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November 13, 2000 Issue

"Paris Las Vegas is brilliant, with its half-size Tour Eiffel. Inside, not even Monet-inspired carpeting masks the relentless whine of slot machines."
-- Gael Greene, "Great Escapes"

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FEATURES
Great Escapes

Survivor George Kalogerakis tests his sporting (and cultural) prowess on four tropical islands -- St. John, Barbados, Anguilla, and the Dominican Republic. Viva Vegas Can a Manhattan gourmande who doesn't gamble find culinary happiness amid the clang of the slots in Las Vegas? Gael Greene comes back a winner. Rocky Mountain Higher Two years ago, eco-terrorists tried to burn Vail (in fact one of the more environmentally sensitive ski resorts) back to the Stone Age -- and on its ashes has risen a resort that's even more of a skiers' paradise. Daniel Kunitz reports. Canada Goosed Why are some powder powers thinking of flying north this year? Ethan Smith discovers why at Mont Tremblant (while sampling the caribou and polishing up his French between runs).

The Artful Lodgers
BY ALEX WILLIAMS

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was the exquisite torture of two home teams. Chris Smith covered the drama between the Mets and the Yankees; and a team of writers and photographers fanned out to report on the chaos as an entire city went nuts for baseball.

GOTHAM
Dr. Jarvik's plastic heart: better the second time?
Real Estate: Carl Swanson
I'm Right, You're Wrong: Ed Koch and Al D'Amato
Style

DEPARTMENTS
Intelligencer
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL AND IAN SPIEGELMAN

This Media Life
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

The media republic of Dave Eggers

Hollywood
BY RACHEL ABRAMOWITZ

DreamWorks' micro-managing method

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY JANE SPENCER

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

Purse pros who make old bags new

Web Watch
BY HILLARY ROSNER

Do-it-yourself sites on home repair

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

Bagger Vance's faux-Zen idiocy; Charlie's Angels' spandex fun

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

The Full Monty's new clothes

Art
BY MICHAEL BRENSON

Adrian Piper's critique of pure race

Architecture
BY JOSEPH GIOVANNINI

Cooper-Hewitt's fascinating chairs

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS

ABT's embarrassing fall season

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

Unconvincing O.J.; a new Napoleon

The Underground Gourmet
BY ROB PATRONITE & ROBIN RAISFELD

Two old-world Italians

Restaurants
BY ADAM PLATT

Pipa's happening tapas

Pop Music
BY ETHAN BROWN

Only the best from Outkast; lazy Jay-Z

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