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    Young Blood

    A jaggedly impressionistic reverie, Steven Soderbergh's The Limey works best as a brutal yet delicate gloss on the Orpheus myth. A man journeys to the underworld looking for his lost love (in this case a child) only to lose her againalbeit through t...

    by J. Hoberman on October 12, 1999
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    Swooping Down on the West Nile Outbreak

    Virus-carrying mosquitoes, moribund crows and the mysterious deaths of zoo birds creatures with wings have captured the collective imagination. Nowhere is this more true than on eBirds, an online tag team that passes avian information along a swath ...

    by Matthew Cowan on October 12, 1999
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    Incognito #10

    Cher, Beth and the crew at Incognito return with Issue Ten, and it is yet another satisfying feast that relies upon the old-school recipe for compelling zine-making namely music, poetry, art, rantings, nonsense and a bit of the kitchen sink arranged...

    by Michael Giacalone on October 12, 1999
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    Synthpop Flocks Like Seagulls

    I forget who might've said it, but I remember the occasion well: It was the summer of 1983, with postpunk a receding memory and Euro-synthpop sprawling out all over the college radio playlists. A bunch of us spiker kids were sitting around at the des...

    by Gavin McNett on October 12, 1999
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    Warren Von Kruck

    http://www.mp3.com/ artists/34/ warren_von_kruck.html Warren Von Kruck has been floating around the Island scene for some time now, singing lead vocals for the popular band Talkbox. But those pop-star days are gone for this Patchogue resident. Von K...

    by Ian D'Giff on October 12, 1999
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    Our Own Piece of 'The Rock'

    Captain Kidd, who is said to have buried treasure on Fishers Island, was just the first of many buccaneers to invest in the place; later pirates had names like duPont, Whitney, Luce and Firestone. But any of you can still make easy money off the isl...

    by Ambrose Clancy on October 12, 1999
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    The New Jesus on the Same Ol' LI

    Pearse Lambert arrived in Northport this year to join his friend Brian Higbee, a C.W. Post M.F.A. student, so they could earnestly pursue the band they'd been conceptualizing since they stood side by side on their high school soccer team back in Penn...

    by Michael Giacalone on October 12, 1999
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    Pesticides and Propaganda

    Nassau County officials, skilled at public relations, placed full-page ads in Newsday announcing the aerial spraying of Anvil, weather permitting. But the county was also required by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC...

    by Ward Harkavy on October 12, 1999
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    Eerie Candy

    Cecilia Brauer sits in the music room of her Merrick home, treating me to a Chopin etude with all the skill and sensitivity expected from a pianist who plays with the Metropolitan Opera. In the great American virtuoso tradition, her manner seems effo...

    by Michael Murphy on October 12, 1999
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    A Sporting Chance

    Dating athletes has its advantages. For one thing, you can usually find some buff people unless you're a groupie on the professional bowlers' tour. For another, jocks are used to performing under pressure. After a few drills, you'll know if they're ...

    by Ellen Burris on October 12, 1999
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    Paper Tigers

    Carlos Mackey couldn't believe his ears. As president of the Tenant Council of the Village of Hempstead, Mackey had asked Nassau County for a list of village landlords who protested their property tax bills from 1994-99. Specifically, he wanted to kn...

    by Laura Conaway on October 12, 1999
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    Sacred Chow

    Background Check With all the exotic spices, tasty blending of vegetables and variety of breads and chutneys, who needs the inventory of lamb, chicken and shrimp found at mainstream Indian restaurants? Indian food and vegetarianism seem to be a match...

    by Ron M. Beigel on October 12, 1999
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    headline

    Rahzel Make The Music 2000 MCA Rahzel, best known for his work as "human percussionist" with prolific hip-hop heroes The Roots, restores credibility to the oft-dismissed art of beat boxing on his debut full-length CD. The boy proves he's got ...

    on October 12, 1999
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    headline

    Tommyrot! My mind is boggled at the following description of my band's CD, My Name Is Thomas... in the review of the Long Island Music Coalition MP3 compilation [Digital LI, Sept. 23]. Ian D'Giff wrote: "UniversalDice.com, the band whose My Name...

    on October 12, 1999
  • Boys in the 'Hood - Photographs By Regina Monfort

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    Boys in the 'Hood - Photographs By Regina Monfort

    Saturday Night Fever may be opening on the Great White Way in a few weeks, but these residents of Kings County are hardly stuck in time. A recent tour of Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge evidenced subtle versions of the neighborhoods' iconic fashions ...

    by Lynn Yaeger on October 12, 1999
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    Low Anxiety - Fear of the Subway Derails Thousands

    Regina Stafford is slightly ill at ease as the B train lurches out of the 55th Street station in Boro Park. There are a few moments in the short ride to Coney Island when the thin mother of two seems threatened. When the lights in the car flicker and...

    by Sharon Lerner on October 12, 1999
  • The Stems Win - Expect the Unexpected as the Amazins Roll On

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    The Stems Win - Expect the Unexpected as the Amazins Roll On

    The crucible that is playoff baseball reveals so much about a team. Witness this exchange between injured catcher Mike Piazza and the ink-stained wretches after the Mets' crucial Game 3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday night. Mike Piazza...

    by Allen St. John on October 12, 1999
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    The New Whitey Ford - But Is It the End of the Line for David Cone, the New Chairman of the Board?

    Jimmy Cannon, a great sportswriter from an earlier time, was known for his 'You're' columns. They went like this: 'You're Joe Louis, and you're 37, and the combinations don't come as fast as they used to.' Or, 'You're Joe DiMaggio and you're 37 and t...

    by Allen Barra on October 12, 1999
  • Unwelcome Mat - New Public Housing Rules Shun the Poorest New Yorkers

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    Unwelcome Mat - New Public Housing Rules Shun the Poorest New Yorkers

    Of the 17 benches in Collect Pond Park across from Manhattan's criminal court, Roger Tyson says the best are the six that flank the Lafayette Street side. Pointing to another group of green benches on the other side of a low iron fence, Tyson explain...

    by J.A. Lobbia on October 12, 1999
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    Out of the White House Closet - Gay Rights Steps Out As Presidential Politics Comes to New York

    Gay and lesbian rights, once treated like an embarrassing stepchild in presidential politics, is now assuming the role of favorite son in the race to the White House. President Clinton made a rousing appearance before 1800 gays and lesbians and suppo...

    by Andy Humm on October 12, 1999
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