August 17, 1998 Issue
"My apartment looks like a drag queen walked in here and exploded. People think I'm subletting from Cher. My friends envy me because I look like a king."
-- Darrick Kardos, "Love Me Two Times"
GROUND RULES: Not everything in every issue appears on our website. If it is available online, the article title appears below as acolored, underlined "hot link," which you can click on to read the full text; ifthe article title below is black, the full text of the article is notavailable online. For more information on getting copies or reprints of articlesthat aren't on our web site, call New York Magazine's Information ServicesDepartment at 212-508-0755.
Love Me Two Times
Secondhand has many euphemisms. Vintage. Previously owned. Lightly used. Antique. But there's really no need to blush (or claim a particularly patinated piece is an heirloom). The city's secondhand stores are filled with things you need, at prices youll love. After all, someone else once needed that crib, that cloche, that camera, and that cornice too. We've investigated lots and lofts and little boutiques, searching for the best sources of goods with a past, either documented or imagined.
Charles King helped build Housing Works into a nationally admired provider of services to the most vulnerable aids patients -- the homeless and drug-addicted. But this Texas-born, Yale-educated son of a preacher defends his flock with a zeal that rubs many, including the mayor, the wrong way. Can Housing Works survive a battle with City Hall?
Mixing It Up
Unlike his mentor, the legendary Ahmet Ertegun, Atlantic Records A&R chief Craig Kallman isn't a flamboyant man about the club scene but a driven devourer of everything from hip-hop to schlock pop. With 50,000 albums in his East Side apartment and a talent roster that runs from Aaliyah to Sinead O'Connor, he's helping to redefine the industry. "Hes a music dude," says one rival. "He's the future of the music business."
Dan Biederman after the bid; how's Mark Green doing?
GOTHAM STYLE Wedding wildlife; pristine jeans; shuddering stars
A kinder, gentler Bruce Cutler acts like a dad, not a don
The Culture Business
Visionaire: hip magazine, pricey objet d'art -- or both?
Gaga over Babbo: a new restaurant that needs no improvement
Rattling Michael Jordan; stretching Levis; wheeling your mutt
Sales & Bargains
All set: Tuscan plates, Art Nouveau lamps, and Russian caviar
BY DAVID DENBY
Rolling Snake Eyes: Brian De Palma can't sustain a virtuoso start
Mozart and Strauss face off at the Lincoln Center summer festival that still sings