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January 15, 2001 Issue

"If I did some of the stuff Stanton does, I'd probably feel the force of somebody's fist against my jaw. But he has a way of pulling that stuff off."
-- John Miller, "The Not So Private Dick "

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FEATURES
The Not So Private Dick
BY CRAIG HOROWITZ

Time was when the ideal private detective -- think Sam Spade -- was a man of consummate cool. But Bill Stanton, the detective of the moment, is first and foremost a showman, with muscles like Sly Stallone, a Knight Rider-esque vehicle, a collection of high-powered friends like Bill Bratton -- and a nightlife that might make Hef blush.

Flying the Coop
BY VANESSA GRIGORIADIS

ABC News correspondent Anderson Cooper's idiosyncratic take on hard news, not to speak of his smoldering good looks -- he's the son of Gloria Vanderbilt -- inspired passionate fans who are none too pleased that he's given up the serious stuff for a reality show called The Mole. He says he plans to return to journalism -- "but if you see me on Hollywood Squares," he teases, "you'll know I've failed."

A Line of One's Own
BY MARISA FOX

For fledgling fashion designers, making a living off their creations can seem a distant dream -- which doesn't mean they stop cutting, stitching, stenciling, or beading. A look at some who are making this dream a reality -- without quitting their day jobs.

Top-Secret Spy Novelist
BY MARK HOROWITZ

Alan Furst's historical thrillers have made him a star in the UK, but he hasn't even had a paperback deal over here. Finally, though, the spy writer is coming in from the cold.

GOTHAM
Michael Wolff on the sale of the Carlyle, capitol of the East Side
Real Estate: Carl Swanson
Style: Amy Larocca

DEPARTMENTS
Intelligencer
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL AND IAN SPIEGELMAN

This Media Life
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

Tucker Carlson doesn't suffer from Republican rage -- so he became the liberal's conservative at CNN

The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY

Dems' dilemma: Should a majority act like a minority?

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY RIMA SUQI

Smart City
BY TARA MANDY

No fireplace in your apartment? These restaurants, bars, and lounges offer hearth away from home

Sales & Bargains
BY AMY LAROCCA

Winter deals on indoor plants

THE CRITICS
Architecture
BY JOSEPH GIOVANNINI

Let the Olympic Games carry the torch for ambitious city planning

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

The Honorable Alan Arkin presides over 100 Centre Street

The Underground Gourmet
BY ROB PATRONITE & ROBIN RAISFELD

Warm, unpretentious Le Zinc is solid gold

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