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2000 Stories by Francine Russo

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  • Digital H@ppy Hour

    published December 12, 2000

    Have a drink. The mostly Gen X crowd in boots and jeans is lining up at the bar or schmoozing and snacking at tables while a collage of video... More >>

  • Fourth Street Flashpoint

    published December 5, 2000

    No sooner did the posters go up than the graffiti went on. Along the fence at Bowery and 4th Street, the six characters in search of the... More >>

  • Sexual Perversity in New York

    published November 28, 2000

    You think right away of How I Learned to Drive. Kate Robin's The Light Outside (the Flea Theater) also deals with the disturbing... More >>

  • The Incredible Shrinking Internet

    published October 31, 2000

    Above a pizza joint and a discount fabric store at the corner of Broadway and Grand sit the offices of,... More >>

  • Mad Dog, Hip-Hop, and Handke

    published October 17, 2000

    Five Myles's gate is locked to keep the boys out—because the girls are inside dancing. So says proprietor Hanne Tierney with a teasing smile.... More >>

  • And Then There Were Teens

    published September 19, 2000

    A motherless 16-year-old girl in a sleepy burg on the Great Plains; a fatherless teenage Filipino American boy in an urban Catholic school: From... More >>

  • Schooled for Scandal

    published September 12, 2000

    Words, words, words: Micah Schraft's The Propaganda Plays barrages you with them—poured from the mouths of men. And women? Well, they... More >>

  • Broadband for the Masses

    published August 29, 2000

    When New York City recently renegotiated its franchise agreement with Time Warner and other cable providers, it got the usual slate of... More >>

  • Jarring Memories

    published August 8, 2000

    Miss Miss is a little . . . off. She brings the idea of pickling to new heights. To preserve that old icebox of days gone by? Take a few nuts and... More >>

  • 25 Percent Off?

    published August 1, 2000

    When media-dish site began offering free trial subscriptions in May, the idea was for people to... More >>

  • Comic Genus

    published July 18, 2000

    Tout le gay monde is thronging to The Crumple Zone, Buddy Thomas's comedy about the gay dating scene . . . in Staten Island. Yes,... More >>

  • Welcome to the Sex Palaces

    published July 11, 2000

    Debauchery! Bad accents! Siblings lost and found! Two summer entries invite you to travel to exotic realms, where you will slither through... More >>

  • Victim’s Rites

    published June 6, 2000

    As the timorous maiden accepts an offer of drink from the strangely compelling man, she quickly sketches the sign of the cross in the air. Will... More >>

  • Walk this Way

    published May 23, 2000

    So your tour group's ambling east on 23rd Street toward Sixth under the moon. Your guide's just noted the luminaries who died at the Chelsea Hotel... More >>

  • Transmission Impossible

    published May 23, 2000

    "I don't consider myself a pirate," declares the 72-year-old Reverend Ernesto Custodio from his office overlooking the angel-studded sanctuary of... More >>

  • The Bar Association

    published May 16, 2000

    "Their act of love is like the stabbing of a hypodermic needle to which they're addicted, but which is more and more empty of surprise and... More >>

  • Bionic Women

    published April 18, 2000

    When Paddy Rossbach loped across the finish line at the 1998 New York City Marathon, she not only reclaimed the record she had lost the year... More >>

  • Beyond Advanced Placement

    published April 11, 2000

    Fieldston, a New York private school that sends its graduates to the nation's most selective colleges, recently caused quite a stir among... More >>

  • The Killer Inside Me

    published April 4, 2000

    Crime and character. Good and evil. Justice and revenge. Out of these elements, Bruce Graham has created a gem of a drama, compressed and... More >>

  • Bad Company

    published March 7, 2000

    You can have too much of a good thing—especially when it's the same thing over and over. New Georges' Imagining Shadows and... More >>

  • In Case You Missed Everything

    published February 15, 2000

    Tormented soldiers, wasted Vietnam vets, young men dying of AIDS who see angels—the political and social ferment of the last five decades has... More >>

  • Ali in the Family

    published February 1, 2000

    Originality—it's rare. But you can experience the pleasurably sharp intake of breath it brings by seeing Rinne Groff's Inky and the... More >>

  • Scrambled Eggs

    published February 1, 2000

    Sperman is Everysperm and Eggna is Everyegg and a little Spermegga is what happens when they party—at least if they're your typical African... More >>

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