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    Class Antagonism - Sex Ed

    Last week, the Supreme Court handed down a narrow 5-4 decision holding schools responsible for student-on-student sexual harassment. Teased much? Florence Dufore Age: 27 Resides: Upper West Side Occupation: Receptionist ...

    by Edmund Lee on June 1, 1999
  • Gland Illusion - Breast And Penis Enlargement Through Hypnosis

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    Gland Illusion - Breast And Penis Enlargement Through Hypnosis

    If it were up to Laurie Straub, breast- and penis-enlargement surgeries would go the way of bloodletting. That's not because she sees America's obsession with physical inadequacies as folly, however. Straub, a 36-year-old former bra model, thinks pe...

    by Sharon Lerner on June 1, 1999
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    Letters

    Hard Times Magie Dominic's letter/essay ["No One Decides To Be Destitute"], which was featured on the cover of the Voice last week, was extremely moving. The worst prejudice has always been against the poor, and the bias turns to backlash if the...

    on June 1, 1999
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    Nation

    Drop Your Guns Gore AIDS Scandal Minimum Rage EPA Cooks the Stats President or Bust Drop Your Guns Unconditional Disaster in the Balkans While international media attention has focused on the nonstop peace diplomacy of Viktor Cher...

    by James Ridgeway on June 1, 1999
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    NY Mirror - The guy is such an omnipresent party presence that his name Alan Cumming even sounds like an R.S.V.P.

    Sharon Stone is a genius at cashing in on communal fears (like the fear that she'll make another movie). The moxie-laden one even recently managed to get publicity out of the Columbine incident by sending out a press release headed "Sharon Stone rel...

    by Michael Musto on June 1, 1999
  • Followers of Fashion - Who Are the Postmodern Mods?

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    Followers of Fashion - Who Are the Postmodern Mods?

    Brighton, England, 1964: On the promenade of the elegant seaside resort, two groups of working-class youths battle each other over who has better taste in music and haberdashery. Immortalized in the film Quadrophenia, this full-fledged style war feat...

    by Frank Owen on June 1, 1999
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    Hiring Squad

    On May 21, Laurel Touby e-mailed a plea to about 2000 journalists on her massive database. The problem? A competitor has challenged Touby's claim to the domain name of her Web site, hireminds.com, the only online job listing service devoted exclusive...

    by Cynthia Cotts on June 1, 1999
  • Nude Awakening - A Trio of Spencer Tunick's Subjects Bare All

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    Nude Awakening - A Trio of Spencer Tunick's Subjects Bare All

    The streets of New York City are all but deserted at 6:15 a.m. on a Sunday morning, yet there is an isolated chaos. Shoes are kicked off. Elbows bump elbows as hands rip shirts over heads. Pants fall to the ground and a stampede of over 100 naked bod...

    by Robin A. Rothman on June 1, 1999
  • Do the math.

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    Do the math.

    Alithia Alleyne (government relations officer, Brooklyn Museum of Art) Income: $68,000 (1999) Health Insurance: covered by employer Rent: $0 (lives in house owned by parents) Utilities: $250/mo. Phone: $50/mo. Food: $600/mo. Transportati...

    by Toni Schlesinger on June 1, 1999
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    Sideline Stoic - A Man of Few Words, Larry Bird Still Gets Through to His Players

    "We want Reggie," the Garden faithful screamed last week, frothing at the prospect of yet another playoff visit from their decade-long Indy antagonist. All right, they've got him. But aside from ignoring the clichd, be-careful-what-you-ask-for (Regg...

    by John Stravinsky on June 1, 1999
  • Sweet Release - The INS Finally Frees Lulseged Dhine, But Other Immigrant Detainees Fight On

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    Sweet Release - The INS Finally Frees Lulseged Dhine, But Other Immigrant Detainees Fight On

    Nine years and 45 days. Lulseged Dhine's unconscionably long detention by the immigration and naturalization service finally came to an end on May 21. "I feel like I have just been born," said Dhine, 36, the day after his release from the INS's Krome...

    by Alisa Solomon on June 1, 1999
  • Grand Slam - Photos by Sandra-Lee Phipps

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    Grand Slam - Photos by Sandra-Lee Phipps

    Those unsung heroes and heroines of the fashion wars, the stylists, came into their own a few Sundays ago, when the Style Slam held its second annual Orchard Street extravaganza. Instead of showcasing the work of designers, the event turns sty...

    by Lynn Yaeger on June 1, 1999
  • Inventing the Century - Gertrude Stein Is Hot and Alice B. Toklas Has Her

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    Inventing the Century - Gertrude Stein Is Hot and Alice B. Toklas Has Her

    Gertrude Stein didn't "kill the 19th century"or create the 20thon her own. It's hard to imagine the flowering of her work or her life without Alice B. Toklas: "wife," protector, validator of Stein's genius, and for a long time, her only audience. S...

    by C. Carr on May 25, 1999
  • A True Threat Is Not Free Speech - Targeted Doctor Wears a Bulletproof Vest

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    A True Threat Is Not Free Speech - Targeted Doctor Wears a Bulletproof Vest

    One of the failures of American journalism is that only a very few columnists, local or syndicated, take the health of the Bill of Rightsand the rest of the Constitutionas their beat. That helps explain why so few Americans fully know their own r...

    by Nat Hentoff on May 25, 1999
  • NY Mirror - As to the 
Backstreet Boys’ sexuality, I haven’t 
come to any conclusions 
except that they’re hot in the following order: Kevin, Nick, Brian, A.J., Howie.

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    NY Mirror - As to the Backstreet Boys sexuality, I havent come to any conclusions except that theyre hot in the following order: Kevin, Nick, Brian, A.J., Howie.

    Premieres have descended on me like I'm the Kremlin, not that I'm complaining about it. At the one for Amos Poe's comic noir Frogs for Snakes, insider gossip was hopping about like frogs for Mikey. Poe told me he'd offered Barbara Hershey a supporti...

    by Michael Musto on May 25, 1999
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    Art and Commerce - Winners and losers in the arts funding game

    On April 23, one day after he proposed a $23 million cut in the city's budget for the arts, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani stood in front of Christie's and welcomed the $1 billion auction firm to its new location in Rockefeller Center. After the mayor's open...

    by Barbara Pollack on May 25, 1999
  • Bottlemania

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    Bottlemania

    Triplex apartment with sleeping loft in 1902 former hospital Location: Stuyvesant Square Rent: $3100 (market) Square feet: 1150 Occupants: Charles Thanhauser (architect, Thanhauser & Esterson; projects include Gay Men's Health Crisis, Martha Grah...

    by Toni Schlesinger on May 25, 1999
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    Jagged Little Pills - Capsule News

    Last week, researchers claimed big improvements in developing new medications for patients with long-term depression; meanwhile, drug companies are making a move to market already available antidepressants for people who are socially inept. Got probl...

    by Edmund Lee on May 25, 1999
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    Letters

    Copout Land Why Is It OK for Greg Tate ["Copland," May 25] to refer to Justin Volpe and Charles Schwarz, two of the cops accused in the Abner Louima case, using the "Nation of Islam term 'Cave Boy' "? Or write that Volpe and Schwarz seem "the sort ...

    on May 25, 1999
  • Old and in the Way - As Market Booms, Seniors Get Squeezed

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    Old and in the Way - As Market Booms, Seniors Get Squeezed

    On June 1, Tony and Liz Colacino will celebrate their 52nd wedding anniversary. While etiquette calls for gifts of gold or emeralds, the Colacinos' landlords regaled the octogenarians with a present more suited to newlyweds, who traditionally mark th...

    by J.A. Lobbia on May 25, 1999
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