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July 14, 2003 Issue

Cover Story

Life After Death

The unsolved murder of financier Ted Ammon—bludgeoned to death in his East Hampton home during a nasty divorce—has gone from cold case to hot topic. A grand jury is finally weighing charges, his wife (who remarried twelve weeks after his funeral) is dying of cancer, and his sister is fighting for custody of their twins.


All About Yves

“Fashion is a form of escapism,” says designer Tom Ford, and how better to escape the heat than in his new Yves Saint Laurent boutique? The designer talks about style, sex, and the cultural significance of Frenchmen in sneakers.

Bye-Bye, Bonnie

Bonnie Fuller, the Canadian-born editrix who’s used tabloid tricks brilliantly to boost circulation at magazines from YM to Us, has finally jumped to a real tabloid publisher that wants to go legit. Will her alchemy work in reverse?



Readers sound off the death of Allen Myerson and the challenges facing learning disabled teens.

Smart City

Best of New York

Brighten up your apartment with handblown glass vases in a range of brilliant hues

Best Bets

From gilded thongs to Scrabble-themed cuff links, the week’s most irresistible objects

Deal of the Week: Run for Cover

The casual, coverall look.

A Girl Thing

Three cool new stores fill Chelsea’s infamous retail gender gap.


Intelligencer Column

A Lizzie Grubman roman à clef , Us Weekly dupes Kate Hudson, and more

Digging the Dirt

Camelot’s history. Today we like political couples for the pure Schadenfreude of it.

Jeff and Eddy’s

Lizzie’s new Hamptons spot.

Divine Work

A tribute to the women—and children—of war.

Teen Beat

Fannypack’s three young rappers just want to have fun—and rid the world of “cameltoes.”


This Media Life

The Guardian is coming to the States, and get this: It’s defiantly highbrow and intends to stay that way

The City Politic

Turns out it’s fine to politicize the events of September 11—as long as you’re a Republican, that is

Naked City

Love and lust on the sidewalks of New York



Claude Berri’s The Housekeeper is a fine romance; T3 takes itself way too seriously; Sinbad’s starstruck


A staged Leonardo cuts a genius down to size; 8 Days is weak


Walter Isaacson’s Benjamin Franklin: America’s founding


At MoMA QNS, the work of Max Beckmann seems to bear the weight of the world


A new troupe’s dancers are smarter than their dances; ABT’s brilliant homage to nostalgia


At Morrells, plenty to wine about; Amuse fares better

Top Five

Summer Camps

Knicks, horses, even card tricks: These camps are recipes for summer-break sanity.

Beer Gardens

Beer gardens where more than buds bloom.

Theater Festivals

Theater-festival season brings in hundreds of new plays.

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