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    Yo! Soy!

    ANJUNA, INDIA I watched a juicy, pink sun rise on the Ganges River and set on the Taj Mahal. I rode through gritty city streets in speeding auto rickshaws, through coconut-laced villages in lagging ferry boats and lurching trains. I slept in an ash...

    by Beth Greenfield on November 23, 1999
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    Dual to the death

    It is customary in my family on St. Patrick's Day to ask every Irish person you meet if he's been to City Hall yet. When someone asks why, you tell him, "To get your ass painted green." This is a gentle but firm reminder to never stray into the prec...

    by Ambrose Clancy on November 23, 1999
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    Laptop beats, digital birds and Ricci fiends

    Pretty much all electronica, really, is DIY bed room electronicait's in dance music's family tree, only created by motionless, isolated people sitting at computers. But by playing up digital music's potential for expressive messiness, a fairly recen...

    by Douglas Wolk on November 23, 1999
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    Mighty Big Britches

    Last month, Sean Anderson got the call he thought would never come. Ever since his Valley Stream-based ska-core outfit Simon Has No Pants made the finals of Yoo-Hoo's Warped Speed Battle of the Unsigned Bands last summer, Anderson had been anxious. I...

    by Ian D'Giff on November 23, 1999
  • The Coqui vs. the Bulldozer - 7th St. Gardeners Plan Amphibious Attack

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    The Coqui vs. the Bulldozer - 7th St. Gardeners Plan Amphibious Attack

    The battle to save community gardens has inspired some odd metamorphoses. Activists who opposed Mayor Rudy Giuliani's plan to auction off hundreds of gardens this spring protested while dressed as ladybugs, flowers, and tomatoes; one sunflower-guised...

    by J.A. Lobbia on November 23, 1999
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    Pokemon: Mewtwo strikes back

    Stand aside, for I am the master of Perplexichu, the 152nd Pokmon species of the Head-Slapping variety, with the special power of Gape! In combat, my Pokmon can muster the Alarmed Gaze, before which poorly trained moviemakers crumble! My Pokmon ca...

    by Michael Atkinson on November 23, 1999
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    Nation

    Accidental Death of an Opportunist? Arrivederci, Clintons The PR spectacle of a mute and demure Hillary in Florence last weekend receiving the NYU Global Law School Leadership award was meant to make up for her earlier fuckup with Mrs. Arafat. But...

    by James Ridgeway on November 23, 1999
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    EMERGENCY

    Before Ramona DeRienzo landed an office job last April, the 43-year-old Levittown resident had worked as a diner waitress for 23 years without any health benefits. A single mother of two, she had used the Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow, ...

    by Ambrose Clancy on November 23, 1999
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    With Relish

    What I'm Thinking The history of the hot dog is a lot like the process of making a hot dog. No one can seem to agree on what it consists of. Was our local hero Nathan Handwerker the one who invented the frankfurter? Or did he just bring it to this c...

    by Ron M. Beigel on November 23, 1999
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    headline

    Stone Temple Pilots No. 4 Atlantic From the beginning strains of the opener "Down," STP abandons its experimental-rock sounds in favor of the schlock that first got it noticed. Like so many ZZ Tops before them, STP is reworking the same riffs a...

    on November 23, 1999
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    headline

    Some other time, perhaps Awesome web site [www.livoice.com]. I loved it. Keep up the good work. I love NYC. I lived there years ago and I hung out in the Village. I was only 21. Awesome time, though I could tell you a story about my adventures back...

    on November 23, 1999
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    The parent trap

    Long-established, if not altogether consistent, pillars of the European art film, the Spaniard Pedro Almodvar and the Frenchman Jacques Rivette are predictable only in their perversity. In Rivette's case, flouting the norms is generally a matter of ...

    by J. Hoberman on November 23, 1999
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    Teen Angels

    The '80s may not be remembered fondly for its fashions or its politics, but when it comes to teen films, there was no better time. Capturing this era is the weak link in the otherwise sterling chain that is the American Museum of the Moving Image's u...

    by Michael Giacalone on November 23, 1999
  • Basya Schechter - (singer-songwriter-musician-teacher)

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    Basya Schechter - (singer-songwriter-musician-teacher)

    Income about $19,000 (1999) Health Insurance none Rent $600/mo. Utilities $70/mo. Phone $150/. Food $350/mo. Transportation $228/mo. Basya Schechter has had 57 jobs since she was nine. That's not counting all the office temp positions or the ...

    by Toni Schlesinger on November 23, 1999
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    Germ Warfare - Donald Trump Is So Phobic He Wont Shake Hands With Strangers. Is It Catching?

    Frank Gortman Age 38 Resides Bronx Occupation Store detective Are you afraid of germs? No. I was in the army and around all kinds of chemicals. Donald Trump is exhibiting obsessive-compulsive behavior and it will affect the way voters see him. T...

    by Coco McPherson on November 23, 1999
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    Letters

    Read 'em and Weep In "Mumia's Last Stand" [November 16], Peter Noel writes that Mumia Abu-Jamal's life depends on "the precarious vagary of white man's justice," and chillingly describes the manner in which the state of Pennsylvania plans to carry o...

    on November 23, 1999
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    The Fleeing Man - Raising Doubts About the Guilt of Mumia Abu-Jamal

    One night, 18 years ago, a young white cop was gunned down in Philadelphia's Center City. A mostly white jury concluded that Mumia Abu-Jamal was the gunman. They considered him a wound-up militant ready to kill, and recommended death for the former ...

    by Peter Noel on November 23, 1999
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    Attack of the Killer Kapitalists - Protestors rally to oppose the world trade organization.

    Call it Lollapalooza done to an activist beata gathering of 50,000 or so protesters using rage and revelry to shut down a meeting of trade bureaucrats and corporate suits. On November 30, the cabal-like World Trade Organization begins a new round of...

    by Lenora Todaro on November 23, 1999
  • Part 4: The Virus, Past and Future - There Are Two AIDS Epidemics—and More May Be Coming

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    Part 4: The Virus, Past and Future - There Are Two AIDS Epidemicsand More May Be Coming

    Additional articles in this series. Franceville, Gabon Primatologist Caroline Tutin was boarding a flight from her home in Africa when a baby in toddler clothes and sunbonnet caught her eye. Then she did a "horrendous double-take." The baby was a...

    by Mark Schoofs on November 23, 1999
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    Green With Envy - Pataki Wrestles Spitzer for Eco-Laurels

    When Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced last week that New York State would finally take GE to court for polluting the Hudson with toxic PCB's, environmentalists could barely contain their jubilation. 'So many activists have been working on thi...

    by Karen Cook on November 23, 1999
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