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November 3, 2003 Issue

Cover Story

Kids Are Us Too

Nothing changes your life more than having children, as a new generation of gay parents are discovering. As their numbers grow, they’re transforming the gay community, too, as same-sex couples contemplate baby strollers and preschool applications.

Features

Doctor Shortage

New York State’s Libby Zion law was meant to limit the hours residents work in teaching hospitals, to avoid mistakes caused by fatigue. But now many doctors believe that patients are getting a dangerously reduced—and sometimes life-threatening—level of care. Are sleepy doctors better than fewer doctors?

The U.S. Male

American style is ascendant in men’s fashion, with a hot new line from Coach that’s preppy, modern, and masculine. And Americana—from aviator jackets to Western shirts—ruled spring runways from New York to Milan.

Coach Class

This fall, the newly hip New York company debuts its revamped men’s line, a clever meeting of the preppy, the modern, and the masculine.

Smart City

Best Bets

Core Fusion classes: Pilates meets cardio meets an hour at the spa

Shop Talk

At her new Soho shop, Liora Manne moves beyond rugs.

Sales & Bargains

Hot sales at Chaiken, MaxMara, Sabon, and more.

Sales & Bargains: Deal of the Week

A midtown lunch steal from D'Artagnan.

Daily Sales & Bargain Picks

Ask New York

Who can rebind my rare book?

Best of New York

So you’ve mastered Warrior 1 and some moves on the Pilates reformer and can manage the elliptical without too much huffing and puffing. But can you put them all together? The newly relocated Exhale spa offers the toughest and most efficient workout hour in the city.

Top Crops

This season’s required jackets are warm, fuzzy, and short all over.

Intelligencer

Intelligencer Column

Sarah Jessica Parker at the National Design Awards, Amanda Lepore bags a major ad campaign, and Rosie O'Donnell ditches her West Side digs.

All Tina All the Time

Brown’s talking up a storm—on TV, in print, even in chat rooms. Have you been listening? Take our test.

Big Question

Smash! Pow! Oooww, stop that! How should Gest and Minnelli resolve their differences?

Mandarin Madness!

Geisha-girl bar mitzvahs?! Time Warner Center vies to be party central.

The Artful Dodger

Disgraced dealer Tod Volpe on Jack, jail, and Dede.

Face Saver

A new facial from London skips the messy extraction in favor of gentle massage. Lovely!

Bullets Over Broadway

Who’s at fault in Woody’s book mess? Binky Urban fires back at publicist Leslee Dart.

Eau No!

Trump’s latest branding move: designer water.

If The Shoe Fits, You Must Be Trying To Look Like Uma

What sort of hip (or not so hip) New Yorkers wear which of the season’s cool sneakers?

Chick Lit

In artist Sloane Tanen’s little worlds, human life—from blind dates to yoga to bad wax jobs—is expertly acted out by chickens.

Departments

Letters

Readers sound off on Michael Wolff, file-sharing, Hillary Swank, and more.

Columnists

The Bottom Line

Five aggressively un-sexy stocks—like toilets, elevators, and yes, Jim Beam—that could make you a fortune

The Download

Ashton Kutcher’s Punk’d: Upping the reality quotient by afflicting real stars

Naked City

When your wedding becomes your worst nightmare (doesn’t it always?)

Critics

Movies

Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman skim The Human Stain

Books

Tinseltown follies get an Eastern orientation in Still Holding

Theater

Divorce, British-style, in The Retreat From Moscow; ignoble Kinsmen

Classical Music

Christoph Eschenbach’s Philadelphians make the case for Messiaen

Television

PBS plays “Lara’s Theme”

Pop Music

The Strokes party like it’s 1999; bringing techno to life

Dance

At BAM, Merce Cunningham fools around with Radiohead

Restaurants

Mix in New York: Ducasse gets trendy

Top Five

New York Stories

Fall books pack in as many New York stories as are fit to print.

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