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May 8, 2000 Issue

"It's not like we're the Kennedys or anything."
-- Mark Ronson, "Ronson Family Values"

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FEATURES
Ronson Family Values
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.

Counterpunch
BY NINA TEICHOLZ

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.

Closet Case
BY WENDY GOODMAN

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.

Outsider.com
BY SIMON DUMENCO

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.

GOTHAM
A cancer diagnosis leads to a role reversal for Hizzoner; the tightwad tycoon speaks
GOTHAM REAL ESTATE
Rupert Murdoch unloads his Hampshire House apartment
GOTHAM STYLE
Avoid the wet look; blue-tip locks

DEPARTMENTS
Intelligencer
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL WITH IAN SPIEGELMAN

The National Interest
BY LAWRENCE O'DONNELL

McCain says he doesn't want to be VP. He should read this.

Media
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

Can mainstream publishers learn anything from the sex-fetish press?

The Cultural Business
BY JEREMY GERARD

David Merrick and Alex Cohen in their heyday -- now there was a wild party

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

The lightest tennis racket ever; Nanette Lepore's funky fabrics

Smart City
BY JOD KAFTAN

Riding on fumes? Consult our map of car-friendly New York.

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

If you're a fool for sandals, this is your season

Net News
BY HILLARY ROSNER

C. O. Bigelow opens a cybershop; the best map sites

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

Natalie Portman's airy angel; Time Code's pointless gimmickry

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Flawless performances drive Jitney to success

Art
BY MARK STEVENS

Swiss import Pipilotti Rist takes stock of our cluttered lives

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

Why would Disney want to remake Pinocchio?

The Insatiable Critic
BY GAEL GREENE

Mario Battali and Joe Bastianich hit another home run with Esca

CUE
Tibor Kalman; Gladiator; a guide to the city's best alfresco eating; Stephen Sondheim's 70th birthday

Classifieds
Strictly Personals

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