The New Yorker

Articles from Vol. 78, No. 38, 2002

A MEMORABLE MEAL Series: 4/5
The re-creation the other night of Marsilio Ficino's Neoplatonist dinner did not go exactly the way the original dinner did, on November 7, 1468, when Ficino, the philosopher, sat down with eight fellow-Neoplatonists, at the Medici Villa at Careggi,...
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The Lion's Grave: Dispatches from Afghanistan, by Jon Lee Anderson (Grove; $24).Something to Declare: Essays on France, by Julian Barnes (Knopf; $25).Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, by Robert A. Caro (Knopf; $35).Dot.Con: The Greatest...
Hothouse
"Adaptation," the new experimental comedy by the team of Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman ("Being John Malkovich"), begins with the crisis of a screenwriter--the crisis of Charlie Kaufman himself (Nicolas Cage), who has been hired to adapt the book "The...
Jewel Bako
239 E. 5th St. (979-1012)--Most sushi joints don't offer timbale of toro tartare, glazed with avocado sauce and decorated with a cucumber-and-radish cockade like some petit four out of Escoffier. But Grace and Jack Lamb, who on their first date both...
Jewel Bako
239 E. 5th St. (979-1012)--Most sushi joints don't offer timbale of toro tartare, glazed with avocado sauce and decorated with a cucumber-and-radish cockade like some petit four out of Escoffier. But Grace and Jack Lamb, who on their first date both...
Magic Kingdoms
At the sand-logged, mildewy tail end of a beach vacation, four exhausted parents take two seven-year-olds to a rainy-day play, "The Fairy Tale Detective": the tales of the Three Bears and Hansel and Gretel and Red Riding Hood, retold as though in a film...
Mopping Up
When George Harrison died, late last year, of cancer, he left behind a body of work more frustrating than that of any other Beatle. John was spotty, Paul often fatuous, and Ringo only got by with a little help from his friends. But Harrison, the group's...
Mopping Up
When George Harrison died, late last year, of cancer, he left behind a body of work more frustrating than that of any other Beatle. John was spotty, Paul often fatuous, and Ringo only got by with a little help from his friends. But Harrison, the group's...
No Man's Land
For more than ten years, I have been taking walks along the Gabriel Sherover Promenade, an elegant stone path planted with rosemary and lavender, which was built in 1989 by the philanthropist Gita Sherover in memory of her son. The promenade follows...
Now Paging
Steve Crowley is the first to admit that his bookstore's success has a lot to do with what he calls "Strand spillover." Having that behemoth right around the corner from his shop, ALABASTER BOOKS (122 Fourth Ave.; 982-3550), insures a steady stream of...
On the Contrary
Many preeminent writers of the early twentieth century held views that now seem to us deplorable. But what Edith Wharton thought about Jews, or Hemingway about women, was enfolded in acts of imagination. They were novelists. H. L. Mencken, on the other...
Pointe Counterpointe
Onstage, the ballerina is an ethereal creature, balancing on the inch-wide platform of her pointe shoe. Backstage, she's a stock clerk, seamstress, blacksmith, and wrecking crew. Maintaining the central illusion of ballet--that women don't walk, they...
SALE BOAT Series: 3/5
There could hardly be any news more thrilling to discount-minded Manhattanites, whose bargain-hunting triumphs are usually on the order of buying a couple of bags of postholiday candy at Duane Reade at fifty per cent off (you've just missed the last...
THE TALKING CURE Series: 5/5
When you think of Wall Street, candor is probably not the first word that leaps to mind, but in the past few months the Street has been gripped by it. Merrill Lynch now warns, on the first page of each of its research reports, that it may be seeking...
They, Robots
In 1739, the French inventor Jacques de Vaucanson unveiled his latest startling creation: an anatomically convincing, yet wholly mechanical, duck--one that quacked, ate grain, and, most impressively, excreted. Vaucanson's mechanical duck was a sensation,...
TOO MUCH INFORMATION Series: 1/5
When it comes to concocting fevered visions of the future as a way of illuminating the present, Jules Verne got some things right in his time, Aldous Huxley got others, and George Orwell got still others. In our time--in this terror-haunted interlude...
UNMARITAL BLISS Series: 2/5
Dorian Solot and Marshall Miller are the founders of the Alternatives to Marriage Project and the authors of the newly published book "Unmarried to Each Other: The Essential Guide to Living Together as an Unmarried Couple," which advocates for the rights...
Whirlwind
To get to the director Mira Nair's house in Kampala, Uganda, you follow a single-lane highway north from Entebbe, dogleg right at the roundabout as you enter town, pass a service station where a sign announces "TOILETS NOW HALF OPEN," and proceed south...
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