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March 4, 2002 Issue

"It's become virtually impossible to fight the system."
-- Joel Rudin, "No Defense"

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FEATURES
Valenti's Day
BY MARION MANEKER
Culinarily, the Upper West Side has long had a reputation as being a cab ride away from civilization. But that was before Tom Valenti, hunting for an apartment, realized that what he really wanted on the West Side was a restaurant. Now, as Valenti's Ouest serves inspired comfort food to the neighborhood's media-and-publishing A-list, he is comforting the families of food-service workers killed on September 11 by co-heading the Windows of Hope Fund. Plus: Raisfeld & Patronite on the best of the rest of West Side restaurants.

No Defense
BY CRAIG HOROWITZ
Facing mandatory minimums, three-strikes statutes, and a slew of other prosecutorial weapons, today's defense lawyers are feeling increasingly outgunned, and going to trial has become riskier than ever. The public, for the most part, would not be sorry to wave good-bye to the strutting, preening defense lawyer in the three-piece suit. But are we also waving good-bye to due process?

Runway Report
BY MARK HOLGATE AND AMY LAROCCA
Designers, retailers, and fashion editors on the New York runway shows. Plus: A roundup of skirts, pants, dresses, and jackets on the short (if not waiting) list for next fall.

GOTHAM
A Death in the Family
On September 11, the Wall Street Journal lost its newsroom. This is infinitely worse.
The Great Pretender?
Pierre Cardin's Jeux d'Enfants
Lit Happens

DEPARTMENTS
Letters

Intelligencer
BY MARC S. MALKIN

This Media Life
BY MICHAEL WOLFF
We were a generation of spreadsheet junkies, addicted to financial unreality. Enron is our morning after.

The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY
Move over, Ray Harding: Dan Cantor of the Working Families Party wants to be the city's new kingmaker

The National Interest
BY TUCKER CARLSON
Christopher Shays: soft money's smooth operator

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY RIMA SUQI
Canvas flasks, vintage vinyl bowls, and recyclable Campers
Plus: Best Bets Daily

Sales & Bargains
Chic pooch carriers
Plus: Daily Sales Update

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER
Hollywood meets Bollywood in Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding; Debra Winger returns to the screen with Big Bad Love

Books
BY DANIEL MENDELSOHN
The Nanny Diaries: East Side confidential

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON
Elaine Stritch delivers a seamless one-woman show; Christopher Shinn's Four is tame and trivial

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS
The Met's War and Peace hardly lives up to the hype (or the glory of past performances)

Pop Music
BY ETHAN BROWN
Alanis Morissette oughta know: She's wasting her talent complaining about boys

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD
Six Feet Under's masterful morbidity, take two

Underground Gourmet
BY RAISFELD & PATRONITE
Tom Colicchio's new panini press, and an undiscovered uptown gem

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

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