February 9, 1998 Issue
"When a man is elected to Congress, he quite often has barely been known beyond his . . . local newspapers editorial board. And a lot of these guys are quick to take advantage."
-- A Senate aide, "Zipper Madness"
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The intern. The inquisition. The denials. Hanna Rosin reports on the Clinton damage-control effort, and handicaps the administrations survival strategies. Eric Konigsberg on the state of sex in the capital. Michael Tomasky on who was more reckless, Clinton or Starr. And Lawrence ODonnell, Jr. on the Beltway culture of compulsive lying.
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 citys latest breakthroughs in health care for women. Collagen is harvested from umbilical cords, gay women get their own clinic, and you find out where its happening here.
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
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 -- its clear that his life imitated his art. An exclusive look at Salingers women.
Bill gets cash; publishing on demand; E-ZPass is watching you
GOTHAM STYLE Maybe I should buy some old Tab; Times art coverage
As her husbands top defender, Hillary takes the idea of the supportive spouse to a new level. Should feminists cringe or applaud?
The Big Picture
Opening week: Hollywoods most controversial maker of early-early predictions calls the nominations
Over 21: After decades, its lost its power-broker cachet -- and the food cant handle all this new attention
High-design kitchenware; a serious briefcase; the right hamper
|Sales & Bargains|
BY ONDINE COHANE
Valentines lingerie, Angela Cosmais highlights, and seasonal bargains at the Chelsea Antiques Building
Ned Rorems spectacular new song cycle makes its debut
Misha goes it alone; for his birthday, Balanchine manqué
Do the Charleston: A Black History Month focus on Carolina culture