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    Big Deal - The State of Weight

    The audience at Film Forum is just settling in when the trailer comes on: an old-fashioned black-and-white preview for a revival of Some Like It Hot, starring an undulating, googly-eyed Marilyn Monroe at the height of her considerable powers. But it ...

    by Lynn Yaeger on July 20, 1999
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    Power to the People

    Despite the pervasive fear of Y2K across the nation, New Yorkers will still be able to get health care and water, ride the subway, and flush the toilet, according to a report issued a few weeks ago by the Regional Plan Association (RPA). The city's ...

    by Edmund Lee on July 20, 1999
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    Cat power - One-Bedroom Apartment with Terrace in Pre-War Five-Story Building

    Location: Upper West Side Rent: $1600 (rent stabilized) Square Feet: 630 Occupants: Fred (cat) and his providers (man and woman) You've been lying on your orange back with your white stomach in the air for about three months now in this small but...

    by Toni Schlesinger on July 20, 1999
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    No Relief - Giuliani's New York: The View from Below

    One month ago, the Voice published a letter from Magie Dominic, a 54-year-old poet and theater veteran, whose life was knocked off its axis following a traumatic accident two years ago. In the letter, Dominic described how her subsequent need for pub...

    by Magie Dominic on July 20, 1999
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    X-Orcism In response to Eric Weisbard's "Generation Ex" [July 13]: From the year of my birth came the thundering chaos, the end of all that might have been before its time, cut short, my needle eyes see clearly, the frumpish parody, where girls u...

    on July 20, 1999
  • Cancerous Cells? - Voicing Concerns About Wireless Phones


    Cancerous Cells? - Voicing Concerns About Wireless Phones

    Richard Branson, the chairman of the Virgin Group of companies, isn't taking any chances. There may have been no concrete evidence as yet that indicates cell phones are hazardous to a user's health, but Branson has requested that employees of Virgin ...

    by Meg Mcginity on July 20, 1999
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    The FBI and Flight 800 - A Missile Expert Cries Cover-Up

    The Flight 800 investigation, still at a loss to explain the tragedy, has the right stuff for a thrilling spy novel. Government flacks easily spin the lazy mainstream media to sedate the nervous public. Meanwhile, a band of military insiders heads fo...

    by Robert Davey on July 13, 1999
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    Oh What a Lovely War! - Technological Racism in Kosovo

    NATO's air campaign clearly represents the most accurate and discriminating use of air power in history. James Rubin, State Department, Daily News, May 22 Milosevic's troops are out of Kosovoand no Americans were killed during the eviction. Cong...

    by Nat Hentoff on July 13, 1999
  • Profit Prophets - Wonks Predict Stormy Health Care Ahead


    Profit Prophets - Wonks Predict Stormy Health Care Ahead

    Flash forward. It's 2010 and you've developed diabetes, maybe from all the Mr. Softee you sucked down during the heat wave of 1999. Not to worry. A little sensorthe same kind that used to tell the toaster when your bread was readycan now be implant...

    by Sharon Lerner on July 13, 1999
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    The Fix Is Out - Public Housing Crumbles on republicans Watch

    In the shank of last week's killer heat wave, Bob stood in the lobby-turned-oven of his Williamsburg apartment building and rethought his next move. It was about 8:30 at night, and he had planned to take the elevator home to his 18th-floor apartment ...

    by J.A. Lobbia on July 13, 1999
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    NY Mirror - Mr. Mayor, you are so cute, the way you continually fuck with my schedule!

    A really wild, wanton night in Giuliani-era New Yorkyou know, Pleasantvilleinvolves scouring a deserted pier for a shred of a good time, only to crawl home in abject defeat to watch Golden Girls reruns. That happened to a friend of mineall right, ...

    by Michael Musto on July 13, 1999
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    Fortune Teller - An Interview With Silicon Valley Voyeur Po Bronson

    "It's very hard to discern the extent to which people care about money," Po Bronson writes in The Nudist on the Late Shift, his candid new book on Silicon Valley. "These are high achievers; they want to succeed, they want to win. For the highest achi...

    by Hillary Rosner on July 13, 1999
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    Summer of Cinema - Vulgar Variety

    Lots of this summer's blockbusters have moviegoers in stitches with their curious brand of toilet-trained humor. Offbeat or offensive? Dorine Somenzi Age: 28 Resides: Miami, Florida Occupation: Teacher What are you going...

    by Edmund Lee on July 13, 1999
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    Murder Ink Peter Noel, in "Getting Away With Justifiable Murder" [July 6], advances a distorted version of the truth about the tragic shooting of a seriously disturbed man by the police in 1992. His article parrots, without any skepticism the h...

    on July 13, 1999
  • Shelf life - Andrea Copeland (librarian)


    Shelf life - Andrea Copeland (librarian)

    Income: $39,035 (1999) Health Insurance: covered by employer Rent: $453/mo. Utilities: $25/mo. Phone: $70/mo. Food: $200/mo. Transportation: $63/mo. I always wanted to be like the kids in the E.L. Konigsburg story who've had it with being m...

    by Toni Schlesinger on July 13, 1999
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    I Think Icon - People Who Need People

    The most interesting photography exhibit that no one saw opened on Saturday and closed by Wednesday, its pictures all sold and carried off. Actually, a few people saw it, those who happened to wander into the International Center of Photography Midto...

    by Guy Trebay on July 13, 1999
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    Against the Blue Wall - A Black Cop Tries To Break the Code of Silence in New Jersey

    The leader of an activist black law-enforcement group regarded by admirers as an avenging Shaka Zulu with a 9 millimeter is urging African American troopers to jam media switchboards with accounts of "sanctioned racial profiling" by the mostly whit...

    by Peter Noel on July 13, 1999
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    Back To Which Garden? - The Squabbling Spawn of Woodstock

    Roy Howard brushes dirt off the CD and hands it to his wife. "I found this in the woods." he squints at the disc and scratches his white beard. "Is it anything?" howard, a sturdy 65-year-old, had been mowing the lawn, prepping his field so friends co...

    by Margit Detweiler on July 13, 1999
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    Web Witchcraft - An Indie Movie's Slick Cyberhype

    Take the promotional hook from Last House on the Left ("Keep repeating: it's only a movie . . . "), contradict it with the premise behind the '70s hoax film Snuff (which boasted the tag line "Made in South America: where life is cheap"), and you have...

    by Peter Braunstein on July 13, 1999
  • Hillary's Big Problem - No Woman Has Ever Won Higher Office in New York State


    Hillary's Big Problem - No Woman Has Ever Won Higher Office in New York State

    A prediction: the Adirondack black-fly gaffe will be tired by the time Hillary Clinton makes it official. The carpetbagger issue will be old news when the election is held 16 months from now. Even the scandals that haunt her may play as the usual pol...

    by Richard Goldstein on July 13, 1999
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