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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
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    The Summer of Love - The Women's Soccer Team Swept the U.S. Public Off Its Feet. What Happens Now That the Affair Is Over?

    Pasadena, California It was your typical summer affair: fast, furious, and passionate; lovers swept away and full of promise for something with long-term potential. Much more than a tryst, the affair built to a climax that couldn't have been penned ...

    by Denise Kiernan on July 13, 1999
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    Summer of Smith - How Ben Blew Into (and Out Of) Bloomington

    Bloomington, Indiana While this was the penultimate stop on Benjamin "August" Smith's suicidal circuit ride of racist murder from Chicago to Salem, Illinois, two weeks ago that left two dead and nine wounded, it was also a place where he had been so...

    by Jason Vest on July 13, 1999
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    Nation

    Have Some Compassion Lights Out Blackout on Serbia Damage Calling All Spies Through the looking Glass Cover Your White Ass Have Some Compassion Clinton Runs Rings Around Gore With Clinton usurping Gore's role as candidate, the la...

    by James Ridgeway on July 13, 1999
  • Season of the Witch - The 'Blair Witch' Directors On the Method to Their Madness

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    Season of the Witch - The 'Blair Witch' Directors On the Method to Their Madness

    "In a perfect world," says filmmaker Daniel Myrick, "if I had the movie in my hand on a VHS tape and a friend was coming over to watch it, I wouldn't tell him anything about it. I'd slap the tape into the VCR and let the primal workings of the film t...

    by Anthony Kaufman on July 13, 1999
  • Heather Donahue Casts A Spell

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    Heather Donahue Casts A Spell

    "If there were craft services, it probably wouldn't be the film that it is," says Heather Donahue, who, along with her costars Joshua Leonard and Michael Williams, endured physical discomfort, head games, and food and sleep deprivation in the making ...

    by Dennis Lim 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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    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
  • Shelf life - Andrea Copeland (librarian)

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    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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    Chomsky at the Bit

    On June 22, after flaming Jonathan Alter for two weeks on the subject of Noam Chomsky, Dennis Perrin challenged his opponent to a public debate. "Let's do it on the air," he wrote, "face to face." Perrin, a former comedy writer turned author, is als...

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

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    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
  • Star Gazing - The WNBA All-Star Game Interrupts a Season of Change

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    Star Gazing - The WNBA All-Star Game Interrupts a Season of Change

    She's been averaging a double-double all season long, and thoroughly dominating in virtually every game she's played, but forward Yolanda Griffith won't be a starter in tonight's inaugural WNBA All-Star Game. A defensive player of the year in the def...

    by Joanna Cagan on July 13, 1999
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    American Pie in the Sky

    Last Saturday afternoon, an estimated 40 million viewers watched the U.S. win the Women's World Cup on ABC the most watched soccer game ever broadcast in the States and one that, if stats told the story, reveals Americans' true appreciation for the ...

    on July 13, 1999
  • Buddha Lite - Falun Dafa, A New Faith from China, Comes to New York

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    Buddha Lite - Falun Dafa, A New Faith from China, Comes to New York

    The faithful gather at dawn on a grassy knoll in Central Park. Under a tree, they place a box playing harmonious Chinese melodies. Then they begin to meditate in the diffuse morning light, oblivious to the joggers huffing by. After 40 minutes an ete...

    by Mark Boal on July 6, 1999
  • What a Gas - Novelty Items Go High-Tech

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    What a Gas - Novelty Items Go High-Tech

    Late one night in Del Ray Beach, Florida, 56-year-old textile magnate Fred Jarow awoke with a vision. "I was laughing so hard, but I didn't know why," he says. Then it came to him. Something futuristic. For the whole family. A sound. In the distance....

    by David Kushner on July 6, 1999
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    Physical Reality - Workout Wisdom

    Last fall, a Long Island woman suffered a fatal stroke while lifting weights at a popular gym. Her husband, who filed suit against the gym, claims she died from a diet supplement her trainer recommended. We stopped by some downtown gyms to check out ...

    by Edmund Lee on July 6, 1999
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    Artistic License - Creating a Space for Net Art

    Maciej Wisniewski shifted his weight from one foot to the other and smiled nervously. He and about 20 other people were gathered outside Postmasters Gallery in Chelsea for the public debut of his meta-browser/artwork, netomat (downloadable at www.net...

    by Jeff Howe on July 6, 1999
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    Isle of White

    In the summer of 1948, during a heat wave, E.B. White came down from Maine and holed up at the Algonquin Hotel to write a piece for Holiday, an elegant travel magazine of the day. The assignment was to revisit his old haunts, and the result, a poetic...

    by Cynthia Cotts on July 6, 1999
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