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    Missy Donatuti and the gang have moved their home base from eastern Long Island to Rhode Island in an attempt to live everywhere with the word "Island" in the name. This issue is a winner, with more devilishly abstract humor ("Analogies You Probably ...

    by Michael Giacalone on September 28, 1999
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    Mouth to mouth I would like to thank your paper for assembling such a comprehensive survey of the Island porn scene, past and present (such as it is), and in particular Stacy Albin for her accurate reporting of my perspective as a "player" in the ad...

    on September 28, 1999
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    Tricky (With DJ Muggs And Grease) Juxtapose Island On this latest outing, Tricky receives a much needed kick in the pants from guest producers DJ Muggs (of Cypress Hill) and Grease, resulting in his most invigorating release in some time. Muggs...

    on September 28, 1999
  • Itís Sell or High Water - Whee-commerce! Can Indie Booksellers Ride the Wave?

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    Its Sell or High Water - Whee-commerce! Can Indie Booksellers Ride the Wave?

    A customer walks into Three Lives and Co., the West Village bookstore, and picks up a copy of The Portrait of a Lady. At the counter, the clerk hesitates, seeing the Signet logo. Signets is the 1881 version; Henry James made considerable revisions...

    by Claire Barliant on September 21, 1999
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    A Free Speech Warrior - 'Sure, We Get People Angry'

    Ron Kuby first became widely known as a defense lawyer during his years of working with William Kunstler, the most resourceful, irreverent, and impassioned defense lawyer since Clarence Darrow. Kunstler was a man of such sudden wit that when he appea...

    by Nat Hentoff on September 21, 1999
  • NY Mirror

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    Los Angeles is still the sickest, most vulgar, appalling place on earth, and I cant wait to go back. Two recent visits reminded me of all the garish, twisted, star-fucking behavior that I love more than idolatry itself. Even the simple act of leavin...

    by Michael Musto on September 21, 1999
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    Baby Warbucks

    Billionaire Ronald Perelman and His Ex-Wife Are Duking It Out: She Says She Needs $4400 a Day To Raise Their Four-Year-Old. Too Much? Reed Kotake Age 20 Resides East Village Occupation Student How much money do you think ...

    by Coco McPherson on September 21, 1999
  • For Common Threads - The Spring 2000 Fashion Shows

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    For Common Threads - The Spring 2000 Fashion Shows

    'I do not believe that, even where it is strongest, irony has convinced us that nothing is real, true, or ours. We believe, when we let ourselves, that there are things we can trust, people we can love, words we can say in earnest,' writes Jedediah P...

    by Lynn Yaeger on September 21, 1999
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    Sites Unscene - Evaluating a Summer of Club Closings

    Passing by the 'Building for Sale' sign at 15 St. Marks, where Coney Island High used to be, is like a slap in the face. There's no more gruff doorman, no more musicians unloading gear, no more freaks congregating on the sidewalk, no more sweaty crow...

    by Robin Rothman on September 21, 1999
  • Christian Mitterbauer - (Shea stadium vendor; student)

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    Christian Mitterbauer - (Shea stadium vendor; student)

    Income about $7000 (1999) Health Insurance covered by mother Rent, Utilities, Phone covered by parents Food $300/mo. Transportation $100/mo. The crowd holds its breath. Christian Mitterbauer puts down his red vending tray, opens two cans of B...

    by Toni Schlesinger on September 21, 1999
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    Unnatural Disasters - How Humans Are Behind the Weather Weirdness

    Hurricanes. Mosquitos. E. coli. Drought. Coincidence? Some scientists don't think so. Rather, they say, the dried, drenched, and infested summer of '99 may be a perfect example of how pollution is changing our climate and the climate, in turn, is af...

    by Sharon Lerner on September 21, 1999
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    Exit Stage Right - Press Winks As Starr Tries To Dodge Accountability

    Last week, as the newspapers spilled tons of ink on the latest sparring between the Republicans and the Clintons, independent counsel Ken Starr quietly launched a rehabilitation tour, speaking to students and business leaders and granting selected in...

    by Cynthia Cotts on September 21, 1999
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    Letters

    Aggressive Ugliness Thank you for Lenora Todaro's article about New York University's hostile takeover of the East and West Villages ["NYU: A Blot on the Village," September 14]. She captured perfectly the blatant arrogance, total indifference, an...

    on September 21, 1999
  • Watching the Clothes Go Round - In Search of the Fashion Don't

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    Watching the Clothes Go Round - In Search of the Fashion Don't

    When did fashion shows become such bad sex an hour of excruciating tease culminating in 20 minutes of repetitious up-and-down? Whether staged inside Madison Square Garden (Tommy Hilfiger), in Lower East Side theaters (Miguel Adrover), on the terrace...

    by Guy Trebay on September 21, 1999
  • The Land of Less - Reeling from a major funding drought, vanguard performing artists downsize their dreams

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    The Land of Less - Reeling from a major funding drought, vanguard performing artists downsize their dreams

    All through the culture war, bombs blasted the landscape built to support artists. Somehow, they're still expected to live there. Expected to suffer. Forged in the fire all that rot. It's as if, while no one was looking, starving in garrets (once ag...

    by C. Carr on September 21, 1999
  • What's in a Name? - Rapping About the Future of Online Music Media

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    What's in a Name? - Rapping About the Future of Online Music Media

    Well, it looks like Viacom finally gets it: the Internet isn't a peripheral medium, and in time may prove to be 'the' medium for music entertainment. In May, Viacom acquired SonicNet, a popular, award-winning music news site. Then last month, Viacom ...

    by Jeff Howe on September 21, 1999
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    The Warrant Squad 'Burglars' - Detectives allegedly broke into an apartment once occupied by a suspect. They rummaged through the new tenant's lingerie, then said it was all a mistake. Was it a crime?

    More than a month after careless intruders, first believed to be bounty hunters, smeared fingerprints all over the back window of her fourth-floor Bronx apartment, the allegation that the incriminating imprimatur of the home invaders belongs to NYPD ...

    by Peter Noel on September 21, 1999
  • Ping-Pong Madness - At the Hub of the City's Table-Tennis Subculture

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    Ping-Pong Madness - At the Hub of the City's Table-Tennis Subculture

    So, the West Side Club is about to close and the ping-pong players are going crazy. What are Abass and Alex and Wally and George and Marty and Steve and Phil and the three Johns going to do? Where will they hang out? Where will they practice? And wha...

    by Susan Brownmiller on September 21, 1999
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    Oh What a Relief It Is - The Cast of Misfits in the Mets Bullpen

    A collection of castaway closers, a crackpot, a headhunter, more journeymen than a conquistador battalion, a guy who hadn't thrown a pitch in the majors for two years, and a stopper who spent two months on the disabled list . . . this is the best bul...

    by Howard Z. Unger on September 21, 1999
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    Punch Drunk

    Some observations on Oscar De La Hoya's unrewarded boxing clinic performed on Felix Trinidad Saturday night: Among Trinidad's defenders actually, we should say De La Hoya's critics, since they seem far more numerous it has now become common curren...

    on September 21, 1999
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