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    Young Blood

    A jaggedly impressionistic reverie, Steven Soderbergh's The Limey works best as a brutal yet delicate gloss on the Orpheus myth. A man journeys to the underworld looking for his lost love (in this case a child) only to lose her againalbeit through t...

    by J. Hoberman on October 12, 1999
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    Swooping Down on the West Nile Outbreak

    Virus-carrying mosquitoes, moribund crows and the mysterious deaths of zoo birds creatures with wings have captured the collective imagination. Nowhere is this more true than on eBirds, an online tag team that passes avian information along a swath ...

    by Matthew Cowan on October 12, 1999
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    Synthpop Flocks Like Seagulls

    I forget who might've said it, but I remember the occasion well: It was the summer of 1983, with postpunk a receding memory and Euro-synthpop sprawling out all over the college radio playlists. A bunch of us spiker kids were sitting around at the des...

    by Gavin McNett on October 12, 1999
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    Our Own Piece of 'The Rock'

    Captain Kidd, who is said to have buried treasure on Fishers Island, was just the first of many buccaneers to invest in the place; later pirates had names like duPont, Whitney, Luce and Firestone. But any of you can still make easy money off the isl...

    by Ambrose Clancy on October 12, 1999
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    Pesticides and Propaganda

    Nassau County officials, skilled at public relations, placed full-page ads in Newsday announcing the aerial spraying of Anvil, weather permitting. But the county was also required by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC...

    by Ward Harkavy on October 12, 1999
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    Bats Out Of Hell

    By Bill Jensen There's a tiny bathroom directly behind the Mets' dugout at Shea Stadium. It's the closest bathroom to the field, the one the players use when they can't hold it till the end of the game. The 4-foot-by-9-foot, black-and-white tiled sp...

    on October 12, 1999
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    Paper Tigers

    Carlos Mackey couldn't believe his ears. As president of the Tenant Council of the Village of Hempstead, Mackey had asked Nassau County for a list of village landlords who protested their property tax bills from 1994-99. Specifically, he wanted to kn...

    by Laura Conaway on October 12, 1999
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    Sacred Chow

    Background Check With all the exotic spices, tasty blending of vegetables and variety of breads and chutneys, who needs the inventory of lamb, chicken and shrimp found at mainstream Indian restaurants? Indian food and vegetarianism seem to be a match...

    by Ron M. Beigel on October 12, 1999
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    headline

    Rahzel Make The Music 2000 MCA Rahzel, best known for his work as "human percussionist" with prolific hip-hop heroes The Roots, restores credibility to the oft-dismissed art of beat boxing on his debut full-length CD. The boy proves he's got ...

    on October 12, 1999
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    headline

    Tommyrot! My mind is boggled at the following description of my band's CD, My Name Is Thomas... in the review of the Long Island Music Coalition MP3 compilation [Digital LI, Sept. 23]. Ian D'Giff wrote: "UniversalDice.com, the band whose My Name...

    on October 12, 1999
  • Call Her Ishmael - Laurie Anderson hunts the great white whale of meaning

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    Call Her Ishmael - Laurie Anderson hunts the great white whale of meaning

    Laurie Anderson cheerfully concedes thatMoby Dick was "not really asking to become a multimedia show." But she just couldn't help herself. She rediscovered the barnacled tome when a television producer invited her to create a monologue about a favori...

    by C. Carr on October 5, 1999
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    NY Mirror

    The fashionista-drenched party for designer Bob Mackie's retrospective at F.I.T. brought out every drag queen in town, plus Liza Minnelli. I worship Mackie, the legendary purveyor of glitzy, ditzy glam, even if his costumes for Cher's recent concer...

    by Michael Musto on October 5, 1999
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    A Classic Player, a Forgettable Season - Don Mattingly Recalls the 1990 Yankees, Losers of 95 Games

    NASHVILLE "Who," a perplexed Don Mattingly asked, "was Steve Adkins? I dont remember this guy." As the Yankees streak into yet another baseball postseason, its easy to forget that just a short time ago the organization fielded one of the worst te...

    by Willy Stern on October 5, 1999
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    The Louima Case Is Not Dead - Schwarz May Be the Fall Guy

    Let us examine the illusion nurtured both by the mayor and the U.S. Attorney's office for the Eastern District that justice was finally thumpingly served in the Louima case. When Justin Volpe, the terrorist in blue who tortured Abner Louima, was con...

    by Nat Hentoff on October 5, 1999
  • Five-Room Apartment Over Baptist Church

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    Five-Room Apartment Over Baptist Church

    Location Corona, Queens Rent $700 (monthly donation to church) Square feet 1400 Occupants Recardo Fonseca (sales, Humanscale ergonomics; deacon, Sunday school teacher, and drummer at Baptist church); Jeidar Fonseca (full-time mother; clerical ass...

    by Toni Schlesinger on October 5, 1999
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    Screen Gems - TV Networks Are Rolling Out Their New Fall Programming, But Is the Stuff Worth Watching?

    Paitrisia Spencer Age 19 Resides Bronx Occupation Singer Are you watching any of the new fall shows? Yes. Is there too much raunchy sex? I think as far as actually seeing sex on TV, no. As far as talking about it, yes. For...

    by Coco McPherson on October 5, 1999
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    Wing Span - Wired Bird Lovers Combine Anecdotes and Activism

    Virus-carrying mosquitoes, moribund crows, and the mysterious deaths of zoo birds creatures with wings have captured the collective imagination and attention. Nowhere is this more true than on eBirds, an online tag team that passes avian information...

    by Matthew Cowan on October 5, 1999
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    HMO Umpires - New Managed-Care Referees Make the Calls

    Irwin Maltz is determined to help his son get taller. Until about six months ago, 16-year-old Ross whose development is stunted by Crohn's disease and the drugs used to treat it had grown only one inch in five years. Ross's doctor prescribed human ...

    by Sharon Lerner on October 5, 1999
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    Queens Logic? - Distant Office Would Dis Tenants

    When the state office that handles complaints of landlord harassment announced a plan last month to move from downtown Manhattan to eastern Queens, employees argued the relocation would mean a schlepp for themselves and a disservice for the tenants t...

    by J.A. Lobbia on October 5, 1999
  • The Digital Rights Dilemma - National Writers Union Wins Landmark Decision for Freelancers. Maybe.

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    The Digital Rights Dilemma - National Writers Union Wins Landmark Decision for Freelancers. Maybe.

    Like fly fishing or, say, 'Star Trek,' intellectual property law is a subject about which one either cares a great deal or not at all. But even if you normally don't give a whit, last week's ruling in Tasini v. The New York Times deserves your attent...

    by Jeff Howe on October 5, 1999
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