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June 1, 1998 Issue

"Even when I was a little kid, I would try to figure out the universe. There’s always been more to me than just the wanting to make people laugh."
-- Jim Carrey, "Jim Carrey Aces One"

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FEATURES
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
BY STEVEN GAINES

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 Gaines’s 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
BY ZEV BOROW

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
BY JENNIFER SENIOR

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 Lynda’s murder -- which stunned the city’s insular Korean community.

GOTHAM
Arise, ye prisoners of the TLC; Miss America goes to the needle exchange
GOTHAM STYLE Gucci vs. Gap; boom boxes are back

DEPARTMENTS
The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY

Confusion, chaos, failed bossism -- expect the usual mess at Albany’s Democratic convention

Hollywood
BY NIKKI FINKE

Eye, peacock, mouse: The networks strut their prime-time stuff for Madison Avenue

The Insatiable Critic
BY GAEL GREENE

Peacock Alley preens, though the strain shows; Jean Lafitte’s fits and starts of splendor

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Buy before you rent: From throw rugs to sconces, items to perk up your summer space

Sales & Bargains
BY ONDINE COHANE

The straight skinny: alligator bags, leather Filofaxes, and Lia Schorr’s facials

THE ARTS
Movies
BY DAVID DENBY

Step on it: Godzilla manages to make a 200-foot lizard a bore

Books
BY WALTER KIRN

Plain song: Cormac McCarthy ropes his trilogy back into the fold for its final installment

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Arthur Miller’s Connections crashes and burns

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

The New York Festival of Song finally flourishes after ten years

Pop Music
BY ETHAN SMITH

Sonic Youth reaffirms its anti-mainstream status

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