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  • The Great Shill - Gretzky Fakes Out the Public in Pain Relief Power Play

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    The Great Shill - Gretzky Fakes Out the Public in Pain Relief Power Play

    As remarkable as anything he ever did on the ice, the unfailing graciousness and poise Wayne Gretzky has displayed over more than 30 years of immense fame may be the Great One's most amazing record of them all. From his start as an eight-year-old phe...

    by Mark Winopol on October 5, 1999
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    It's Gotta Be The Shoes

    Uni Watch, obsessing lately over football footwear, is struck by the following thought: If 1970s punt- returning star Billy "White Shoes" Johnson were playing today, he'd need a new nickname, because virtually all NFL teams now wear white shoes. Bla...

    by Paul Lukas on October 5, 1999
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    A Walk on the Wild Side

    The stats may have still counted, but the Mets sure didn't play the sudden death playoff game against the Reds like it was the last game of the regular season. During the last 14 days, the Black-and-Blue Boys rode a virtual Coney Island Cyclone from...

    on October 5, 1999
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    Nation

    Gore in Freefall God & Bush in Washington Brit Spooks at Waco The Celling of Tom Daschle Congressional Scumbags Sleaze Play Gore in Freefall Al Gore's presidential bid, newly headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, seemed to be in...

    by James Ridgeway on October 5, 1999
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    Man in the Middle - Chris Ofili Africanizes an Icon

    "It's not the Virgin Mary. It's a painting." These were the words uttered almost in unison by a group of Brooklyn Museum guards as they stood in front of Chris Ofili's picture titled The Holy Virgin Mary (1996), the work that launched a thousand slur...

    by Jerry Saltz on October 5, 1999
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    Features

    by Tom Tomorrow on October 5, 1999
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    Of Butches, Kings, and Masculinity

    I love butch girls. Girls with slick, shiny, barbershop haircuts, trimmed so short your fingertips can barely grip it. Girls with shirts that button the other way. Girls that swagger. Girls who have dicks made of flesh and silicone and latex and magi...

    by Tristan Taormino on October 5, 1999
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    Use Your Illusion

    Good-looking stranger moves to a small town, changing lives while harboring a secret past. Mumford and Boys Don't Crytwo hits at the recent Toronto Film Festivalare tales from the heartland, accounts of second chances taken and personal reinvention...

    by J. Hoberman on October 5, 1999
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    The Issue Before the Bar

    It may seem out of context, but Mr. Beery's of Bethpage is stocked with voter-registration forms. That's because owner Steve Beery is angry about a new state law banning all-you-can-drink deals and limiting drink specials; it's set to go into effect ...

    by Stacy Albin on October 5, 1999
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    headline

    That bastard Kevin in Oh Yeah, That's Why We Broke Up [Cover Feature, Sept. 8] is my long-term love of my life turned ex through and through. The moron would do just what Kevin did, really not take an interest in making sure we had fun together, invi...

    on October 5, 1999
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    Of Butches, Kings, and Masculinity

    I love butch girls. Girls with slick, shiny, barbershop haircuts, trimmed so short your fingertips can barely grip it. Girls with shirts that button the other way. Girls that swagger. Girls who have dicks made of flesh and silicone and latex and magi...

    by Tristan Taormino on September 28, 1999
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    NY Mirror

    The Oscars now have their own Mini-Me: the Golden Trailer Awards, celebrating all those ingenious, button-pushing commercials that so flashily con us into begging for $9.50 tickets, plus two Super Combos. The ceremony at the Directors Guild Theatre...

    by Michael Musto on September 28, 1999
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    Letters

    Log On In "The Trojan Elephant" [September 14], Richard Goldstein portrays Log Cabin Republicans as lacking in social conscience. He is sadly misinformed. I spent a year teaching math in the Chicago Public Schools. On their first day of high scho...

    on September 28, 1999
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    Monkeywrenchin' 'De Empiah Town'

    The man from Hempstead figured he had one best shot at telling the world his hometown was being strangled by an old-school political machine. Composing lines at his kitchen table and banging on his keyboard in his free time, he created a Web site tha...

    by Laura Conaway on September 28, 1999
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    All fired up

    Go to church in Texas and you may end up with bullet holes in you. A high school student anywhere can easily be a goner. And had you gone for a beer at Cee Cee'S Lounge just a few weeks ago, you could have been shot up, too. A gun-toting patron open...

    by Stacy Albin on September 28, 1999
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    Hempstead: A vast waistland

    With one eye on the electorate and the other on the electorate's waistlines, Hempstead Town Supervisor Rich Guardino this month announced the calendar for fall aerobics classes. The Republican chief took time out from more minor tasksincluding sa...

    by Laura Conaway on September 28, 1999
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    The young man and the sea

    The charter shows up at 6:15 p.m. on a hot day at Orient Marina, five middle-aged men with fishing rods, boots, coolers and three six-packs of Ballantine ale, eager to spend a night on the sea chasing striped bass. Cap'n Robbie Spitzenberg, though on...

    by Ambrose Clancy on September 28, 1999
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    Over a barrel

    All I had was a body, a barrel and two pieces of jewelry. Plus a phone number for a Howard Elkins of Boca Raton, Fla. It was Sept. 4. I was working as a stringer for The New York Times and I was to call this guy and tell him that a woman's body had b...

    by Bill Jensen on September 28, 1999
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    A guru smolders

    On this Saturday morning, just like every morning, Guru Maa Jyotishanand Saraswati sits barefoot on an altar in her temple below a bejeweled Hanuman, the Hindu monkey god. She douses mini-statues of other gods with water, chanting in metered bursts o...

    by Beth Greenfield on September 28, 1999
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    Stocking up at the Toronto Film Festival

    It's customary by now to introduce any report on the Toronto International Film Festival with ritual acknowledgment of its ever-escalating significance. This year, Canada's new National Post trumped everyone by fabricating a quote from Roger Ebert th...

    by J. Hoberman on September 28, 1999
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