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2000 Stories by Richard Goldstein

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  • The Year in Queer

    published December 26, 2000

    "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," Charles Dickens wrote of the French Revolution. For gay people, the first year of the new... More >>

  • Stealth Homophobia

    published December 12, 2000

    At press time, the fat judges have yet to sing, so it's still unclear who the next president will be. But the media consensus is that the man... More >>

  • The Joy of Bombing

    published November 21, 2000

    To live outside the law, you must be honest. —Bob Dylan It was round-up-the-usual-suspects time at City Hall last week, as Rudy... More >>

  • Dark Victory

    published November 14, 2000

    Ralph Nader is poised to fill the Mr. Smith slot in American political fantasy. Squint hard and he even resembles young Jimmy Stewart as the... More >>

  • Purity and Power

    published October 31, 2000

    America's premiere right-wing journal, National Review, backs George W. Bush this week and urges "the faithful to do the same." The... More >>

  • The Absent Alpha

    published October 24, 2000

    As America takes time out from baseball to channel-surf the real world series—the presidential election—the race seems closer than a... More >>

  • Scary Move

    published October 3, 2000

    Call it I Still Know What You Did in Your Focus Group Last Summer. As the Senate Commerce Committee met last Wednesday for another round of... More >>

  • Looking For Lefty

    published September 12, 2000

    This was a phat week for Al Gore. With Friends of the Earth in his pocket and the Teamsters up his sleeve, he had reason to believe he'd won back... More >>

  • Fear of Joseph Lieberman

    published August 15, 2000

    There's this joke about a Jewish boy and his grandfather, whose favorite game is naming the most unlikely Jews. On his deathbed, the old man... More >>

  • Protest 2000

    published July 18, 2000

    It's not easy interviewing Alli Starr. The signal on her cell phone wavers radically as she careens through the Malibu Hills, on her way to ruckus... More >>

  • Celebrity Bigots

    published July 11, 2000

    So John Rocker played at Shea, and the fans booed him. By baiting the "hate hurler" (as Rocker was dubbed by one tab), they got to feel superior,... More >>

  • Semper Fey

    published June 20, 2000

    Bremerton, Washington—They may say, "Don't ask, don't tell." But a better way to describe what goes on in the military is the motto... More >>

  • Modem Madness

    published June 6, 2000

    A specter is haunting the Internet. It is the menace of cybersex. And according to a small army of researchers and therapists, it's creating a... More >>

  • Lazio to CBS: I'm No Pansy

    published May 30, 2000

    Rick Lazio may be a moderate to the media, but that didn't stop him from using an antigay epithet in an interview with CBS Evening News... More >>

  • Imitation of Bill

    published May 9, 2000

    Donna Hanover's image has hardly been helped by the parlous state of her marriage to Rudolph Giuliani.... More >>

  • Fight Club

    published April 25, 2000

    What if they gave a gay march and nobody came? Seems impossible in a movement whose last demonstration on the Capitol mall, in 1993, drew... More >>

  • Tall story

    published April 4, 2000

    Cigarette ads are the fetish films of hype. In order to overcome the instinct for self-preservation, they must conjure up the most primal... More >>

  • Apology Accepted

    published March 28, 2000

    When the Japanese apologized for Pearl Harbor just two years ago, Americans were more puzzled than consoled by the act. The spectacle of important... More >>

  • The Art Libel

    published March 14, 2000

    "I'm very upset," says Hans Haacke, the artist at the center of the city’s latest art scandale. Addressing the furor over his... More >>

  • The Most Dangerous Writer In America

    published February 29, 2000

    On a winter weekend in 1978, thousands of freaks filled an East Village theater to see artists and rockers such as Frank Zappa and Patti Smith... More >>

  • Skin Deep

    published February 8, 2000

    "I have this recurring dream where I’m a serial killer," Attila Richard Lukacs reveals. Once, he woke up in such a panic that he couldn't... More >>

  • We Got Game

    published January 25, 2000

    What's the most important annual event in American culture? If you guessed the Oscars, you're in the wrong locker room, wuss. It's the Super Bowl.... More >>

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