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February 16, 1998 Issue

"You're totally absorbed in what you're doing, and suddenly there's Mount Rushmore standing in the doorway."
-- A Doubleday Author, on Jacqueline Onassis, Editor, "Jackie in New York"

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FEATURES
Jackie in New York
BY CHRISTOPHER ANDERSEN

In her later years, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis pulled away from public life. But the most famous woman in American history was almost as obsessed with her celebrity as the rest of us were. In an exclusive excerpt from a new biography, Christopher Andersen tells the story of Jackie post-Ari: single woman, grandmother, book editor, New Yorker.

Grudge Match
BY CHRIS SMITH

Real-estate heavyweights Steve Wynn and Donald Trump go for the big title in Atlantic City and at Columbus Circle. Trading everything from insults to lawsuits, the two gambling moguls aren’t above hitting below the belt.

Nathan’s Famous
BY JUDITH STONE

Nathan Lane, Jon Robin Baitz, and Joe Mantello -- star, playwright, and director of the new Mizlansky/Zilinsky or “schmucks” -- hold forth on comedy, nudity, and the charms of Frasier.

Spring Break!
BY RICK MARIN

In Miami’s South Beach, Collins Avenue has replaced Ocean Drive as the new hot zone, and hotels like the Delano and the Astor overflow with the young and the listless. Plus: Rare peeks at the hyperexclusive resorts of Little Palm Island and Fishers Island.

GOTHAM
The City Council’s all lame ducks; a very tall basketball tale-teller; Brooklyn’s new dealers
GOTHAM STYLE Sculpting with light; tinting with red

DEPARTMENTS
Cityside
BY MARK JACOBSON

An artist tries to save his life’s work from destruction—and gets arrested for doing it

Restaurants
BY HAL RUBENSTEIN

La Tableau breaks ranks from the nouveau-menu lockstep; Park Bistro does the classics with verve

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Beyond candy and flowers: Valentine’s gifts that -- except for the hearts -- transcend expectations

Sales & Bargains
BY ONDINE COHANE

Funny names, straight sales: Pumpkin and Pixie’s sample sale; Mxyplyzyk’s perfect housewares

THE ARTS
Books
BY LUC SANTE

London underground: Peter Carey goes Dickensian, but it’s not just Boz manqué

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Musical tragedy: Paul Simon’s The Capeman fails on every front

Art
BY MARK STEVENS

Chinese exports: The Guggenheim’s grand glance at Beijing

Pop Music
BY ETHAN SMITH

Rap will eat itself: Common and the X-ecutioners sample hip-hop’s murky past

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