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May 7, 2001 Issue

"I'm flexible. I tailor my advice to your children's temperament and what I know about your parenting style. "
-- Dr. Barney Softness, "Boy Meets World"

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FEATURES
Boy Meets World
BY ARIEL LEVY

In twenty years, Macaulay Culkin has been through enough to last several lifetimes: his impoverished early childhood, his infamously overbearing stage father, his parents' acrimonious separation, his teenage marriage, and his friendship with Michael Jackson. Now, with a play opening in New York, Culkin talks at length for the first time about growing up as the most famous child in America.

Brooklyn Bard
BY LOGAN HILL

Colson Whitehead's first novel, The Intuitionist, about -- what else? -- the high times of a bunch of elevator inspectors, earned him comparisons to Don DeLillo and Kurt Vonnegut. And now the Harvard-educated Brooklynite is back with John Henry Days, a sprawling tale about what Whitehead calls "the first black superhero I ever knew."

Kid Medicine
BY JOANNE KAUFMAN

Finding a good doctor for yourself is tough enough; choosing one for your child -- whether he's a baby or a teenager -- can be even trickier. We talk to ten top pediatricians -- and the parents who swear by them -- about how to get the best care for the minors in your family.

Bally Ho!
BY MARK HOLGATE

Who'd have predicted that a staid Swiss accessories house would be the surprise sensation of this year's Milan shows? No one except Scott Fellows, Bally's new creative director. (Did they teach him to design that way at Harvard Business School?)

GOTHAM
Chuck Knoblauch's getting standing O's in the outfield -- why do women love the littlest, clumsiest Yankee?
Real Estate: Carl Swanson
Style: Amy Larocca

DEPARTMENTS
Intelligencer
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL AND IAN SPIEGELMAN

The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY

Has Mark Green finally grown up?

The Bottom Line
BY JAMES J. CRAMER

A newer, less manic take on tech

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY RIMA SUQI

Functional bags, cK watches, and your favorite mobster on a cookie

Sales & Bargains
BY BRIDIE CLARK

Cool camouflage to help you blend in this season

Travel
BY TARA MANDY

Destination Dublin, Italian bike racing, and one great guidebook

Tech
BY SIMON DUMENCO & HILLARY ROSNER

Hot new handhelds and the accessories to match

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

Merchant-Ivory's The Golden Bowl: Henry James in boldface

Art
BY MARK STEVENS

"Dear Friends": Photos of a time when men weren't afraid to hold hands

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

Daniel Taylor at the Frick secures his seat among the elite

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Tom Sawyer saved from sinking

Restaurants
BY ADAM PLATT

Do-it-yourself dining at Craft is worth the effort

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