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April 30, 2001 Issue

"With Mike Marino, you don't get niceties. You get the truth."
-- Former NYPD Chief of Department Lou Anemone, "NYPD Blues"

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FEATURES
Second Sex Rx
BY HILLARY ROSNER

Now that Viagra has transformed the sex lives of men (to varied reactions from their wives), medical researchers are finally starting to focus on the far more complicated sexual problems of women. Will dream creams, orgasm pills, and high-tech suction devices lead to a second sexual revolution? Or just another market for drug companies? Either way, it's a brave new world at the urology clinic. Gentlewomen, start your engines.

NYPD Blues
BY GREG DONALDSON

For tough-talking, legendary NYPD Deputy Inspector Mike Marino of Crown Heights' 77th Precinct, police work isn't a job but a calling: "Like a priest," he says. But between a mayor obsessed with crime statistics and a populace highly sensitized to police excess, being a cop has never been tougher. Can Marino keep crime down in his precinct while doing his job by the numbers?

Behind the Screens
BY JEFFREY HOGREFE

Okay, so he's married to Caroline Kennedy. But nobody's quite sure what interactive pioneer Edwin Schlossberg -- a fierce protector of his family's privacy -- actually does. Now there's highly public proof: a stunning new History Center project for the Ellis Island museum that will help countless families -- including his -- trace their roots.

GOTHAM
Is the NYPD profiling rappers?
Real Estate: Carl Swanson
Style: Amy Larocca

DEPARTMENTS
Intelligencer
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL AND IAN SPIEGELMAN

This Media Life
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

Is John Hockenberry (wheelchair and all) the future of network news?

The National Interest
BY TUCKER CARLSON

Presidential security: Safety measure or status symbol?

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY RIMA SUQI

Books, brooms, baby gear, and more

SmartCity
BY RUTH KATZ

Slipcover stitchers for snazzier sofas

Sales & Bargains
BY BRIDIE CLARK

Unkillable cacti for your city home

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

The Luzhin Defence: Another mushy film version of Nabokov

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

Anna Deavere Smith's impressions: More than meets the ear

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

The Producers is funny, but not that funny

Art
BY MARK STEVENS

The disturbing dolls of Hans Bellmer

Pop Music
BY ETHAN BROWN

Miami music madness; Run-DMC's anti-comeback

Restaurant
BY ADAM PLATT

Virot at the Dylan Hotel: Don't bother

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