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January 17, 2000 Issue

"On one side of town, they're putting poison out to kill rats; on the other side, we're doing laser surgery on them for gum work."
-- Dan Carmichael, veterinary dentist, "Animal House"

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COVER STORY
Animal House
BY STEVE FISHMAN

Kidney dialysis for terriers. Oncology specialists for guinea pigs. At the Animal Medical Center, New York pets have access to some of medicine's most sophisticated technologies. In this ER, heroic efforts (cataract surgery on a snake? Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation of a rat?) are made daily on behalf of nonhuman patients whose devoted owners are more than willing to write the check.

Out of Vogue
BY MAURA EGAN

Kate Betts is doing her best to transform Harper's Bazaar, the 132-year-old fashion doyenne, into a smarter, hipper book. Will a youthful makeover boost the magazine from a distant third place behind Elle and her alma mater, Vogue?

Money Jungle
BY JENNIFER SENIOR

The gold rush for Internet start-ups has given rise to a new swarm of venture capitalists: small shops headed by young B-school grads who have forsaken investment banking to slog through slush piles of pathetic business plans in search of the next Yahoo!

Hot Strings
BY ROBERT HILFERTY

Prodigy at 13, superstar (and classical-music pinup) at 36, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter has bet her career on the power of the Moderns.

GOTHAM
New Year's in Vegas; you could end up back in driver's ed
GOTHAM STYLE The vogue for Gisele; a twelve-step program for beauty junkies

DEPARTMENTS
The National Interest
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY

Why would Liddy Dole or George Pataki ever want to be veep?

Media
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

Renata Adler, The New Yorker's "It" girl, looks back

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

A broom that will sweep you off your feet; a salt for all seasonings

Smart City
BY JULIA MOSKIN

The best Sephardic cuisine outside of Israel can be found in Brooklyn

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

Free yoga classes (only for New York readers!)

THE CRITICS
Books
BY WALTER KIRN

Donald Trump: The funniest man in America

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Jackie Mason delivers, Jolson & Co. convinces, and Fully Committed delights

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

A few questions re quiz shows; NYPD Blue is watching your butt

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