When it comes to weekend getaways, location is everything. Happily, there’s no shortage of easy escapes within striking distance of New York. That’s where we come in. Whether your tastes run to Berkshires inns or all-inclusive Bermuda golf resorts, you’ll find something to get you going. PLUS: What’s hot in Toronto, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh (yes, Pittsburgh); and warts-and-all travel tales from Augusten Burroughs, Sarah Vowell, Cynthia Kaplan, and Neal Pollack.
Should Chicago win the Best Picture Oscar on Sunday, no one will celebrate harder than New York producer Marty Richards, who spent 27 years turning what was his first Broadway hit into a screen gem. Of course, along the way Richards was anything but idle, producing such classics as Sweeney Todd on Broadway and The Shining on filmnot to mention some of the most over-the-top parties this side of Laurel Canyon with his wife, Band-Aid heiress Mary Lea Johnson. A frankly flamboyant producer reflects on a life lived withhow else to put it?a full measure of razzle-dazzle.
Suddenly (once again), every conversation in this city is about one thing, as New Yorkers debate whether, and under what circumstances, we should invade Iraq. Far from a simple yes or no, the question leads into other passionate debates about what stance America should take in the world (and how the president has handledor mishandled, depending on your point of viewour friends and allies in this adventure). Here, on what looks to be the eve of war, a broad spectrum of prominent New Yorkers go on the record with their (sometimes pained) positions. Next trick: getting Bush and Company to pay attention.
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Nicky and Paris Hilton, Ian Schrager, Norman Mailer, Rob Marshall and much more!
Trend-setting trench coats
In a winter marked by snow and Saddam, the Hamptons rental market is off to a very slow crawl.
One bar’s response to Bloomberg’s ban: a liquid cigarette.
Rudy’s biggest fan gets to play him onscreen.
These days, even Grandma’s stocks are risky. Say good-bye to the blue chips.
Time was, if you were really sick, you went to a New York hospital. But these days, the suburbs are keen to compete.
A septuagenarian couple who still can’t get enough of each other.
The Big Chill meets big-time thrills in Lawrence Kasdan’s Dreamcatcher
Radiant Baby is bracing form without content; Proust as musical is no madeleine
Colin Davis gets to the heart of Hector Berlioz; a lackluster Faust at the Met
U.K. singer Ms. Dynamite follows in Lauryn Hill’s powerful feminist footsteps
Frederick Wiseman’s intimate cameras focus on domestic abuse
Inspired by Othello, Paul Taylor offers a riveting Promethean Fire
An engrossing exhibit at the Met finds Spain in the art of Manet and his peers
66another gem from Jean-Georges
The sweet aroma of fruit-flecked tobacco will soon be outlawed from these fragrant Middle East havens. Inhale legally while the law is still on your side.
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