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February 17, 2003 Issue

Cover Story

Uptown Swank

Hilary Swank was never into fashion -- at least, not until she became a regular on the red carpet. But she's made up for lost time, cultivating an elegance and glamour that are classic Hollywood (even if she is a subway-riding New Yorker)


All in the Details

From cuffs to clutches, sneakers to sandals, the season's most covetable accessories.

More Spring Fashion 2003

Twelve traffic-stopping trends.... sexy, slinky dresses.... and the city's first Balenciaga boutique.

Queens for a Day

Pablo Picasso was the first celebrity artist, a Spanish prodigy who charged onto the art scene to instant acclaim; Henri Matisse was his lesser-known (but arguably as influential) color-loving counterpart. Beginning this week, their legendary rivalry will be on view -- in Long Island City, no less -- as MoMA opens an exhibit one Picasso scholar calls "the show of all time for the art world." And Queens is set for the onslaught of art lovers descending the stairs from the 7 train.

An Afternoon in Queens

What else to see and do while you're there.



Heidi Klum, Paul Hogan, Renee Zellweger, Jennifer Connelly, and more.


Sales & Bargains

I’ve got you on top of my skin: alluring unmentionables for Valentine’s Day.


Site Unseen

The two final plans for rebuilding ground zero may seem like a triumph of design, but in fact they're a triumph for developers.

Queen vs. Queen

Leona's layers miscalculated by going for the gay-sex ick factor -- turns out Helmsley's own ickiness was harder for the jury to take.

Toe Job

Toes to long? Too stubby? A real Dr. Scholl will make them beautiful.


The Bottom Line

It’s not the war, it’s the waiting that’s screwing up the market now.

The City Politic

Bloomberg’s new schools plan risks alienating the people the system needs most—the middle class.


Children of the Corn

All the Real Girls promises indie grit but ends up recycling Hollywood clichés.

War Was Hell

Lanford Wilson’s disillusioned radicals return in the appealing Fifth of July.

The Walls Have Eyes

At the Met, photographer Thomas Struth forces the viewer to become part of the picture.

A Bronx Tale

Arthur Aviles reinvents Cinderella; Crutchmaster soars on sticks.

Pop Music

Painfully uncompelling Poe-try from Lou Reed on The Raven.

TV Notes

Cold Comfort

Coming in from the cold with cozy dinners at O Mai and Voyage.

Naked City

The Other Woman

What to do when your boyfriend’s best bud is a leggy ex-model.

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