June 1, 1998 Issue
"Even when I was a little kid, I would try to figure out the universe. Theres always been more to me than just the wanting to make people laugh."
-- Jim Carrey, "Jim Carrey Aces One"
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Jim Carrey Aces One
BY CHRIS SMITH
In his new movie, The Truman Show, Jim Carrey plays a man whose entire life is an elaborate construct for a TV show broadcast in real time to the world. A compulsive actor whose every offstage move has been tracked by the media, Carrey just may be the perfect man for the role.
Death and Life of a Salesman
Allan Schneider was the top Realtor in the Hamptons, selling houses to the likes of Steven Spielberg and Calvin Klein, gleefully driving up East End prices. But an excerpt from Steven Gainess new book, Philistines at the Hedgerow, reveals a Rabelaisian character who invented much of his past and most of his present.
His Cross to Bear
They say Evander Holyfield is no Ali; they go on about Tyson and that chewed-up ear. But the champ carries on -- in the name of God -- and next week he defends his title in a revival of the sweet science at the Garden.
Lynda: A Loss
Lynda Hong was beautiful, charismatic, a star at Columbia Law with a job offer at a top firm. Her ex-boyfriend, heir to a Korean fortune, is a troubled young man already implicated in one gruesome attack and now charged with Lyndas murder -- which stunned the citys insular Korean community.
The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY
Confusion, chaos, failed bossism -- expect the usual mess at Albanys Democratic convention
Eye, peacock, mouse: The networks strut their prime-time stuff for Madison Avenue
The Insatiable Critic
Peacock Alley preens, though the strain shows; Jean Lafittes fits and starts of splendor
Buy before you rent: From throw rugs to sconces, items to perk up your summer space
Sales & Bargains
The straight skinny: alligator bags, leather Filofaxes, and Lia Schorrs facials
Step on it: Godzilla manages to make a 200-foot lizard a bore
BY WALTER KIRN
Plain song: Cormac McCarthy ropes his trilogy back into the fold for its final installment
Arthur Millers Connections crashes and burns
The New York Festival of Song finally flourishes after ten years
Sonic Youth reaffirms its anti-mainstream status