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May 21, 2001 Issue

"I love working in the kitchen at home and asking people to join in, grab a knife, and chop something. Just really enjoy the table."
-- Chef Tom Colicchio, "Summer Entertaining"

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FEATURES
Summer Entertaining
BY GILLIAN DUFFY

Green Acres Downtown doyenne Serena Bass throws a weekend party for friends (like actress Minnie Driver) at her house upstate. The Boys of Summer Six superstar chefs give the dish on their ideal summer weekends -- and their favorite recipes for cook's day off. The Spice Grills Hot days call for hot flavors -- and an even hotter grill -- to shake off culinary torpor. Seven chefs share searing recipes. Rose-Colored Glasses From champagne cocktails to Cosmos to the ubiquitous margarita -- it's all in the mix. Great New York bartenders contribute their newest concoctions. Smart Set Caterer and party-planner extraordinaire Colin Cowie shops the city for treasures to set simple but sizzling summer tables. Party Central Ben Kaplan interrogates some of the city's serious party animals on their entertaining secrets, from their coolest cocktail to their favorite guests.

GOTHAM
Was God wrong about circumcision?
Real Estate: Carl Swanson
I'm Right, You're Wrong: Mario Cuomo and William F. Buckley Jr.
Style: Amy Larocca

DEPARTMENTS
Intelligencer
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL AND IAN SPIEGELMAN

This Media Life
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

Why even Dems are seduced by Dubya's simple speeches

The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY

Sharpton's Sudan peace mission: Why can't he do that in New York?

The Bottom Line
BY JAMES J. CRAMER

Seriously: It's not too soon to get back into dot-coms

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY RIMA SUQI

Bracelets, stationery, slides, and more -- all with Mom in mind

Sales & Bargains
BY BRIDIE CLARK

Thongs for the summer: A shoe-in

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

Shrek: A cartoon even a mother could love

Classial Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

The Met's James Levine: Is he working too hard?

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS

ABT: What does the B stand for?

John Leonard's TV Notes

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Madame Melville's older-woman-seduces-boy plot is long in the tooth

Art
BY MARK STEVENS

The Studio Museum in Harlem's "Freestyle": More about art than about race

Pop Music
BY ETHAN BROWN

An ecstatic Missy Elliott and the same old R.E.M.

Restaurants
BY ADAM PLATT

Old-world charm at Casella's Beppe

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