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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"

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FEATURES
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 you’ll 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.

Missionary Impossible
BY DOUG S. BARASCH

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
BY DAVID HANDELMAN

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. "He’s a music dude," says one rival. "He's the future of the music business."

GOTHAM
Dan Biederman after the bid; how's Mark Green doing?
GOTHAM STYLE Wedding wildlife; pristine jeans; shuddering stars

DEPARTMENTS
Cityside
BY JOHN LOMBARDI

A kinder, gentler Bruce Cutler acts like a dad, not a don

The Culture Business
BY ETHAN SMITH

Visionaire: hip magazine, pricey objet d'art -- or both?

Restaurants
BY HAL RUBENSTEIN

Gaga over Babbo: a new restaurant that needs no improvement

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Rattling Michael Jordan; stretching Levis; wheeling your mutt

Sales & Bargains
BY ONDINE COHANE

All set: Tuscan plates, Art Nouveau lamps, and Russian caviar

THE ARTS
Movies
BY DAVID DENBY

Rolling Snake Eyes: Brian De Palma can't sustain a virtuoso start

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

Mozart and Strauss face off at the Lincoln Center summer festival that still sings

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