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1999 Stories by Edmund Lee

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  • The Force Is With Us. Everywhere.

    published May 11, 1999

    Reviews of The Phantom Menace hit the Net last week, after some fans managed to get into a special screening. Ain' was... More >>

  • Chasing Amy

    published May 11, 1999

    Perhaps the most controversial event surrounding Amy Fisher's release from prison is Mary Jo Buttafuoco's public forgiveness. How magnanimous are... More >>

  • Tickets To Ride

    published May 11, 1999

    As the line snakes around the movie theater, a massive bulge builds up at the front of the box office, bringing to mind a boa constrictor... More >>

  • Pop Culture Vultures

    published May 4, 1999

    Still confused over the high school massacre, media pundits, religious leaders, parents, and teachers are all theorizing about the evil powers of... More >>

  • The Giggling Gunmen

    published April 27, 1999

    A pair of students at a Colorado high school opened fire on their classmates last week, leaving a stunned nation to wonder: why did it... More >>

  • Dead Reckoning

    published April 20, 1999

    Dr. Jack Kevorkian was sentenced to 10 to 25 years in prison last week, a term that at his age, 70, is virtually a death sentence. Are you in any... More >>

  • I'm More Wired Than You!

    published April 13, 1999

    Seth Goldstein drops down into the sleek black office chair behind his Ikea-inspired desk. Little chunks of plastic are strewn all over the... More >>

  • Burning Issues

    published April 6, 1999

    NATO bombs Yugoslavia, President Milosevic eviscerates Kosovo, there's a mass Albanian exodus, and Russia protests Western military action.... More >>

  • Splendor in the Grass

    published March 30, 1999

    A few weeks ago, the Institute of Medicine, an affiliate of the National Academy of Sciences, released a report advocating marijuana use to help... More >>

  • Demonstration Models

    published March 23, 1999

    Last week, Congressman Rangel and ex-mayor Dinkins found themselves in handcuffs after protesting the Diallo shooting; members of the gay... More >>

  • And the Winner Is . . .

    published March 16, 1999

    At its 71st annual awards this Sunday, the Academy will offer hours of nail-biting fun, with a trio of WW II epics and a pair of Elizabethan... More >>

  • Scout Clout

    published March 9, 1999

    Next week, the Girl Scouts will propose a new merit badge for girls to acquire, one they can earn by learning about domestic violence. Among some... More >>

  • Otaku: My Favorite Monica

    published March 9, 1999

    From his small midwestern home, Keewaydin, webmaster of the Monica WebRing, a consortium of sites devoted to Monica and Monica- related issues,... More >>

  • You Booze, You Lose

    published March 2, 1999

    Rudy's latest campaign took to the streets last week when cops began enforcing the country's toughest anti-DWI measure: drive drunk, lose your... More >>

  • Hurting The Game

    published March 2, 1999

    The injury bug, which always wreaks a little havoc on the NBA, has multiplied into a swarm this lockout-shortened season, and players are dropping... More >>

  • Office Politics

    published February 23, 1999

    Hillary Clinton will give "careful thought" to campaigning for Senator Moynihan's seat, according to last week's news reports. Run, Rudy, run. ... More >>

  • Teach the Children Well

    published February 16, 1999

    Jane Fonda urged parents to speak more openly to their children about sex last week at a press conference for a campaign to prevent teenage... More >>

  • Stress Test

    published February 9, 1999

    It's just possible that poor beleaguered Monica Lewinsky has gained a few pounds lately, but who can blame her? What do you do when the pressure's... More >>

  • Three O'Clock High

    published February 2, 1999

    Hizzoner and the Gov butted heads last week over the city school system. Giuliani wants money owed. Pataki wants to uncover the overspending.... More >>

  • Gettin' Physical

    published February 2, 1999

    hen the Knicks finally open the season on Friday, it will have been 271 days since their last official NBA game— last spring's Game 5 loss to... More >>

  • Don't Choke

    published January 26, 1999

    After an eternity of labor troubles, the Knicks have one more hurdle to face: Latrell Sprewell, that hotheaded fellow from Golden State. Tickets,... More >>

  • The Fandom Menace

    published January 19, 1999

    Last week, John Benson decided to post it. It shouldn't be too much of a problem, he thought. Everyone already knew the whole thing. The other... More >>

  • The Opposite of Sex

    published January 19, 1999

    Hizzoner won again and for the final time last week when the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from sex shops that the new antiporn zoning... More >>

  • Blue Genes

    published January 12, 1999

    Governor Pataki's State of the State address last week proposed tougher crime measures, including mandatory DNA mapping of all convicted felons.... More >>

  • Year of Living Dangerously

    published January 5, 1999

    Nineteen ninety-nine not only holds the countdown to the millennium, but also the strange fate of Bubba Bill. What’s your... More >>

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