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February 8, 1999 Issue

"With my family history, these breasts were not thought of as sex objects. They were the things that could end my life."
--A woman who had a preemptive mastectomy, from "Women's Health"

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FEATURES
Women's Health: Truths and Consequences
Craig Horowitz tells the harrowing story of women who are choosing genetic testing -- and preemptive mastectomies -- to beat breast cancer. Susan Brenna explores controversial gender-based research initiatives that promise breakthroughs for women. She also reveals the glaring lapse in medical care for teenage girls: Just when they start doing risky things, they stop talking to their parents, and doctors too. Finally, James Surowiecki examines the expanding women's-health-care stock market.

Out of Fashion
BY JOHANNA BERKMAN

Last month, former Fashion Cafe frontman Tommaso Buti -- lately separated from Czech supermodel Daniela Pestova -- paid the Cafe $350,000, eluding $10 million in lawsuits. Now he and Donald Trump are launching an upstart modeling agency. Can Buti talk his way into another million-dollar, babe-magnet business?

GOTHAM
A secondhand empire under assault; the Condé Nast floor plan
GOTHAM STYLE Soft scents; designer dolls; Mary Quant swings again.

DEPARTMENTS
Sports
BY CHRIS SMITH

CBS wins its big football bet

Media
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

Virtual trial: even in the press gallery, everyone's tuned to CNN

Restaurants
BY HAL RUBENSTEIN

Surprise comfort food -- foie gras– stuffed guinea hens -- at the Tonic

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Music with a bounce; keeping your edges

Smart City
BY ELANA ZEIDE

Don't leave home: food, facials, even phys ed at your door

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

Pro shop: custom kitchens, the best barware, odd ottomans

THE ARTS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

Rosie Perez and Sharon Stone get dumbed-down

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

High Life, filled with expertly portrayed lowlifes, offers a lesson

Art
BY MARK STEVENS

The shimmer of inner life in Julia Margaret Cameron's portraits

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

Why bring Werther down?

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS

Toronto Dance Theatre's competent, Canadian choreography

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

Slick nostalgia from The '60s

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