December 24, 2001 Issue
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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.
A Year in the Life
The City Politic
This Media Life
BY PETER RAINER
Robert Altman provides emotional intensity (and an impressive ensemble cast) in Gosford Park