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December 3, 2001 Issue

"Hansel is a Pisces -- the lover, the poet. I should have named him Romeo. "
-- Arlene Dahl, with Marc Rosen and their schnauzer, Hansel

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FEATURES
Emperor Miramaximus
BY DAVID CARR
Producer of dozens of Oscar-winning films, friend of movie stars, rockers, and presidents, scourge of assistants and producers, Miramax's Harvey Weinstein is the most formidable cultural force in New York City, bigger-than-life in every way. It's a position that's earned him plenty of enemies -- that, and his penchant for throwing his weight around. Weinstein pleads guilty to being a son of a bitch, but says he's in recovery. Now he's in the ring with Martin Scorsese, not without tough-guy credentials himself, over Gangs of New York.

Top Dogs
BY ELIZABETH HESS
This is a city that both celebrates excess and loves its pets excessively -- which can lead to some pretty outlandish lifestyles of the rich and canine, or feline, or equine. The author and photographer Mary Ellen Mark went in search of the city's most affectionate shaggy-dog stories. You may wish you lived this well.

Political Party Boy
BY BY JAMES BURNETT
When flight 587 plummeted into the Rockaways, Representative Anthony Weiner was all over the scene with his signature mix of boyish charm and barely disguised ambition -- comforting constituents and doing back-to-back interviews. Could a man who loves schmoozing old ladies and hangs with friends like Jon Stewart be mayoral material? Stranger things have happened.

GOTHAM

DEPARTMENTS
Intelligencer
BY MARC S. MALKIN

This Media Life
BY MICHAEL WOLFF
What's the new must-have for the man who has everything? Political office. And who are his personal shoppers? His political consultants.

Medical Matters
BY JOANNE KAUFMAN
Do foreign-born babies have special medical needs? Just ask their adoptive parents -- or the handful of pediatricians who have made them their specialty.

The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY
Is criticizing Al Sharpton playing the race card? Democrats nationwide should be asking themselves this.

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY RIMA SUQI
Jill Baby bibs, mod menorahs, and Kiehl's by Todd Oldham
Plus: Best Bets Daily

Sales & Bargains
Cozy winter hats to top off your look
Plus: Daily Sales Update

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER
The Affair of the Necklace doesn't convince; Porn Star tells more than you'll ever need to know about Ron Jeremy

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON
Anna Paquin searches for trailer-park love in The Glory of Living; fine acting can't save Speaking in Tongues

Classical Music
PETER G. DAVIS
Deborah Drattell's disastrous Lilith should never have made it to City Opera

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS
The Limón Dance Company offers sophisticated simplicity at the Joyce

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD
The harrowing (and hopelessly gripping) world of HBO's Project Greenlight

Restaurants
BY HAL RUBENSTEIN
Creativity -- but not, alas, consistency -- abounds at the long-awaited Citarella

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

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