August 21, 2000 Issue
"I cried when I watched the announcement. And let me tell you, this is going to resonate all across the country, with African-Americans, Latinos, Asians, and all immigrants who came here looking for a better life."
-- Former State Attorney General Robert Abrams, "The Chosen One"
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|FEATURES||The Chosen One|
When Al Gore selected Connecticut senator Joseph Lieberman, who just so happens to be an Orthodox Jew, as his running mate, all agreed he was eminently qualified to be vice-president. So what does his religion have to do with it? Craig Horowitz reports on the cultural and political repercussions of Gore's bold move. And a roundtable of Jewish leaders, businesspeople, journalists, and artists debates anti-Semitism, assimilation, and the position of Jews in America in the wake of Lieberman's selection.
Can it be that the fate of Harlequin romances, the nation's most beloved bodice-rippers, rests in the hands of a Radcliffe girl who rides a motorcycle and collects plastic superheroes? It can be, and it is. Isabel Swift takes no issue with heaving bosoms -- quite the contrary. But must all romances be set in Texas?
A Jones for the Beach
Every June, they battle the breakers to become Jones Beach lifeguards; only the best get to sit in the chair. Some stay for a lifetime. A twenty-year veteran explains the lure of the ocean, the durability of friendships, and the pleasure of working nearly naked among the nearly naked hordes.
Back to Cool
Nine college sophomores tell freshmen heading for the city what to pack -- from French Connection to flea-market finds -- to look like a native. And don't forget the attitude.
Howard Safir's surprise supporters; Hamptons hoaxer hoaxed
GOTHAM REAL ESTATE
Sandra Bernhard scores a Chelsea loft; $15 million for a spot in Ira Rennert's shadow
Eames chairs at JFK; salon sessions to go
The City Politic
What the Lieberman nod really means for Hillary
The National Interest
Gore's choice: Is it good for the Democrats?
A wool runner that goes the distance; hot glasses for cold soups
Scaling the tips: How much to pay waiters, supers, SoHo bouncers
|Sales & Bargains|
BY SHYAMA PATEL
Leaders of the pack: Book bags no kid can resist
John Waters gets DeMented, but he's all wet; God and Mick at Altamont
The Schragerization of brand-name hotels
Mostly Mozart's brilliant Bach
222 -- a place for spooning