March 27, 2000 Issue
"Either I haven't gotten around enough, or the Whitney is really doing its job and discovering new artists."
-- Art critic Peter Plagens on the Whitney Biennial, "Maxwell's House"
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This Bold House
BY WENDY GOODMAN
Web design hits home, whether it's Josh Harris's wired-to-the-max SoHo loft or Tiffany Dubin's uptown apartment getting a downtown look to match her Silicon Valley paradigm shift. In these spaces, the walls really can talk (and put on a light show), and nobody has to go to the store for paper towels ever again.
Stylish pieces that will bring flash to the most familiar room, from a lacquered table sleek enough for hostess Serena Bass to a kitchen-on-wheels fit for chef Matthew Kenney. And, of course, floor pillows worth fighting over for the Sopranos kids.
The Whitney Biennial hasn't even opened, and already it's had a mini-scandal with Hans Haacke's anti-Giuliani installation. But don't judge Whitney director Maxwell Anderson by one artwork. His team has selected a roster that's less political and less trendy than usual. And it remains to be seen what the catty New York art world makes of that.
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL WITH IAN SPIEGELMAN
The City Politic
Hillary and Albert's main man on Long Island
What Jann Wenner knows about people . . . and Us
The digital-design revolution explodes at the Cooper-Hewitt
Our desktop decorator outfits a loft apartment in three hours flat
Online food shopping, simplified; every day is Earth Day on the Web
Sales & Bargains
Take a letter: Where to get monogrammed designer accessories
BY PETER RAINER
Julia Roberts strikes a blow for the average beauty queen
A revival of True West gets more than its share of laughs
MOMA reshuffles its permanent collection
The music man: Daniel Barenboim, everywhere
God and Satan get animated in a new NBC series
The Underground Gourmet
Turkish delight: Savoring the original "Mediterranean diet"