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  • Issey to Love - Photographs by Sandra-Lee Phipps

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    Issey to Love - Photographs by Sandra-Lee Phipps

    "Curiosity and pleasure are at the heart of my work," Issey Miyake has said, and both were in abundance at the opening of his current Ace Gallery exhibition (275 Hudson Street). Delectably crumpled, deliciously rumpled, impressively puckered and pun...

    by Lynn Yaeger on November 23, 1999
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    Sidewalk Politics - Graffiti Campaign Demands 'No More Prisons'

    The spray-painted slogan first appeared on New York City's sidewalks four weeks ago. 'No More Prisons,' read the scrawled message. The phrase showed up along Second Avenue in the East Village, across from the Flatiron Building, and down Fort Greene's...

    by Jennifer Gonnerman on November 23, 1999
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    Contradiction in the 'Times' - Will Microsoft Have to Break Up? Reporter says 'Yes,' Then 'No'

    Question: When is a newspaper correction not a correction? Answer: When the underlying premise of the story's lead has to be restated. Case in point: In his A-1 story in 'The New York Times' November 10, reporter Joel Brinkley gave the impression ...

    by Cynthia Cotts on November 23, 1999
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    Alpha Bits

    You sure you want an alpha male-even a wannabe-in-training, like Al Gore-to be president of your country? Or would you settle for a beta male? Maybe you need to review just how the typical alpha and beta males behave in places like nightclubs: Coin...

    by Stacy Albin on November 23, 1999
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    In Defense - D Carries the Giants, but to Where?

    Prior to a recent home game, someone wrote a simple message on the chalkboard in the Giants' locker room: "A wise man once said, 'We're in first place. Don't screw it up.' " Heading into last Sunday's game at Washington, the Giants were indeed in f...

    by Brian P Dunleavy on November 23, 1999
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    Pure Play

    A throng of mostly white, mostly male game developers, players and enthusiasts crowded the lobby of New School's Tishman auditorium Saturday in Manhattan. Bookbags circa 1980, Palm Pilots, notebooks and pocket protectors were immediately visible. You...

    by Edmund Lee on November 23, 1999
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    The Big-Guard Backcourt - Pairing Up Sprewell and Houston Is Just What the Knicks Need

    It's bad enough that the Knicks are hovering around .500 after the first three weeks of the season. What's worse is that they're displaying all the passion of a basket stanchion and the staying power of Jeff Van Gundy's hairline. So what's the plan h...

    by Jeff Ryan on November 23, 1999
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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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    Motorway to Roswell

    http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/64/motorway_to_roswell.html Listening to Motorway to Roswell's track "Magnetic" on this MP3 site, I hedged my instinct to dismiss it as another uninspired radio-ready grunge act. Was I getting soft? My sardonic put-...

    by Michael Giacalone 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
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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
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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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    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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    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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    Extra stuffing, please

    Some people are so hungry during the Thanksgiving-to-Christmas season that, after the traditional holiday meals, they can't help but slip off to nibble on a thigh or breast. Others just flop on a couch. Here are some full stories: JESSY, 19, WESTBU...

    by Ellen Burris on November 23, 1999
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    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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    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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