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June 22, 1998 Issue

"New York is like Leo's playground -- it's his Disneyland. No one in the industry cares what he does in New York."
-- A DiCaprio pal in L.A., "Chasing Leo"

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FEATURES
Chasing Leo
BY NANCY JO SALES

In Hollywood, titanic teen icon Leonardo DiCaprio is surrounded by slick handlers. But in New York he travels with his posse, closing clubs, hitting strip joints, flirting with models, and abusing paparazzi. One writer's adventures on Leo's trail, and a brush with Leomania.

Rudy's Bully Pulpit
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY

In the first term he KO’d crime, so we were willing to forgive the pit-bull tactics, the occasional tantrum. But since his re-election, Rudy Giuliani has trained City Hall's arsenal on such small, defenseless targets that even loyalists are losing the faith.

Manhattan Knights
BY STEVE FISHMAN

The top college chess teams in America are from schools like Harvard, Yale, and the University of Chicago -- and Borough of Manhattan Community College, a two-year school with an inner-city student body. The chessmen and their stories.

Home Away From Home
BY WENDY GOODMAN

You're always there anyway: Why shouldn't the office be more like your apartment? Jeffrey Bilhuber, in his offices for P.R. whiz Paul Wilmot, made it so: Comfy wall-to-wall, curtains (not cubicles), even an open kitchen.

GOTHAM
Jet-set tutors go on vacation; a neighborhood guide for World Cup fans; Dark Alliance redux
GOTHAM STYLE Eric Mingus; hip flip-flops; equine chic

DEPARTMENTS
The Body Politic
BY DAVID FRANCE

Despite talk about a vaccine, the latest aids news is grim: The miracle protease drugs may be failing.

The Bottom Line
BY JAMES SUROWIECKI

J.P. Morgan has reinvented itself to prove its devotion to blue-chip clients. But in the post-bank era, the love may be unrequited.

The Insatiable Critic
BY GAEL GREENE

Oh, the pain: Encasing a sandwich or just on its own, Blue Ribbon Bakery's rye is addictive.

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Chanel's camellia blooms anew; a mousepad of note; unlikely vintage discoveries at Form and Function

Sales & Bargains
BY ONDINE COHANE

Another bride, another June: Bridal gowns, a citywide registry -- and top-flight baby clothes

THE ARTS
Movies
BY DAVID DENBY

Despite Anne Heche, Six Days, Seven Nights sinks

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

A dozeworthy Cymbeline; The Dying Gaul deserved a better fate

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS

The School of American Ballet shows off its latest discoveries

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