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February 7, 2000 Issue

"The next hundred years will be the age of biology. This is where the next information revolution will be."
-- Dr. Lance Liotta, of the National Cancer Institute, "The Age of Discovery"

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COVER STORY
The Age of Discovery
BY CRAIG HOROWITZ

Thanks to quantum advances in molecular biology, doctors at Sloan-Kettering and around the country are talking with stunning optimism about curing cancer and other killer diseases. The prognosis? A range of highly effective treatments in as little as five years -- if you can hold on that long. Plus: breakthroughs in heart and brain surgery, aids research, seizure treatment, and more.

Pain, Pain, Go Away
BY ELIZABETH DEVITA

Until recently, most doctors treated pain as a mere symptom: cure the disease, and it would go away. But now, aided by a new understanding of pain's pathways, medicine is finally taking your suffering seriously.

Sole Man
BY MAUREEN CALLAHAN

His ads get more buzz than his shoes, and you won't see his clothes -- or his face -- in many fashion magazines. But away from the flashbulbs, Kenneth Cole's affordable-chic fashion empire is growing so fast it could rival the likes of Ralph and Calvin. And he still manages to find time to sneak in a few rounds of golf now and then with the president.

GOTHAM
The Street's members-only barbershop; Puffy-proof secret compartments
GOTHAM STYLE It's official: the eighties are the new seventies

DEPARTMENTS
The National Interest
BY LAWRENCE O'DONNELL JR.

How Bill Bradley's self-sufficiency sabotages his campaign

Advertising
BY SIMON DUMENCO

Why the agencies are scrambling to know "Wazzzup?"

Hollywood
BY NIKKI FINKE

Handicapping the Oscars was never this hard

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Spacious cases; Danish dressers; perfect pitchers; maternal cool

Smart City
BY ERIKA KINETZ

Movements underground: a guide to alternative dance venues

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

Go skiing or snowboarding and be back before dinner

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

Bette Midler's comically tepid take on Jacqueline Susann

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Comic Potential meets expectations; Mnemonic is forgettable

Art
BY MARK STEVENS

Walker Evans's photographs give glimpses of a secret America

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

Richard Strauss's anniversary brings delectable revivals

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

An occult series so good it's scary

The Underground Gourmet
BY ROB PATRONITE & ROBIN RAISFELD

Former Bouley protégés come into their own

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