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June 18, 2001 Issue

"Am I a role model? It all depends on your definition."
-- Power Play

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FEATURES
Paint It Blackout
BY AMANDA GRISCOM
It was not so long ago that California -- and its rolling blackouts -- seemed a continent away. But now, with large swaths of New York's energy Establishment up in arms over our lack of preparation for power shortages, the other coast seems a whole lot closer. What are the chances of our having a long, hot -- and intermittently dark -- summer? And what can our government do about it?

Cracking the Case
BY NED MARTEL
Fast-talking, Clinton-bashing Hardball host Chris Matthews was a staunch Democrat until his full-bore assaults became a clear audience pleaser. Think of him as a new breed of machine politician -- and the machine is television.

Race Relations
BY CHRIS SMITH
Former homicide detective Mike Race is the hero private investigator who worked pro bono to prove the innocence of two Brooklyn men who served thirteen years in prison for a murder they didn't commit. But in the city's most recent shocking case of wrongful imprisonment, Race was also involved -- on the wrong side.

Power Play
BY DAVID HIRSHEY
You've got to feel sorry for the Women's United Soccer Association: trying to sell New Yorkers on the idea of sports stars who are nice, wholesome role models. Fortunately, the members of the New York Power -- despite their pony-tails and post-feminist sex appeal -- do not make nice. At least not on the field.

GOTHAM
Will New Yorkers buy Michael Bloomberg's commercial announcement of his candidacy? We ask the agency greats.
Real Estate: Carl Swanson
Style: Amy Larocca

DEPARTMENTS
Intelligencer
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL AND IAN SPIEGELMAN

This Media Life
BY MICHAEL WOLFF
Andrew Sullivan, George Christy, and the ritual of media sacrifice

The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY
Senator Joe Lieberman on the Democratic Party's future -- and his own

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY RIMA SUQI
Fab frames, futuristic pens, and a massage chair to go

Sales & Bargains
BY BRIDIE CLARK
Get in-line for summer with hot Rollerblade deals

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER
Swordfish: A mediocre Matrix wannabe

Books
BY DANIEL MENDELSOHN
Ann Patchett's latest makes magic out of the mundane

Theater
JOHN SIMON
The Credeaux Canvas: What more could you want?

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS
Lincoln Center's Diary doesn't work -- despite the right ingredients

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD
ABC's The Beast won't see the light of day

Restaurants
BY HAL RUBENSTEIN
Ouest's charm is lost on its patrons

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