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April 5, 1999 Issue

"Some are doing the touchy-feely spiritual stuff, but there is a more hard-assed approach here. In California, it's an aesthetic thing."
--Ron Hoffman, M.D., from "Second Opinion"

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FEATURES
Second Opinion
BY NINA BURLEIGH

California isn't the capital of alternative medicine anymore. Wealthy Manhattanites are flocking to their own local shamans, spiritualists, crystal healers, herbalists, and Chinese masters. Meet New York's new medical Establishment, but bring your checkbook (HMOs won't foot the bill) and, in some cases, a healthy dose of skepticism.

Shakespeare's Baby Sister
BY PATRICIA FALVO

Eighteen-year-old ingenue Julia Stiles is starring in three upcoming film adaptations of the Bard, and she still hasn't graduated from high school.

Lone Gunman
BY ROBERT KOLKER

Is it any surprise that the recent court decision against gun manufacturers took place in federal udge Jack Weinstein's Brooklyn courtroom? For 32 years, he's been a model for other activist judges who use their gavels as weapons.

Strut Your Stuff
BY SALLY SINGER

The fall collections in New York, London, Paris, and Milan are dividing fashion followers into two warring camps: sleek, urbane, and black-on-black on the one hand; boho, arty, and mix-and-match on the other. The two contrasting schools brook no compromise: Crossing of party lines or fence-sitting is not allowed.

GOTHAM
Ecstasy's new vroom; John Ashbery's little girls
GOTHAM STYLE Primary Colors, the hotel; a Heaven scent

DEPARTMENTS
Media
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

Is book editor Judith Regan a grown-up version of Monica Lewinsky? Consider the evidence.

The Bottom Line
BY JAMES SUROWIECKI

Hip-hop magazines are starting to become major media players

Restaurants
BY HAL RUBENSTEIN

Steve Hanson's new Ruby Foo's is a Chinese-themed Candyland

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Pastels -- plush, plastic, edible -- for your Easter buddy

Smart City
BY SAM GROBART

Ethnic neighborhoods that haven't been Disneyfied

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

Movie memorabilia can turn your apartment into a street of dreams

THE ARTS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

EDtv insults its audience's, and its actors', intelligence

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Patrick Marber's sexy Closer cuts like a scalpel; Street of Dreams sings like a bird

Art
BY MARK STEVENS

"Museum As Muse" offers up a century of artists biting the hands that feed them

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

Light touch: Two by Ravel, perfectly presented on Sendak's sets

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

Bill Moyers revisits South Africa's past in the emotional Facing the Truth

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