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January 4, 1999 Issue

"The real first steps to peace are giving the parties something to lose if there is war. If you are mutually interdependent, then why would you disturb that?"
--Ariel Sharon, from "The Peacemaker"

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FEATURES
In the Best of Taste
BY GAEL GREENE

Sussing out the elusive arepa, reveling in the new Asian fusion, weeping over pig's feet and beef cheeks, Gael Greene surveys the city's culinary landscape and renders her definitive assessment of the state of our kitchens for 1999.

The Peacemaker
BY LUCINDA FRANKS

After fifteen years in the political desert, Ariel Sharon has returned, the conciliator behind the Wye accords. The legendary general and super-hawk emerged as the unlikely confidant of Clinton and Netanyahu, while courting younger Palestinian leaders (though notably not Arafat). An exclusive interview with the Israeli foreign minister.

Being There
BY LAURIE STEIBER

They frequented Plato's Retreat and Hellfire; her words showed up in his fiction. Jerzy Kosinski's lover for four years and intimate for the last decade of his life, Steiber wasn't surprised when he committed suicide, as her account of life with the haunted genius reveals.

GOTHAM
Dear departed icons; Albanians in the classroom
GOTHAM STYLE Highbrow love songs; Catholic fashion statements

DEPARTMENTS
The National Interest
BY DANA MILBANK

Bill Bradley's back in the game -- is it too late to matter?

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Color for the table and the torso

Smart City
BY EDITH NEWHALL

Buzzing East Side art galleries are a cut above, if not cutting edge

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

Designer Pixie Yates's home pampering tricks

THE ARTS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

Thin Red Line is more poem than war story; Hanks and Ryan together again

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Parade's a powerhouse, not a punchline; Blue Room's ice-cool

Art
BY MARK STEVENS

Kiefer confronts Germany's past

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

Powder Her Face proves young Thomas Adès isn't overrated

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS

Redha's S&M-flavored eye candy

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

A ripping adaptation of Dickens

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