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  • Sterile, Cuckoo - Art and Fashion at the Anchorage

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    Sterile, Cuckoo - Art and Fashion at the Anchorage

    What is it about art and fashion that mixes into such a sour brew? Why do the most exciting runway fashions wither and die when they're stuffed into a museum showcase? Is it because clothes are meant to be admired in three dimensions, not cooped up i...

    by Lynn Yaeger on May 25, 1999
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    The Making of a Guilty Plea - Volpe Family Adviser Played Key Role

    A confidant of accused cop torturer Justin Volpe's father ultimately may have been the one who prevailed on the former detective to persuade his son to plead guilty. "Bob and I discussed this," says James Ridgway De Szigethy, a self-styled investig...

    by Peter Noel 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
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    Letters

    Peace Of My Mind Re Nat Hentoff's "Where Is the Peace Movement?" [May 11]: I've lost patience with the whiny garbage of armchair analysts who pine for the '60s. I'll tell you where the peace movement is: organizing every day at the grassroots leve...

    on May 18, 1999
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    Copland - Unrepentant, Pale-faced, All-American Manhood at the Louima Trial

    In the matter of The People v. Volpe, et al., better known to tabloid readers as the Louima Torture Trial: Can we first say that the accused Justin Volpe and Charles Schwarz both look like textbook illustrations of the Nation of Islam term "Cave Boy"...

    by Greg Tate on May 18, 1999
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    Rosie Ruiz, Marathoner, 197980

    This much we know for certain: Rosie Ruiz was the first woman across the finish line at the 1980 Boston Marathon. The problem was how much of the race she actually ran. No checkpoint officials or top women finishers could remember ever spotting her, ...

    by John Stravinsky on May 18, 1999
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    Guy vs. Guy - Men Take Up Self-Defense

    The assailant grabs Dave Ayala from behind, holds a knife to his throat, and mutters something about beating the shit out of him. But Ayala turns out to be an unwise mark. He screams "No!" at the top of his lungs, punches the guy in the groin, pushes...

    by Sharon Lerner on May 18, 1999
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    Burn, Baby, Burn - Flag Day

    The Senate is considering an amendment that would ban flag burning, a move that some argue is a slap in the face of the First Amendment. Does it upset your constitution? Georgette Johnson Age: 20 Resides: Virginia Occu...

    by Edmund Lee on May 18, 1999
  • Train in vain

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    Train in vain

    Robert Lang (personal trainer; Broadway theater producer) Income: $60,000 (1998) Health Insurance: $60/mo. (copayment) Co-Op Mortage and Maintenance: $772/mo. Utilities: $40/mo. Phone: $30/mo. Food: $125/mo. Transportation: $165/mo. It ...

    by Toni Schlesinger on May 18, 1999
  • The Urge To Purge - Tracey Emin's Art Has No Secrets

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    The Urge To Purge - Tracey Emin's Art Has No Secrets

    Tracey Emin has developed a major career in England as an explorer of her own raw nerve endings. She thinks with the body, where life's wounds have been deeply felt and purged. "Every Part of Me's Bleeding" (at the Lehmann Maupin gallery through June...

    by C. Carr on May 18, 1999
  • Major League Death Match - Video Jocks Duke It Out for $100K Prize

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    Major League Death Match - Video Jocks Duke It Out for $100K Prize

    Like most devout gamers, David Magro got the bug early. As an eight-year-old living in Portugal in the early '80s, he didn't quite know what to expect when he booted up his first game, Orion, on his Timex Sinclair 2068. At best, he figured he'd pla...

    by David Kushner on May 18, 1999
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    Which Side Are They On?

    In 1877, a major railroad strike threatened to spread to New York City. Press reaction was swift and stern. The New York Tribune called for "the shooting of every rioter within range of a musket ball" and the Independent reiterated Napoleon's advice ...

    by Richard Goldstein on May 18, 1999
  • Fight The Future - The NHL'S Tame, Lame Second Season

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    Fight The Future - The NHL'S Tame, Lame Second Season

    What a difference a decade makes. Ten years ago, the Stanley Cup playoffs meant that televisions were fired up across the land, with wide-eyed audiences held captive by the white-knuckled intensity they watched build up on the ice. The games were end...

    by Mike Beaver on May 18, 1999
  • India Ink - Transcontinental Tabloid Turmoil

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    India Ink - Transcontinental Tabloid Turmoil

    A man refused a late-night drink at a tony hot spot pulls out a gun and fires it twice. The first bullet goes into the ceiling. The second kills the woman behind the bar. It's not much of a murder, as one report put it, by the standards of an increas...

    by Guy Trebay on May 18, 1999
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    Horsing Around

    If you're wonderingwhere the hell that "seemingly dazed" man at Pimlico came from the one who jumped onto homestretch of the seventh race on Preakness Day, and into the path of several oncoming thoroughbreds look no further than the oversized frat ...

    on May 18, 1999
  • Cube Route - Illustrations by Jorge Colombo

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    Cube Route - Illustrations by Jorge Colombo

    Since its installation in 1967, sculptor Tony Rosenthal's beloved Alamo (otherwise known as the Cube) has witnessed all manner of sartorial whimsy, from hippie haberdashery to skater chic. Here, a millennial scrapbook of Astor Place trends. ...

    by Lynn Yaeger on May 18, 1999
  • Wrecking-Ball Budget - Giuliani's Plan Knocks Tenants

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    Wrecking-Ball Budget - Giuliani's Plan Knocks Tenants

    It was already after 11, but the morning rush at Brooklyn Housing Court was still in full swing, with the crowd surrounding Patricia Lemon's desk growing steadily. A young man led an elderly blind woman who was being evicted by the New York City Hous...

    by J.A. Lobbia on May 18, 1999
  • Shape Shifter - How a Butt-Boosting Silicone Injector Got Busted

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    Shape Shifter - How a Butt-Boosting Silicone Injector Got Busted

    When it comes to famous body parts, Tina Turner's legs, Elizabeth Taylor's eyes, and Pamela Anderson's chest all deserve special notice. But on the 1999 roster of celebrity skin, one female star sticks out from the well-endowed crowd. Nowadays, Jenni...

    by William Bastone on May 18, 1999
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    Train Runs Over Rudy - Mayor Stands Up For City, Gets Clobbered By Runaway Commuter Tax Cut

    It's time for "City Residents Only" signs on libraries, ambulances, museums, bridges, toilets, sinks, parks, and roadways. Rudy's cops and firemen should also be ordered to check for resident id, rather than rushing to any commuter's rescue. With N...

    by Wayne Barrett on May 18, 1999
  • The Supermax Solution - Hopes, Fears, and Prison Building In an Upstate New York Town

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    The Supermax Solution - Hopes, Fears, and Prison Building In an Upstate New York Town

    Malone, New York The homes for the town's newest residents arrived last summer atop 14-wheel tractor trailers. Each tiny, prefab dwelling came furnished with two beds, a mirror over the sink, and steel-reinforced walls. With a photo and caption, th...

    by Jennifer Gonnerman on May 18, 1999
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