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May 27, 2002 Issue

"Some of these guys are taking a course and watching -- not even doing -- the procedures. It'd be like me doing brain surgery."
-- Plastic surgeon Steven Victor, "The Cutting Edge"

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FEATURES
Chasing Beauty
The Cutting Edge
By Beth Landman Keil "Why would a guy want to remove someone's gallbladder for $500 when he can get $500 for giving a shot of Botox?" asks one of the city's top plastic surgeons. Indeed, with costs spiraling and reimbursements shrinking, legions of New York doctors are switching (or expanding) their practices to focus on less life-threatening -- and more lucrative -- cosmetic procedures.
Cosmetic Pros The city's top plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and cosmetic dentists.
Biting The Bullet
By Christopher Bonanos This good-guy writer had the teeth of a bad boy. But, armed with a list of the city's best cosmetic dentists, he took control of his dental destiny -- and found something to smile about.
Beyond Botox
By Katherine Growney A look at the pros and cons of 36 procedures that your co-workers, neighbors, and (probably) friends are having done on the sly. Warning: You may never look at your love handles (or eyelids, or knees, or scalp) the same way again.

Going Global
BY LANDON THOMAS JR.
There was a time when the face of Wall Street -- especially the face in the corner office -- was uniformly white. But just as Jews and Catholics infiltrated the investment-banking ranks in the eighties, foreign-born bankers are now moving into top spots at the city's most prestigious firms. Proving once again that financial talent is bestowed regardless of race, color, or national origin.

GOTHAM
Battle of the Ages
Family squabbles erupt over teen trips -- and commitment -- to Israel.
Smells Like . . . Graffiti?
Baby Designers Vie for a Spot in Fashion's Incubator
A Night of Networking

GOTHAM REAL ESTATE

DEPARTMENTS
Letters

Intelligencer
BY MARC S. MALKIN

This Media Life
BY MICHAEL WOLFF
Why JFK Jr. memoirist Richard Blow and Bias ranter Bernard Goldberg are wearing the media's scarlet letter. And what that says about the media.

The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY
Carl McCall is sure to dominate this week's state Democratic convention. But being named Most Popular isn't the same as being Most Likely to Succeed.

World Affairs
BY CRAIG HOROWITZ
Everyone, shockingly, agrees that the Palestinian Authority needs reform. But nobody knows how to make it happen.

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY RIMA SUQI
Retro sneakers, Jonathan Adler pillows, and all-SPFs-in-one sunscreen
Plus: Best Bets Daily

Sales & Bargains
Make a splash with chic swim trunks
Plus: Daily Sales Update

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER
Pacino's inspired acting can't cure Insomnia; an intimate look at love and life in Late Marriage

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON
In John Guare's haunted new play, U. S. Grant meets the emperor of Japan; Sweeney Todd soars in D.C.

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS
A dazzling tribute from the Martha Graham company; Naharin's Virus misses its political mark

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD
An only slightly treacly life of F. Scott Fitzgerald

Art
BY MARK STEVENS
An ingenious Cooper-Hewitt show is more than skin deep

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

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