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    Dousing a blaze

    Natasha was on the prowl, anticipating that she'd flirt up a storm at NAPPER TANDY'S last Friday in Northport. The place, she bragged, was a happy-hour haven of guys who don't pile on hair gel. With a $270 pin-straight bob-styled wig on, she figured ...

    by Stacy Albin on October 19, 1999
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    Gelt trip

    Like many other people in a place ruled by a single political party, Marion Miller of Rockville Centre thought a campaign contribution to someoneanyonein the Nassau GOP machine "couldn't hurt." So a year ago, Miller, a registered Republican, sent $...

    by Ward Harkavy on October 19, 1999
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    That's my boy!

    One of the most clear-cut choices in the Nassau County Legislature races this fall is between two people who, in some ways, are remarkably similar on the surface. Both are young, white lawyers with rich political heritages. Rich Nicolello, a Republi...

    by Ward Harkavy on October 19, 1999
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    The love of her life

    Blanche Wiesen Cook caught hell from a disbelieving public when she wrote in a 1992 biography about Eleanor Roosevelt's love affair with journalist Lorena Hickok. But since Viking's release of the highly acclaimed second volume of her three-volume ER...

    by Beth Greenfield on October 19, 1999
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    The crying game

    While I lay on a gurney in the emergency room of a Phoenix hospital 12 years ago, broken and practically catatonic from depression, the first voice that penetrated my fog was that of a calm and confident doctor, saying, "Hello. We're here to help you...

    by Ward Harkavy on October 19, 1999
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    Give until it hurts

    Shock and embarrassment, tinged with dread, seep into Louis Panacciulli's voice like a slow-moving wave. Panacciulli, conductor of the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra, has just been asked by a reporter why his nonprofit group contributed last year to ...

    by Laura Conaway on October 19, 1999
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    The ultimate scalping guide to the Mets-Braves weekend

    You're a real Met fan, not some corporate bandwagon - jumper who has never seen Shea Stadium in the light of the regular season. But unless you're tight enough with Donald Trump to playfully muss his hair or you can actually claim to be a long - lost...

    by Bill Jensen on October 19, 1999
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    The Reputations

    http://www.mp3.com/artists/the_reputations.html The Reputations' MP3 page is short on info, but long on edgy, old - school alternative rock that would have sounded great on 120 Minutes back when it was hosted by Dave Kendall and actually worth watch...

    by Michael Giacalone on October 19, 1999
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    Pop goes the Island

    One major blemish on the local music scene is the way many clubs book gigs. Promoters often slop together a billing of bands so unrelatedfrom hardcore and pop to ska and jamthat venues empty out after one group plays because the next holds little i...

    by Ian D'Giff on October 19, 1999
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    Little engines that think they can

    Maybe it was the relentless clickety-clack. Could have been the rolling rhythm. Perhaps it was the plunging in and out of tunnels. Some LIRR passengers apparently can't wait to get home to their bedroom communities. So, like a speeding locomotive, th...

    by Ellen Burris on October 19, 1999
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    Expose yourself

    Dear Trent, Hows it going, dude? Long time no see. (Ha Ha Ha) But seriously, as much as I loved your excellent soundtrack work, I thought Id never get my hands on the follow-up to the holiest of relics, The Downward Spiral. I worried that the pres...

    by Scott Seward on October 19, 1999
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    Dead-end kids

    A scalding, groggy poison-pen portrait of criminal working-class dead-endism, Rowan Woods's The Boys is built to impresswhat it judiciously avoids doing is the primary source of its bad-boy electricity. Based on what must've been a helluva-night-out...

    by Michael Atkinson on October 19, 1999
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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
  • 21st-Century Boys - David Fincher stages a theater of war in ‘Fight Club’

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    21st-Century Boys - David Fincher stages a theater of war in Fight Club

    Fight Club director David Fincher doesn't think his film (opening October 15) is pervy or socially irresponsible. Others, ranging from the absurdly influential London critic Alexander Walker to The New Yorker's David Denby, disagree. In his review...

    by Amy Taubin on October 12, 1999
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    NY Mirror

    Why don't snakes have nipples? No, bench that more importantly, is it really illegal to be gay in Singapore? That's the only question my highly aesthetic self could think of asking the gay Singaporean director Glen Goei while we waited for the bul...

    by Michael Musto on October 12, 1999
  • Boys in the 'Hood - Photographs By Regina Monfort

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    Boys in the 'Hood - Photographs By Regina Monfort

    Saturday Night Fever may be opening on the Great White Way in a few weeks, but these residents of Kings County are hardly stuck in time. A recent tour of Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge evidenced subtle versions of the neighborhoods' iconic fashions ...

    by Lynn Yaeger on October 12, 1999
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