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November 24, 2003 Issue

Cover Story

Kerry On

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?

Holiday Gifts
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.

Departments

Letters

Readers sound off on gays with children.

The Help Desk

New-baby neurosis, deli-counter etiquette, and calling the press on your ex

Smart City

Best of New York

Footlight Records: Your source for soundtracks, show tunes, and all the cult offerings a music lover could want

Test Drive

Makeup lessons at the city’s top salons

Sales & Bargains

Deal of the Week: The Manolo look for less at Beverly Feldman

Plus, this week's Sale Listings

Travel

Inspired ideas for kicking off the new year in style

Ask New York

Who can copy my glasses frames?

Intelligencer

Intelligencer Column

Jenna Jameson’s Penthouse plans. Plus, Diddy's umbrella man turns designer.

Tale of the Tape

How can Paris salvage her image this time?

Royal Blush

An open letter to the Artist Still Known as Prince (Charles).

“Hey! Ho! Let's Roll!”

Seventies revivalism strikes again, with a new all-female roller-derby league.

Open Fawcett

Farrah spouts off about her Broadway un-debut.

Mistrial of the Century?

Our jury of experts takes on the Durst verdict.

Her Kind of Town

Jennifer Westfeldt—of Kissing Jessica Stein fame—makes her Broadway debut in the old-fashioned (but feminist!) Wonderful Town.

Columnists

This Media Life

In an age when liberal success is suspect, underdogs are the new heroes

The City Politic

Things are looking up for New York Democrats. So why should they be worried—very worried?

Hollywood

Joe Roth: A consummate Hollywood player who suddenly has a lot to prove

Critics

Books

Andy Warhol as indulgent father in Steven Watson’s Factory Made

Theater

Mystery trumps meaning in Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker

Architecture

Two startling shows presage the future of architecture

Classical Music

An unrecognizable La Juive returns to the Met

Dance

The Ballet Boyz make exuberant art

Pop Music

Jay-Z’s sensational farewell album

TV Notes

John Leonard reviews Sister Helen, Full-Court Circle, and more

Underground Gourmet

Inimitable Italian at 50 Carmine

Restaurant Openings

Wonder bread from the Indian Bread Co., Thanksgiving day dining, and the great Payard gives pumpkin pie a makeover.

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