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September 28, 1998 Issue

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FEATURES
Treasure Island
BY CORKY POLLAN

The lushest flora? The sleekest tuxedo? The subtlest stereo? You know it's all out there, but where? Luckily for you, Corky Pollan has spent seventeen years as the personal shopper for every New York reader. In our first annual "Ask Corky" issue, she tells you where to go for the hard-to-find.

Little Leelee
BY VANESSA GRIGORIADIS

Onscreen, 16-year-old Leelee Sobieski, the star of Merchant-Ivory's A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries, has romanced Elijah Wood, befriended Drew Barrymore, and held her own with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Offscreen, she has to call her mother every hour. An Upper West Side star-in-the-making.

Old Dog Does Hunt
BY MARSHALL SELLA

What with "Coraje," cardigans, and the Connie fiasco -- not to mention the frequency, Kenneth -- Dan Rather has suffered more than his share of predictions of his demise. These days, however, the veteran CBS News anchor is winning over a new generation with his unreconstructed straight-shooting style -- and finally emerging from the shadows of Murrow and Cronkite.

GOTHAM
The Democrats face facts
GOTHAM STYLE New designer stores open big

DEPARTMENTS
Media
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

Why oral sex doesn't titillate

Hollywood
BY NIKKI FINKE

Mike Ovitz threatens a comeback

The Underground Gourmet
BY PETER KAMINSKY

Culinary peace at the Place

MARKETPLACE
Sales & Bargains
BY ONDINE COHANE

Wedding sampler; cheap caffeine

THE ARTS
Movies
BY DAVID DENBY

Without Limits runs long

Books
BY WALTER KIRN

Jay McInerney’s uninspired satire

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Wit has wisdom to spare

Art
BY MARK STEVENS

New work from a new China

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

Partenope brilliantly debuts

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

Homicide brilliantly recasts

Pop Music
BY ETHAN SMITH

Hole's Celebrity Skin tries, inconclusively, to make Love over

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