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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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.
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 arent above hitting below the belt.
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.
In Miamis 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.
The City Councils all lame ducks; a very tall basketball tale-teller; Brooklyns new dealers
GOTHAM STYLE Sculpting with light; tinting with red
An artist tries to save his lifes work from destructionand gets arrested for doing it
La Tableau breaks ranks from the nouveau-menu lockstep; Park Bistro does the classics with verve
Beyond candy and flowers: Valentines gifts that -- except for the hearts -- transcend expectations
Sales & Bargains
Funny names, straight sales: Pumpkin and Pixies sample sale; Mxyplyzyks perfect housewares
BY LUC SANTE
London underground: Peter Carey goes Dickensian, but its not just Boz manqué
Musical tragedy: Paul Simons The Capeman fails on every front
Chinese exports: The Guggenheims grand glance at Beijing
Rap will eat itself: Common and the X-ecutioners sample hip-hops murky past