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July 26, 1999 Issue

"My patron saints are cats and cleaning ladies."
-- Jareth Holub, ceramics restorer, from "Get Your Fix"

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FEATURES
Get Your Fix
BY RUTH J. KATZ

We all do it: stash away the broken, stained, or chewed-up possessions that we cherish too much to toss but don't get around to fixing. Be it the ball gown your great-grandmother wore to the Winter Palace or a gilded frame that's lost its luster, don't let it sit and gather dust (or occupy precious closet space) -- not now that we've provided you with a guide to the city's finest artisans, technicians, and repairmen. Next time you drop your lucky coffee mug, call up the same guy Sotheby's uses.

Dennis the Menace?
BY ALEX WILLIAMS

The magazine world couldn't stop laughing at Maxim. Until it started outselling Esquire, Details, and GQ combined. Now Condé Nast editors are learning to channel their inner tenth-grader as advertisers drool over the prospect of millions of young men who have suddenly discovered the pleasures of reading. Meet Felix Dennis, a goofy sixties-era swinger from Britain who seems to know what boys (of all ages) like.

Mob-Star
BY ERIC KONIGSBERG

Mario Puzo may have passed on to the great social club in the sky, but America's appetite for Mafia mythology is stronger than ever. New York, of course, is the capital of wiseguy character actors: They frequent Marylou's and Elaine's, shooting their cuffs, running their mouths and waiting for the next call from Chazz or Marty or Spike. Geno Durante, who's spent his life among wiseguys, has the act down pat. So why hasn't he been in more movies? "I don't want nothing from nobody," he says.

GOTHAM
Turf war: the Gray Lady vs. the bold and the beautiful
GOTHAM STYLE Kate Spade breathes easier; detachable clothing

DEPARTMENTS
Hollywood
BY NIKKI FINKE

That's all, folks! Warner Bros.' Semel and Daly call it quits

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Baccarat jewelry; tricky trivets

Smart City
BY MAURA EGAN

Supersize it! A survey of the metro area's discount megamarts

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

How to acquire the finest bedding without exhausting your budget

THE ARTS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

Stanley Kubrick's male mea culpa is by turns gripping and quaint

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Robert Wilson fools yet another audience

Art
BY MARK STEVENS

Impressionist winter paintings in Brooklyn

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

The Peony Pavilion: bigger, longer, and uncut

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS

Kirov Ballet reawakens a classic

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

A shameless Mafia fairy tale from Showtime

Restaurants
BY HAL RUBENSTEIN

Snub-free dining at Roy Liebenthal's Pop

CUE
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