Table of Contents for the December 23-30. 2002 issue

December 23, 2002

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  • Movies

    Daniel Day-Lewis’s chilling, larger-than-life performance can’t lift Gangs of New York to the level of greatness

  • Books

    Annie Proulx’s That Old Ace in the Hole is masterly, if somewhat cold

  • Classical Music

    Baz Luhrmann deftly tricks up La Bohème – without dumbing down Puccini

  • Theater

    Baz’s La Bohème trades away real operatic soul for mere “accessibility”

  • Art

    A quilt exhibit at the Whitney returns art to its inspired, unpretentious roots

  • Television

    TV Notes

  • Pop Music

    Jay-Z: back in the hip-hop retread shop

  • Restaurants

    Charlie Palmer simplifies at Kitchen 22