Issue edited by Jack Bankowsky. Essays "American Myths," J. Hoberman on Lost Las Vegas; "Books: Larissa MacFarguhar on Robert Woolley's 'Going Once,'" by Larissa MacFarquhar; "Books: Martha Frankel on Norman Mailer's 'Portrait of Picasso as a Young Man,'" by Martha Frankel; "Books: Peter Plagens on Christopher Knight's 'Last Chance for Eden,'" by Peter Plagens; "Books: J. Hills Miller on W. J. T. Mitchell's 'Picture Theory,'" by J. Hillis Miller; "Preview: Daniel Birnbaum talks with the Louisiana's Lars Nittve"; "Letter from London," by Louisa Buck; "Martin Maloney on the Turner Prize," by Martin Maloney; "James Hall on 'Brilliant! New Art from London,'" by James Hall; "Gadget Love: Brian D'Amato on Cybersalons," by Brian D'Amato; "Real Life Rock: Jeff Weinstein's Top Ten," by Jeff Weinstein; "Old Softies: Claes Oldenburg in Retrospect," by Jeff Weinstein; "Solitary Refinement: Marilyn Minter's 'Coral Ridge Towers,'" by Bruce Hainley; "The Subject in Question: Richard Shiff reviews 'Howard Hodgkin: Paintings 1975-1995,'" by Richard Shiff; "The Subject in Question," A.M. Homes Talks with Howard Hodgkin; "Theory on TV: Gadget Goes to Florida," Laurence A. Rickels talks with Gregory Ulmer; "Joan Mitchell: Les Bluets," by Lydia Davis; "Olivier Zahm's Hot Shots," fashion by Hussein Chalayan, photographs by Mark Borthwick; "Openings: Alex Bag," by Bruce Hainley. Reviews by Ernest Pascucci, David Frankel, Barry Schwabsky, Mark Van de Walle, Marek Bartelik, Donald Kuspit, Keith Seward, Thomas McEvilley, Linda Yablonsky, Ingrid Schaffner, Nico Israel, Justin Spring, Tom Moody, John Ash, RoseLee Goldberg, Francine Koslow Miller, David Carrier, James Yood, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Laura U. Marks, John K. Grande, Yishai Jusidman, Menene Gras Balaguer, Massimo Carboni, Giorgio Verzotti, Jérôme Sans, Miriam Rosen, Christian Kravagna, Noemi Smolik, Yilmaz Dziewior, and Jean Fisher. Cover: Alex Bag.