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November 22, 1999 Issue

"You can pretty much say anything to a guy wearing a spaghetti-strap chemise."
-- Deborah Marlowe on the "Panty Party" at Baby Jupiter, "Wild, Wild Week"

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Nightlife '99
FEATURES

The Evening News

Reports of the death of nightlife have been greatly exaggerated. From Thursday-night Punjabi hip-hop jams to Wednesday-night house-music marathons, New York is partying harder than ever. A week in the life. Some barflies hear last call as the signal to trade their cosmopolitans for coke spoons, as Vanessa Grigoriadis reports. And that's not the only substance menacing clubland: Ethan Brown goes shopping on the Internet for the drug some dealers won't sell because it's sent so many users to the E.R.. Giuliani is already trying to shutter tomorrow's dance spots today, but Alec Foege discovers a new club culture, where the soundproofers are more important than the D.J.'s.

Head Case
BY VANESSA GRIGORIADIS

Hollywood's gothic geek Tim Burton goes to Sleepy Hollow to channel Ichabod Crane (and horse around with the spirit of Washington Irving).

Class War
BY ROBERT KOLKER Next week's vote on CUNY's future will also serve as a referendum on the agenda of Benno Schmidt, the patrician former Yale president who's Mayor Giuliani's higher-education guru (and some say open-admissions hit man).

GOTHAM
Just in time for Christmas, Trump plays Scrooge
GOTHAM STYLE Join the circus , lose weight

DEPARTMENTS
Cityscape
BY CLIVE THOMPSON

How New York got stranded on the shoulder of the broadband superhighway

Media
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

Consider the notion that Microsoft only feigned stupidity during the antitrust trial

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Vintage sixties watches; pants that don't feel, or look, like maternity wear

Smart City
BY VANESSA GRIGORIADIS

A guide to the city's best yoga classes, for all ages and abilities

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

Isabell flowers on a Kmart budget

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

Milla Jovovich's model Joan of Arc; Atom Egoyan loses his edge

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Donald Margulies mourns crumbling friendships in ruined marriages

Art
BY MARK STEVENS

Issey Miyake's visions are a playful, joyous art anomaly

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

Samuel Ramey's camp Mefistofele is passé

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

RKO 281 dramatizes the intrigue behind the making of Citizen Kane

The Insatiable Critic
BY ROB PATRONITE AND ROBIN RAISFELD

Eating between meals: off-hours menus at the hottest restaurants

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