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    Punch Drunk

    Some observations on Oscar De La Hoya's unrewarded boxing clinic performed on Felix Trinidad Saturday night: Among Trinidad's defenders actually, we should say De La Hoya's critics, since they seem far more numerous it has now become common curren...

    on September 21, 1999
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    Site and Sound

    Oceanside writer/actor Steve Strangio has turned his days of turnpike-hiking and deli-hopping into an award-winning screenplay and short film called Journey to the Strip Mall. Now he hopes that his website can be a journey to the virtual strip mall f...

    by Michael Giacalone on September 21, 1999
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    Gangsta Rule - Keeping a Piece of the Action

    Beneath the struggles that define today's global hot spots lies the age old struggle for riches. In Russia as well as in East Timor, that means oil. In poverty-ridden Kosovo, the Serbs have attempted to maintain control of metal mining. In most cases...

    by James Ridgeway on September 21, 1999
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    Recordings

    Robyn Hitchcock Jewels For Sophia Warner Bros. Continuing down the quirky, folk-pop path he helped pioneer, Robyn Hitchcock triumphs on his latest album by using a different group of back-up musicians for the first time since 1981's Black Snake...

    on September 21, 1999
  • A Tenant's Home Is His Landlord's Castle - New Book Reviews the Origins of New York City's Famous Landlord-Tenant Trouble

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    A Tenant's Home Is His Landlord's Castle - New Book Reviews the Origins of New York City's Famous Landlord-Tenant Trouble

    'It is not a business to attract men of good feelings. . . .' So wrote journalist David Blaustein in 1904, when he set out to describe New York City landlords of his day. Blaustein's attention was drawn to what he called 'cockroach landlords,' small ...

    by J.A. Lobbia on September 21, 1999
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    Bunk

    Having come off what many thought should have been the winning performance at last month's Long Island Music Festival, Bunk is hot and picking up steam. Leading the charge of Long Island's nuevo-metal explosion, the Freeport-based rock and rap quarte...

    by Ian D'Giff on September 21, 1999
  • Dread, Beat, and Brooklyn - Trumystic Sound System Reinvent Reggae In Williamsburg

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    Dread, Beat, and Brooklyn - Trumystic Sound System Reinvent Reggae In Williamsburg

    'We're like the blueprint of what every cheesy dance producer wants: a rap guy, a woman singing, a guy playing a guitar, and a DJ,' says Ish, a central figure in the Brooklyn collective known as Trumystic Sound System, who perform at the Knitting Fac...

    by Lorraine Ali on September 21, 1999
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    Making Noise in Bellmore

    Despite being only 27, Eric Weiss is a seasoned veteran of the music industry. He's already been involved in the business end with bands like Electric Frankenstein and The Misfits. He's also helped run the Florida punk label Kado from his Bellmore ho...

    by Rich Black on September 21, 1999
  • Itís Sell or High Water - Whee-commerce! Can Indie Booksellers Ride the Wave?

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    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
  • Christian Mitterbauer - (Shea stadium vendor; student)

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    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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    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

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    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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    The Warrant Squad 'Burglars' - Detectives allegedly broke into an apartment once occupied by a suspect. They rummaged through the new tenant's lingerie, then said it was all a mistake. Was it a crime?

    More than a month after careless intruders, first believed to be bounty hunters, smeared fingerprints all over the back window of her fourth-floor Bronx apartment, the allegation that the incriminating imprimatur of the home invaders belongs to NYPD ...

    by Peter Noel on September 21, 1999
  • Ping-Pong Madness - At the Hub of the City's Table-Tennis Subculture

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    Ping-Pong Madness - At the Hub of the City's Table-Tennis Subculture

    So, the West Side Club is about to close and the ping-pong players are going crazy. What are Abass and Alex and Wally and George and Marty and Steve and Phil and the three Johns going to do? Where will they hang out? Where will they practice? And wha...

    by Susan Brownmiller 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
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    Boomer Bust

    Talkin' 'bout that generation, September brings two richly metaphoric songs of male Boomer pathos: the midlife-crisis dark comedy American Beauty, and the sanctimonious baseball-veteran weepie, For Love of the Game. The story is the same dude, do y...

    by J. Hoberman on September 21, 1999
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    A Little on the Side

    In my latest peek between the sheets, the truth became obvious: You should plain ol' dump one another's asses instead of choose to pump another's on the sly. After talking to you people this week, I've decided Jackie O was being down right sexist whe...

    by Ellen Burris on September 21, 1999
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    Designs For Living

    If you're past the age of 3, you're making your own fashion decisions and, face it, you care about where fashion-with-a- capital-F comes from. Chris Harvard grad, Whitney program grad, serious artist thinks of clothes only in terms of function; oft...

    by Tanya Indiana on September 21, 1999
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    Pleased to Meat You

    Background Check In the past few years, Portuguese or Brazilian all-you-can-eat grills have cropped up throughout Long Island and the city. They call themselves Churrasqueira and feature the style of dining called "rodizio," which means rotation of m...

    by Ron M. Beigel on September 21, 1999
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