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September 6, 1999 Issue

Latin Explosion

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FEATURES
The Latin Explosion

Hispanic Heat
A fad or the future? This summer, the country went crazy for all things Latino; New Yorkers, of course, get the best of all 22 worlds.

The Star Next Door
BY NANCY JO SALES

Before she was a Hollywood actress, a Billboard queen, or Puff Daddy's significant something, Jennifer Lopez was a Boricua from the Bronx.

Latin Oral
Daisy Fuentes, Carolina Herrera, Tito Puente, and others talk about the bad old days, current stereotypes, and the crossover phenomenon.

Political Futbol

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
BY ROB PATRONITE AND ROBIN RAISFELD

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 ETHAN BROWN

By splicing electronica with Latin rhythms, Masters at Work have won a worldwide following.

Beyond "La Bamba"
BY BARRY YOURGRAU

The clubs, D.J.'s, and record stores to go to for authentic Latin sounds.


GOTHAM
Visionaire takes on the Condé Nast fashion fiefdom
GOTHAM STYLE A Literate lingerie; E.Vil looks.

DEPARTMENTS
The Bottom Line
BY NATHANIEL WICE

Venture-capitalist firm Flatiron Partners is making money faster than it can find places to invest it

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Burberry pouches; a real deal on fake fur

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

Where to buy book bags that won't burst your budget

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

In The Muse, Albert Brooks himself lacks inspiration

Books
BY WALTER KIRN

A novel about Hitler, no matter how well written, is destined to be diverting in the wrong way

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Kat and the Kings is a sorry excuse for a musical revue

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS

The White Oak Dance Project is hamstrung by Mikhail Baryshnikov's increasing age

Pop Music
BY ETHAN BROWN

So-what sampling and sourpuss lyrics make Puff Daddy's new Forever unlistenable

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