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April 29, 2002 Issue

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FEATURES
Folk Hero
Young, gay, and famous, Queer as Folk's Randy Harrison, who lives in the East Village when the show's not shooting, is one of Hollywood's few successful talents who actually started out, well . . . out. Closeted stars and starlets take note: He's not exactly hurting for female fans.

Straight Talk
BY SIMON DUMENCO
In this queerest of cities, "straight" has lost its meaning. Then again, so has "gay." So where does that leave the gay community? Anxious -- perhaps too anxious -- to regain its edge. PLUS: Unqueerest Folk: The twenty-five straightest people in town.

Gay Kids Today
BY RORY EVANS
New York's gay teenagers are coming out earlier and earlier, despite the fact that it can take just as much courage (depending on what planet your parents live on) to come out in the West Village as it does in Montana. PLUS: Some of our favorite queer and queer-friendly celebrities pick The Best of Gay New York.

Crystal Clear
BY ETHAN BROWN
Why crystal meth -- and the unsafe sex and addiction that can follow in its wake -- may be the community's next four-alarm crisis.

The Go-Go Chronicles
BY DEREK DE KOFF
Why crystal meth -- and the unsafe sex and addiction that can follow in its wake -- may be the community's next four-alarm crisis.

Ask, Tell
BY DANNY ROBERTS
For the ex–MTV's Real World member and his military boyfriend, Paul, hiding their relationship was a way of life -- and of survival. Now, with Danny off the show and Paul out of the service, the exclusive story of what "Don't ask, don't tell" was really like. PLUS: A Gay-Culture Cheat Sheet.

GOTHAM
Fashion Police
Vintage dealers are not only fashion's new detectives; they also control the inspiration supply.
Angels With Dirty Faces
Teed Off in the Hamptons
Q&A: Buddhism Is the New Black

GOTHAM REAL ESTATE

DEPARTMENTS
Letters

Intelligencer
BY MARC S. MALKIN

This Media Life
BY MICHAEL WOLFF
For newspapers, the writing has been on the wall for years. But for the Journal, the Times, and now the Sun, not reading it might be the smartest strategy.

The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY
Andrew Cuomo: Walking in Dad's footsteps -- while avoiding his missteps

Strong Medicine
BY JOANNE KAUFMAN
A state-of-the-art children's hospital in the Bronx sets a new standard -- and raises the question of why there isn't one in midtown or downtown Manhattan

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY RIMA SUQI
Ikea chairs, hand-painted plates, and chicer-than-ever Dr. Scholl's slides
Plus: Best Bets Daily

Sales & Bargains
Self-tanning your way into summer
Plus: Daily Sales Update

Travel
BY TARA MANDY
Hot spots in New Orleans; the Stoke Park Club's new spa; airline-meal restrictions

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER
Nine Queens depicts the dishonesty in everyday life; Sandra Bullock gets serious in Murder by Numbers

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS
Marc Minkowski and Brenda Harris shine at Lincoln Center's Handel Festival

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON
A thoroughly delightful production of Thoroughly Modern Millie

Architecture
BY JOSEPH GIOVANNINI
Raimund Abraham's unconventional artistry at the new Austrian Cultural Forum

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS
Nickemil Concepcion suffers through his own homage at Ballet Tech; Lincoln Portrait is more pageant than dance

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD
Vanessa Redgrave stands out in The Gathering Storm, a humdrum Churchill doc

Restaurants
BY HAL RUBENSTEIN
Stephen Hanson's latest crowd-pleaser: Times Square's Blue Fin

CUE
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Kids
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