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
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?
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?
The interactive seventies dinner party is back -- and the current revival includes the classic Swiss as well as Asian and dessert variations.
Harlem's low-profile power player; depression styles of the rich and famous
GOTHAM STYLE Updating bridal fashions; the Rasta perm; the Friends collection
Hillary Clinton needs less caution -- but maybe the mayor could use a little more
An anonymous media mogul gets ready for his close-up
The Cutting Edge
Angels with dirty faces: John Casablancas comes clean
A CD cabinet that can hold its own; the perfect baby-shower gift
Working the city's auction houses for affordable home furnishings
Sales & Bargains
Where to find minimalist Japanese-inspired dinnerware
Rome's secrets revealed; Vail's latest undevelopment
BY PETER RAINER
A (long) look at the work of Frederick Wiseman, America's greatest documentary filmmaker
Anne-Sophie Mutter woos -- and wins -- New York audiences
HBO's Children in War goes beyond politics and blame
At Quince, a talented young chef finds it hard to step out of the Quilted Giraffe's shadow