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1999 Stories by Richard Goldstein

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  • Rudy’s Most Wanted

    published December 14, 1999

    Arresting an artist for making fun of Rudy Giuliani is hardly the worst of the police department's recent sins. At least Steven Powers is alive to... More >>

  • Sanctioned Sadism

    published December 7, 1999

    After a weekend of demonstrations on behalf of the homeless, Rudolph Giuliani looks a little like a cornered rat. On Monday, he accused his... More >>

  • The Way We Were

    published November 16, 1999

    If there is a classic Richard Avedon portrait, it's not the one near the end of his latest photo book, The Sixties. The picture wasn't even shot... More >>

  • Down With Alpha Males!

    published November 9, 1999

    Whatever Naomi Wolf's sins may be—and they are mostly sins of intellectual crudity—you have to feel for her after the mangling she took... More >>

  • Believers Who Brunch

    published October 26, 1999

    Bob Kunst was pissed. The veteran gay activist from Miami had come to Lynchburg, Virginia to witness the ultimate abomination: Jerry Falwell... More >>

  • Mr. Natural

    published October 19, 1999

    Why they call boxing "the sweet science" is a mystery, unless you understand the sport as a powerful repository of ideas about men's primal... More >>

  • The Trojan Elephant

    published September 7, 1999

    Plus: Rudy's Free Ride When Gandhi was asked what he thought of Western civilization, he replied, "I... More >>

  • A Torch Song Named Desire

    published August 24, 1999

    The Chelsea Hotel is the perfect setting for a Tennessee Williams play, with its almost accidental decor of art and ruin. Sitting in the musty... More >>

  • All the Rage

    published August 3, 1999

    Mark Barton, who killed his family and nine other people last week, wasn't driven to murder by rage against the machine. True, he hunted his... More >>

  • Hillary's Big Problem

    published July 13, 1999

    A prediction: the Adirondack black-fly gaffe will be tired by the time Hillary Clinton makes it official. The carpetbagger issue will be old news... More >>

  • Gay Is Global

    published June 22, 1999

    Thirty years ago this week, a motley crew of queers got mad as hell and wouldn't take it anymore. The riot they started in Greenwich Village gave... More >>

  • The Nelly Menace

    published June 8, 1999

    We live in wondrous times indeed if a bug-eyed amphibian who sways when he ought to swagger is the new enemy within. Meet Jar Jar Binks, the... More >>

  • Which Side Are They On?

    published May 18, 1999

    In 1877, a major railroad strike threatened to spread to New York City. Press reaction was swift and stern. The New York Tribune called for... More >>

  • Through the Peephole

    published May 11, 1999

    In 1919, a 15-year-old boy from the Upper West Side trekked to the National Academy of Design. The boy's parents had studied at the academy 20... More >>

  • The 'Faggot' Factor

    published May 4, 1999

    When Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold opened fire in their high school on April 20, they couldn't have imagined how many people would benefit. For... More >>

  • Be Here Then

    published April 20, 1999

    There are no tie-ins with Versace here, no banners heralding the martini of the moment or meager grants from gutless government agencies, as is... More >>

  • The New Real Thing

    published April 6, 1999

    Buzz, that most mysterious commodity, is even harder to parse in the art world, where the hype must be textured enough to reach a coveted coterie.... More >>

  • The R-Word

    published March 30, 1999

    If Rudolph Giuliani's enemies have their way, the wave of outrage over police brutality will roll right on through next year's senatorial... More >>

  • Shtick & Soul

    published March 16, 1999

    Monica Lewinsky may be the best thing to happen to comedy since Viagra, but for Al Franken she's a must to avoid. "It's hard to do a smart joke... More >>

  • Just Our Bill?

    published March 16, 1999

    Ever since he signed an affidavit last February claiming that his friend Sidney Blumenthal told him Monica Lewinsky was "a stalker" — thereby... More >>

  • Life After Duane

    published February 9, 1999

    Residents of the two housing projects that fly in the face of Chelsea chic must have been surprised to see so many Big Cup types parading through... More >>

  • Hunger Artist

    published January 26, 1999

    Seven years after his death, David Wojnarowicz, the essential '80s East Village artist, is back with a bang. Four galleries have joined the New... More >>

  • World War II Chic

    published January 12, 1999

    As the Senate gears up for a ritual caning of the president, it's telling that the most acclaimed film is Saving Private Ryan; the... More >>

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