June 12, 2000 Issue
"Life's been good to me, and I felt somewhat disconnected. I feel so darn lucky that I don't want to be a greedy pig."
-- Bob Pittman, "Venture Charity"
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BY MERYL GORDON
A decade ago, three young-gun investment bankers turned off by the stuffiness of the benefit scene decided the New Economy needed a New Charity to go with it. The results? A foundation run more like a hedge fund. With some heavy lifting from John F. Kennedy Jr. and other celebrity board members (not to mention music by the Who), the Robin Hood Foundation has become so hot, it's the New Establishment.
Just the FAQs, Ma'am
A home with five computers, four cell phones, two Palm Pilots, and assorted printers, scanners, and other digital paraphernalia demands a chief information officer to support them. That would be Mom.
I Type, Therefore IM
Now that the kids have instant messaging, it's as if a hundred of their closest friends are crowded into the family room.
The China Club
While thousands of orphaned Chinese babies have become adopted New Yorkers, their new parents have been busy adopting Chinese culture to make their daughters feel at home.
Jesse Green and Dan Savage on the pleasures of gay parenting and the anxiety it causes in others -- including other gay men.
| Dining Family-Style|
BY JULIA MOSKIN
Dining out is every New York parent's dream -- and nightmare. Three cardinal rules for taking the tribe out to eat -- and where to apply them.
The City Politic
Rick Lazio's convention speech could easily have been delivered by Hillary Clinton
The Bottom Line
Tech stocks may be dead, but other bull markets abound
BY CORKY POLLAN
The perfect gift for a bird-watcher; Burberry beach towels
Sales & Bargains
Summer is turning into fashion's blue period as turquoise takes off
The RSC's nightmare of a Dream; Anonymous makes a name for Glen Merzer
The Brooklyn Museum struggles to serve two masters
The Underground Gourmet
A soulful Egyptian café is an oasis in Queens; ethereal falafel in the financial district