October 23, 2000 Issue
"It's not just about the sex. It's about the battlefield. Samantha is a warrior."
-- Michael Patrick King, "Single in the City"
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Single in the City
Being Kim Cattrall TV's vampiest vixen talks to Lisa DePaulo about what it's like to have that much sex (even if it's only pretend). Mr. Softies Ariel Levy reports on a generation of men (they say they're men) who are just saying no to casual sex. Plus: Is that a wallet in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me? -- one man's lament about today's material girls. The Twisted Roads to Romance Susan Avery tests dating services and personals; Bob Morris cruises . . . with a coach; Amy Sohn trolls the bars. Playing the Mate Market What to do if you're too busy pulling down a million a year or more to look for a soul mate? Vanessa Grigoriadis reports on matchmaker Janis Spindel, who will track you down the woman of your dreams -- for a six-figure finder's fee. Blinded by the Light Even Manhattan scenesters get lonely. So New York arranged blind dates for everyone from Cindy Adams to Miss U.S.A. and from George Wayne to Bob Guccione Jr. And sparks definitely flew. (But not always of the romantic kind.)
A former Girl Scout who bakes pies and plays Scrabble with boyfriend Billy Crudup, Mary-Louise Parker (no relation to the other three-named Parker) has quietly developed a reputation as one of the city's most gifted actresses. The proof is in Proof.
Hacking the Docket
Emmanuel Goldstein is a radical in cargo pants who's been fighting the power through the hacker bible 2600 for more than a decade. Now, after having published software code that threatens the Hollywood machine, he's ready to do battle all the way to the Supreme Court -- and he's not afraid to lose everything.
The difference between Mets and Yankees fans; Al Taubman, society martyr
GOTHAM REAL ESTATE
After the turmoil in Israel, many on the left are questioning their commitment to peace. But is there another option?
The Bottom Line
Investment advice for the current market? Sell hope; buy despair.
This Media Life
Ingrid Sischy's Interview: the trade magazine for celebrities
Six dressmakers who'll turn out new takes on your favorite vintage frocks
Sales & Bargains
Winter coats to top off any look
BY PETER RAINER
The Contender's too-good intentions
Acting saves The Butterfly Collection
The joy of Alexander Girard; Mockbee's modernism
Henze has integrity; Glass goes well with ringing cell phones
Twyla Tharp's turnaround
Boston Public's teacher chic
Mr. Chow: the decline of a legend