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March 8, 2004 Issue

Cover Story

What Goes Up . . .

What depression was to the nineties, mild bipolar disorder—with an expanding diagnostic category and a new drug to treat it—may be to this decade. In fact, many patients diagnosed with unipolar depression are being re-diagnosed, since depression drugs can actually bring on the disorder. But when do life’s peaks and valleys verge into pathology? One woman’s exploration.

Features

Real Estate 2004

The housing situation is tight. How tight? Let’s put it this way: If you’re able to go see a house at midnight, do it. It may be gone in the morning.

What You Can Buy For...

The staff at New York explores the buying possibilities at every price range, from $250,000 to $8 million up.

$250,000
$500,000
$750,000
$1 Million
$2 Million
$4 Million
$8 Million

The Best Things In Life Are Free

In this slumping rental market, brokers are giving out freebies like candy. One man's quest for the perfect perk.

Spore War

New York has all the right conditions for a mold outbreak: middle-age buildings, lots of lawyers—and Bianca Jagger as toxic avenger.

Departments

Letters to the Editor

Readers sound off on the development of the far West Side of Manhattan and more.

Smart City

Best of New York

Gemini Cut Glass: From simple sconces to dazzling chandeliers, one-stop shopping for all your lighting needs

Best Bets

All things snakelike—Gucci sandals, rhinestone rings, and the python-print Taxi Wallet

Sales & Bargains

Deal of the Week: Acupuncture treatments for less

Plus: This week's sale listings

Ask New York

Where can I find a muralist?

Shop Talk

Lucy Barnes sets up shop in the Meatpacking District.

Trench Kisses

Splash through Spring in a colorful update of a classic coat.

Intelligencer

Intelligencer Column

Shannen Doherty and Tara Reid get ready to rumble—again. Plus, Katie Couric denies plastic surgery rumors.

Full-Court Press

Martha reporters bond over chicken salad—and dish about the outcome of the trial.

Seeing Green

Ralph Nader is running for president...again. How else should he be spending his time?

Wifestyles of the Rich and Infamous

Now, that’s extravagant! Our look at embattled CEOs’ partners in crime.

Here Comes the Son

Bravehearts Tony Kushner and Mary Alice Williams take on Mel Gibson’s Passion.

Downsized

City women have long craved Sigerson Morrison’s sexy shoe designs. Now they can actually afford them.

Columnists

Cityside

Novelist Olivia Goldsmith’s death in January rocked the cosmetic-surgery world. And now it’s happened again.

The City Politic

New York’s political elite is accustomed to taking charge of elections. But all of a sudden, they’re no longer relevant.

Naked City

Follow your bliss: Yoga classes are the latest trend in sex ed

Critics

Movies

Starsky & Hutch is, well, no Charlie’s Angels; 9/11 without tears

Books

Midlife malaise weighs heavily on Chang-rae Lee’s Aloft

Theater

A youthful cast makes Fiddler fresh; a tennis icon’s feet of clay

Classical Music

Seiji Ozawa gets a second wind with the Vienna Philharmonic

Television

Is Tony Soprano losing his edge?

Pop Music

Kanye West’s emotional hip-hop; two compilations salute the late cello-playing disco maestro Arthur Russell

Restaurants

Straightforward Italian rules at Danny Emerman’s Bivio

The Week

Restaurant Openings & Buzz

Fulton Street in Clinton Hill gets a much-needed, low-key local.

School of Rock on DVD

This week's releases: School of Rock, Duplex, Cold Creek Manor, and more.

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