May 8, 2000 Issue
"It's not like we're the Kennedys or anything."
-- Mark Ronson, "Ronson Family Values"
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BY NANCY JO SALES
Whether sitting down to a family dinner at Moomba or attending the Costume Institute Ball at the Met (D.J.'ed by eldest son Mark), the city's most socially agile family always seems to be at the newly formed crossroads of hip-hop and high society, where Nan Kempner sways to the sounds of Big Pun. If only Edith Wharton were alive today.
Stanley Crouch made his name as an intellectual prizefighter, but he lets his guard down with his first novel, Don't the Moon Look Lonesome.
Anyone can turn a grand loft into a smartly edited space worthy of a shelter mag; it takes real artistry to do it with a tiny studio.
For the media-obsessed, the first click in the morning is medianews.org, a Website operated by one man -- Jim Romenesko -- who devotes ten hours and ten cups of coffee a day to what those in the know should know. So what if he operates out of a one-room apartment in Evanston, Illinois.
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL WITH IAN SPIEGELMAN
The National Interest
McCain says he doesn't want to be VP. He should read this.
Can mainstream publishers learn anything from the sex-fetish press?
The Cultural Business
David Merrick and Alex Cohen in their heyday -- now there was a wild party
The lightest tennis racket ever; Nanette Lepore's funky fabrics
Riding on fumes? Consult our map of car-friendly New York.
Sales & Bargains
If you're a fool for sandals, this is your season
C. O. Bigelow opens a cybershop; the best map sites
BY PETER RAINER
Natalie Portman's airy angel; Time Code's pointless gimmickry
Flawless performances drive Jitney to success
Swiss import Pipilotti Rist takes stock of our cluttered lives
Why would Disney want to remake Pinocchio?
The Insatiable Critic
Mario Battali and Joe Bastianich hit another home run with Esca