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    Voices of Protest Reach the 'Voice'

    About 50 people gathered in front of the Village Voice's office on Monday, December 13, to protest a recent feature story about a woman who underwent a gender transformation to become a man. Specifically, they objected to the cover graphic of a Barbi...

    by J.A. Lobbia on December 14, 1999
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    Squeal Appeal - NYC Teachers Are Embroiled in a Cheating Scandal. How Honest Are You?

    Lester Glassner Age 75 Resides Manhattan Occupation Retired from post office Did you ever cheat when you were in school? No. I was raised not to, but in reality, I would have been afraid to face my father if I did. On the other hand, if someone ...

    by Coco McPherson on December 14, 1999
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    Showing It Off

    Giving a presentation for a fashion-merchandising class is one thing. Putting on a full-fledged fashion show at KARMA is quite another. And the eight fashion-major students, who stepped outside their Nassau Community College classrooms to create last...

    by Stacy Albin on December 14, 1999
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    Monkeys in the Mist

    Loren Madsen, like many other abstract sculptors of the past 50 years, is part carpenter, part engineer and part idolater. Wood and steel and wire become transcendent as he designs abstractions with all the grace and purpose we project our gods to ha...

    by Michael Giacalone on December 14, 1999
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    Roots Music Ping Pong

    Alongside the expected Built To Spills, Stereolabs and Sleater-Kinneys, there were two surprises atop the college radio charts this year: a Japanese lady singing about clouds and an Athens, Georgia, band transformed by Indonesia. Neither is exception...

    by Eric Weisbard on December 14, 1999
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    Jay-Z's Hard-Knock Week

    If I shoot you, I'm brainless. But if you shoot me, you're famous. What's a nigga to do? When the streets is watching, blocks keep clocking. Waiting for you to break, make your first mistake . . . Jay-Z, "Streets Is Watching" Last Wednesday night,...

    by Jon Caramanica on December 14, 1999
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    A Man Among Boys

    Stephen Simmons reads a lot. He has sped so quickly through the New Jersey jail's library in the two years he's been locked up that he's already done with the biographies, the thrillers, the Jack Chalker and David Eddings fantasies. Last week, he fin...

    by Bill Jensen on December 14, 1999
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    Proving His Metal

    Forget all that "village smithy" stuff. There's nothing romantic about blacksmith Bill Mogavero's origins. "My parents weren't gonna buy me stuff, and I wanted stuff. That's it in a nutshell," he says. From the age of 13, Mogavero lived for speed, ...

    by Tanya Indiana on December 14, 1999
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    Eyes on the WTO

    While the media in Seattle focused the world's attention on cops clad in riot gear and violent protesters, one group kept clear of the melee and emerged as one of the missing links in the trade war story. On the opening day of the World Trade Organiz...

    by Lenora Todaro on December 14, 1999
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    The Numbers Racket

    Phoebe Goodman is the kind of longtime fiscal watchdog you'd expect to find scrambling alongside politicians and reporters to examine Nassau County's year 2000 budget. But instead of joining the fray when the budget was (sort of) released in early...

    by Laura Conaway on December 14, 1999
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    Inside Apartment A42

    Leslie Pinder is among the hundreds of homeless mothers who could lose their children once New York City officials begin enforcing their new work-for-shelter policy. Pinder, 29, lives in a two-bedroom apartment which is actually a city shelter. On a ...

    by Jennifer Gonnerman on December 14, 1999
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    Sodalite

    http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/67/sodalite.html There's something disgustingly appealing about electronic house and dance music. Some might accuse it of being the new disco. And why not? Dance music gets your booty moving. The best electronic arti...

    by Greg Hoy on December 14, 1999
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    History Repeating

    There's a rush-hour sense of history to Tim Robbins's Cradle Will Rock. Historical forces and famous ghosts jostle past each other in this evocation of mid-1930s New York like harried commuters at Grand Central Station. Robbins' frantic period-page...

    by J. Hoberman on December 14, 1999
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    Dont Cry for Me, Argentina, Just Fry

    Background Check Argentines have many European origins. Since the country was only sparsely populated before the arrival of the Europeans, there is little indigenous cuisine. The biggest culinary influence is geographical rather than historical. The...

    by Ron M. Beigel on December 14, 1999
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    Let's unmake a deal I would like to respond to Laura Conaway's article in your December 2 issue [It's the pits, Envirocop]. Not only do I object to a six-acre vinyl lined lake in the middle of the property that will prevent rainwater from seeping i...

    on December 14, 1999
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    Yes The Ladder Beyond Music Gone are Rick Wakeman's keyboard excursions, the classical overtones, the songs within songsmuch of what Yes-heads find so very attractive and fascinating, what critics of prog-rock find so irritating and pretentious....

    by Recordings on December 14, 1999
  • May Grenier, Louis Grenier - (waitress, Oyster Bar),  (video engineer; video artist)

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    May Grenier, Louis Grenier - (waitress, Oyster Bar), (video engineer; video artist)

    Income $80,000 (1999) Health Insurance covered by employer Rent $700/mo. Utilities $50/mo. Phone $70/mo. Food $1200/mo. Transportation $70/mo. She is just so calm and elegant as she serves the roll, places the Ipswich clam stew on the counter...

    by Toni Schlesinger on December 7, 1999
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    Looking for My Inner Dom

    She glides to the front of the room as 25 pairs of eyes follow her. My gaze is first drawn to her brimming breasts, which spill out of a jade green brocade corset. Making her generous curves even more pronounced, the corset hugs her waist close and t...

    by Tristan Taormino on December 7, 1999
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    Shrunken Treasures - Photograph by Nina Roberts

    Welcome to the dollhouse: From left, Michael Korss droopy jersey homage to Halston; Lucien Pellat-finets black cashmere and metallic leather luxe; Courregess mod, mod world (go-go boots and crocheted stockings included); Tulehs ditsy debutante...

    by Lynn Yaeger on December 7, 1999
  • King of the Earth - Eco-Friendly Leo Rises Above ‘Beach’ Accusations

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    King of the Earth - Eco-Friendly Leo Rises Above Beach Accusations

    Faced with smoldering accusations that Fox studios destroyed a pristine Thai island while filming his upcoming feature, 'The Beach,' Leonardo DiCaprio could have left the job of damage control to studio hacks. But given his longtime commitment to env...

    by Peter Braunstein on December 7, 1999
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