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September 18, 2000 Issue

"Some people go to New York and they're never really a New Yorker. Bill Clinton will be a New Yorker in five minutes."
-- Donna Shalala, "Mr. Clinton Goes to New York"

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FEATURES
Mr. Clinton Goes to New York
BY JENNIFER SENIOR

Bill Clinton has always been ambitious, lustful, and self-involved -- a New Yorker waiting to happen. And once he's taken a bite out of the Big Apple, there's going to be no keeping him on the farm in Chappaqua. There'll be morning jogs in Central Park, lunches at the Grill Room, and dinners at parties -- and McDonald's -- all over town. And if he can make it here . . .

Queerer Than Thou
BY CHARLES KAISER

Showtime's Queer As Folk boldly goes where no TV show has gone before: gay men's bedrooms. And what it finds -- 29-year-olds taking teenagers home with them -- has made it a risqué, controversial hit in England. But is America ready to see gay sex in the city?

Brand-New Bags
BY SARAH BERNARD

Charged with reviving a slumping American icon, Coach's creative director Reed Krakoff took the company's bags from the pages of the The Official Preppy Handbook to the cover of Women's Wear Daily. One day, he might even be carrying them into a Coach hotel.

Schools for Scampi
BY RUTH J. KATZ

You'd think Manhattanites would sooner starve than cook. But a shocking number wield a whisk in their own kitchens, with a little help from brilliant instructors who teach everything from mastering moussaka to cooking up five easy pizzas.

GOTHAM
The Roundabout gobbles up the American Place Theater; Pete Sampras volleys with a rooster; Tuvalu gets wired
GOTHAM REAL ESTATE
The man who set off the battle of the brokers readies his next salvo
GOTHAM STYLE
Camouflage goes uptown; Chanel goes to Woodbury Common

DEPARTMENTS
Intelligencer
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL AND IAN SPIEGELMAN

The National Interest
BY LAWRENCE O'DONNELL JR.

Dubya's slip about Adam Clymer seemed beside the point, but it could become a turning point

Media
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

The new new Details: Can one magazine be all things to all men?

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Bracelets with buildings; a rocking horse with style

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

Where to find boss tweed

Travel
BY TARA MANDY

France: now 20 percent off; now playing onboard: any DVD you want to see

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous is almost sappy, but it's saved by rock and roll

Books
BY DANIEL MENDELSOHN

In his ambitious first novel, David Mitchell destroys the world he depicts so skillfully

Television
BY JOHN SIMON

Too much violence on TV? Try A Force More Powerful, a history of peaceful protest

Restaurants
BY ADAM PLATT

Believe the tripe: Meigas's Galician fare is better than its décor

CUE
Tony Bennett; Ralph Fiennes; new Chelsea galleries; Brooklyn foodies go organic; kids eat up the NY Food Museum

Classifieds
Strictly Personals

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