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February 4, 2002 Issue

"Christa was very connected to Truro, in a good -- and bad -- way."
-- A friend of Worthington's, "Cape Fear"

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FEATURES
Cape Fear
BY VANESSA GRIGORIADIS
Sometime around the age of 40, Christa Worthington made a decision: Leave her fast-track fashion-writer life in New York, Paris, and London, move to the country, have a child -- with or without a husband. By age 46, she was living in a Cape Cod cottage with a beautiful 2 and 1/2-year-old daughter -- whose father was a married local fisherman. And when she was found murdered in her cottage (her daughter alone with her body), one thing became clear: The simple life wasn't as simple as it seemed.

Nothing But Nets
BY GREG DONALDSON
In pro basketball, selflessness is a virtue more often praised than practiced. And for a superstar, it's practically unheard of. But Jason Kidd of the New Jersey Nets is going back to the Magic Johnson future. Don't look now, but his no-look passes have taken the once lowly Nets far past the Knicks and into the top echelon of the NBA. MVP? Don't bet against him.

Off Center
BY LESLIE BENNETTS
It's never been easy to get the diverse companies at Lincoln Center to sing in harmony. But a $1 billion plan to rebuild the nation's premier performing-arts complex has produced squabbling of operatic proportions. Cast as the story's Mephistopheles: the Met's Joe Volpe. The heroine? Beverly Sills, of course. But that was before intermission. . . .

Letters

GOTHAM
Shadow Boxing
BY JACK NEWFIELD

Electro Boy Gets Recharged
BY ETHAN BROWN

Caveat Vendors
BY SETH MNOOKIN

GOTHAM REAL ESTATE

GOTHAM STYLE

DEPARTMENTS
Intelligencer
BY MARC S. MALKIN

This Media Life
BY MICHAEL WOLFF
Tina Brown's climactic anticlimax

The Bottom Line
BY JAMES J. CRAMER
Enron made simple: The ultimate pump-and-dump operation

The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY
Welcome to post-partisan New York

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY RIMA SUQI
Mod mini-houses, Paul Smith Reeboks
Plus: Best Bets Daily

Sales & Bargains
Baby baggage for your little ones

Beauty
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL
Glitter, Prada gloss, and a 24-hour spa


Plus: Daily Sales Update

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER
Domestic Violence offers an unfiltered look behind the suffering

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON
A new Cymbeline takes liberties with Shakespeare's vision; a Hobson's Choice revival doesn't rival the original

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS
Juan Diego Flórez shines in The Barber of Seville at the Met

Art
BY MARK STEVENS
Two new shows look at Irving Penn's exploration of the body

TV Notes
BY JOHN LEONARD

Music
BY ETHAN BROWN
New beats from the Chemical Brothers: eclectic but not innovative

Restaurants
BY ADAM PLATT
Papillon serves up interesting (if often confusing) fare

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

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