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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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
In the first term he KOd 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.
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
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.
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
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
Oh, the pain: Encasing a sandwich or just on its own, Blue Ribbon Bakery's rye is addictive.
Chanel's camellia blooms anew; a mousepad of note; unlikely vintage discoveries at Form and Function
Sales & Bargains
Another bride, another June: Bridal gowns, a citywide registry -- and top-flight baby clothes
BY DAVID DENBY
Despite Anne Heche, Six Days, Seven Nights sinks
A dozeworthy Cymbeline; The Dying Gaul deserved a better fate
The School of American Ballet shows off its latest discoveries