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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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
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.
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
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.
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
Giuliani has won the war on crime -- but after Diallo, he's losing the peace
The City Politic
Race and the Senate race: Why can't either candidate capitalize?
A confederacy of billionaires (and some writers hoping to join the club)
A house fit for a mouse; user-friendly toasters; really cool lamps
Sales & Bargains
When you must get away now: the best last-minute-travel Websites
Green-tea treatments; beating back jet lag; searching for a safer power peel
BY PETER RAINER
What Planet Are You From? is resolutely earthbound
In Susan Sontag's In America, all the New World's a stage
The Eternal Road goes on forever
A showcase for new artists is SRO at P.S. 1
Oasis strikes an original chord; Billy Corgan tries to remain relevant
The Underground Gourmet
Three diners in Williamsburg with bigger things in mind