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January 31, 2000 Issue

"It's hard to do the mundane things in life. I have an easier time planning a twenty-aircraft fleet than I do paying the light bill."
-- JetBlue founder David Neeleman, "Cool Air"

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COVER STORY
Cool Air
BY ALEX WILLIAMS

Think Richard Branson-meets-Ian Schrager: A cheap-but-chic airline called JetBlue is about to take off from JFK. Piloted by a hyperactive 40-year-old entrepreneur named David Neeleman, it's generated the buzz of a Silicon Alley start-up, thanks to a $40 million investment from George Soros's Quantum Fund and an all-new fleet decked out with gray leather seats and seat-back TVs. Who cares if the destination is Buffalo?

A Good Egg
BY MARK HOROWITZ

After his parents died within three months of each other, Dave Eggers played single dad to his kid brother. But in his first book he spends more time deconstructing the hard-luck memoir than feeling sorry for himself.

What Do Men Want?
BY MARSHALL SELLA

Downtown's fetish-magazine publishing queen Dian Hanson knows a thing or two about men's sexual fantasies -- after all, she once dated R. Crumb. And believe it or not, the most cerebral of pornographers believes that even her readers are really looking for love.

Do You Fondue?
BY GILLIAN DUFFY

The interactive seventies dinner party is back -- and the current revival includes the classic Swiss as well as Asian and dessert variations.

GOTHAM
Harlem's low-profile power player; depression styles of the rich and famous
GOTHAM STYLE Updating bridal fashions; the Rasta perm; the Friends collection

DEPARTMENTS
The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY

Hillary Clinton needs less caution -- but maybe the mayor could use a little more

Media
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

An anonymous media mogul gets ready for his close-up

The Cutting Edge
BY MICHAEL GROSS

Angels with dirty faces: John Casablancas comes clean

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

A CD cabinet that can hold its own; the perfect baby-shower gift

Smart City
BY ROBERTA MANEKER

Working the city's auction houses for affordable home furnishings

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

Where to find minimalist Japanese-inspired dinnerware

Travel

Rome's secrets revealed; Vail's latest undevelopment

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

A (long) look at the work of Frederick Wiseman, America's greatest documentary filmmaker

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

Anne-Sophie Mutter woos -- and wins -- New York audiences

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

HBO's Children in War goes beyond politics and blame

Restaurants
BY HAL RUBENSTEIN

At Quince, a talented young chef finds it hard to step out of the Quilted Giraffe's shadow

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