January 22, 2001 Issue
"I think Cochran is a genuine religious man. He never said he thought O.J. was innocent, he just defended a client."
-- Calvin Butts, "Grin But Don't Bear It"
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Grin But Don't Bear It
BY JAMES J. CRAMER
The good news is (you didn't bet everything on Priceline, did you?), you've still got a nest egg. But is there any way to keep it safe and growing in this tumultuous market? James Cramer, New York's finance columnist (who happens to have made 38 percent for his hedge fund last year), shares his secrets for building a portfolio that can withstand whatever the economy can dish out. (And for those who've understandably lost their nerve, he also rates the best mutual funds.)
If the Glove Fits
Johnnie Cochran has made up his mind: After Puffy Combs's acquittal (and he's sure there'll be an acquittal), he's giving up criminal defense and getting back to his civil-rights roots. And O.J.'s former lawyer says he's giving it up with a clean conscience.
Le Cirque, the city's leading proponent of food as performance, has a pair of new stars. Introducing (drum roll, please) Alsatian-born Pierre Schaedelin, a master of the classic repertoire, and pastry chef Patrice Caillot, from Provence -- via Las Vegas.
Girls Will Be Boys
T&A is everywhere these days. And in the frat house that passes for pop culture, some women -- if you can't beat 'em, join 'em -- are laughing as hard as the men. They're politically incorrect gender traitors, their feminist mothers' worst nightmare. But could the joke be on them?
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL AND IAN SPIEGELMAN
This Media Life
Bush-administration coverage at the Times: What script does it follow?
Money (mis)manager Dana Giacchetto still has at least one friend on the outside: his fiancée, Allegra Brosco
Sales & Bargains
Savings for shutterbugs seeking to go digital
A new, better Boca; travel deals in Israel for the intrepid
Sean Penn's dark, haunting Pledge
New Le Carré is bad medicine
The Gilbert & Sullivan Players: Another year of loving revivals
Polyphonia lacks substance; remembering Tanaquil LeClercq
Do you belong at the Hudson Cafeteria? Does anyone?