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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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
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
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.
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.
This Media Life
Andrew Sullivan is the most influential gay, conservative, Catholic, British public intellectual in the country. But whom, exactly, does he speak for?
BY RIMA SUQI
Sales & Bargains
Supermodel smarts from the women of Sundari
Barge-ing through France, the Auberge du Soleil, and the next big (Caribbean) thing
Down to its title, 15 Minutes is a scam
Ten Unknowns: Ten too many
Vermeer: Dutch treat at the Met
Pierre Boulez and the Vienna Philharmonic: Synergistically challenged.
Paul Taylor's latest: Business as usual
Portuguese at Pico: The real deal