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    Yo! Soy!

    ANJUNA, INDIA I watched a juicy, pink sun rise on the Ganges River and set on the Taj Mahal. I rode through gritty city streets in speeding auto rickshaws, through coconut-laced villages in lagging ferry boats and lurching trains. I slept in an ash...

    by Beth Greenfield on November 23, 1999
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    Dual to the death

    It is customary in my family on St. Patrick's Day to ask every Irish person you meet if he's been to City Hall yet. When someone asks why, you tell him, "To get your ass painted green." This is a gentle but firm reminder to never stray into the prec...

    by Ambrose Clancy on November 23, 1999
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    Laptop beats, digital birds and Ricci fiends

    Pretty much all electronica, really, is DIY bed room electronicait's in dance music's family tree, only created by motionless, isolated people sitting at computers. But by playing up digital music's potential for expressive messiness, a fairly recen...

    by Douglas Wolk on November 23, 1999
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    Mighty Big Britches

    Last month, Sean Anderson got the call he thought would never come. Ever since his Valley Stream-based ska-core outfit Simon Has No Pants made the finals of Yoo-Hoo's Warped Speed Battle of the Unsigned Bands last summer, Anderson had been anxious. I...

    by Ian D'Giff on November 23, 1999
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    Motorway to Roswell

    http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/64/motorway_to_roswell.html Listening to Motorway to Roswell's track "Magnetic" on this MP3 site, I hedged my instinct to dismiss it as another uninspired radio-ready grunge act. Was I getting soft? My sardonic put-...

    by Michael Giacalone on November 23, 1999
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    Teen Angels

    The '80s may not be remembered fondly for its fashions or its politics, but when it comes to teen films, there was no better time. Capturing this era is the weak link in the otherwise sterling chain that is the American Museum of the Moving Image's u...

    by Michael Giacalone on November 23, 1999
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    Pokemon: Mewtwo strikes back

    Stand aside, for I am the master of Perplexichu, the 152nd Pokmon species of the Head-Slapping variety, with the special power of Gape! In combat, my Pokmon can muster the Alarmed Gaze, before which poorly trained moviemakers crumble! My Pokmon ca...

    by Michael Atkinson on November 23, 1999
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    The parent trap

    Long-established, if not altogether consistent, pillars of the European art film, the Spaniard Pedro Almodvar and the Frenchman Jacques Rivette are predictable only in their perversity. In Rivette's case, flouting the norms is generally a matter of ...

    by J. Hoberman on November 23, 1999
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    EMERGENCY

    Before Ramona DeRienzo landed an office job last April, the 43-year-old Levittown resident had worked as a diner waitress for 23 years without any health benefits. A single mother of two, she had used the Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow, ...

    by Ambrose Clancy on November 23, 1999
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    With Relish

    What I'm Thinking The history of the hot dog is a lot like the process of making a hot dog. No one can seem to agree on what it consists of. Was our local hero Nathan Handwerker the one who invented the frankfurter? Or did he just bring it to this c...

    by Ron M. Beigel on November 23, 1999
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    Extra stuffing, please

    Some people are so hungry during the Thanksgiving-to-Christmas season that, after the traditional holiday meals, they can't help but slip off to nibble on a thigh or breast. Others just flop on a couch. Here are some full stories: JESSY, 19, WESTBU...

    by Ellen Burris on November 23, 1999
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    headline

    Stone Temple Pilots No. 4 Atlantic From the beginning strains of the opener "Down," STP abandons its experimental-rock sounds in favor of the schlock that first got it noticed. Like so many ZZ Tops before them, STP is reworking the same riffs a...

    on November 23, 1999
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    headline

    Some other time, perhaps Awesome web site [www.livoice.com]. I loved it. Keep up the good work. I love NYC. I lived there years ago and I hung out in the Village. I was only 21. Awesome time, though I could tell you a story about my adventures back...

    on November 23, 1999
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    Location, location, location

    Your place or mine? Or how about the back of a mail truck? Or a teacher's desk? Any port in a storm. TRISH, 30, BAYSIDE I was a real nasty girl. I was willing to please. I would have done anything for him to accept me. We were in the city. It was tw...

    by Ellen Burris on November 16, 1999
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    Double take

    I've just found what could be the best little resale shop on the Island: Look Twice, in Rockville Centre. Imagine a black-label Armani woolen ladies' suit jacket for $75 and a vintage Gucci signature print handbag for $44! You'll get a little art ch...

    by Tanya Indiana on November 16, 1999
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    Dead or alive

    As one half of the Grateful Dead's Rhythm Devils drumming tandem, percussionist Mickey Hart has caused legions of dancing Heads to search out their tribal roots and immerse themselves into altered states via rhythm. In his third book, Spirit Into Sou...

    by Ian D'Giff on November 16, 1999
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    The man show

    Age matters in a place with jailbait running around. But does the 34-year-old smoothie at GROUND ZERO on this Friday night have to start a rap by asking a woman her age? Even before he opens his mouth, he stands out. Mr. Smooth is old enough to dat...

    by Stacy Albin on November 16, 1999
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    Spacely odyssey

    A couple years back when Stevan Spacely left the Imperial Pints, there were enough bad feelings swirling around that the Long Island version of the Oasis/Blur feud seemed inevitable. Things seem to have cooled since then, and the Pints put out a seco...

    by Michael Giacalone on November 16, 1999
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    Amos and Apple

    "The world is a piece of shit." That observation, courtesy of Fiona Apple on the occasion of her first MTV Award, suggests how Apple and Tori Amos, the moment's prime purveyors of particularly female pop aesthetics, inspire fits of both devotion an...

    by Barry Walters on November 16, 1999
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    A moment of silence

    As midnight approaches, and it's clear to everyone outside of Levittown Hall that the voters have already transformed the Nassau Republican Party from a fancy carriage into a pumpkin with its teeth knocked out, the party's Cinderella is still on cent...

    by Ward Harkavy on November 16, 1999
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