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May 4, 1998 Issue

"The next hundred years will be the age of biology. This is where the next information revolution will be."
-- Dr. Lance Liotta, of the National Cancer Institute, "The Age of Discovery"

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FEATURES
The Best of New York

Oscars, Shmoscars: You’ll find the winners in the important categories (best pet boarding, gospel choir, custom shirts . . .) on the following pages.

Food
From dressy (oysters, paella) to homey (tuna sandwiches), where to find the dishes setting taste buds atingle.

Services
First (class) aid: Repairs, instructions, and experts-for-hire.

Nightlife & Entertainment
Sure, we’ll show you the best bar. But how about a midnight cruise, or the perfect spot for a brief encounter?

Shopping
What you need (sofas, sneakers) and what you merely covet (first editions, that Stratocaster).

Kids
Revealed: The city’s top discoveries -- wildest playground, hippest bookstore -- for the knee-high crowd.

Culture
Hidden museum exhibits, life-drawing classes, that Afro-Haitian dance course: secrets of the sublime arts waiting to be found.

Beauty & Health
Supreme and stylish pampering: the best blow-dry, the perfect pedicure, the reigning rock-and-roll haircut.

Sports & Leisure
The ultimate guide for movers and shakers -- whether your passion is for ping-pong or public hurling.

GOTHAM
The world’s first gynecological call-in radio show; football settles down indoors
GOTHAM STYLE The beauty bus; rappers go gold again

DEPARTMENTS
Hollywood
BY NIKKI FINKE

Can Seagram scion Edgar Bronfman Jr. survive the mess at Universal Studios?

Cityscape
BY KARRIE JACOBS

From Yankee Stadium to Wall Street, Rudy’s guerrilla approach to city planning

The Insatiable Critic
BY GAEL GREENE

BondSt’s Hiroshi Nakahara explodes your sushi expectations

MARKETPLACE
Sales & Bargains
BY ONDINE COHANE

A new you: Retouching, facials, and public relations

THE ARTS
Movies
BY DAVID DENBY

Primo Levi’s Holocaust memoir The Truce finds beauty in anomaly

Books
BY WALTER KIRN

Nick Hornby details the late-maturing-guy existence

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

The Herbal Bed lacks piquancy

Art
BY MARK STEVENS

New installations by Serra and Irwin, one weighty, one uplifting

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

The BBC tails Alexander the Great

CUE
New York Magazine's weekly guide to entertainment and the arts.

Intelligencer
(Gossip)

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