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December 6, 1999 Issue

"The evidence might indicate not that the decade was a product of the Internet but the opposite. It's the fantasies of people kicked out of the old economy that made the Internet come alive."
-- Michael Wolff, "A Decade of E's"

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FEATURES
A Decade of E's
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

Remember downsizing? The decade that began with the sullen contemplation of reduced expectations is ending at the height of the greatest economic expansion in history -- one built on the fervent belief in a technology that has thus far produced few profits while minting a whole new generation of megamillionaires. The Internet itself has changed many lives, but the dream of the Internet has changed many more.

Being John McCain
BY CRAIG HOROWITZ

Blunt talk, war-hero charisma, and a total-access policy have put Arizona senator John McCain into a virtual dead heat with George W. Bush in New Hampshire. He's the anti-Clinton, a backlash candidate, and his presentation is so effective that some say they'll vote for him even if they don't agree with his pro-life, anti-gun-control politics. George W is worried. And the Democrats should be, too.

Barneys in the Black
BY MAURA EGAN

Allen Questrom, the new CEO of Barneys, made his name as a turn-around king at Federated stores. Now he's attempting to bring Barneys back from the brink, refurbishing the Co-op while opening the Warehouse as a new downtown outpost. But balancing the demands of creditors and chichi customers means protecting Gene Pressman's edgy glamour while imposing a grown-up respect for the bottom line that the store hasn't known since Fred Pressman stood guard at 17th and Seventh.

GKNY
BY WENDY GOODMAN

Gabby Karan may have left her mother's nest, but, as a peek inside her stunning SoHo loft shows, she definitely inherited Donna's minimalist sense of style.

GOTHAM
Silicon Alley's silliest employee perks; Brearley parents take a lesson in tort law
GOTHAM STYLE Christian Dior's new digs; Fendi's needlepoint bag; Mizrahi's debut Darryl K boot-cuts, for him

DEPARTMENTS
The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY

Hill says yes. Now can we cut the hysteria?

The Culture Business
BY ZEV BOROW

How Matt Blank turned Showtime from cable-TV also-ran into high-quality contender

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Magnetic wooden dreidels, a travel menorah, and other Hanukkah treasures

Smart City
BY SARAH BERNARD

This holiday season, do your shopping at the outlets and keep your Christmas spirit

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

When sending holiday greetings, take matters into your own hands

THE CRITICS
Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Brush up your Cole: An overcooked revival of Kiss Me, Kate delivers only intermittent pleasures

Art
BY MARK STEVENS

Futurama: three inspiring visions of the future from the past

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

Avant-garde maestro Pierre Boulez looks back (but not too far)

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS

Suzanne Farrell's young dancers capture the spirit of Balanchine

Pop Music
BY ETHAN SMITH

Sony's version of twentieth-century music sounds an awful lot like "Hail, Columbia"

The Insatiable Critic
BY GAEL GREENE

Kapitalism triumphs at the new Russian Tea Room

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