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June 10, 2002 Issue

"The problem in a former smoker is some nasty cell wandering around that can cause trouble years later. If I can target that son of a gun, maybe I can win!"
-- Dr. Nasser Altorki, page 41

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FEATURES
Best Doctors 2002
It's a counterintuitive law of medical progress: The more new treatments, new technologies, and breakthrough drugs, the harder it is to choose a doctor. The people who know what's hype and what's not, and who's pursuing the most promising therapies, are physicians themselves. And so, for our annual Best Doctors issue, we've asked thousands of local doctors to identify the best of their peers-from psychiatrists to sports doctors to surgeons in just about any specialty you can name. PLUS: Profiles of ten doctors who exemplify the best of New York medicine.

Concrete Rumble By Ralph Gardner Jr.
BY RALPH GARDNER JR.
The Hudson River and the land around it are central to the American vision of natural beauty-not to mention an increasingly popular weekend destination for New Yorkers who've OD'd on the Hamptons. But now a plan to construct a gigantic cement plant, with two miles of conveyor belts and a 400-foot smokestack, has disrupted this bucolic idyll, pitting largely blue-collar locals against wealthy New Yorkers like Annie Leibovitz, Ruth Reichl, Ashton Hawkins, and Patti Smith, and raising an age-old question: Who owns the view?

GOTHAM
Broadway Bomb
As the memory of 9/11 fades, New Yorkers learn to live with terror.
The Collected Blurbs of Jonathan Franzen
Muscles Marinara
Time to Get in Shape!

GOTHAM REAL ESTATE

DEPARTMENTS
Letters

Intelligencer
BY MARC S. MALKIN

This Media Life
BY MICHAEL WOLFF
Say good-bye to rock stars, overpriced CDs, and fat-cat A&R execs. The music industry is about to become a lot more like publishing.

The Business Class
BY LANDON THOMAS JR.
Meet Gene Tiger Sykes, a.k.a. Goldman Sykes, the secret weapon of CEOs like C. Michael Armstrong and Carly Fiorina

Naked City
BY AMY SOHN
Hard partyers, prostitutes, cokeheads in recovery-how's a guy to find a nice girl in the midst of this mean city?

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY RIMA SUQI
Fifties aprons, Bose headphones, and hand-embroidered slides from Jordan
Plus: Best Bets Daily

Sales & Bargains
Baring (almost) all with bold bikinis
Plus: Daily Sales Update

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER
Southern sentimentality grows out of control in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood; The Sum of All Fears hits too close to home

Books
BY DANIEL MENDELSOHN
A serious-and seriously satirical-look at the Russian immigrant experience in The Russian Debutante's Handbook

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON
Boys and Girls and This Thing of Darkness subvert time and gender with results more irritating than enlightening

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD
A new ABC series reduces Boston to its social crises; Reel New York gives us just what we need

Pop Music
BY ETHAN BROWN
Sample-happy DJ Shadow gives his style an upgrade; another uninspired album from Eminem

Restaurants
BY ADAM PLATT
Blue Smoke works best as a bar, not a barbecue

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

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