January 3, 2000 Issue
"I yell at my staff but not at negotiators. He's probably nice to his staff but yells at the people he's negotiating with."
--Henry Kissinger on Richard Holbrooke, "The Insider"
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|COVER STORY||Where to Eat in 2000|
BY GAEL GREENE
Choosing the right restaurant in New York is like trying to pick the best painting in the Louvre, which is why you need Gael Greene. The crush of new contenders makes the eighties look tame. All you Atkins Diet carnivores, theatergoing foodies, and heat-seeking celebrity watchers are catered to in the Insatiable Critic's dining guide for the new millennium.
Richard Holbrooke may be America's most fabulous diplomat since Benjamin Franklin. Careering from one black-tie event to the next, wife Kati Marton on his knee, Holbrooke is the consummate New Yorker: socially fluid, media-savvy, and celebrity-friendly. Isn't it grand that to get things done in the Balkans, West Africa, or East Timor, it doesn't hurt to have a knack for throwing the most smashing dinner parties?
When Alvin Ailey died in 1989, Judith Jamison, his most celebrated muse, took over the American Dance Theater and made it flourish. This week, she'll follow Ailey once again, as she accepts a Kennedy Center Honor.
The thrill-seeking scion of a famed but bedeviled Louisville newspaper family, Robert Bingham exemplified the fantasy of a New York literary life. Did the qualities that made him so charismatic also lead him headlong to his death last month from a heroin overdose?
Not all hip-hop artists hate bootleggers; Kozmo.com vs. Urbanfetch.com
GOTHAM STYLE Stretchy gear for in or out of the gym; cashmere baby blankets
In Hillary Clinton, some professional women see what they like least about themselves
How Post media reporter Keith Kelly makes the world go round
Seven good reasons why the apocalypse is now
Trunks from Saint-Tropez; stroller fleeces
Where to find the most distinctive patterned shirts
Sales & Bargains
Eighth Street is once again the place for boots -- and nary a pair of Doc Martens in sight
BY PETER RAINER
Matt Damon glows in The Talented Mr. Ripley; in Man on the Moon, Jim Carrey plays a nowhere man without breaking character
Ian Frazier's On the Rez is refreshingly free of hokum
Liza Minnelli needs your love; Swing! don't mean a thing