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January 11, 1999 Issue

"Hey, it's me! How ya feelin'? I'm going to look at Rudy's new apartment in Queens. I'll call you later this afternoon. See ya."
--Kristine Kupka's last communication, from "Missing You"

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FEATURES
Missing You
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.

Hot Paints
BY PHOEBE HOBAN

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
BY ALEXANDRA LANGE

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
BY MICHAEL MASSING

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.

GOTHAM
New York's volatile celebrity feuds; a taxi media mogul
GOTHAM STYLE Getting the most from your gloss; couture furniture

DEPARTMENTS
The National Interest
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY

High-horse Republicans found plenty to admire in an earlier perjurer. Remember Ollie North?

Media
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

Rapid reversals of fortune have made the impeachment an eel-like topic for the mainstream papers

The Underground Gourmet
BY JOSEPH O'NEILL

Radio Perfecto's perfect organic roast chicken; at Junno, great décor, so-so dinner

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

On a roll in the home office; monkeying around with chopsticks

Smart City
BY ANGIE MAXIMO

Detox your apartment, your clothes, your life

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

'Tis the season for major sales at Barneys, Bloomingdale's, and Saks

THE ARTS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

Affliction shows the tragic consequences of male mythmaking

Books
BY WALTER KIRN

Gore Vidal invites us to a literary cocktail party for the ages

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Four plays in search of a purpose

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

Wiseguys get therapy in the whimsical mob miniseries Sopranos

CUE
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