May 18, 1998 Issue
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-- Dr. Lance Liotta, of the National Cancer Institute, "The Age of Discovery"
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The Big Bad Woof
BY TONY HENDRA
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the park come the trendy canines as big as cars -- and the barking manifest-destiny types who own them. Plus: Ruth J. Katz on dog therapy; Ondine Cohane on canine services; and Nancy Jo Sales on women who love dogs too much.
He Can Work It Out
He hasnt lived in the Dakota for years. His bands album comes out this month. And his favorite group (like father, like son) is the Beach Boys. Sean Lennon talks about music, Mom and Dad, and memory.
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
In the battle of the Sunday-morning news shows, Tim Russerts charged-up Meet the Press is breaking stories and frequently leaving Sam, Cokie, and the rest of the competition playing catch-up.
D.J. Funkmaster Flex, the hit-maker of hip-hop, packs the clubs and has made Hot 97 huge. So would he just shut up and keep playing the music?
Shticking It To Jerry
Colleagues, friends, and assorted showbiz royalty offer Seinfeld and Seinfeld their best -- really they do -- on the much-anticipated send-off.
BY NIKKI FINKE
Hes a Sony: The rise . . . and rise of Howard Stringer
The National Interest
Apocalypse soon: As 2000 nears, computer madness grips D.C.
The Insatiable Critic
American Park takes the Battery
A double reflector; high-tech swim goggles
Sales & Bargains
Diane von Furstenbergs wrap group; sample swimwear
With Bulworth, Warren Beatty triumphs in a feral political comedy
BY WALTER KIRN
Norman Mailers pugnacious, magnificent anthology of his life in print
No Folly: Stephen Sondheims masterpiece, splendidly revived
Has the Kirov Opera left an enduring mark on the Met?
The New York City Ballet attempts a return to some Balanchine ideals -- but its view of the master is still fuzzy