Angela Cosmai’s highlights, and seasonal bargains at the Chelsea Antiques Building

THE ARTS
Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

Ned Rorem’s spectacular new song cycle makes its debut

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS

Misha goes it alone; for his birthday, Balanchine manqué

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

Do the Charleston: A Black History Month focus on Carolina culture

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