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    Time of his life

    A 73-year-old man who needs two canes to walk, and whose dimmed vision precludes driving a car, stubbornly pilots his 1966 John Deere lawn mower 240 miles (at 5 mph) across Iowa to visit an estranged brother in Wisconsin. Prince of weirdness David Ly...

    by J. Hoberman on October 19, 1999
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    Past and repast

    What I Was Thinking Driving around L.A. last year, looking for a place to get a quick breakfast, I realized that something was missing: There are no diners. There are plenty of funky hot-dog stands and coffee shops, but no diners. On Long Island and ...

    by Ron M. Beigel on October 19, 1999
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    Tram Heavy Black Frame Jetset Records In the past couple of years, the New York label Jetset has not only worked with such legendary outfits as the Jesus Lizard and the Go-Betweens but has also helped bring releases from important UK newcomers ...

    on October 19, 1999
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    Caught on film Just wanted to drop you a line and thank you for acknowledging my work in your Best of LI '99. Honestly, I believe in the theory that your tallying computer might have been on the fritz when you came to the Best Filmmaker section, bu...

    on October 19, 1999
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    This is a New York-based zine, but features contributions from Holbrook's own Wayne Scallon, whose brother (I assume) Ken Scallon is the publisher, editor and designer. This zine is definitely in the aspires-to-be-a-magazine genre, but in the good se...

    by Michael Giacalone on October 19, 1999
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    I'm a Porn Star

    I was nervous on the drive to the East Coast Video Show (ECVS) in Atlantic City. I've been to adult industry trade shows before as a fan, consumer, and reporter, but this year was different. I was there to promote The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for W...

    by Tristan Taormino on October 19, 1999
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    Hood-lems - The KKK Wants to Hold a Rally in Downtown Manhattan. Should the City Let Them?

    Scott Masters Age 25 Resides Manhattan Occupation Painter Should the Klan be allowed to hold a rally? If the mayor is going to cut funding for art he thinks is pornographic, then he shouldn't spend money on extra police to protect hate groups. ...

    by Coco McPherson on October 19, 1999
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    NY Mirror

    The midtown Sephora store opening drew panting throngs, the entry reward of a $100 gift certificate probably having a little to do with the frenzy (though I was there only, of course, for the aesthetic experience). This new branch, like the other out...

    by Michael Musto on October 19, 1999
  • Standing While Black in NYC - The Police Only Saw He Was Black

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    Standing While Black in NYC - The Police Only Saw He Was Black

    "Students at Rice High School in Harlem, the only Catholic high School in Harlem, who are engaged in no wrongdoing, are frequently stopped and frisked.... Damarr McBean, a 15-year-old honors student, said of his encounters with the police: 'It just m...

    by Nat Hentoff on October 19, 1999
  • The Myth of Catholic Bashing - Aestheticism in the Wake of Catechism is No Heresy

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    The Myth of Catholic Bashing - Aestheticism in the Wake of Catechism is No Heresy

    The red carpet was already rolled up, most of the demonstrators dispersed, and the celebrities and paparazzi had decamped across town to an after-screening party when a bearded figure wearing a baseball cap strolled out of Lincoln Center toward the s...

    by Frank Owen on October 19, 1999
  • Two floors of four-story brownstone

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    Two floors of four-story brownstone

    Location Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Rent $400 (market) Square feet 1700 Occupant Brigette M. Moore (assistant to art director in children's publishing; founder and president of black grrrl revolution.org and of Moore Awareness.com, a problackgr...

    by Toni Schlesinger on October 19, 1999
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    Letters

    Web of Hate After three months of recovering from gunshot wounds inflicted by Benjamin Smith as I was walking home from synagogue, I think I have gained some perspective that I respectfully insist the ACLU and its colleague organizations lack ["Th...

    on October 19, 1999
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    Overloading Big Brother - 'Hacktivists' Try to Short-Circuit the Spooks

    Big Brother could get an earful this week. On Thursday, cyber activists are calling on Netizens around the world to help gum up the shadowy global electronic surveillance system known as Echelon. Operated by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) in...

    by Sarah Ferguson on October 19, 1999
  • Talking to the Machine - Finally, Software That Gets My Dichotomy  Or Is That Dike Hot to Me?

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    Talking to the Machine - Finally, Software That Gets My Dichotomy Or Is That Dike Hot to Me?

    When I was 18, I decided to write a novel by dictating it into a tape recorder. the idea, as I recall, was to avoid the quagmire of writing a first draft, and jump directly to the revision stage. What I found, though, was that in seeking to make my w...

    by David L. Ulin on October 19, 1999
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    Error, Comptroller

    With both the Yankees and the Mets in the playoffs (at press time, anyway), that could only mean one thing: time for City Comptroller Alan Hevesi to emerge from his 11-month hibernation and make like Tim McCarver on the subject of baseball economics....

    on October 19, 1999
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    Long Game, Long Ball Go Down in Mets Lore

    The Apple said it all. As the rain turned to deluge and the fans filed deliriously to their flooded $14 parking spaces, it stood there engorged, defiant behind the outfield wall, a red delicious testament to the be in Robin Ventura's bop. "Red Foley ...

    by Allen St. John on October 19, 1999
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    Pedro's Masterpiece Burns the Rocket

    "Flags," says the Irish woman on the stairwell. "Get ya Dominican flags here." She has a whole table of goods laid out four hours before game time, nearly an entire afternoon prior to the third game of the American League Championship Series between...

    by Charles P. Pierce on October 19, 1999
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    A Favor for the Mayor's Favorite Restaurant - City Picks Up Tab for Private Fire Egress on Mulberry Street

    Just how much does Mayor Rudy Giuliani like Da Nico restaurant on Mulberry Street? Enough to have a very public lunch there with Arizona senator and presidential contender John McCain. Enough to dine there in 1996 on his first visit in two decades to...

    by Chisun Lee on October 19, 1999
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    Welfare Policy Relapse - City Just Says No to Poor Addicts

    Thousands of welfare recipients being treated for alcoholism and drug addiction may lose their benefits under new guidelines issued by the city's Human Resources Administration, the 'Voice' has learned. The rules, which are being widely criticized by...

    by Sharon Lerner on October 19, 1999
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    Leonard's Lips Are Sealed - Were the 'New York Press,' New Times Shut Out of Bidding on the 'Voice'?

    'One of the bidders is a brat-pack actor.' 'Times Mirror is in.' 'Yahoo! is out.' These were some of the rumors flying around last week, as the October 15 bidding deadline for Stern Publishing approached. The company, owned by Leonard Stern and made ...

    by Cynthia Cotts on October 19, 1999
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