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    Looking up

    Dorothy Goosby knows what it's like to start at the bottom and stay there. Now a Democratic candidate for the Hempstead Town Board, Goosby grew up black, poor, iron-willed and sharp-witted in the late-1930s South. She attended an African-American u...

    by Laura Conaway on November 2, 1999
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    Metaphysical therapy

    Directed by MTV whiz Spike Jonze from Charlie Kaufman's highly original script, Being John Malkovich is the sort of prize head-scratcher that invites analogy-seekers to cast their nets wide. The most offbeat studio comedy since Rushmore, it drafts th...

    by J. Hoberman on November 2, 1999
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    May I take your order?

    Sick of power-trippers? Well, if you want to understand how you got hooked up with an unenlightened despot, the whole thing is pretty simple: It seems that the person who thinks he or she is in charge usually is. This power trip goes uncontested unti...

    by Ellen Burris on November 2, 1999
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    It takes two

    The way for small, chic labels to thrive in the '90s has apparently been to operate on two people's taste. Sub Pop was at its peak when it was all about what Jonathan Poneman and Bruce Pavitt liked; K, until recently, was Calvin Johnson and Candice P...

    by Douglas Wolk on November 2, 1999
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    The big wonderful

    Background check Ever since the original Cooking With Jazz in Whitestone opened, I have been a regular, making the trek to Queens with scads of other Long Islanders and squeezing into the tiny, cramped quarters for some of the best Cajun food you ar...

    by Ron M. Beigel on November 2, 1999
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    Phish The Siket Disc While Phish's first online-only offering (available through Phish Dry Goods at www.phish.com/bin/catalog.cgi) may do nothing to gain them commercial success, it gives phans exactly what they've been in a frenzy fortasty acid...

    on November 2, 1999
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    Home run Good story on the Mets. [Bums rush, Cover Story, Oct. 7]. But I like Jeter on the Yankees. He's a hottie. Maggie Henriquez Manhattan The yoke's on you If anything proves the desperation of the Nassau Republicans in their frenzied...

    on November 2, 1999
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    Maple Leaf Rag I am writing on behalf of the Joyce Theater Foundation in response to Christopher Reardon's article, Felix Ruckert's Proposition".The Joyce Board of Trustees is deeply concerned about statements made in the opening paragraph of th...

    on October 26, 1999
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    The Art of Anal Fisting

    "Anal fisting: party trick or real sex act?" A writer once posed this question to me during an interview. I giggled, but he did have a point. Most people think anal fisting is either a gay urban legend or a freakish sexual circus feat. Actually, it c...

    by Tristan Taormino on October 26, 1999
  • Lawless Arrests Under Giuliani - Howard Safir  I Am the Law!


    Lawless Arrests Under Giuliani - Howard Safir I Am the Law!

    America has always been about rights.... While many nations are based on a shared language or ethnic heritage, Americans have made rights the foundation of their national identity.' Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution....

    by Nat Hentoff on October 26, 1999
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    NY Mirror

    Forget the Latin music explosion-as of two minutes ago, it's all about the drag record boom. No less than three feather boa-ed Downtown divas have new records out, simultaneously urging us to bailamos with heels on. Richie (who's being promoted as 't...

    by Michael Musto on October 26, 1999
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    Failing to Get the Lead Out - Should Brooklyn Pol Mike Nelson Keep His Council Seat?

    For a new member of the City Council, Mike Nelson of Brooklyn seems to already have the knack. Campaigning last winter in a special election, Nelson promised voters at a candidate forum that he would oppose any weakening of the laws protecting childr...

    by J.A. Lobbia on October 26, 1999
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    Death of a Child Prodigy - Old-school Online Service Pulls the Plug

    They gathered, on the eve of the last day of September, just hours before the big sleep. Someone surfed the system and took screen shots. Another set up a camera to record every last flicker of pixel. Prodigy Classic, one of the first and most forwar...

    by Austin Bunn on October 26, 1999
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    The Million-Dollar Castaway - Smile, You're on 'Lord of the Flies'

    It is a bright, hot day in July and somewhere the clocks are striking noon. contestant Number One lays on the pristine white beach and instinctively checks his watch, but there is only a tan line where his Timex used to be. He has forgotten that on t...

    by Mark Boal on October 26, 1999
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    Home Improvements - 1199 Fights for Home Care Workers

    Vivian Gonzalez is no stranger to hard work. The eldest girl in a family of 21 children, she grew up taking care of people. At 58, it's still what she does. This past Saturday and Sunday, Gonzaleza grandmother of 11commuted two hours each way from ...

    by Sharon Lerner on October 26, 1999
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    Believers Who Brunch - Jerry Falwell Breaks Bread With the Gay Faithful. But Will His Hospitality Break the Gay Movement?

    Bob Kunst was pissed. The veteran gay activist from Miami had come to Lynchburg, Virginia to witness the ultimate abomination: Jerry Falwell breaking bread with sodomites. To the media, it was an unqualified love fest, made all the more admirable by...

    by Richard Goldstein on October 26, 1999
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    The Five Percent Solution - Fraction of Voters to Decide on Rudy's Referendum

    On November 2, every registered voter in New York will have the power to decide whether our mayor will have his way in refashioning the city charterour local constitutionin his image. Just as last week's City Hall Park rally for the home team featu...

    by Andy Humm on October 26, 1999
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    Our Buds, Ourselves - Marijuana and Pets Are the Past and Future of Niche Marketing

    Wendy Diamond is playing it safe, judging by her slick new magazine, 'Animal Fair,' which is about celebrity pets and debuts November 2. From the petting sessions with Brad Pitt to the latest in Chanel dog collars, it's clear that the founder of 'Ani...

    by Cynthia Cotts on October 26, 1999
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    Big Doings at the Big Ballyard - The World Series Has Yankee Stadium Rocking Even on an Off Day

    'We're waiting in line for tickets that may or may not go on sale,' Myles Lewis patiently explains to the radio reporter from W-something-some thing-something in Atlanta. 'Don't listen to him, he's a scalper, he's been divorced three times, arreste...

    by Allen St. John on October 26, 1999
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    The Hate That Hate Produced - Inside the Black and Jewish Fight Clubs at the Anti-KKK Rally

    A jittery police captain checked his watch and straightened his sagging gun belt. It was 4:20 p.m. last Saturday and the commander's repeated radio calls for cops in riot gear had been muffled by the uproar of a surging crowd. Although 16 unmasked me...

    by Peter Noel on October 26, 1999
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