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November 12, 2001 Issue

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FEATURES
Holiday Entertaining
BY GILLIAN DUFFY
The Comfort Zone The foods that taste best right now are often the ones that make us feel safe as well as sated -- meat loaf, mac 'n' cheese, apple pie. Eight top chefs share their favorite recipes for old-fashioned home cooking. Tuscan Turkey What happens when a family with a talent for traditional Tuscan tackles Thanksgiving? Try sausage-and-truffle stuffing -- after the antipasto, that is. At home with the Maccionis of Le Cirque. First Round When you're planning a cocktail party, the drinks are the easy part. Nine great finger foods that will make your guests forget all about dinner. Punch Lines Six new party punches that are high-spirited sophisticates.

Mychal's Message
BY JENNIFER SENIOR
The picture of FDNY chaplain Mychal Judge being carried, mortally wounded, out of the rubble of One World Trade Center is one of September 11's most indelible images. But for those who knew him, Judge had always been indelible, one of New York's gigantic personalities: a devout Catholic who displeased Cardinal O'Connor; an incurably loquacious man who was also a gifted listener; a beloved pastor to the Fire Department and to New York's gay community. Like Walt Whitman, Mychal Judge contradicted himself -- he contained multitudes.

The America Challenge
BY SIMON DUMENCO
The United States has, among other things, an image problem overseas. And here in New York, of course, we have some of the greatest image-makers the world has ever known. Charlotte Beers, who has headed three advertising agencies, is now entrusted, as the State Department's head of public diplomacy, with managing brand America. But can a country be sold like a soap?

Runway Revival
BY MARK HOLGATE
How is fashion being reshaped by the events of September 11? The spring shows answered that question with upbeat, wearable elegance, as designers offered looks ranging from perfectly tailored pantsuits to exquisite chiffon gowns.

GOTHAM
GOTHAM REAL ESTATE : Christopher Bonanos

DEPARTMENTS
Intelligencer
BY MARC S. MALKIN

The Bottom Line
BY JAMES J. CRAMER
How five top CEOs are refusing to take the recession lying down

Cityside
BY MARK JACOBSON
Jazz drummer, scientist, martial artist, American original: Milford Graves of Queens is an argument for the greatness of New York City.

Naked City
BY AMY SOHN
How one woman discovered the benefits of dating Mr. Nice Guy

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY RIMA SUQI
Apple iPods, alabaster votives, and Teflon-treated tuxedos
Plus: Best Bets Daily

Sales & Bargains
Creating your own cheese plate with the help of a first-rate fromager
Plus: Daily Sales Update

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER
Richard Linklater offers superlative psychodrama in Tape

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON
By Jeeves offers sardonic comic relief; David Gallo's sets save Wonder of the World

Art
MARK STEVENS
Hundreds of amateur photos tell the true story of the tragedy

Architecture
BY JOSEPH GIOVANNINI
The NYC Rebuild Task Force's Hamlet act: To rebuild, or not to rebuild?

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD
John Leonard's TV Notes

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS
New additions to the ABT repertoire: Dim Lustre shines, Clear can't compete

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS
Luisa Miller -- the Met's best Verdi production in years

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

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