August 3, 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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The First Hamptonite
If Bill Clintons upcoming visit doesnt prove that the Hamptons demise has been greatly exaggerated, nothing will. But bringing the First Ego to a town already overpopulated with big heads has touched off a party-hopping, name-dropping frenzy. New York takes the opportunity to reevaluate the summer hierarchies. Steven Gaines surveys the history of Hamptons power. James Brady keeps a cool head amid the presidential panic. Vanessa Grigoriadis spotlights Randy Schindler, the Hamptons would-be media baron. Nikki Finke considers Hollywoods influence. Beth Landman Keil profiles the rap moguls next door. Plus, a definitive list of the centers of power: people, places, and things, from the Candy Kitchen to the Creeks.
No need to groan. Or buy a new lunch box. The citys adult-education classes are more play than work. Make a mosaic, plant a seed, set up a Web page, stitch a skirt, take a dive, run faster. A thorough guide to the best -- and the quirkiest -- that the citys institutions have to offer this fall, for the cerebral, the creative, or the just plain confused.
The Mets inferiority complex; Gypsies fight for their rights
GOTHAM STYLE Packing heavy; a secretary for your cell phone
As with every other tech stock, Dells price is high and rising. Why this company is worth it
Cool cuisine: Canadian Normand Laprises sumptuous cooking deserves a warmer room
Flower power: eternal blossoms of shower curtains and serving trays
Sales & Bargains
Tyke style: portraits with personality; maternitywear with shape
BY DAVID DENBY
Theres something unpleasant about Mary; swordplay cant save The Mask of Zorro
Sondheims secrets revealed (sort of) in a new biography
Stage business overwhelms and undermines Bruno Schulzs satire in The Street of Crocodiles
Safety first from Stuttgart; self-indulgence from Hamburg
Adrian Lynes surprisingly sexless Lolita turns up on Showtime