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December 24, 2001 Issue

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FEATURES
The New York Awards
The best thing to come out of these darkest of times is all the bright lights -- too many to count, let alone write about. In this issue, we've chosen eleven people or groups to stand for the rest. Some, like the firefighters of Engine 219 in Prospect Heights, were at the forefront of the crisis. Others, like Denyce Graves of the Metropolitan Opera, pushed forward to create a better city in fields that haven't gotten much press recently. And some, like Jon Stewart, earned their spot just by keeping us laughing. But who's our Lifetime Achievement Award winner? That's a stupid question. It's Rudy, of course.

Wynton's Place
BY MARK JACOBSON
From the moment Wynton Marsalis auditioned at Juilliard at 17, it was clear the New York jazz scene would never be the same. But no one then knew the extent of his gifts as a hell-raising trash-talker (he faced down the great Miles Davis onstage) or a sweet-talking fund-raiser (for his new, $115 million home for Jazz at Lincoln Center).

A Year in the Life
Our critics rate the year's top ten cultural peaks and valleys.

GOTHAM

GOTHAM REAL ESTATE

DEPARTMENTS
Intelligencer
BY MARC S. MALKIN

The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY
Political winners and losers

This Media Life
BY MICHAEL WOLFF
Media, politics, and public awareness after the Big Change

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY RIMA SUQI
Bebe bags and Christmas-y coasters
Plus: Best Bets Daily

Sales & Bargains
Chic -- but cheap -- holiday gifts
Plus: Daily Sales Update

Beauty
Anna Sui skin care, drinkable collagen

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER
Robert Altman provides emotional intensity (and an impressive ensemble cast) in Gosford Park

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON
The Public Theater shortchanges Othello; Leguizamo's latest is A Love Story to himself

Art
BY MARK STEVENS
A new Brooklyn Museum exhibit captures the power of Egyptian art; the Met does the same for Easter Island

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS
Ailey's Serving Nia is gorgeous but flawed

Television
John Leonard's TV Notes

Architecture
BY JOSEPH GIOVANNINI
A dazzling design for the new American Folk Art Museum

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS
The new Nine Circles Chamber Theatre scores big with The Scrimshaw Violin

Restaurants
BY HAL RUBENSTEIN
A new look -- and much-improved taste -- at Le Cirque 2000

Pop Music
BY ETHAN BROWN
Prince makes an ambitious return with The Rainbow Children

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

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