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    The ABCs of Porn

    Las VegasThe ever-more-glamorous porn industry took over a corner of the convention hall at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week at the Sands Expo Center. The convention was also the occasion for the Adult Video News awards, in which...

    by Tristan Taormino on January 18, 2000
  • Take This Down - Unauthorized Lecture-Note Sites Draw Profs’ Fire


    Take This Down - Unauthorized Lecture-Note Sites Draw Profs Fire

    On a recent afternoon at the University of Houston, April Phillips rushes from her genetics class to her off-campus apartment. Settling in front of her computer, she begins to transcribe the notes from the lecture. This is not a memory technique or a...

    by Deirdre Hussey & Coco McPherson on January 18, 2000
  • Hot Tuner - Benjamin Treuhaft Floats Pianos to Cuba


    Hot Tuner - Benjamin Treuhaft Floats Pianos to Cuba

    A big international operation is going on on East Seventh Street. Benjamin Treuhaft is in his apartment staring at a globe with lots of pale blue oceans and pink continents and going over the plans for his next brigade to move 50 pianos into Cuba. "A...

    by Toni Scheslinger on January 18, 2000
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    NY Mirror

    This column may not be suitable for anyone with certain types of heart disease, bladder problems, or uncontrolled blood pressure, or someone who's swelling, nursing, or taking medications. Read on only after consulting your doctor. But anyway: At th...

    by Michael Musto on January 18, 2000
  • Alternating Currents


    Alternating Currents

    When the wind clocks south from the waste recovery facility, it carries a stink that, as a friend once put it, could gag a maggot. Compacted sludge from a nearby city sewage treatment plant is fired here at high temperature to form fertilizer pellets...

    by Guy Trebay on January 18, 2000
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    Vital Signs - New Media Savants Check the Pulse of Silicon Alley

    With the new year smoothly under way, the Voice asked leading experts to weigh in on the best and worst recent developments of the tech revolutionand to envision the shape of things to come. Here's a sampling of their responses. ANDREW SHAPIRO, ...

    by Amanda Griscom on January 18, 2000
  • The Launching Fad - A next-generation start-up plays the fortune game


    The Launching Fad - A next-generation start-up plays the fortune game

    PLANT LIFE I It's under the whiteboard and the 'To Do' list thumbtacked to the wall ('Find Attorney,' 'Create a Record of Action'). From the corner where it sits, it doesn't get any light, save the stray radiance of monitors. Who knows if it gets w...

    by Austin Bunn on January 18, 2000
  • Crashing the Party


    Crashing the Party

    Downtown Flushing was awash in sunlight last Thursday, but the temperature was freefalling, and the narrow pedestrian alley where Yangsun Park was standing had become a frigid wind tunnel. Still, the 28-year-old volunteer with the Young Korean Ameri...

    by Andrew Hsiao on January 18, 2000
  • Blade Runners - photographs by Regina Monfort


    Blade Runners - photographs by Regina Monfort

    Who cares if it's the toastiest winter on record? So what if city dwellers have spent half the season in windbreakers and T-shirts, snow boots and thermal underwear buried in their apartment closets? Dressed in an exuberant mlange of traditional ski...

    by Lynn Yaeger on January 18, 2000
  • Two-Room Apartment in Six-Unit Building


    Two-Room Apartment in Six-Unit Building

    Location Park Slope Rent $625/mo. Square feet 250 Occupants Nazima Kadir (investigator, Civilian Complaint Review Board) You live near the Grand Prospect banquet hall with the marble fountains and gold leaf toilet seats! I saw some yellow hous...

    by Toni Schlesinger on January 18, 2000
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    The Isaacson Connection - AOL's Love-Hate Relationship With 'Time'

    Last week's merger of Time Warner and AOL spawned comparisons between CEOs Gerald Levin and Steve Case (60-year-old Levin is shrewder, they say, but 41-year-old Case is the stud). Then there was the inevitable story of how the pair met last fall in P...

    by Cynthia Cotts on January 18, 2000
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    'Up Your Ass,' Rudy Thank you, Judith Coburn ["Solanas Lost and Found" January 18], for shedding light on the late Valerie Solanas and her newly produced play, Up Your Ass. Solanas has been entertaining to me ever since I saw the movie on her lif...

    on January 18, 2000
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    A Landlord With Convictions - Brooklyn Owner to Be Sentenced in Eviction Case

    A Brooklyn landlord who threatened a tenant, repeatedly locked her out, and demolished her bathroom has been convicted on five counts of unlawful eviction. The landlord, Sue Simmonds, 58, was convicted in Brooklyn criminal court on January 7. She cou...

    by J.A. Lobbia on January 18, 2000
  • No-Sex Ed - City Programs Face the Trials of Teaching Abstinence


    No-Sex Ed - City Programs Face the Trials of Teaching Abstinence

    It is snack time at the abstinence program run by the Church Avenue Merchants Block Association (CAMBA), so the fifth and sixth graders have a moment to munch on pretzels and drink juice before delving into their daily rap session about sex. The 'Coo...

    by Sharon Lerner on January 18, 2000
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    Rock 'n' Roll Hockey

    "You know, getting ready to play a gig is like getting ready for a game," says Pete Zamboni (a/k/a Peter Katis) as he and his three bandmates prepare to take the stage at Brownies on Avenue A. He tugs a Rangers shirt over his head and continues, "Thi...

    by Stu Hackel on January 18, 2000
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    Yankees and Devils and Jets, Oh My When you hear numbers like $635 million for the Jets (the amount coughed up by Robert Wood "Woody" Johnson IV last week) and $175 million for the Devils (the amount the newly formed YankeeNets monstrosity is prepar...

    on January 18, 2000
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    From Combat to Camaraderie

    We hear the clichs every Sunday: Football is a war, a battle in the trenches, a test of wills. In the NFL lexicon, games are violent clashes of manhood against manhood; coaches are field generals and players are soldiers. Not so long ago, the game's...

    by Brian P. Dunleavy & Paul Forrester on January 18, 2000
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    Campaign Notebook Junk Bond Dog Gore's Teapot Beer Money Yellow Menace Smoke, Mirrors, and White Noise Campaign Notebook At a welcome-back-to-New Hampshire rally last week, the crowd of poised Ivy Leaguers surrounding Bill Bradley enth...

    by James Ridgeway on January 18, 2000
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    Dress Like an Activist, Walk Like a Delegate

    DELEGATE: Earplugs help filter out endless hype from the podium and save hearing for important matters, such as any hint of discord between Hillary and Al. Mobile phones are the official delegate accessory. Use is appropriate on the convention fl...

    by Judith Lewis on January 11, 2000
  • NY Mirror


    NY Mirror

    Those pesky Oscar nominations will be announced on February 15the high point of the year in triviabut for now, my crystal (meth) ball has spewed forth with its own kooky predictions. BEST PICTURE: The witty-ish 'American Beauty' struck me as ...

    by Michael Musto on January 11, 2000
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