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December 14, 1998 Issue

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FEATURES
The Lyons King
BY PETER KAMINSKY

Daniel Boulud has owned four stars longer than any other chef in town. He has wooed and wowed the palates of presidents and foodies with an intense, flawlessly inventive cuisine that reflects both his provincial French upbringing and his training in some of France's greatest kitchens. Now he's opening a $10 million canteen in the Trumped-up Mayfair Hotel -- where he'll serve what one admirer calls perfect peasant food.

Geraldo's Revenge
BY DAVID BROCK

Bill Clinton's most unabashed booster broke news big-time with his CNBC coverage of Monicagate and made loyalists of lawyers and other Beltway obsessives. With an ever-expanding presence on NBC News programs, Geraldo's back -- again! -- whether Tom likes it or not.

Coerte Reporter
BY VANESSA GRIGORIADIS

In The Shallow Man, Coerte v.w. Felske caught and caricatured the downtown world of model mating and barhopping he calls home. Can he do the same for Hollywood with his new novel, Word?

Brush-Off
BY ERIC KONIGSBERG

Texas-born painter John Alexander is collected by moguls and pop stars (Jann Wenner, Mick Jagger), pals around with Robert Hughes, and is represented by one of the best galleries in the country. So why, after three decades of steady production, is he still virtually ignored by the art Establishment?

GOTHAM
Ira Rennert's other big house; debs find dates at Au Bar
GOTHAM STYLE Kinder, gentler swimsuit shopping; bagging a celebrity

DEPARTMENTS
The Culture Business
BY PAUL ALEXANDER

After a long, bitter struggle, lame duck Dennis Vacco clips the Warhol Foundation's wings

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Light up your life for Hanukkah

Smart City
BY SUSAN BRENNA

Study up: How to find the right tutor. Also: Christmas trees delivered to your door

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

Holiday wrapping that doesn't cost as much as the gift

THE ARTS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

Babe: Pig in the City is darker, funkier, more rough-hewn, and better than the original

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Electra fails to electrify

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

Zeffirelli's Traviata travesty; a dazzling tribute to Mahler

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS

How to celebrate the NYCB's fiftieth birthday? Look to the dance

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

Southern-fried Shakespeare as Peter Fonda plays Prospero

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