May 11, 1998 Issue
"Its considered radical to send someone to a modified Ornish program. But to crack their chest open to do a bypass, thats considered conservative."
-- Stephen Josephson, "Medicine Goes Mental"
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Medicine Goes Mental
BY HENRY DREHER
Meditation can help cure cancer? Dont laugh. Studies show that mind-body techniques can help, and even New Yorks medical Establishment is seeing the light. This week, Beth Israel hosts a conference where top doctors will talk with the Dalai Lama. But does the New Age belong in the OR?
Joey Buttafuoco wants you to know that hes doin great. That Mary Jo is, too. That his public-access show in Hollywood is just the beginning -- feature-film roles, celebrity appearances. In the meantime, hes working at an auto-body shop in L.A. The perpetual punch line speaks.
A murder confesses in an Internet mailing to 200 people. One, a New York writer, calls the cops. The alleged killer is arrested. And the group is horrified -- much more about the snitch than about the death.
Every Inch a Star
Drag-as-drama is so 1993. But John Cameron Mitchell -- author and star of Hedwig and the Angry Inch -- has, against the mainstream tide, carved out a cult following. And hes as big with East Side matrons as with punks.
Eat to Your Hearts Content
Scared just thinking of the dietary disasters looming in your takeout dinner? You should be -- unless youre ordering from these great services.
BY BARBARA LIPPERT
Spike Lee condemns marketing that preys on inner-city kids; he also makes ads aimed at inner-city kids. Does he see a conflict? Nah.
Steve Brill says hes going to be the tough new cop patrolling the precincts of American journalism. But will anybody obey?
The Insatiable Critic
Peking-duck pizza? At One3, its not blasphemy, its just a great meal
Geomancys seating; a prefab pareo; a self-absorbing tote
Sales & Bargains
Mother country: Delights for her day, from spa treatments to Hermèss unheard-of sale
Basketball diaries: He Got Game jumps between easy slickness and powerful intensity
BY JOHN SIMON
The Judas Kiss is hardly Oscar-worthy; High Society has feet of clay
Chaim Soutines haunted paintings at the Jewish Museum
Russian to judgment: Do Valery Gergiev and the Kirov live up to the international hype?
Life on the street: Witness to the Mobs homicidal rats break down the old code
Run out the strings: A clutch of aging guitar gods comes back, with mixed results