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    All the Rage - The new aggression and its Hidden Meaning

    Mark Barton, who killed his family and nine other people last week, wasn't driven to murder by rage against the machine. True, he hunted his anonymous victims at brokerage offices, referring to them in a note he left behind as people who "greedily so...

    by Richard Goldstein on August 3, 1999
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    Cruising Altitude - A Visionary Inventor Takes the High Road and Builds a Car That Flies

    Flying cars have always been the favored mode of sci-fi transportwithout them, Deckard, Skywalker, Buck Rogers, and George Jetson would have been horseless cowboys. Now these space pods are the next logical evolution in transportation, the most prac...

    by Amanda Griscom on August 3, 1999
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    Studio Recording - Burn, Baby, Burn: 'Book Club' Evolves

    Nine friends are sitting around on foam cushions in an East Village studio, eating takeout, drinking imported beer, and talking about recent trips abroad, the merits of various BBQ locations, and cookie recipes. When someone puts in a DJ Krush CD, th...

    by Sarah Schmidt on August 3, 1999
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    The Devil To Pay? - Club Kids Cry Rape; Moral Panic Ensues

    In the wake of the hysterical media coverage of rape allegations made by two teenage girls at the Tunnel disco the weekend before last, it's now clearer than ever that club owner Peter Gatien is at the center of a full-fledged "moral panic"whipped u...

    by Frank Owen on August 3, 1999
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    Ms. Robinson's Neighborhood - Liberty sharpshooter crystal robinson lights it up from downtown

    Journalists are milling outside the Liberty locker room on a steamy July night, waiting for Coach Richie Adubato to come out and tell them how his squad pulled off the 61-56 victory over the Orlando Miracle. It's not long before a handful of daily re...

    by Alisa Solomon on August 3, 1999
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    Breaking Camp - Action Adventure, Behavior Modification, No Lanyards

    Day camp used to be all about softball and lanyards. There was one good fistfight every summer, one heinous case of poison ivy contracted on a field trip, and, in a good year, at least one broken arm. (Hard to believe, but a plaster cast was consider...

    by Guy Trebay on August 3, 1999
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    Thorns and Roses - Here she comes, International Ms. Leather

    LAS VEGASSexy butch dyke Pam Meyer took the stage in a blond wig wielding a straight razor. She pranced around a hot fagno shirt, really buffseated in a barber chair. When the music changed from bubblegum to deep trance, she tossed the wig, droppe...

    by Tristan Taormino on August 3, 1999
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    In her first full season running 1500 meters, Marla Runyon is already a gold medalist. She took the prize at last week's Pan Am Games in Winnipeg and is a solid bet to make the U.S. Olympic team in 2000. She is also legally blind. She began experien...

    on August 3, 1999
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    Platform Seating - The Modern-Day Knothole Gang at Shea Stadium

    Just for a moment, for fans exiting the No. 7 train at Willets Point, Shea Stadium actually looks like a ballpark. Out of sight are the fluorescent stick figures adorning its wall, the expansive parking lots, the ornate orange. All that's visible is ...

    by Howard Z. Unger on August 3, 1999
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    The Future Is Now

    Predicting how the future will look is always a dicey proposition (remember those old "World of Tomorrow" exhibitions, which said that by now we'd all be living in space colonies and hip-deep in leisure time?), but Major League Baseball is giving it ...

    by Paul Lukas on August 3, 1999
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    Do It My Way - The First Lady may not have the belly for a street fight with Rudy Giuliani. Enter Al Sharpton.

    After months of stumbling toward a showdown with key advisers to Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Reverend Al Sharpton now seems more determined than ever to inject himself into her likely Senate campaign, despite concerns among the first lady's inner cir...

    by Peter Noel on August 3, 1999
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    Republicans Pant for Welfare Massacre - Hot Dreams

    Amid the second worst drought in this century and nostalgic reminiscences of Joe Alsop's dinner parties, Washing ton bakes as the government grinds to a halt in gridlocka libertarian dream scenario, which threatens to leave the country in the hands ...

    by James Ridgeway on August 3, 1999
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    Rall Nerve - Readers react en-Maus to attack on Spiegelman

    View Ted Rall's comic response to the following letters. Read Rall's August 3 article, "The King of Comix." Pulled Both Ways As a cartoonist who has won a Pulitzer Prize, I think most of Art Spiegelman's work is great, and Maus was entirely de...

    on August 3, 1999
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    How Tina Met Eddie Fungus Among Us Sorry, Al How Tina Met Eddie Last month, Eddie Dean was just a writer for Washington's City Paper, filing his first story for Tina Brown. Now, he is living the dream of every alternative press writer:...

    by Cynthia Cotts on August 3, 1999
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    High Crimes

    Imagine you are caught smoking pot in Washington Square Park. You might expect to have your reefer confiscated or have the cops haul you down to the local precinct. But the last thing you'd anticipate is that you would not be going to school in the f...

    by Hillary Chute on August 3, 1999
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    Brain Drain - Morphing student techies into a modern-day breakfast club

    The day Max Adelman got a pepperoni pizza delivered to his doorstep, he knew he was being courtedheavily. Max was a computer engineering junior at the University of Michigan and the pie came from an interested party over 200 miles away in Chicago. ...

    by Michael Zilberman on August 3, 1999
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    Public Access - Injecting Pop to Revitalize Area Museums

    Although it was once coolly dubbed the modern cathedral, the reconceived museum of todayhaving shed its elitist wrappingsoften bears little resemblance to a place of worship. Due, in part, to a radical and calculated makeover intended to turn museu...

    by Frantiska & Tim Gilman-Sevcik on August 3, 1999
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    Bittersweet Hereafter

    With preparations already under way to usher in the next century, many will turn to an onslaught of retrospectives for a remembrance of things past. There's certainly much to remember. After all, the most innovative feats that shaped this millennium ...

    by Clare Saliba and Athima Chansanchai on August 3, 1999
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    Education Supplement Listings

    Computers The fact is, every piece of technology out there has a little manual to go with it. Computer Technology workshop instructor Henry Toromoreno of the Lighthouse Learning Center (718-846-9768) has done the reading so you won't have to. Forg...

    on August 3, 1999
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    Hype and Glory - Dissecting scientific promise from reality

    As we barrel toward the potential scientific splendor of next century's Oz, few may stop to question whether the road there is really paved in gold. And why should we? Over the past decade, science has advanced further than at any other period this c...

    by Karen Mahabir on August 3, 1999
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