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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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    Sticky-sweet hereafters

    A mainstream version of Jennifer Montgomery's controversial Art for Teachers of Children, Guinevere is notable as a showcase for Sarah Polley, a mercurial young actor with a wide, seemingly effortless range. Nothing could be further from the steely, ...

    by Amy Taubin on September 28, 1999
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    Mex and match

    Background Check Too often, Long Islanders who want to break out of the humdrum head for Manhattan. Only in the city, the thinking goes, can a place make it serving, for instance, Ethiopian or Tibetan food. That may explain why hybrid restaurants see...

    by Ron M. Beigel on September 28, 1999
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    Dishing all the dirt

    What does the pig in you really desire for the dirtiest dessert? Does it involve a third party? A fourth party? A farm animal? Don't strain too hard, because the folks I spoke to this week have provided an unofficial menu. All you need to do is selec...

    by Ellen Burris on September 28, 1999
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    The boys can't help it

    Now that posters touting next month's VH1-sponsored Eurythmics reunion concert at Madison Square Garden have been plastered all over LIRR stations, the writing is literally on the wall: Alternative music is the classic rock of the '90s, making great ...

    by Valerie Acklin and Artie Philie on September 28, 1999
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    The Long Island Music Coalition

    Since its inception in March, this loose assemblage of local musicians, club owners and media reps has been doing a valiant job of bringing together the local music community. Now several members have joined forces and donated songs that will soon be...

    by Ian D'Giff on September 28, 1999
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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?


    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


    NY Mirror

    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


    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)


    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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    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


    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
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