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March 19, 2001 Issue

"I love New York. Sometimes I feel like this whole city is giving me a big hug."
-- Monica Lewinsky, "Starting Over"

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FEATURES
Starting Over
BY VANESSA GRIGORIADIS

Monica Lewinsky came to New York to have another try at a normal life. Given the torrent of flashbulbs, and the stares and the whispers -- not to speak of the Monica kneepads in novelty stores -- fuggedabout normal. On the other hand, being a celebrity, or, as she says, "recognizable face," has its pleasures: countless party invites, and media moneymaking opportunities and admirers like Candace ("You're my idol") Bushnell. So, yes, she's happy. Just don't ask her -- really! -- about the dress.

The Curse of the Nets
BY MARK JACOBSON

Once upon a time, back in the seventies, the Nets were a winning team. Then they traded Dr. J to the 76ers, and the curse began: injuries, drug problems, bad decisions, even death, as loss followed loss followed loss. It may take a superhero to break the curse. Could Coney Island prodigy Stephon Marbury be that man?

The Finest Whine
BY LOGAN HILL

Writer-director Kenneth Lonergan says that success and acclaim have mostly meant more work -- and more people meddling with his work. So now, with an Oscar nomination for You Can Count On Me and a promising new Off Broadway play, he's going to have even more to complain about.

Miracle Workers
BY ROB TURNER

Medicine is undergoing an unprecedented growth spurt, with much of it happening here in New York. Here are ten of the most promising homegrown breakthroughs.

GOTHAM
As a Giuliani adviser, Richard Schwarz was at war with the press. Now, in charge of the Daily News's editorial page, he's one of them.
Real Estate: Carl Swanson
Style: Amy Larocca

DEPARTMENTS
Intelligencer
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL AND IAN SPIEGELMAN

This Media Life
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

Andrew Sullivan is the most influential gay, conservative, Catholic, British public intellectual in the country. But whom, exactly, does he speak for?

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets

BY RIMA SUQI
Really tiny T-shirts; comfy cushions; Burberry camouflage

Sales & Bargains
BY AMY LAROCCA

Supermodel smarts from the women of Sundari

Travel
BY TARA MANDY

Barge-ing through France, the Auberge du Soleil, and the next big (Caribbean) thing

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

Down to its title, 15 Minutes is a scam Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Ten Unknowns: Ten too many

Art
BY MARK STEVENS

Vermeer: Dutch treat at the Met

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

Pierre Boulez and the Vienna Philharmonic: Synergistically challenged.

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS

Paul Taylor's latest: Business as usual

John Leonard's TV Notes

Restaurants
BY ADAM PLATT

Portuguese at Pico: The real deal

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