January 11, 1999 Issue
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BY SHEILA WELLER
Vivacious, popular, and five months pregnant, Baruch College honor student Kristine Kupka was thrilled about the baby and making plans for law school when she disappeared on October 24. Her family and friends are sure the unborn child's father -- a married Guyanese émigré and Kristine's former science instructor -- knows what fate befell her. But after ten discouraging weeks of searching, police aren't convinced it's an open-and-shut case -- and Kristine is still a missing person.
After nearly a decade in which painting was déclassé, a crop of talented young artists are coming out of hiding, displaying their passion for . . . paint. Collectors and critics are surrendering to these understated new stars, whose work embraces precision, pop culture, and the intensely personal.
New York, 1830
In his new book, The Jew of New York, cult cartoonist Ben Katchor invents an absurdist, theatrical history, including one man's plan for a Jewish state not far from Buffalo.
Addicted to the Cure
When Mayor Giuliani promised to phase out methadone treatment at the city's drug clinics, he drew a Bronx cheer from the nation's drug czar. But the mayor was right in one critical respect: Too often, clinics are set up to make a habit of dependency along with methadone.
The National Interest
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY
High-horse Republicans found plenty to admire in an earlier perjurer. Remember Ollie North?
Rapid reversals of fortune have made the impeachment an eel-like topic for the mainstream papers
The Underground Gourmet
Radio Perfecto's perfect organic roast chicken; at Junno, great décor, so-so dinner
On a roll in the home office; monkeying around with chopsticks
Detox your apartment, your clothes, your life
|Sales & Bargains|
BY SHYAMA PATEL
'Tis the season for major sales at Barneys, Bloomingdale's, and Saks
Affliction shows the tragic consequences of male mythmaking
Gore Vidal invites us to a literary cocktail party for the ages
Four plays in search of a purpose
Wiseguys get therapy in the whimsical mob miniseries Sopranos