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1999 Stories by Edmund Lee

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  • Pure Play

    published November 23, 1999

    A throng of mostly white, mostly male game developers, players and enthusiasts crowded the lobby of New School's Tishman auditorium Saturday in... More >>

  • Pure Play

    published November 16, 1999

    A throng of mostly white, mostly male game developers, players, and enthusiasts crowded the lobby of New School's Tishman auditorium Saturday.... More >>

  • Ex Machina

    published September 14, 1999

    The last good game I played was at the old Playland in Times Square a few years back. Every afternoon, the arC would fill with businessmen on... More >>

  • Mayor Foreman

    published September 7, 1999

    A Harlem Man Is Suing His Landlord for Getting His Testicles Scalded in the Shower. The Bizarre Part? Mayor Giuliani Is on the Jury. More >>

  • More Monkey Business

    published August 31, 1999

    The Kansas Board of Education doesn't want the Theory of Evolution to be taught in its public schools. Are you a man or a mouse? More >>

  • Digable Planet Community

    published August 31, 1999

    Omar Wasow is walking through the Soho offices of Silicon Alley company Community Connect looking for some fruit. The small staff of about 24 are... More >>

  • Law of the Jungle

    published August 24, 1999

    Animal rights is no longer just an anticruelty crusade; it is fast becoming a bona fide legal field. Is your fur flying? More >>

  • 'Some dubious motive or initiative'?

    published August 17, 1999

    The Interactive Music Xpo (IMX) debuted at the Javits Center last week to the tune of guitar riffs, hip-hop beats, and breakdancers—as well... More >>

  • Ill Effects

    published August 17, 1999

    New York legislators recently gave courts the power to force mentally ill patients to undergo treatment or face hospitalization. Feel... More >>

  • Sexism & the City

    published August 10, 1999

    The peace and love of Woodstock '99 was shattered by a volley of charges that included multiple rapes and women heckled to take their clothes off.... More >>

  • Breakfast of Champions

    published August 10, 1999

    Wade Boggs's road to 3000 wasn't an easy one. Despite needing to average about 176 hits per season over 17 years of play, he's also had to keep... More >>

  • Death Valley

    published August 3, 1999

    The surgeon general announced last week that suicide is now a national health threat. Feeling sad? More >>

  • Beach Blanket Surgery

    published July 27, 1999

    Summer advertises fun in the sun, but it also forces us to show off our bare flesh. What would you prefer to keep under wraps? More >>

  • Power to the People

    published July 20, 1999

    Despite the pervasive fear of Y2K across the nation, New Yorkers will still be able to get health care and water, ride the subway, and flush the... More >>

  • Child's Play

    published July 20, 1999

    The sweet taste of soccer victory! The thrill of watching the Liberty at the Garden! The summer of '99 finds women in sports reaching a new zenith... More >>

  • Long-Ball Basics

    published July 20, 1999

    Mike Piazza's monster three-run shot against the Yankees. Mark McGwire's 13 moon balls during the Home Run Derby. How do they do it? What exactly... More >>

  • Summer of Cinema

    published July 13, 1999

    Lots of this summer's blockbusters have moviegoers in stitches with their curious brand of toilet-trained humor. Offbeat or... More >>

  • Physical Reality

    published July 6, 1999

    Last fall, a Long Island woman suffered a fatal stroke while lifting weights at a popular gym. Her husband, who filed suit against the gym, claims... More >>

  • Fourth Estate

    published June 29, 1999

    Fourth of July weekend is here, a time for barbecues on the beach, fireworks over the East River, and...that other thing. What was it... More >>

  • Bushed and Gored

    published June 22, 1999

    Al Gore formally announced his candidacy for the Oval Office last week, and it looks as if he'll go head-to-head with another political legacy,... More >>

  • Plastic Kills

    published June 15, 1999

    Credit card companies are getting students hooked on plastic early, according to a study released last week by the Consumer Federa tion of... More >>

  • Open City

    published June 8, 1999

    Herman Badillo, longtime New York politico, is CUNY's new president, and, a la Giuliani, is a critic of open admissions. Who paid your... More >>

  • Class Antagonism

    published June 1, 1999

    Last week, the Supreme Court handed down a narrow 5-4 decision holding schools responsible for student-on-student sexual harassment. Teased... More >>

  • Jagged Little Pills

    published May 25, 1999

    Last week, researchers claimed big improvements in developing new medications for patients with long-term depression; meanwhile, drug companies... More >>

  • Burn, Baby, Burn

    published May 18, 1999

    The Senate is considering an amendment that would ban flag burning, a move that some argue is a slap in the face of the First Amendment. Does it... More >>

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