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June 30, 2003 Issue

Cover Story

Summer Fun

There are thirteen glorious (and, we hope, sunny) weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Herewith, 41 activities—from drinking to surfing to shopping to blueberry picking—to help you make sure that all of them are ones to remember.

Departments

Letters

Readers sound off on New York's new pill-popping culture.

Between the Lines

Editor-in-chief Caroline Miller on New York new look.

Smart City

Best of New York

No longer pizza’s underachieving sibling, the calzone goes upscale at Otto

Best Bets

Summer essentials, from retro cushions to the latest digital Leica

Sales & Bargains

Discounted Ferragamo, Nicole Miller, and cool modern furniture

Test Drive

The city’s best picnic baskets, sampled and ranked

Beauty

Luxe lip color, summer hair care, and a Lancôme brow salon

Intelligencer

Intelligencer Column

Nicole Kidman and Jude Law get busy

FedExing Pvt. Lynch

Diane chose a special locket, Katie sent books. How would you woo Jessica Lynch?

Capital Offense

No more Bear Mountain Compact: Albany’s days as Sin City are coming to an end.

Jailhouse Rock

From prison stripes to Plaid: An ex-con’s new club.

Butt In!

A Dutch gay mag is the toast of New Amsterdam.

Columnists

This Media Life

The media let the Bushies get away with their stance on WMD. Then the FCC gave them a big gift. Coincidence?

The Bottom Line

WorldCom has broken all the rules. But thanks to the federal government, it’s still coming out on top.

Naked City

The latest sex symbol is . . . pregnant

Critics

Movies

Low-budget thrills in 28 Days Later; Swimming Pool’s French sexpot

Theater

Ghosts, Ingmar Bergman’s swan song at bam, was a triumph

Art

The elegant, clear-eyed modernism of Charles Sheeler at the Met

Classical Music

Daniel Barenboim dives into all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas

Television

Offbeat Dead Like Me creeps into Six Feet Under–land

Restaurants

Update on the updates at the Carlyle and P.J. Clarke’s

Pop Music

Steely Dan loses its sense of humor on Everything Must Go

Top Five Lists

Iced Tea

Top 5 Performances in Gay Theater

What’s onstage for Gay Pride Week? Don’t be stonewalled.

City Tours

Five walks that remind you how much you still don’t know about New York.

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