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June 28, 1999 Issue

Summer Fun: June 28-July 5, 1999

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FEATURES
Summer People

Every season has its heroes; here are a dozen of this summer's. For these heat seekers, from pop sensation Ricky Martin to Knicks late bloomer Marcus Camby, from bikini queen Malia Mills to Timmy the Gorilla -- June marks the beginning of prime time.

Escape Hatches

Paddle the Hudson. Go summer-clubbing. Work out with spiritual warriors. Discover New York's Riviera. Twenty-five ways to have fun without heeding the siren song of the A/C.

Best Bets

By the shore, on the road, or in town, the hot-weather totes, togs, and toys that will keep you cool, calm, collected, and chic.

The Original Dockers

A city's worth of waterfront spots at which to eat, drink, and admire the shimmering skyline.

Top Down

The universal language of horsepower (and toplessness): Our intrepid reporters test-drive five new convertibles with major vroom.

Out and About

The sacred and the profane -- a Matthew Shepard tribute; Homo Comicus -- peacefully co-exist on Gay Pride Week's calendar.

Heat Wave

Spike Lee's bleak Summer of Sam, about the mayhem of summer 1977, is an antidote to Austin Powers's crushed-velvet sixties nostalgia.

Clean Plates

Pared-down dishes from Mario Batali and Gray Kunz that showcase the freshest foods.

GOTHAM
The cops' new undercover disguise -- drug busts in drag
GOTHAM STYLE Designer D.J.'s; the king of caviar

DEPARTMENTS
The National Interest
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY

Do you know the way to Elmira?

Media
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

The Herald Tribune: the last vestige of a gentler globe-trotting age

Cityscape
BY KARRIE JACOBS

Condé Nast's new tower is a business venture in green clothing

The Insatiable Critic
BY GAEL GREENE

Checking the accents at a handful of Gallic bistros

MARKETPLACE
Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

Bikini waxing at painless prices

THE ARTS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

Travolta can't save the lifeless General's Daughter

Books
BY WALTER KIRN

The unfinished Juneteenth is merely an Ellison collage

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Wonderland is just too cute; Gemini has aged badly

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS

MacMillan's surreal Anastasia still fails to convince

Pop Music
BY ETHAN BROWN

Missy Elliott takes on the lesser rappers who've "bitten" her sound

CUE
New York Magazine's weekly guide to entertainment and the arts.

Intelligencer
(Gossip)

Classifieds
Strictly Personals

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