New York Magazine

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Table of Contents


April 15, 2002 Issue

"If I write another book, and another after that, and another book, then everything will be okay."
-- Jonathan Safran Foer, "A Novel Concept"

Want to browse through back issues? Click here to look through our Table of Contents archives, or click here to look through past articles.

GROUND RULES: Not everything in every issue appears on our web site. If it is available online, the article title appears below as a colored, underlined "hot link," which you can click on to read the full text; if the article title below is black, the full text of the article is not available online. For more information on getting copies or reprints of articles that aren't on our web site, call New York Magazine's Information Services Department at 212-508-0755.

FEATURES
How's He Doing?
"A leader not a politician" went Michael Bloomberg's campaign slogan. A hundred days into his administration, his no-nonsense, CEO-style leadership is making memories of Rudy fade. But we're just beginning to see how his signature blend of charm and billions -- applied liberally to establish himself as a player in Washington and London as well as New York -- has primed him for the coming political smackdowns. Michael Tomasky, Meryl Gordon, Robert Kolker, Landon Thomas Jr., Allen Salkin, and John Kampfner report on how he's doing -- and how he's adapted the billionaire lifestyle to his new role as public servant.

Saving The Last Waltz
BY MARK JACOBSON
On the occasion of the reissue of the film that immortalized the Band's farewell concert, Martin Scorsese and Robbie Robertson -- friends then and now -- talk about the long, strange (and almost fatal) collaboration that produced it.

Family Secrets
BY SUSAN DOMINUS
Sexual-abuse charges against Temple Emanu-El's longtime cantor, Howard Nevison, have cast a harsh light on a family that appears to be blighted by a curse worthy of the House of Atreus: a pattern of child abuse passed from generation to generation.

A Novel Concept
BY SARAH BERNARD
A playful, post-ironic book about Holocaust survivors? Written by a 20-year-old? Who got a $500,000 advance? Sounds surreal. But Jonathan Safran Foer, the author of Everything Is Illuminated, is indeed a surrealist with a very bright future.

Different Strokes
BY ETHAN BROWN
The next rock revolution is happening in our own backyard. Ten hot new bands -- from the punky Yeah Yeah Yeahs to electro-pop duo Fischerspooner -- that are putting the city back on the music map.

GOTHAM
Jail Bait
Awaiting trial for murder in a Texas prison, real-estate scion Bobby Durst reaches out for support.
Mazel Tough
Germans vs. Yanks

GOTHAM STYLE
Amy Larocca

DEPARTMENTS
Letters

Intelligencer
BY MARC S. MALKIN

This Media Life
BY MICHAEL WOLFF
How to account for Robert Caro's 28-year obsession with Lyndon Johnson? Think of it as power porn.

Naked City
BY AMY SOHN
How one extremely well-adjusted woman overcame her husband's hustler past

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY RIMA SUQI
Czech-inspired bags, metal pottery, and vintage models of molecules
Plus: Best Bets Daily

Sales & Bargains
Plunging feet-first into spring with discounted pedicures
Plus: Daily Sales Update

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER
Bill Paxton perfects the low-budget formula for fear in Frailty

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON
The old-fashioned Fortune's Fool gets a fabulous new treatment; The Graduate can't compare to the film version

Television
John Leonard's TV Notes

Books
BY DANIEL MENDELSOHN
Andrea Lee's Interesting Women challenges the boundaries of culture and gender

Underground Gourmet
BY RAISFELD & PATRONITE
Alias brings more casual sophistication to Clinton Street

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

Advertising
Current Issue
Subscribe to New York
Subscribe

Give a Gift