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    Big kahunas need not apply

    Izzy, a 26-year-old stockbroker, gets a call from a friend. "The waves are breaking good," is all that he hears. He doesn't even stop to tell his boss a lie. He just grabs his jacket, turns out the light at his desk and heads for the LIRR. When he ge...

    by Rebecca Shalomoff on August 24, 1999
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    Scrap Metal

    The irony of Evan Himmel's situation is completely lost on him. As he downs two Sicilian slices outside Gino's Pizza in Great Neck, the 10th grader admits that, like most teenagers, he has caved into peer pressure in order to bolster his popularity a...

    by Valerie Acklin on August 24, 1999
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    Crying For Help

    Being a Jones Beach lifeguard must not have the same cachet it once did. Or maybe high school kids are spending too much time watching Baywatch instead of wanting to live it. Lifeguard lieutenant Thomas Aird, for example, reported to the lifeguard s...

    by Valerie Kellogg on August 24, 1999
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    Meltdown Over BNL Evacuation

    Suffolk County environmentalists and legislators have filed a lawsuit demanding the state do something they admit may be impossible: Prepare an emergency evacuation plan to be used in the event of nuclear meltdown at Brookhaven National Laboratory. ...

    by Laura Conaway on August 24, 1999
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    Erode to Knowledge

    The life of Dr. Beach is not always glamorous. When he's not rating the best surf or advising millionaires about where they should build their showy oceanfront mansions, he's often just plain Stephen P. Leatherman, scientist, chasing after clues or r...

    by Valerie Kellogg on August 24, 1999
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    Arcade Pimp #1

    Rarely has something so superficially cute ended up being so strangely moving. This collection of comics by new romantic (and Long Island Voice contributor) Dave Kiersh mixes early-'80s teenage angst with a grown-up sense of isolation and yearning. H...

    by Michael Giacalone on August 24, 1999
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    What Price Beauty?

    There he is, standing waist-deep in the surf, muscles rippling. Somehow, even as the wind whips at ocean's edge, his hair is perfect. As the waves crash, he turns toward you and smiles, his teeth glistening. He approaches you on the sand, the sea wat...

    by Ellen Burris on August 24, 1999
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    The Darkies

    Remzi Ari has tan armpits. They match the rest of him a melting, chocolate brown of a tan meticulously singed by the sun as he lies, for a certain span of each day, with his arms stretched up alongside his ears. Sometimes he's spread eagle, his nak...

    by Beth Greenfield on August 24, 1999
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    Gerbil in a Microwave

    In the dark and dense forest of The Blair Witch Projectnot the movie itself, but in the hype surrounding its Net-heavy publicity blitzit's easy to forget that there are filmmaking tactics a lot more "indie" than using handheld cameras and writing a...

    by Angela Gunn on August 24, 1999
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    Bread Amid the Circuses

    What I Was Thinking Napeague Stretch is not so much forgotten as passed by, literally, by the sweaty multitudes heading for Montauk. Pig 'n' Whistle East, sibling to the Manhattan joints, lies between the landmark "LUNCH" sign of the Lobster Roll and...

    by Ron M. Beigel on August 24, 1999
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    'Some dubious motive or initiative'? - At the Interactive Music XPO, mp3 everywhere but no SDMI

    The Interactive Music Xpo (IMX) debuted at the Javits Center last week to the tune of guitar riffs, hip-hop beats, and breakdancersas well as tech-heads conversing with metalheads, and music producers making deals with Web producers. Colorful booths...

    by Edmund Lee on August 17, 1999
  • Black Bouquet - African American choreography blooms in city parks and theaters

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    Black Bouquet - African American choreography blooms in city parks and theaters

    Call them the fourth generation. Some of their inspiring eldersAlvin Ailey, Ulysses Doveare dead. Others, like Donald McKayle and Joan Myers Brownteachers as well as choreographers beckon them in rewarding directions. Their art, a fusion of moder...

    by Elizabeth Zimmer on August 17, 1999
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    Ill Effects

    New York legislators recently gave courts the power to force mentally ill patients to undergo treatment or face hospitalization. Feel safer? Anibal Torres Age: 62 Resides: Lower East Side Occupation: Plumbing Does this new...

    by Edmund Lee on August 17, 1999
  • Dancin' Queens - photographs by Nina Roberts

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    Dancin' Queens - photographs by Nina Roberts

    The torpor of summer Saturdays has been delightfully shattered of late with the reappearance of Warm Up, the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center dance party. Held in the heretofore deeply unfashionable of four until nine p.m., this showcase of electronic...

    by Lynn Yaeger on August 17, 1999
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    NY Mirror - Anyone can be Madonna and Madonna is in everyone: Maddy impersonator Queerdonna.

    Here's a hot flash: The new face of menopause is...no, not the Olsen twins, but Valerie Harper! The estimable Harperyou know, Mary Richards's better half on Nick at Nitejust unveiled a Times Square billboard for Healthy Woman, a soy medical suppl...

    by Michael Musto on August 17, 1999
  • Two-Bedroom Apartment Over a Restaurant

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    Two-Bedroom Apartment Over a Restaurant

    Location: Astoria Rent: $1000 (market) Square Feet: 1200 Occupants: Nicky Beer (publicity assistant, book publishing; freelance copywriter; poet); Miles Kahn (filmmaker; production coordinator) It's like three of you are living here Miles, Nic...

    by Toni Schlesinger on August 17, 1999
  • Warren Beatty's Next Role

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    Warren Beatty's Next Role

    Warren Beatty has already starred in Ishtar, so how big of a bomb could a lousy presidential campaign actually be? The 62-year-old actor, now reportedly considering a 2000 race, appears a marked improvement over the standard White House aspirant. Fi...

    by William Bastone on August 17, 1999
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    'We've Sold Out the Eyeballs' - 'Feed' Founders See Profits In 2000; Business Model Exploits Ad-Friendly Theme Issues

    Profit-making was never the goal at Feed (www.feedmag.com). Founded in 1995, the magazine was conceived as a highbrow forum that would combine state-of-the-art Web design with top-quality coverage of the arts, media, technology, and beyond. Cofounder...

    by Cynthia Cotts on August 17, 1999
  • Babes In Boyland - Pumping it up in the Pines

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    Babes In Boyland - Pumping it up in the Pines

    It started with the clone. Crew cut, plaid flannel, faded button-fly Levi's with a sandpapered crotch. And let's not forget the unfortunate mandatory upper-lip hair. The clone begat the polo queen (button-down with sport shirt underneath, collar turn...

    by Guy Trebay on August 17, 1999
  • Racism and Favoritism In Pataki Land - Lawsuit Exposes the Secret Albany World of a Disengaged Governor

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    Racism and Favoritism In Pataki Land - Lawsuit Exposes the Secret Albany World of a Disengaged Governor

    With special reporting by Ron Zapata A hornet's nest of revelations about the inner workings of the Pataki administration including admissions about an asleep-at-the-switch governor whose staff controls a secret patronage machine, damning black emp...

    by Wayne Barrett on August 17, 1999
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