January 29, 2001 Issue
"This is the toughest city in the world to play in. But if you win a Super Bowl, there's no party like New York City."
-- Giants defensive end Michael Strahan, "Giant Steps"
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BY CHRIS SMITH
Success can come in strange packages. Consider: The Giants' quarterback recently shed a drinking problem. Just a few months ago, the head coach was on the verge of being fired. And though the most recognizable player, cornerback Jason Sehorn, has more than a touch of Broadway in him -- he proposed to Law & Order star Angie Harmon during an appearance on The Tonight Show -- he blew out his right knee two years ago and broke a leg last season. The making of an unlikely championship.
After having her apartment burglarized -- twice -- the author took matters into her own hands in a manner many of her friends thought was crazy: by buying a .45 and learning to shoot. But a funny thing happened on the way to the N.R.A. The story of a love affair with a gun that brought, of all things, inner peace.
When Clive Davis was eased out of Arista Records last summer, he left behind a staff -- not to speak of an industry -- that wasn't exactly devoted to making the new guy feel welcome. But don't worry about L.A. Reid, the sleek, personable powerhouse behind the hot R&B label LaFace Records. He's no slouch at handling artists. And he's so good at picking hits that even the man who built the company is collaborating with him.
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL AND IAN SPIEGELMAN
This Media Life
Why AOL and George W. Bush face the same challenges
For the Sony Pictures Classics co-presidents, the Crouching Tiger hoopla means more than cash: It's validation
The city's top shops to keep your toddler up with the trends
Sales & Bargains
Boarding on a budget: the coolest escapes for snow-lovers
BY PETER RAINER
Flashy, unsatisfying Snatch
Steven Berkoff's channeling of Shakespeare's Villains is an impish, unexpected tour de force
A Doktor Faust like no other at the Metropolitan Opera
Todd English imports the Olives cuisine -- but not the atmosphere