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    Leaving Your Past Behind

    Two months ago in California, a thrift-store owner bought the contents of a storage unit at an auction for 20 bucks. As she picked through the stuff, she found wedding pictures of a happy bride and groom. Then she found the groom. He was stuffed in a...

    by Bill Jensen on November 30, 1999
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    Thanksgivers

    While you're enjoying your holiday meal, think about the people who made it possible. No, we don't mean either the Pilgrims or the Native Americans. And we're not talking about the various corporate producers of pre-packaged food. We mean the p...

    on November 30, 1999
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    Living a Full Life

    What I'm Thinking Chinese buffets are the latest dining fad on Long Island. Places are cropping up faster than you can say "I'm as fat as Buddha and I can't take it anymore." Buffets at Indian restaurantsand Brazilian/Portuguese rodizios serve a val...

    by Ron M. Beigel on November 30, 1999
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    The Russian Is Coming, Percussion Is Coming!

    In England, a country fanatical about beats, homegrown hip-hoppers are criminally underrespected. While speed garage, drum'n'bass and the much maligned trip hopall children or grandchildren of hip hophold sway over the British masses, those who cho...

    by Jon Caramanica on November 30, 1999
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    Head or Tales

    Tim Burton has yet to tackle an "adult" theme but there isn't a bankable Hollywood director with a flintier sense of aestheic integrity. More insolently pop than David Lynch and less eager for approval than Steven Spielberg, Burton has repeatedly twi...

    by J. Hoberman on November 30, 1999
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    Victor Wooten Yin-Yang Compass Records One listen to this two-disc stunner will quickly prove that Victor Wooten, whose regular gig is as Bela Fleck's fat-stringer, is one of most impressive electric bassists playing today. His facility and ski...

    on November 30, 1999
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    The good fight Regarding Poetic (a.k.a. Anthony Berkeley) and his battle with colon cancer [Grave condition, Notes, Oct. 21]: we are all praying for Anthonyand D.D., who is at his sideto give them both the strength to overcome this obstacle. We a...

    on November 30, 1999
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    Leathermen, Catholics, and Lolita

    There was a time when leathermen could only find each other in seedy bars, back alleys, or public rest rooms. They wore motorcycle jackets or vests, and flagged colored handkerchiefs from their back pockets to announce their desires. A hankie on the ...

    by Tristan Taormino on November 23, 1999
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    Chinas Brutal Police State - Fifty Years of State Terrorism

    Before Time Warner assembled a galaxy of American media owners and international robber barons (as muckrakers used to call plutocrats), human rights activists Robert Bernstein and Fang Lizhi wrote a long appeal in the September 23 'New York Review of...

    by Nat Hentoff on November 23, 1999
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    NY Mirror

    Anyone with a camera and some balls can be a star at the MIX Festival's Video Gong Show, where aspiring auteurs bring in short films that are alternately entertaining and (gong) indulgent. One of the big winners this year was a likable lesbian spoof ...

    by Michael Musto on November 23, 1999
  • Basya Schechter - (singer-songwriter-musician-teacher)

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    Basya Schechter - (singer-songwriter-musician-teacher)

    Income about $19,000 (1999) Health Insurance none Rent $600/mo. Utilities $70/mo. Phone $150/. Food $350/mo. Transportation $228/mo. Basya Schechter has had 57 jobs since she was nine. That's not counting all the office temp positions or the ...

    by Toni Schlesinger on November 23, 1999
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    Germ Warfare - Donald Trump Is So Phobic He Wont Shake Hands With Strangers. Is It Catching?

    Frank Gortman Age 38 Resides Bronx Occupation Store detective Are you afraid of germs? No. I was in the army and around all kinds of chemicals. Donald Trump is exhibiting obsessive-compulsive behavior and it will affect the way voters see him. T...

    by Coco McPherson on November 23, 1999
  • Cum on Feel the Webnoize - The Music Industry Turns to the Tech World for a Boost

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    Cum on Feel the Webnoize - The Music Industry Turns to the Tech World for a Boost

    When we last left the music business, it was desperately trying to get its groove back. Flashback to March 1997: Austin's annual industry hoedown, South by Southwest, a usually joyous affair, seems muted this time around due to recent layoffs and a s...

    by Richard A. Martin on November 23, 1999
  • FBI's Shutter Speed - Subversive Filmmaker Attracts the Wrong Kind of Agent

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    FBI's Shutter Speed - Subversive Filmmaker Attracts the Wrong Kind of Agent

    Success seemed imminent. A local TV station was airing a segment about his Web site, and he began to savor those precious moments of microfame. No more dingy years of self-subsidized screenings; now there'd be an audience for his art. But then came t...

    by Mark Boal on November 23, 1999
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    Letters

    Read 'em and Weep In "Mumia's Last Stand" [November 16], Peter Noel writes that Mumia Abu-Jamal's life depends on "the precarious vagary of white man's justice," and chillingly describes the manner in which the state of Pennsylvania plans to carry o...

    on November 23, 1999
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    Attack of the Killer Kapitalists - Protestors rally to oppose the world trade organization.

    Call it Lollapalooza done to an activist beata gathering of 50,000 or so protesters using rage and revelry to shut down a meeting of trade bureaucrats and corporate suits. On November 30, the cabal-like World Trade Organization begins a new round of...

    by Lenora Todaro on November 23, 1999
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    Green With Envy - Pataki Wrestles Spitzer for Eco-Laurels

    When Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced last week that New York State would finally take GE to court for polluting the Hudson with toxic PCB's, environmentalists could barely contain their jubilation. 'So many activists have been working on thi...

    by Karen Cook on November 23, 1999
  • The Coqui vs. the Bulldozer - 7th St. Gardeners Plan Amphibious Attack

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    The Coqui vs. the Bulldozer - 7th St. Gardeners Plan Amphibious Attack

    The battle to save community gardens has inspired some odd metamorphoses. Activists who opposed Mayor Rudy Giuliani's plan to auction off hundreds of gardens this spring protested while dressed as ladybugs, flowers, and tomatoes; one sunflower-guised...

    by J.A. Lobbia on November 23, 1999
  • Money Porn - Welcome to the Sweepstakes Era. Wanna Play?

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    Money Porn - Welcome to the Sweepstakes Era. Wanna Play?

    There's a moment at the end of Fox's game show 'Greed,' right when the contestant daniel aces the final question. He punches his hands up and screams. At that moment, he and his teammates became the first players to hit the million-dollar jackpot on ...

    by Austin Bunn on November 23, 1999
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    The Fleeing Man - Raising Doubts About the Guilt of Mumia Abu-Jamal

    One night, 18 years ago, a young white cop was gunned down in Philadelphia's Center City. A mostly white jury concluded that Mumia Abu-Jamal was the gunman. They considered him a wound-up militant ready to kill, and recommended death for the former ...

    by Peter Noel on November 23, 1999
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