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April 20, 1998 Issue

"God is gonna be a lot more tolerant of what I’m doing now than when I was a news anchor."
-- Jerry Springer, "Rites of Springer"

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FEATURES
Rites of Springer
BY BARBARA LIPPERT

Other talk-show hosts also feature two-timing lovers and brawling transvestite hookers. So what sent Jerry Springer -- ex–Cincinnati mayor and Bobby Kennedy aide -- flying to the top of the daytime-TV charts?

Alley Oops
BY RUTH G. DAVIS

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 Cameron’s attention.

Geek Chic
BY SIMON DUMENCO

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.

Society Girl
BY JOANNE KAUFMAN

Melissa Errico’s been generating major buzz along the Rialto for years. Broadway’s new High Society could let the masses in on the secret.

Soft Wear
BY JADE HOBSON CHARNIN

The American collections feature long, languid skirts and super-luxurious sportswear (think cashmere).

GOTHAM
A junior Martin Luther King; New York’s birthday bash

DEPARTMENTS
The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY

The mayor’s race war of words

Religion
BY DEBRA NUSSBAUM COHEN

Lost supper: Churches are hosting Seders with a Christian slant

Restaurants
BY HAL RUBENSTEIN

At Lot 61, bigger isn’t just higher-profile, it’s really better

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

SoHo’s new shops offer everything from dentists’ tunics to four-posters

Sales & Bargains
BY ONDINE COHANE

A downtown artist’s studio sale; spring suits for women

THE ARTS
Movies
BY DAVID DENBY

Angels in America: A German classic is remade as City of Angels -- and barely survives the trip

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Ionesco’s brilliant death rattle The Chairs is gloriously revived

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

Nothing more than feelies: Brave New World gets turned into a toothless TV-movie

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