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June 13, 2005 Issue

Cover Story

Best Doctors 2005

Our eighth annual survey of the finest physicians in New York, in every field and specialty.
Plus: Ten amazing tales of local medical ingenuity. How doctors saved a pregnant woman with a failing heart, a 2-year-old minutes from brain death, three desperate patients in need of liver transplants, and more.

Features

He Got Life

David Wong was a lost soul, an illegal immigrant whose rootless existence seemed to take a turn for the worse when he received a stiff prison term for a crime he didn’t commit. But the ordeal of fighting for his freedom had a strange silver lining—it gave his life a meaning it never had.

Dogtown East

Thanks to recent films like Dogtown and Z-Boys and the new Lords of Dogtown, the California skateboarding revolution of the seventies has become pop-culture lore. But what many fans of the sport don’t know is that this coast had its own skate-punk heroes. Remembering the kids of Zoo York.

Intelligencer

Intelligencer Gossip

Scott Weiland's Nazi uniform, Tom Sykes' bad genes, drag kings in the Catskills, and more.

It Happened Last Week

The disclosure of Deep Throat’s identity transfixed the city, and New Yorkers grappled with other revelations of a more local character.

‘I’m Gonna Break Their Arm’

Is this the fiercest woman in New York? A Brazilian-jujitsu world champ on high-stakes grappling, sex, and self-defense street smarts.

Lights. Cameras. No Action.

New York City TV production goes down the tubes.

Dumpling War!

Is there room enough for two dumpling shacks in the East Village?

Troubles in Paradises

Part one in an occasional roundup of summer-community news.

Strategist

Best Bets

Father’s Day Special: A foldable, city-friendly kayak, plus funky new laptops, chic sweaters, and high-tech binoculars.

Shop News

Store openings this week.

Ask a Shop Clerk

Aisha Dewar of DKNY.

Sales & Bargains
This week's hottest sales & bargains.

Look Book

One NYU student’s ‘lazy’ yet suspiciously coordinated style.

Restaurant Review

Elevated Italian fare courtesy of Scott Conant at Alto.

In Season

The season’s best crabs and the steamed buns to match.

Notable Potables

One wine dinner, one cocktail seminar—for those who like to drink and think.

'Cue Ball

The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in Madison Square Park.

Real Estate

Nouveau penthouses for the young professional set.

The Culture Pages

Minority Report

Tom Cruise may be a nut job, but what’s so awful about that?

Movie Review

Angelina and Brad transcend their pop-cultural moment.

Long Story Short

Werner Herzog’s long, demented history.

Deep Throat is W. Mark Felt. And Hal Holbrook. And Kirsten Dunst. And . . .

The identity of Deep Throat, according to Hollywood and real life.

Theater Review

New one-acts from Elaine May feel like old one-acts from Elaine May.

Book Review

A Michael Cunningham triptych featuring Walt Whitman, a lizard, young terrorists, and a ghost.

Traveler: Paul Theroux

Q&A with the travel writer.

TV Review

Steven Spielberg gives Native Americans their due.

Operatunity Reviewed

The latest reality-TV offering from Britain.

Six Feet Under Reviewed

A look at the show's final season.

Left Hook: Al Franken

Q&A with the comedian.

Columnists

The City Politic

Can Maura Moynihan rescue the train-station project started by her father—the late, great New York senator— from George Pataki’s neglect?

The Week

New on DVD

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