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    Leaps of Faith

    No matter who Time sees fit to anoint Man of the Century, it's difficult not to view World War IIand specifically, the Holocaustas the 20th century's defining event. Indeed, it is the problem that Auschwitz poses to one's faith that creates the con...

    by J. Hoberman on January 4, 2000
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    headline

    Favorite past times I found your articles about Queens very interesting [Queens for a Day , Dec. 23]. I grew up in East Elmhurst, not far from the World's Fair. I can still remember it, especially the Belgian waffles. Also, East Elmhurst was where...

    on January 4, 2000
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    No Fair Trials for Cops? - The Presumption of Innocence Gets Lost

    A trial in which the jurors have been persuaded in advance, by outside influences, that they have a duty to reach a certain verdict is not a trial. It is no different from the staged proceedings of totalitarian societies where there is the illusion ...

    by Nat Hentoff on December 28, 1999
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    Date Nuts - The Clock Is Ticking. . . .How Scared of Millennial Meltdown Are You?

    John Van Means Age 54 Resides Manhattan Occupation Book vendor Are you nervous about Y2K? I think that fear is being whipped up by people wanting to make a profit. Any society that can put striped toothpaste in a tube and a man on the moon isn...

    by Coco McPherson on December 28, 1999
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    Sue the Messenger, Part Two - In 2000 the Media Takes It From All Sides

    Here's a safe prediction for the new year: News and entertainment companies will become the targets of more and more lawsuits. 'Hit Man' and 'Jenny Jones,' two cases that surfaced in 1999, are examples of this chilling trend. Those cases resulted in ...

    by Cynthia Cotts on December 28, 1999
  • The ACLU Strikes Back - Lawsuit Filed Against the FBI for Foul Play

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    The ACLU Strikes Back - Lawsuit Filed Against the FBI for Foul Play

    Give the ACLU a little credit. Here they are, ready with a lawsuit against the FBI less than a month after agents pressured an ISP and filmmaker to remove a film deemed dangerous from crowdedtheater.com. The plaintiffs are, of course, Mike Zieper, t...

    by Mark Boal on December 28, 1999
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    Sports

    Baseball's Cavalcade of Bigotry the perp: St. Louis Browns (1887) the rap sheet: Wrote letter to club owner Chris Von der Ahe before exhibition game against the all-black Cuban Giants: "We the undersigned . . . do not agree to play against Negroe...

    on December 28, 1999
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    Head Games

    The football world is so busy with the usual complaintsparity, showboating, blah blah blahthat the game's biggest missed opportunity is once again flying beneath everyone's radar. Uni Watch is referring, of course, to the Miami Dolphins' helmet des...

    by Paul Lukas on December 28, 1999
  • Hit or Myth - Examining the Legends of the World of Sports

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    Hit or Myth - Examining the Legends of the World of Sports

    Mythologies sprout up in all parts of our culture, including (especially) sports. As in other areas, they are there to explain the past, to caution against missteps, and, often, to reinforce stereotypes and the status quo. Obviously, that's not alway...

    by Allen Barra on December 28, 1999
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    Scout's Honor - Librarian Gets New Leash on Life

    Christmas is a laid-back affair for Scout, involving nothing more than three long walks, several naps, and the unexplained appearance of a new stuffed toy. Perhaps most unusual is what she doesn't do: don her official bright-orange work vest. Not t...

    on December 28, 1999
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    Y2Rudy - What's the Real Agenda Behind the City's Official Millennium Committee?

    The powerhouse committee charged with the awesome task of planning the city's official millennium events has convened only once since it was established a year ago. Over 30 prominent individualsincluding Donald Trump, Brooke Astor, Arthur Sulzberger...

    by Chisun Lee on December 28, 1999
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    Gary Ruskin's Christmas Present - Right Joins Naderite in Dicey Situation

    WASHINGTONThere is nothing mirthful, festive, or jolly about Office 3A at 1611 Connecticut Avenue NW. Except, perhaps, the man who has occupied the corner desk there for the past six and a half years. Not that one should conclude, based on his gri...

    by Jason Vest on December 28, 1999
  • Part 8: Use What You Have - Treating AIDS Without Money

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    Part 8: Use What You Have - Treating AIDS Without Money

    Additional articles in this series. GULU, UGANDAIt's four in the afternoon and Rose Ayo hasn't eaten yet. The 28-year-old mother of five eats only once a day, usually greens mixed with beans or maize meal. She has no job. Her family's food come...

    by Mark Schoofs on December 28, 1999
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    Letters

    Testost-Her-Own In Francine Russo's review of two works by women about women ["West With the Might," December 28], she writes that both have "ballsy attitudes about women." Does Russo not recognize the insult of equating c...

    on December 28, 1999
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    Nation

    Get Ready, Get Set, Get Out! Manhattan 10021 Broken Heartland Jesus Christ, Tough Guy Whites Trashed Doing the Dog Get Ready, Get Set, Get Out! With time running out, Y2K buffs have posted a last-minute checklist of dos and don'ts f...

    by James Ridgeway on December 28, 1999
  • Future Shock - Sci-fi Novelist Samuel R. Delany Imagines New York City  Circa 3000

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    Future Shock - Sci-fi Novelist Samuel R. Delany Imagines New York City Circa 3000

    The first scene of "The Graveyard Heart," by the late science-fiction writer Roger Zelazny, takes place at a party on New Year's Eve of the year 2000. It's a tale of fabulous wealth, beautiful women, and tiny ceramic dogs; of people who behave like v...

    by Samuel R. Delany on December 28, 1999
  • Knowledge Is Power Hair - The 1000-Year Cut

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    Knowledge Is Power Hair - The 1000-Year Cut

    Last minutes of epoch. Time to clear slate, review past both immediate and distant, undertake important changes to herald next 1000 years. What to do first? Make five-year plan? Take fearless moral accounting? Consolidate debt? Rearrange sock drawer?...

    by Guy Trebay on December 28, 1999
  • NY Mirror

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    NY Mirror

    The votes are in, the tongues are out, and the 1999 Felix Awards go to . . . The Year in Queer: jerry falwell's 'National Liberty Journal' outed Tinky Winky as a gay menace, Falwell railed against Anheuser-Busch for a same-sex ad in a St. Louis gay m...

    by Michael Musto on December 28, 1999
  • One Hundred Years of Pulchritude - Photographs by Sandra-Lee Phipps

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    One Hundred Years of Pulchritude - Photographs by Sandra-Lee Phipps

    In a century that has witnessed everything from whalebone corsets to flapper frocks, poodle skirts to micro-minis, plastic hot pants to tie-dyed undies, only to end with what seems like the whole population slouching toward Bethlehem in jeans and run...

    by Lynn Yaeger on December 28, 1999
  • Voyeur Eyes Only - Guys Give It Up While the Whole World Watches

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    Voyeur Eyes Only - Guys Give It Up While the Whole World Watches

    Finding three horny gay guys who are willing to live rent-free in a Webcam-rigged Chelsea apartment is easy. Finding the right three guysnow, that's tricky. 'It's all about casting,' says Andy Fair, the brain behind apartment21.com. Fair's scheme ...

    by Beth Greenfield on December 28, 1999
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