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March 13, 2000 Issue

"I thought, 'David, I'm your biographer, not your friend.' Boundaries are not something that David really understands."
-- David Geffen biographer Tom King, "He Said, He Said"

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COVER STORY:
52 WEEKENDS

Escape Routes

Shop the Paris flea market, cast for albacore on the Outer Banks, unwind up-island on Martha's Vineyard, or send yourself to culinary boot camp upstate. We've got weekend getaways for every season, every pocketbook, and every comfort level. Plus: Shyama Patel on how to lighten your luggage without losing your fashion cred, and Nancy Jo Sales on the weekend trips that shaped more than just her childhood. (Note: 52 Weekends will be serialized on www.nymag.com. Look for it every week!)

He Said, He Said
BY LISA DEPAULO

David Geffen trusted Tom King to write his biography because of his reputation (as a Journal reporter) and his orientation (as a fellow gay man). But the Hollywood kingpin now claims he was duped into giving his blessing to a dirt-gathering mission. King calls Geffen a control freak who can't handle what his friends are saying about him. And now their battle may be the book's most riveting chapter.

Broadway Revival
BY JENNIFER SENIOR

Gabriel Byrne's film career was foundering in a series of mostly forgettable flicks. Now he's on Broadway in A Moon for the Misbegotten -- and getting the reviews of a lifetime in a role haunted by ghosts.

Breaking the Bank
BY ROBERT KOLKER

Bad-boy broker Christian Curry hired Benedict Morelli to plead his discrimination case against Morgan Stanley because of his way with a jury. Morelli, in turn, is using Curry to escape the personal-injury ghetto.

GOTHAM
Simon & Schuster's young rainmaker; ID models up-front and personal on the Web
GOTHAM STYLE Bill Blass's European import; trading in the StarTAC for a born-again pager

DEPARTMENTS
Intelligencer
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL

Cityside
BY CRAIG HOROWITZ

Giuliani has won the war on crime -- but after Diallo, he's losing the peace

The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY

Race and the Senate race: Why can't either candidate capitalize?

Media
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

A confederacy of billionaires (and some writers hoping to join the club)

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

A house fit for a mouse; user-friendly toasters; really cool lamps

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

When you must get away now: the best last-minute-travel Websites

Beauty
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL

Green-tea treatments; beating back jet lag; searching for a safer power peel

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

What Planet Are You From? is resolutely earthbound

Books
BY WALTER KIRN

In Susan Sontag's In America, all the New World's a stage

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

The Eternal Road goes on forever

Art
BY MARK STEVENS

A showcase for new artists is SRO at P.S. 1

Pop Music
BY ETHAN BROWN

Oasis strikes an original chord; Billy Corgan tries to remain relevant

The Underground Gourmet
BY ROB PATRONITE & ROBIN RAISFELD

Three diners in Williamsburg with bigger things in mind

CUE
New design at the Cooper-Hewitt; Mission to Mars; Two Boots at Grand Central; The Wild Party

Classifieds
Strictly Personals

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