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May 18, 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 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
BY ETHAN SMITH

He hasn’t lived in the Dakota for years. His band’s 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
BY DAVID BROCK

In the battle of the Sunday-morning news shows, Tim Russert’s charged-up Meet the Press is breaking stories and frequently leaving Sam, Cokie, and the rest of the competition playing catch-up.

Flex Appeal
BY NANCY JO SALES

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.

GOTHAM
Governors Island changes hands again; JFK’s new terminal
GOTHAM STYLE Leo’s flower; fast facials

DEPARTMENTS
Hollywood
BY NIKKI FINKE

He’s a Sony: The rise . . . and rise of Howard Stringer

The National Interest
BY HANNA ROSIN

Apocalypse soon: As 2000 nears, computer madness grips D.C.

The Insatiable Critic
BY GAEL GREENE

American Park takes the Battery

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

A double reflector; high-tech swim goggles

Sales & Bargains
BY ONDINE COHANE

Diane von Furstenberg’s wrap group; sample swimwear

THE ARTS
Movies
BY DAVID DENBY

With Bulworth, Warren Beatty triumphs in a feral political comedy

Books
BY WALTER KIRN

Norman Mailer’s pugnacious, magnificent anthology of his life in print

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

No Folly: Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece, splendidly revived

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

Has the Kirov Opera left an enduring mark on the Met?

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS

The New York City Ballet attempts a return to some Balanchine ideals -- but its view of the master is still fuzzy

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