October 16, 2000 Issue
"I don't have the edge New Yorkers have. I was raised in Hawaii, where there are no natural social predators."
-- Harold Koda, "Portrait by Numbers"
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|FEATURES||Portrait by Numbers|
Forty-nine percent of us would rather have dinner with Hillary, while 32 percent would rather have dinner with Rick; but Rick wins the trust contest by a sixteen-point landslide. Our exclusive poll shows that character, not issues, is driving this race -- but the public doesn't agree with Lazio about what character is. Michael Tomasky dissects the numbers; Michael Wolff reflects on why Hillary has become the Nixon of our time.
Why a trip to the Amazon may finally make painter Alexis Rockman, a model-handsome York-prep graduate, the king of the Chelsea jungle.
While Apple et al. seem to be encountering some turbulence, a mere nasdaq blip can't stop tech from infiltrating our lives. Simon Dumenco profiles veteran Alley entrepreneur Tim Nye about his new streaming-video venture, Alltrue.com; Robert Moritz creates his own personal reality show -- starring his dog; and Derek de Koff does battle with shockingly realistic ninjas on the Sony PlayStation 2. Plus: the latest generation of devices and toys you didn't know you craved. Till now.
Harold Koda, the new curator-in-charge of the Met's Costume Institute, isn't, at first glance, fabulous (though Rei Kawakubo called working with him "revolutionary"). Can a professorial man in khakis fill Diana Vreeland's shoes?
Now that the debates have become as canned as any other campaign ritual, whose interests do they serve? The media's, of course.
The Culture Business
Once, Broadway shows worked out their kinks outside the spotlight. The Web has changed all that.
Panoramic picture frames and Peugeot pepper mills
Sales & Bargains
Salon sessions at prices that will blow you away
Whitest teeth; tastiest lip gloss; and medically minded spas
BY PETER RAINER
Robert Altman makes Richard Gere likable in Dr. T & the Women
A torrid (and, yes, horrid) Torah-inspired tale
The last installment in MoMA's megashow is a launching pad for the museum's
A disappointing Don at the Metropolitan Opera
The all-too-serious Gideon's Crossing and campy Bette Midler
Radiohead's music speaks for itself
Sampling the knödel at the neo-Hapsburg eatery Wallsé