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December 18, 2000 Issue

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FEATURES
The New York Awards

New Yorkers love a winner. Just ask the Yankees, or Hillary. And with our fifth annual New York Awards we celebrate ten of this year's champions, from every field: Mob mother Edie Falco and Mary-Louise Parker, Proof's genius daughter. Designer-with-a-conscience Kenneth Cole and rock bard Lou Reed. Rookie of the Year chef Wylie Dufresne and comic up-and-comer Jimmy Fallon. Internet crusader Darien Dash and community builder Brad Lander. Mets miracle worker John Franco. And the king of the city himself: Regis Philbin. And that's our final answer.

A City of Stories

Laid out on a numbered grid, New York is a snap to navigate. But the city we really inhabit can't be found on a map. To live here for any length of time is to develop a highly personal set of landmarks. For this issue, New Yorkers of all stripes -- from John Updike to Moby, Monica Lewinsky to Arthur Miller -- talk about the places that tell their own stories. Think of it as a psychic guidebook to the city. It's a place you'll recognize.

GOTHAM
Hollywood heartthrob shortage causes studio spending spree
Real Estate: Carl Swanson
Style

DEPARTMENTS
Intelligencer
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL AND IAN SPIEGELMAN

The Bottom Line
BY JAMES J. CRAMER

The mutual-fund romance has soured; time to make up or break up

This Media Life
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

W. stole Florida. Why don't we care?

Advertising
BY SIMON DUMENCO

A look back at the ads that blew up -- and bombed -- in the year 2000

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY RIMA SUQI

Smart City
BY ALLEN SALKIN

A travel agent for every trip

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

Holiday decorating on the cheap

Beauty
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL

Hermès lips; deprivation-tank redux

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

Hanks is too honest for the feel-good Cast Away; Proof of Life is D.O.A.

Books
BY DANIEL MENDELSOHN

Flawed bio reveals flawed Wilde

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Seussical does Seuss a disservice

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

A Barenboim blitz has quantity, not quality; Zandonai outshines his era

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS

Men's Stories is a win; Varone's latest is neither here nor there

Restaurants
BY HAL RUBENSTEIN

Inconsistent brilliance at Bayard's

John Leonard's TV Notes

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