May 17, 1999 Issue
"In Colorado, there's nothing going on -- those kids just download a bunch of stuff from the Internet and watch TV -- there's nothing to look at but suburbs."
--Ted Rourke, age 18, from "It's a Teen Thing"
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It's a Teen Thing
In the weeks after Columbine, the focus has come home, as parents agonize over their own elusive children. Mark Jacobson gauges the meaning of the massacre to his wired kids. Kids tell Nancy Jo Sales why it can't happen here; New York is much more tolerant of outsiders. And Michael Wolff reflects on the media culture's generation gap.
Veronica Geng was known for her sharp editing, her sultry persona, and her biting humor pieces, just collected in Love Trouble. By the time she was diagnosed with cancer, she had either quit or been pushed from her sixteen-year job at The New Yorker and had cut off many of her friends. Still, they rallied around Geng, as prickly in dying as she was in life.
If You Build It . . .
One day in the coming weeks, a horde of pols will crowd the Farley Post Office for the most eagerly awaited unveiling in 35 years -- the new Penn Station, shown here for the first time. Now that we're on a roll, what about the airport link? The waterfront? The Second Avenue subway?
Bored with foie gras towers and Peking-duck empanadas, the Insatiable Critic finds herself craving deviled eggs. Biscuits. Pot roast. American cooking, in all its fresh, regional, unfussy glory, is making a comeback at places like Wild Blue and Larry Forgione's revived Coach House. A cause for celebration.
The tumult at Vibe Ventures; U.S. Customs agents get carded
GOTHAM STYLE Beads are back; so are Tretorns
Christian de Portzamparc's stunning LVMH Tower proves beauty can bloom within the zoning laws
The Underground Gourmet
Slavic crêpes and Jamaican jerk
High-minded toys, high-quality totes, and highly packable tools
Light touch: fine wines for summer quaffing
Sales & Bargains
Beach bums need not despair: deals on the East End in June
BY PETER RAINER
In a star-studded Dream, Kevin Kline is a melancholy Bottom
The Blues grate, the Rules bore
Three women with strong musical personalities win the Fisher Prize
Puff pieces from the ABT
CBS's Joan of Arc is high on violence, low on saintliness
Sex bomb Ricky Martin's crossover debut is soul-free