April 20, 1998 Issue
"God is gonna be a lot more tolerant of what Im doing now than when I was a news anchor."
-- Jerry Springer, "Rites of Springer"
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Rites of Springer
BY BARBARA LIPPERT
Other talk-show hosts also feature two-timing lovers and brawling transvestite hookers. So what sent Jerry Springer -- exCincinnati mayor and Bobby Kennedy aide -- flying to the top of the daytime-TV charts?
Silicon Alley grew fast, and the hype grew even faster. Now the marketplace has separated the real companies from the merely hot ideas. A look at ten high-tech players that have legs. Plus: techno disasters worthy of James Camerons attention.
A remote for the TV -- and the lights and AC; a whole movie on a CD; a digital compass? Tech toys for everyone, batteries not included.
Melissa Erricos been generating major buzz along the Rialto for years. Broadways new High Society could let the masses in on the secret.
The American collections feature long, languid skirts and super-luxurious sportswear (think cashmere).
A junior Martin Luther King; New Yorks birthday bash
The mayors race war of words
Lost supper: Churches are hosting Seders with a Christian slant
At Lot 61, bigger isnt just higher-profile, its really better
SoHos new shops offer everything from dentists tunics to four-posters
Sales & Bargains
A downtown artists studio sale; spring suits for women
BY DAVID DENBY
Angels in America: A German classic is remade as City of Angels -- and barely survives the trip
Ionescos brilliant death rattle The Chairs is gloriously revived
Nothing more than feelies: Brave New World gets turned into a toothless TV-movie