February 21, 2000 Issue
"We're looking with deep intensity from the smallest -- genomes and DNA sequencing -- to the largest issues in astronomy."
-- Museum of Natural History president Ellen Futter, "Planetarium Hollywood"
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|COVER STORY||Planetarium Hollywood|
BY NATASHA SINGER
Forget Fashion Week: This month's biggest star-wattage event is the opening of the new $210 million Hayden Planetarium, housed in a glittering glass cube that's an instant architectural classic. The planetarium is only the most visible effort by Museum of Natural History president Ellen Futter to give the museum buzz while bringing science to the people. Can the house that Teddy Roosevelt built adapt to Disney values -- and Disney prices?
Al Gore is a studious, hard-working, stable, earnest sort of guy with a mastery of the issues who's spent his life preparing for the job he's seeking -- a fantasy candidate, in other words. As Bradley falters and McCain hurts Bush, it looks like the vice-president has a real shot. So why can't we get our minds around President Gore?
Man Bites Dog, Etc.
Before he became the Boston Strangler, Albert DeSalvo trapped pets and shot them with a bow and arrow. Jeffrey Dahmer performed surgery on cats, and David Berkowitz shot his neighbors' dog. ASPCA therapist Stephanie LaFarge treats people who hurt pets -- before they graduate to humans.
The National Interest
BY LAWRENCE O'DONNELL JR.
Why McCain continues to kick so much butt
The Bottom Line
Do "tracking stocks" unlock a company's value or lock up shareholder rights?
A newfangled pogo stick; cozy wool slippers
A long look at the city's best Pilates classes
Sales & Bargains
A pregame pep talk for the annual Barneys warehouse sale
The best sites for e-mail invites, job-hunting, and free phone calls
Sitting through the new DiCaprio flick is no day at the beach
BY JOHN SIMON
King John flops royally; Roger Rees wrecks Arms and the Man
The Guggenheim becomes Nam June Paik's personal playpen
Twyla Tharp stumbles through Beethoven's Seventh
Britain's Gallipoli nightmare; Little Richard's hard-knock life
There's lots to like at the new Brasserie, but little that recalls the old