March 8, 1999 Issue
"Three days in Haiti is a year's course in realism and in the ways we find to transcend it. It will not leave you unchanged."
--Pico Iyer, from "Get Out of Town"
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Get Out of Town
River-running on the Delaware? Biking in Negril? Or perhaps your tastes run to wild nightlife in Reykjavik. With our first annual weekend travel issue, New York offers quick-trip suggestions for every budget, energy level, and season. Whether you're looking for romance in high style, family-friendly adventure, or indulgent solitude, we can tell you where to go (along with how to get there and where to stay and eat). Plus: Four writers on getaways that went awry.
It's in the Bag
From stovepipe cashmere jeans to a bugle-bead slip dress, we offer simple, stylish solutions to wrinkle- and worry-free weekend packing -- whether you're headed to Buckingham Palace or Caesars.
Laddish London director Guy Ritchie has charmed critics (not to mention Madonna) with his raffish first film, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. But this latter-day Tarantino wants to be . . . Jerry Bruckheimer.
The demotion of Robert Stephanopoulos, the popular dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral (and, yes, father of George) was the latest stunner in a pitched battle between leaders in the American Greek Orthodox Church and the archbishop they accuse of old-world tyranny.
The Whitney in limbo; the Y vs. the little old lady
GOTHAM STYLE Clogs with a light touch; wildlife for the wrist
Will white politicians ever get angry about police brutality?
Michael Ovitz: managing talent or just spin?
The Underground Gourmet
Family-style noodles, and gourmet vegan (not an oxymoron)
Minimal shades, panoramic views
Beating the rent-a-car boondoggle
Sales & Bargains
Hair and makeup tips straight from the runways
BY PETER RAINER
Both 8 MM and 200 Cigarettes pretend to be something they're not
Only one bulb brightens the musical Bright Lights Big City
At P.S. 1, Minimalist Ronald Bladen is reborn as a romantic
Mauling Mahler at Lincoln Center