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April 19, 2004 Issue

Cover Story

Love in Attica

When a preop transsexual met copycat Zodiac Killer Eddie Seda in Attica prison, it was love at first sight. And thus began a modern “marriage” in the unlikeliest of settings.


The Swing-State Show

New Yorkers are missing a lively campaign slugfest, with Bush employing Madison Avenue and Kerry relying on his own image-makers. A guide to the ad war we don't see.
A Sampler: Campaign Ads You're Missing
If the Boutique Firms Got The Call
The Most Effective Ad So Far
Best Campaign Ads of All Time
Complete Package

Under Pressure

Thanks in part to elite private schools, toddlers’ idiosyncrasies are being pathologized and treated by specialists. What's lost here? Well, childhood.

Genealogy of Taste

Last month, a group of the city’s top toques, who all earned their stars in Alfred Portale’s celebrated Gotham Bar and Grill kitchen, produced a feast worthy of the master. The recipes, plus Sarah Bernard on the party.


Letters to the Editor

Readers sound off on the liberal bias of women's magazines, the FCC's "decency" war and more.

Smart City

Enemy Territory

Survival tactics for a Yankees fan deep in Fenway territory

Best Bets

Cole Haan chukka boots, Nicole Miller’s baby cruiser

New York Shops

Colorful purses to liven up your spring style

Sales & Bargains

The Chanel look for less

Plus: This week’s sale listings

Ask New York

Someone gave me a cocktail shaker recently, but I have no idea what to do with it. Is there anyone who can teach me?

Precious Stones

Garrard’s super-chic new jewelry store.


Intelligencer Gossip

John Kerry, Madonna, Christie Brinkley, Zaha Hadid, Tim Robbins and more.

Big Question

Bob Dylan’s “Love Sick” is in a Victoria’s Secret ad. What song-and-product pairing would make you cringe most?

Aaron Boone's Down Season

How is the ex-Yank coping now that baseball’s back?

Shock Treatments

How three of the city’s signature haircuts get that way.

Dodge City

New York looks up nervously as things—metal sheets, bowling balls, acrobats—keep falling from the sky.

Cussing and Fighting

Would 1870s cowboys really use such bad words? A verbal shoot-out over Deadwood.

Signs Of The Times

A Times Square billboard maker on a changing art.

Peer Review

A look at previous juror exposés suggests a Tyco trial tell-all might not be memorable.


The Bottom Line

Google’s having a celebrated IPO. Should you buy?

The Help Desk

A fading sex life, dealing with a crush on your roommate and how to handle a noisy neighbor.



Kill Bill Vol. 2 revisits Tarantino’s distorted reality of emotion-free violence


Match, a rare new drama, lights up spring on Broadway


Finally, a permanent salute to the skyscraper

Classical Music

The haunting power—and stamina—of the Emerson String Quartet


Oliver Stone goes mano a mano with Castro, but the outcome is at best a draw


At Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s vibrant Spice Market, a pulsing Asian-food bazaar

The Week

Restaurant Openings & Buzz

New York City restaurants opening this week include Vela, No. 1 Chinese, Franny's, Tulcingo Del Valle and Extra Virgin. Plus, Gael finds sumptuous meals for those on a lighter budget.

New on DVD

New on DVD this week: Kill Bill ,Vol. 1, Casa de los Babys, Yossi & Jagger, The Office: The Complete Second Series and more.

Top 5: Spring Film Series

It’s springtime, and film series are popping up like crocuses.

Top 5: Borough-wide Transit Celebration

Borough by borough, appreciations for New York’s amazing transit systems.

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