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May 20, 2002 Issue

"He thinks the innocent priests and the church are the martyrs in this, not the kids. He just doesn't get what people are angry about."
-- A New York priest, "Cardinal in Crisis"

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FEATURES
Baby Talk
BY VANESSA GRIGORIADIS
Like Cinderella at the ball, a remarkable number of New York women who've been blithely enjoying the single life are suddenly feeling that the party's over. Not only do they need to beat the clock if they want to have children, but the gender equality they've taken for granted -- on the job and off -- suddenly looks like a cruel joke. They can't help noticing: Men aren't the ones being warned to settle down, before it's too late. Good-bye, Sex and the City. Hello, Bringing Up Baby.

Cardinal in Crisis
BY CHRIS SMITH
The Archbishop of New York serves two constituencies that don't always converge: the church itself and the city's 2 million Catholics. Cardinal O'Connor seemed most devoted to the latter; his successor, Cardinal Edward Egan, a former Vatican lawyer, to the former. Egan has cleaned up much of the fiscal mess O'Connor left behind, but he's shown little interest in the flock, and his public face in the pedophile crisis has been legalistic, at best. It's not playing in New York. But does it play in Rome?

The New Girl
BY KATHERINE ROSMAN
Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos is hardly the stuff of which socialites are made -- she's from Colombia, by way of Queens, and her developer husband is not megarich, not superrich, merely rich. But this self-described "full-time mom" has used her dazzling looks, her considerable charm, and her organizational talents (not to mention expert navigation of the social press) to leverage herself into their midst. Is Kanavos guilty of -- gulp! -- social climbing, as some detractors suggest, or just good intentions?

GOTHAM
Gramercy Parched
It seemed like a timeless institution -- until a very mysterious last call.
Money Roll
From Russia With Lies
Remembering Kevyn Aucoin
Dance Away the Heartache
Six Drinks Under

DEPARTMENTS
Letters

Intelligencer
BY MARC S. MALKIN

This Media Life
BY MICHAEL WOLFF
At Rolling Stone, the great musical dreams of the sixties might end up looking a lot like Bonnie Fuller's trashy, highly successful Us Weekly

The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY
What kind of irresponsible politician wants to increase taxes? Several kinds, it turns out.

Naked City
BY AMY SOHN
Girls will be boys: A night on the town with a woman who knows how to get what she wants

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY RIMA SUQI
Fun flip-flops, kitschy coconut cups, Hawaiian Hilfiger bikinis, and more
Plus: Best Bets Daily

Sales & Bargains
Pack in the summer fun with a playful picnic basket
Plus: Daily Sales Update

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER
Attack of the Clones returns (almost) to the greatness of the original Star Wars films

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON
The Producers' new cast departs little from the original; a concert version of The Pajama Game charms

Art
BY MARK STEVENS
At the Grey Art Gallery, a photography exhibit on the complexity of childhood

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS
Paulus's Heloise and Abelard is more masterful than its critics realize

John Leonard's TV Notes

Underground Gourmet
BY ROBIN RAISFELD & ROB PATRONITE
Freshness-obsessed fare from Sara Jenkins at Patio Dining

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

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