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April 6, 1998 Issue

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TIMELINE
The Sixties
April 1968 began with Martin Luther King’s assassination and ended with the Columbia riots—and right in the middle of it all, a smart new magazine hit the stands.

The Seventies
Radical Chic, the fiscal crisis, nouvelle cuisine, and the New Saturday Night: New York began its disco dips and turns, and the skyline was never so spangled.

The Eighties
Trumps and Mets, aids and Challenger, New Coke and new coke, LBOs and M&As and M.B.A.’s with BMWs. And then the Crash.

The Nineties
Bill Clinton feels our pain; the Dow goes insane; and Rudy gets free rein. It’s still true: Our city can kick your city’s ass.

30 YEARS, 30 VOICES
Joe Namath
Norman Mailer
Barbara Walters
Thomas Hoving
Clive Davis
Ian Schrager
Sirio Maccioni
Gloria Steinem
Jerry Della Femina
Ralph Lauren
Donald Trump
Cindy Adams
George Steinbrenner
Woody Allen
Lou Reed
Keith McNally
Ed Koch
Mary Boone
Al Sharpton
Alfonse D’Amato
Kim Gordon
Larry Kramer
Harvey & Bob Weinstein
Marla Maples
Mario Cuomo
Christy Turlington
Martha Stewart
Russell Simmons
Cindy Sherman
Jerry Seinfeld

GOTHAM
From whorehouse to his house; taxi charm school
GOTHAM STYLE L’huile de Big Bird

DEPARTMENTS
The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY

The Liberal Party’s endorsements are smart but purely tactical

The National Interest
BY HANNA ROSIN

A capital civility campaign: Get real!

The Spiritual City
BY TRISH DEITCH ROHRER

Group transport: Spiritual ecstasy through dance and drums

Cityscape
BY KARRIE JACOBS

Beyond commercial kitsch: Times Square’s Babel is generating a new architectural language

Restaurants
BY HAL RUBENSTEIN

When you’ve had it with the Next Big Thing, head for JUdson Grill

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Vuitton ink; thyme for flowers; Totem goes American

N.Y. Tech
BY SIMON DUMENCO

See me, hear me: A tiny digital camera and voice-recognition software

Travel
BY DOUGLAS COOPER

Remember the Maine: Down East without a Martha Stewart budget

Sales & Bargains
BY ONDINE COHANE

Dresses and haircuts for parents and children

THE ARTS
Movies
BY DAVID DENBY

Suicide mission: Taste of Cherry is inventive but overrated

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Two O’Neill revivals show a playwright’s progress

Books
BY WALTER KIRN

Picking up the slack: Douglas Coupland tells Gen-Xers to shape up

Art
BY MARK STEVENS

New exhibition space takes the chill off the Whitney

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

Ground control to Major Tom: Hanks’s NASA documentary soars

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

Three more tenors: The next generation takes to the stage

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