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April 9, 2001 Issue

"The whole idea of décor not interfering with art is insane. Art is strong. It can handle it."
-- Jane Kaplowitz, "Art Meets Life"

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FEATURES
Art Meets Life
BY WENDY GOODMAN

Mix 'N' Match Painter Jane Kaplowitz just says no to beige with a more-is-more take on interior design in her West Village townhouse. Who says all your housewares have to match? A Separate Peace When artists Brice and Helen Marden decided to share a studio, complete solitude was a prerequisite for both. Their solution? She's upstairs, he's downstairs, in a vast, minimalist West Side aerie. Bigger Is Better Gallery-owner Nick Debs may acknowledge that design trends are tending toward efficiency. But judging by the renovated garage that he calls home, he's far from giving in. Safety Patrol Julian LaVerdiere's apartment is a fascinating collision of science, art, and futuristic design. It also happens to be a very safe place in case of a biological attack. Simple Chic What's red and black and white all over? Artist Jourdan Arpelle's minimalist Wall Street home. PLUS Five of New York's top interior designers, inspired by some of their favorite works of art, create rooms -- with furniture found in city shops -- that are works of art themselves.

Drawing the Line
BY CRAIG HOROWITZ

When former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak offered a bargain on Jerusalem as part of a settlement with the Palestinians, it sealed his political fate -- which doesn't mean that he was wrong. Why dividing the holiest of cities may still be the only way to save it.

GOTHAM
Wall Street's layoffs begin -- so why doesn't your broker seem worried?
Real Estate: Carl Swanson
Style: Amy Larocca

DEPARTMENTS
Intelligencer
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL AND IAN SPIEGELMAN

This Media Life
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

Why dumb is the Next Big Thing

The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY

New York's school system: Crisis springs eternal

MARKETPLACE
Smart City
BY SARAH BERNARD

Kosher wines that won't make you wince. And what's for dessert.

Sales & Bargains
BY AMY LAROCCA

Cut-rate haute hair

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

Amores Perros masterfully mines Mexico (and Buñuel)

Art
BY MARK STEVENS

William Blake: Genius at the Met

Books
BY DANIEL MENDELSOHN

The new Louise Erdrich: Test-marketed lyricism

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

With The Invention of Love, Stoppard is too clever by three quarters

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

The Gambler comes out ahead

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

A&E network's Horatio Hornblower: Hooray

Restaurants
BY ADAM PLATT

The on-and-off atmosphere (and fare) at uptown's Marika

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