Earlier this year, Senator John Kerry looked like the easy front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president. Too easy, as it turned out. Having lost his advantage to fiery populist Howard Dean (and late entry Wesley Clark), Kerry’s now in the fight of his political career. Can an introverted, Yale-educated war hero rescue his campaign and prove he’d be a better president than candidate?
Finding the right gifts for family and friends need not turn the weeks after Thanksgiving into the nightmare before Christmas. (Or Hanukkah. Or Kwanzaa.) For our holiday gift guide, we’ve scoped out the season’s best clothes, high-tech gadgets, home design, jewelry and watches, beauty treatments, tools and kitchen equipment, art books, sports gear, and toys. We’ve even added an array of indulgences to pamper the people on your list. The buyers’ guide tells you where to find it all. Plus: Our annual list of charities that deserve your generosity.
Readers sound off on gays with children.
New-baby neurosis, deli-counter etiquette, and calling the press on your ex
Footlight Records: Your source for soundtracks, show tunes, and all the cult offerings a music lover could want
Makeup lessons at the city’s top salons
Deal of the Week: The Manolo look for less at Beverly Feldman
Plus, this week's Sale Listings
Inspired ideas for kicking off the new year in style
Who can copy my glasses frames?
Jenna Jameson’s Penthouse plans. Plus, Diddy's umbrella man turns designer.
How can Paris salvage her image this time?
An open letter to the Artist Still Known as Prince (Charles).
Seventies revivalism strikes again, with a new all-female roller-derby league.
Farrah spouts off about her Broadway un-debut.
Our jury of experts takes on the Durst verdict.
Jennifer Westfeldt—of Kissing Jessica Stein fame—makes her Broadway debut in the old-fashioned (but feminist!) Wonderful Town.
In an age when liberal success is suspect, underdogs are the new heroes
Things are looking up for New York Democrats. So why should they be worried—very worried?
Joe Roth: A consummate Hollywood player who suddenly has a lot to prove
Andy Warhol as indulgent father in Steven Watson’s Factory Made
Mystery trumps meaning in Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker
Two startling shows presage the future of architecture
An unrecognizable La Juive returns to the Met
The Ballet Boyz make exuberant art
Jay-Z’s sensational farewell album
John Leonard reviews Sister Helen, Full-Court Circle, and more
Inimitable Italian at 50 Carmine
Wonder bread from the Indian Bread Co., Thanksgiving day dining, and the great Payard gives pumpkin pie a makeover.
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