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May 28, 2001 Issue

"People in the Hamptons have their gardens done. People in Connecticut do their own gardens."
-- Douglas Cramer, "Shabby Chic"

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FEATURES
Shabby Chic

There are those who need ocean beaches and packed restaurants and Pilates classes to have a good time on the weekend -- and for them, there are the Hamptons. Then there are those strange New Yorkers who prefer their country living peaceful. New York Magazine has sought out the skinny on ten great alternatives to the Hamptons. And Ralph Gardner Jr. explores the psyches -- and the reverse snobbery -- of the UnHamptons denizens.

Johnny Come Early
BY NED MARTEL

For Senator John Edwards of North Carolina, a recent trip to New York meant power lunches with Democratic heavyweights, corporate meet-and-greets, and a whole lot of media attention. So why should you care? Word is, he just might be your next president.

I Want to Be a Millionaire
BY STEVE FISHMAN

Not so long ago, it seemed like anyone -- even a magazine writer -- could get rich by starting an Internet company. At least, that's the way it looked to the author. One crazy idea, hundreds of meetings, and thousands of phone calls later, he's older, wiser, and, on paper anyway, a tiny bit richer. A tale of greed -- and online karaoke.

GOTHAM
The city's newest club is imported from France and backed by Johnny Depp and Sean Penn. What's that buzzing sound we hear?
Real Estate: Carl Swanson
Style: Amy Larocca

DEPARTMENTS
Intelligencer
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL AND IAN SPIEGELMAN

This Media Life
BY MARION MANEKER

Can Parisian Prosper Assouline bring style back to New York publishing?

The National Interest
BY TUCKER CARLSON

Who is Ted Olson? And why is David Brock so against him?

This Media Life
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

After all of The Village Voice's literary and political wars, the one left standing is . . . David Schneiderman.

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY RIMA SUQI

Summery slides, retro bowls, and more

Sales & Bargains
BY BRIDIE CLARK

A pro's guide to protecting your skin

Beauty
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL

Pedicures, highlights, spas, and the like

NY Shops
BY SHYAMA PATEL

Sizzling swimwear for a hot summer

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

Moulin Rouge resurrects the musical -- only to kill it again

Books
BY DANIEL MENDELSOHN

Ghost Soldiers earnestly re-creates a World War II prison-camp rescue

Architecture
BY JOSEPH GIOVANNINI

Frank Gehry at the Guggenheim

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS

Martins's Morgen: A near-masterpiece

John Leonard's TV Notes

Restaurants
BY ADAM PLATT

Sampling the specialties at D'Artagnan and Artisanal

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