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2001 Stories by Richard Goldstein

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  • The Year in Queer

    published December 25, 2001

    Lesbian and gay groups were elated last week when the federal government announced that same-sex partners of victims in the 9-11 attack might... More >>

  • The War On Identity

    published December 11, 2001

    iven the reactionary agenda that has hitched itself to the... More >>

  • Al Sharpton’s Jewish Problem

    published November 13, 2001

    Making peace with the Jews wasn't high on Al Sharpton's agenda last week. On election eve, he sat with top Democrats at a large round table in the... More >>

  • Again?

    published November 13, 2001

    Again the phone call: "Turn on the TV!" Again the logo: BREAKING NEWS. Again the rush of information and the artificial calm of anchors... More >>

  • Anthrax as AIDS

    published October 23, 2001

    "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." Everyone has been citing that noble old nostrum—and it's true where anthrax is concerned. One... More >>

  • The Mayor’s Balls

    published October 9, 2001

    It's 1977. The mayor of New York is Abe Beame, a laconic little guy presiding over a huge fiscal crisis. But at least the skyline is graced by the... More >>

  • The Price of Unity

    published October 2, 2001

    There's a riveting Cuban film from the '60s called Memories of Underdevelopment. It's about an intellectual, disenchanted with his... More >>

  • That’s Entertainment!

    published September 18, 2001

    "Science fiction came true this week." That remark wasn't made by some professional reader of the culture's tea leaves, but by George... More >>

  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Backlash

    published September 11, 2001

    When the gay media watchdog GLAAD wrote an alarmed letter to Kevin Smith last month, they couldn't have predicted that this director of... More >>

  • The Gay Marriage Bomb

    published July 24, 2001

    Ralph Reed, who put the Christian Coalition on the map, gave that group some surprising advice when he left it to become a political consultant in... More >>

  • Where Were the Pols?

    published July 10, 2001

    With one exception, the six major candidates for mayor were silent during the bus-shelter flap. The Voice called their campaigns last week... More >>

  • ¡Visibilidad!

    published July 10, 2001

    Latin music was the soundtrack of this year's gay parade. Half a million people of all races marched to salsa, samba, and their many variations.... More >>

  • The Real Andrew Sullivan Scandal

    published June 19, 2001

    Andrew Sullivan, the premier gay writer at The New York Times, was about to speak on "The Emasculation of Gay Politics." He would take... More >>

  • Sexual Squealing

    published June 19, 2001

    Michelangelo Signorile is a bit of a careerist. That may explain why, in the first paragraph of his Sullivan exposé, Signorile mentions his... More >>

  • Love That Dare Not

    published May 29, 2001

    When Mormon fundamentalist Tom Green got busted for bigamy, he must have winced to discover that the Utah American Civil Liberties Union was on... More >>

  • Cruise Control

    published May 8, 2001

    Tom Cruise sues the way Robert Downey Jr. violates his parole. Downey can't pass up a snort and Cruise can't resist a tort. He's litigated several... More >>

  • Beyond the Pelting Pot

    published April 24, 2001

    Springtime for Hevesi! That might be this mayoral candidate's mantra after Charles Rangel, the most powerful black politician in New York, tiptoed... More >>

  • AIDS Culture: The Next Wave

    published March 27, 2001

    This June marks the 20th anniversary of the moment when AIDS entered our consciousness. In that time, the epidemic has wrought enormous changes in... More >>

  • Queer on Death Row

    published March 13, 2001

    You may never have heard of Calvin Burdine, but his case should be familiar. Burdine is the Texas death-row inmate whose lawyer allegedly fell... More >>

  • The Clinton Jones

    published February 27, 2001

    Before Pardongate there was Giftgate, starring red-handed Hillary; Officegate, set in posh Carnegie Hall Tower; Vandalgate, with that wacky White... More >>

  • Diagnosis: Artist

    published February 20, 2001

    They swagger. They stagger. They cry in their absinthe. They are artists, and we've been riveted by their (mis)behavior ever since the... More >>

  • Dark Victory

    published February 6, 2001

    Why would one of the Senate's most prominent progressives break ranks with his fellow Democrats to vote for John Ashcroft? Ask Russ Feingold of... More >>

  • Who’s Sorry Now?

    published January 30, 2001

    "This was a wag-the-dog hit," one religious activist told Newsweek, referring to last week's news that Jesse Jackson had fathered a "love... More >>

  • Learning from Queer as Folk

    published January 16, 2001

    So it's not The Pizza Boy: He Delivers. But Queer as Folk, Showtime's new series about gay life set in sultry Pittsburgh, is a much... More >>

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