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    Really Gone, Man

    There were lots of naked chicks hanging around the bar while Bishopsgate, an original Long Island rock and roll act, ripped through the hot chicken-wing-scented air with bar chords and screaming leads that no TV, video game or Internet garbage could ...

    by Danny deBruin on August 17, 1999
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    Tracts of My Tears

    High school football players roam the landscape like wild dogs through decaying ruins. Gold-chained guidos and their hairsprayed honeys lurk about in perpetual crassness. Anesthetized mothers think pleasant thoughts as car alarms ring deafeningly aro...

    by Michael Giacalone on August 17, 1999
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    Julian Koster's loop-the- loop

    I still have the scar on my left butt cheek from the time Julian Koster strategically placed a pencil on my chair in fourth grade. Fifteen years later, the multi-instrumentalist from the Neutral Milk Hotel and the mastermind behind the cacophonic dre...

    by Bill Jensen on August 17, 1999
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    Lingerie Survivors Tell All

    Talk to some women and you'd think it's a miracle that any female ever gets laid wearing a Miracle Bra. For every tale of unbridled passion inspired by satin, these women can tell a story of getting their knickers in a twist when it comes to sexy und...

    by Ellen Burris on August 17, 1999
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    When Words Collide

    Right now, deep under the Pine Barrens of Suffolk County, subatomic particles of gold may be racing in opposite directions around a 2.4-mile track, preparing to collide as you sit reading this newspaper. Perhaps the particles are already barreling in...

    by Laura Conaway on August 17, 1999
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    Ferry Drama

    Throughout the cocktail-soaked, double-entendre-loaded glimmering afternoon of a Labor Day weekend on Fire Island, during which more than 50 drag queens swathed in gold lam and fuschia chiffon strutted down a poolside runway, each with the hope tha...

    by Beth Greenfield on August 17, 1999
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    The Royal We

    I've been to every other Thai place in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens. At this one, we're accompanied by our friendly neighbor and his wife. He travels to Thailand twice a year for business. He never told me until I spied him drinking a Singha beer on hi...

    by Ron M. Beigel on August 17, 1999
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    Byte Me, Retail Boy

    Put a computer in the home, and women are nearly as likely as men to go online. But despite their surging Internet savvy, millions of women won't buy a computer unless a man helps choose it, buy it and set it up. -Cox News Service wire, Aug. 4 O...

    by Angela Gunn on August 17, 1999
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    Zone Defense Beats GOP Machine Beats GOP Machine

    Against all odds, a little group of homeowners in Bethpage rose up and slew the mighty GOP machine in a neighborhood zoning battle. The residents of Evergreen Avenue staved off an attempt by a Town of Oyster Bay official who moonlights as a develope...

    by Ward Harkavy on August 17, 1999
  • Egg Hunt - Fertility Companies Hit the Silver Screen


    Egg Hunt - Fertility Companies Hit the Silver Screen

    What was John Wayne's real name? What was Julia Roberts's first onscreen role? In what movie did Ronald Reagan star with a monkey? Oh, and do you want to make $5000 by "donating" your eggs to an infertile woman? With the fertility industry pumping o...

    by Sharon Lerner on August 10, 1999
  • Written on the Body - Brian Murphy's Piercing Analysis


    Written on the Body - Brian Murphy's Piercing Analysis

    There's a glyph for the breath of a dragon behind his right ear. His back is elaborately adorned with a dense Polynesian tattoo. His feet are covered with stylized Maori bats, and the image of a holstered handgun is inked on his calf. He's got some p...

    by Guy Trebay on August 10, 1999
  • Profile in Courage - Jeffrey Kalinsky Takes on the Meatpacking District


    Profile in Courage - Jeffrey Kalinsky Takes on the Meatpacking District

    In 1793, during the most harrowing winter of the French revolution, Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication of the Rights of Women and foremother of modern feminism, tripped on a wet patch while crossing the Place de la Revolution and realized t...

    by Lynn Yaeger on August 10, 1999
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    Chucking It Away - Chuck Knoblauch's Bronx Backslide

    It starts out like a Brothers Grimm fable, or maybe the beginning of a Charlie's Angels episode: Once upon a time there were three second basemen who played in the American League. They were each different, but each so good in his own way, that peopl...

    by Allen St. John on August 10, 1999
  • Joe Rose in Spanish Harlem - Planning Commissioner Weighs Options for Factory Site


    Joe Rose in Spanish Harlem - Planning Commissioner Weighs Options for Factory Site

    In this city of contrasts, among the most remarkable is the one between Eighth Avenue from 42nd to 57th streets and the six blocks of Pleasant Avenue in East Harlem. Eighth Avenue is lined with glass-and-steel towers and jammed with stores, restauran...

    by J.A. Lobbia on August 10, 1999
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    Breakfast of Champions - Wade Boggs: Fowl Food for Fair Balls

    Wade Boggs's road to 3000 wasn't an easy one. Despite needing to average about 176 hits per season over 17 years of play, he's also had to keep true to his superstitious chicken diet he chomps on the bird before every game. At the end of this seaso...

    by Edmund Lee on August 10, 1999
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    Madison Queer Garden

    "The fans were our sixth man," said game hero Sue Wicks just after the Liberty upset the two-time WNBA champion Houston Comets in a fiery 74-71 finish on Sunday. "They really pushed us up over the top." But as they absorbed the energy from the crowd...

    on August 10, 1999
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    Ty Cobb, Major League Baseball 19051928

    "Ty Cobb, the greatest of ballplayers and an absolute shit," is the way Hemingway once put it. Correct on both points, Papa swore off his onetime friend after he witnessed the Georgia Peachpit decking a hunting guide for taking them down the wrong tr...

    by John Stravinsky on August 10, 1999
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    Bait and Switch

    In July, after Congress allowed the independent counsel law to expire, you barely heard a word out of Ken Starr. But last week, Starr's friends and foes were back to talking about one of the juicier subplots of the impeachment scandal: the allegation...

    by Cynthia Cotts on August 10, 1999
  • Tap, Tap . . . Who's There? - The FBI, Courtesy of the New York Court of Appeals


    Tap, Tap . . . Who's There? - The FBI, Courtesy of the New York Court of Appeals

    Washington The collective ear of the capital-in-the-throes-of- summer-doldrums has been hopelessly cocked toward New York. Insipid New York, anyway: between the kinder, gentler riffs of the retooled Rudy, Hillary's continuous "clarifications," and ...

    by Jason Vest on August 10, 1999
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    Read My Rips - Clinton Confronts Governors

    As Al Gore continued to flounder, Bill Clinton's weekend shootout at the National Governors' Conference set the cutting-edge issue of the presidential campaign in sharp relief. The president warned the mostly Republican governors that the GOP's "risk...

    by James Ridgeway on August 10, 1999
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