September 6, 1999 Issue
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The Latin Explosion
Before she was a Hollywood actress, a Billboard queen, or Puff Daddy's significant something, Jennifer Lopez was a Boricua from the Bronx.
ast Harlem is in danger of losing its place as the spiritual and political home of Puerto Rican New Yorkers, reports Craig Horowitz. Michael Tomasky describes how county Democratic leader Roberto Ramirez made the Bronx matter again and calculates Fernando Ferrer's mayoral odds.
A Place at the Table
If your experience of Latin American cuisine is limited to expense account dinners at Patria or takeout from Burritoville, read on.
The Mix-It Men
By splicing electronica with Latin rhythms, Masters at Work have won a worldwide following.
Beyond "La Bamba"
The clubs, D.J.'s, and record stores to go to for authentic Latin sounds.
Visionaire takes on the Condé Nast fashion fiefdom
GOTHAM STYLE A Literate lingerie; E.Vil looks.
The Bottom Line
BY NATHANIEL WICE
Venture-capitalist firm Flatiron Partners is making money faster than it can find places to invest it
Burberry pouches; a real deal on fake fur
Sales & Bargains
Where to buy book bags that won't burst your budget
In The Muse, Albert Brooks himself lacks inspiration
A novel about Hitler, no matter how well written, is destined to be diverting in the wrong way
BY JOHN SIMON
Kat and the Kings is a sorry excuse for a musical revue
The White Oak Dance Project is hamstrung by Mikhail Baryshnikov's increasing age
So-what sampling and sourpuss lyrics make Puff Daddy's new Forever unlistenable