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    Redeeming features

    Dogma, as you may have heard, is an armageddon caper with a cast of characters that includes a pro-choice world savior, a divine messenger who complains of being "as anatomically impaired as a Ken doll," a supreme deity who takes the form of Alanis M...

    by J. Hoberman on November 16, 1999
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    What rhymes with 'maggot'?

    After an alleged gay-bashing incident at the SUNY Stony Brook Student Union on the eve of the anniversary of Matthew Shepard's murder, Army recruiters have been temporarily kicked off campus pending an investigation. The Oct. 12 incident, according ...

    by Stacy Albin on November 16, 1999
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    Revolt in Hempstead

    After spending 10 years suing the Town of Hempstead, newly elected Town Councilor Dorothy Goosby may soon be in the unusual position of suing herself. And if you think that's odd, says her attorney Fred Brewington, "you haven't seen anything yet. Jus...

    by Laura Conaway on November 16, 1999
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    Let the games begin

    The lawyers who operate the gears and levers of the vaunted Nassau GOP machine were feeling pretty cocky last spring about continuing their century of one-party rule. On June 14, Brian J. Davis, a member of Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, the law firm...

    by Ward Harkavy on November 16, 1999
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    Where's the beef?

    In a protest movement that's strictly from hunger, Nassau Community College's students can almost taste victory. But that elusive fast-food hamburger, which they insist is worth fighting for, may still be beyond their grasp. Since January 1998, the ...

    by Bill Jensen on November 16, 1999
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    The Democrats' bash

    The lights went out in Democratic candidate Bonnie Eisler's house just before the polls closed Nov. 2 and the last of Nassau County's voters finished jamming their wrenches into the Republican machine. It turned out to be a symbolic moment, like J...

    by Laura Conaway on November 16, 1999
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    Bean there, done that

    What I'm Thinking I wandered into my local Boston Market recently as the woman behind the counter was on the phone trying to contact the Nassau County Board of Health. It was after five and no one answered her call. She explained to me that there was...

    by Ron M. Beigel on November 16, 1999
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    headline

    Foo Fighters There is Nothing Left to Lose RCA You've got to feel bad for Dave Grohl. He's never going to achieve the classically-disjointed, revolution-starting rumblings of the era that spawned him. It's not his fault; he just writes songs tha...

    on November 16, 1999
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    headline

    Lighten up, pal As one of the comedians who contributes to Stand-Up University at Governor's comedy club in Levittown, I must admit I was pleased when Voice writer Stacy Albin told us she wanted to do a story about our comedy class. But when her ar...

    on November 16, 1999
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    Victor Morales - (waiter, Belgo; fiction writer)

    Income $21,000 (1999) Health Insurance none Rent $400/mo. Utilities $60/mo. Phone $30/mo. Food $250/mo. Transportation $55/mo. Victor Morales, 23, was standing in Belgo wearing his 1950s eyeglasses and a severe black monk's habit with a lot ...

    by Toni Schlesinger on November 9, 1999
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    NY Mirror

    If you heard a loud, lively boom uptown the other night, it was the sound of the art and scandal worlds festively smashing into each other at the opening of Timothy Greenfield-Sanders's portrait exhibit at the Mary Boone Gallery. The boundary-crossin...

    by Michael Musto on November 9, 1999
  • Press Lords Bow to a Torturer - Time Warner and Human Rights

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    Press Lords Bow to a Torturer - Time Warner and Human Rights

    The Committee To Protect Journalists is the most valuable of all press organizations because it goes beyond First Amendment rights here at home to safeguard the right of all journalists in the world to be protected from governments that imprison, t...

    by Nat Hentoff on November 9, 1999
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    The XXX Files

    The night I went to the Flea to see Lava Love, the extraordinary dance-cum-circus-performance full of death-defying feats by strong, luscious ladies, I spotted Sigourney Weaver in the audience. She was dressed in a red leather jacket and a fabulous b...

    by Tristan Taormino on November 9, 1999
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    Part 2: A Tale of Two Brothers - Fela Didn't Believe AIDS Existed. But then he died of the disease. His brother is still trying to convince Fela's fans that HIV is real.

    Additional articles in this series. LAGOS, NIGERIAThis is not an easy country, but Lagos, Nigeria's teeming megacity, is almost fantastical in its difficulties. Rarely do 24 hours pass without a blackout, and power outages lasting weeks are comm...

    by Mark Schoofs on November 9, 1999
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    Letters

    Comparing Pain In response to the article written by Peter Noel, "The Hate That Hate Produced" [November 2]: In the four centuries of the Middle Passage more than 60 million people were taken from the continent of Africaone-third of whom never ma...

    on November 9, 1999
  • The Shock of the Old - Strange Days at Anthropologie and Restoration Hardware

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    The Shock of the Old - Strange Days at Anthropologie and Restoration Hardware

    'She could not help feeling the claim of each trinket and valuable upon her personally, and yet she did not stop. There was nothing there which she could not have used-nothing which she did not long to own. The dainty slippers and stockings, the deli...

    by Lynn Yaeger on November 9, 1999
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    Fahrenheit 212 - Some Parents Want to Ban the Harry Potter Books. Are You Censorial?

    Michael Nicholas Age 27 Resides Bronx Occupation Occupation Sales associate Did your parents censor what you read as a kid? Yes. As a Jehovah's Witness, I wasn't allowed to read certain things. Do you or would you censor your children's books? ...

    by Coco McPherson on November 9, 1999
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    Nation

    A Weak Week As the Politicians Turn Oddly disconnected from the real world of politics, the presidential campaign pokes along on its own narrow bandwidth. Last week we saw Boring Gore taking a leaf out of Clinton's book and getting a shot in the ar...

    by James Ridgeway on November 9, 1999
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    Foiling FOIA - Will the Justice Department Limit Public Access to Information?

    The Department of Justice is considering a push to repeal elements of the Freedom of Information Act, the Voice has confirmed. The change is "aimed at drafting a limited statutory exemption for information," said Steve Mitchell, the department lawye...

    by Mark Boal on November 9, 1999
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    Virtually Fearless - Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy the Therapy

    In its long, strange trip to define itself, virtual reality has been put to a multitude of uses, from arcade games to architectural drawing to fighter-pilot training. VR's forefathers, as Fred Moody wrote in 'The Visionary Position,' are strange bedf...

    by Reetpaul Rana on November 9, 1999
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