Best of Manhattan 2001: Media & Politics

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Deford’s Done. As we’ve written before in these pages, the once-literate Sports Illustrated has devolved–like most Time Warner publications–into a banal melange of cliches and hack writing. However, S.I.’s Sept. 24 cover was the class of the newsstands after the WTC bombings. The image was stark: an American flag draped over an empty seat in [&hellip
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title>Untitled Document MUGGER Russ Smith Media & Politics Christopher Caldwell Media & Politics Alexander Cockburn Media & Politics Part One Media & Politics Part Two Media & Politics Part Three Manhattan Living William Bryk Manhattan Living Alan Cabal Manhattan Living Part One Manhattan Living Part Two Manhattan Living Part Three Eats & Drinks Taki Eats [&hellip
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BEST EUROTRASH TANTRUM Part One Best Eurotrash Tantrum …

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LIGN=”left”>Part One The first was only a single incident, even if it took place in a Broadway theater in front of hundreds of people. (Stewart made a curtain speech in which he faulted his own producers for not spending enough money advertising the play.) The second went on a bit longer, sparked, apparently, by the [&hellip
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My Dream Lunch

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title>Untitled Document My Dream Lunch My perfect lunch is at Le Cirque 2000, Sirio’s Eighth Wonder of the World on Madison Ave. The best lunch partner would, of course, be Juliette Binoche, or, say, Helen Hunt. Both ladies have physical defects, but it is just those imperfections that make them so attractive. If they, alas, [&hellip
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BEST CHEAP BACKRUB Part One Best Cheap Backrub Christine at …

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LIGN=”left”>Part One Best Little Italy Boutique Mayle 252 Elizabeth St. (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.) 625-0406 Please Jane, Forgive Us. For years we avoided this narrow storefront shop at all costs–mainly because its proprietress was, in our estimation, a little too thin, a little too great-looking, a little too connected to Peter “A Year in [&hellip
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Personal Bests

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Best Congressional Race in New York City There’s almost no such thing as a good congressional race in the city anymore. The congressional districts of all the boroughs have been drawn with consummate artistry to protect incumbents and avoid races. Just look at the map! Every political observer has his favorite Rorschach patterns. There’s the [&hellip
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