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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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FEATURES
The First Hamptonite

If Bill Clinton’s upcoming visit doesn’t 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 Hollywood’s 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.

Back to School

No need to groan. Or buy a new lunch box. The city’s 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 city’s institutions have to offer this fall, for the cerebral, the creative, or the just plain confused.

GOTHAM
The Mets’ inferiority complex; Gypsies fight for their rights
GOTHAM STYLE Packing heavy; a secretary for your cell phone

DEPARTMENTS
The Bottom Line
BY JAMES SUROWIECKI

As with every other tech stock, Dell’s price is high and rising. Why this company is worth it

Restaurants
BY HAL RUBENSTEIN

Cool cuisine: Canadian Normand Laprise’s sumptuous cooking deserves a warmer room

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Flower power: eternal blossoms of shower curtains and serving trays

Sales & Bargains
BY ONDINE COHANE

Tyke style: portraits with personality; maternitywear with shape

THE ARTS
Movies
BY DAVID DENBY

There’s something unpleasant about Mary; swordplay can’t save The Mask of Zorro

Books
BY JEREMY GERARD

Sondheim’s secrets revealed (sort of) in a new biography

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Stage business overwhelms and undermines Bruno Schulz’s satire in The Street of Crocodiles

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS

Safety first from Stuttgart; self-indulgence from Hamburg

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

Adrian Lyne’s surprisingly sexless Lolita turns up on Showtime

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Intelligencer
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