April 13, 1998 Issue
"We were like every mall kid you ever saw, only we got the sons of six gangsters in the Tanglewood parking lot almost every night."
-- Darin Mazzarella, "Mall Rats"
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BY SUSAN BRENNA
If youre a good student who didnt make the cut at Stuyvesant, you might think youd be first in line at the next best school. Think again. A look at ten hot alternative public high schools -- and the quota system that keeps smart kids out and seems to favor low achievers.
The Mafia of GoodFellas and The Godfather is dead or in jail. Todays violent young gangsters live in the suburbs, hang at the mall, and pay lip service to their elders while turning on each other and hustling movie deals. An inside look at the new face of disorganized crime.
Ronnie Larsen made his name with 10 Naked Men and Making Porn -- crass sex comedies written to entertain gay audiences. Will his new Peep Show find similar success with the straight crowd?
The European fall collections take their cues from our side of the pond: casual, sporty looks luxed up with lots of fur.
A ministry for models; remembering Bella Abzug
GOTHAM STYLE A Fashion Week sketchbook
A grizzly mess: When the bear market comes, its going to bite
The Underground Gourmet
Shanghai surprises: The Chinese citys sophisticated cooking comes to Bayard Street
Happy hunting: Easter treats and gifts that go far beyond the chocolate bunny
Sales & Bargains
Spa cuisine: The Peninsulas personal treatments and S. Feldmans gourmet cookware
BY DAVID DENBY
David Mamets The Spanish Prisoner is full of con artists, all of whom speak perfect Mametese
An astonishing period ensemble brings Rameau to BAM