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October 8, 2001 Issue

"Something did shift in us. Something shattered when those buildings went down."
-- "The New Emigrants"

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FEATURES
Save Our City
In the aftermath of the tragedy at the World Trade Center, heroes are needed more than ever. But don't let Rudy hog all the glory. There are a million ways -- from volunteering and check-writing to catching a Broadway show and a late dinner -- to help New York get back on its feet. Herewith, a menu of suggestions for how the tough can get the city going, among other ways by -- you heard right -- going shopping.

The New Emigrants
BY ALEX WILLIAMS
For many of us, the challenge of living in New York has been part of its appeal -- but that was before gas masks became a must-have accessory. Nowadays, faced with the ultimate quality-of-life issue, even some of the most hardened New Yorkers are anxiously rethinking their opposition to the suburbs (and the heartland). Plus: David Carr on how the disaster has redrawn the city's psychic map.

Crashing Green's Party
BY CRAIG HOROWITZ
Mark Green has patiently prepared his assault on the mayoralty for years, and the strategy seemed to be paying off -- until the World Trade Center disaster changed everything. Now, with his old nemesis Rudy still holding the stage and Fernando Ferrer a surprisingly formidable opponent, Green finds his path to City Hall littered with obstacles.

Frozen Frame
BY ANTONIN KRATOCHVIL
For photographer Antonin Kratochvil, born and raised in Czechoslovakia, images of a war-torn city are all too familiar. What is surprising, however -- for Kratochvil and the rest of us -- is seeing those images recur in his current hometown: New York.

GOTHAM

I'm Right You're Wrong: Ed Koch and Al D'Amato

DEPARTMENTS
Intelligencer
BY MARC S. MALKIN

The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY
How ethnic politics survived the Trade Center disaster

The National Interest
BY TUCKER CARLSON
A briefing (are you afraid yet?) on biological terrorists

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY RIMA SUQI
This week's buys to benefit breast-cancer research
Plus: Best Bets Daily

Sales & Bargains
BY BRIDIE CLARK
Trading in old clothes for a handsome tax deduction
Plus: Daily Sales Update

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER
Michael Douglas doesn't convince in Don't Say a Word; Zoolander fails at fashion-world parody

Books
BY DANIEL MENDELSOHN
Two timely books that confront another era of terror -- the Holocaust

Theater
JOHN SIMON
Sam Shepard's latest is no better than his last

Dance
TOBI TOBIAS
A culturally accurate (if clumsy) Carmen at the City Center

Classical Music
PETER G. DAVIS
The City Opera starts off the season with two smashing successes

Restaurants
ADAM PLATT
Uneven Italian excess at Medi

CUE
Movies
Music & Nightlife
Theater
Art
Kids
Classical & Dance
The Mix

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