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  • Web Sucks TV's Blood - Buffy Fans Bite Back—  and Bring a Larger Issue to Light

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    Web Sucks TV's Blood - Buffy Fans Bite Back and Bring a Larger Issue to Light

    The bootleg copy of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer season finale is hardly a technical triumph. The picture is a murky, pixelated haze; the sound is out of sync; and the lengthy action scene at the end looks so choppy and crude it might have been produ...

    by Steve Wilson on June 15, 1999
  • Market Driven - Finding fashion at the fleas

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    Market Driven - Finding fashion at the fleas

    The preternaturally hot weather of the last several weeks has made more burning than usual the question that haunts even the least fashionable people between Memorial and Labor days: What to wear as the mercury rises? How to look vaguely stylish with...

    by Lynn Yaeger on June 15, 1999
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    Rudy's Landlord Giveaway - Fat City About to Get Fatter for Owners

    How would you like to hand over several million dollars more to the city's landlords starting this fall? Like it or not, that's what's on order for New York's 2.4 million rent-stabilized tenants, as the Rent Guidelines Board heads into the final stre...

    by J.A. Lobbia on June 15, 1999
  • The Razor Wire's Edge - Apartheid's Murderous Legacy in the New South Africa

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    The Razor Wire's Edge - Apartheid's Murderous Legacy in the New South Africa

    Johannesburg, South Africa The rock never fell, although the locals said that it was bad luck and that one day it would. "The African people thought we were crazy," the woman, let's call her Karen Pretorius, is saying. "You didn't know when the rock...

    by Guy Trebay on June 15, 1999
  • Smack Attack - Heroin Deaths Rattle The East Village

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    Smack Attack - Heroin Deaths Rattle The East Village

    It all started on a Monday about a month ago. Three people, thought to have bought their heroin in the East Village, overdosed in one day. Richard Spadafora, a 42-year-old printer, died on Hudson Street. Matthew Boyd, a 26-year-old who used to hang a...

    by Sharon Lerner on June 15, 1999
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    True or Faux?

    To hear his critics tell it, the Swiss man known as Binjamin Wilkomirski is as outrageous a liar as Stephen Glass, the New Republic writer who was fired for making up stories last year. Or maybe worse. Wilkomirski is accused of pretending to be a Hol...

    by Cynthia Cotts on June 15, 1999
  • Rookie Mystiques - Staten Island Gets Immersed In The Yankee Way

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    Rookie Mystiques - Staten Island Gets Immersed In The Yankee Way

    Staten Island Yankees assistant general manager Jason Smorol was sitting behind his cluttered outer borough desk recently, recalling his days as GM of the Batavia Muckdogs of the New YorkPenn League (A ball). He was reminiscing about one particular ...

    by Jon Cooper on June 15, 1999
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    The Ringless and the Ruined

    We've got no problem with judging a star player's career in part by how many championships he's won, but exactly when did a guy become a total asshole if he doesn't win one? We don't know, but the commentary surrounding this year's Stanley Cup Final ...

    on June 15, 1999
  • Execution-Style - Amateur Boxer Says Cop Shot Him

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    Execution-Style - Amateur Boxer Says Cop Shot Him

    In the midst of an uproar over fatal confrontations involving police and blacks, a white Brooklyn patrolman claimed that he shot a black drug suspect in the head after the man tried to grab a sergeant's gun during a struggle, but the cop's story was ...

    by Peter Noel on June 15, 1999
  • Taking on the World - The U.S. Team Begins Another Hard Road To Glory

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    Taking on the World - The U.S. Team Begins Another Hard Road To Glory

    It all gets rolling on June 19, when the United States meets Denmark to kick off the 16-team tourney at the Meadowlands. Ticket sales have already surpassed the most optimistic of expectations, with more than 500,000 already sold. Only nosebleeds rem...

    by Denise Kiernan on June 15, 1999
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    Women of the World: The Class of '99

    When the Women's World Cup kicks off on Saturday, the United States team enters as one of the favorites, playing intelligent, entertaining soccer and having done more for the public profile of U.S. women's sports than a whole year of Gabrielle Reece ...

    by Matthew Yeomans on June 15, 1999
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    Nation

    V-K Day Behind the Shrubbery Primarily Colorless Jungle Fever Strafing Puerto Rico Lawrence of Arabia 'Weyr Witch' Rides Again V-K Day Clinton Cleans Up The full extent of Clinton's victory in Kosovo hadn't sunk in as George W. Bu...

    by James Ridgeway on June 15, 1999
  • Brain Food - How Hannibal Lecter Gets Inside Our Heads

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    Brain Food - How Hannibal Lecter Gets Inside Our Heads

    "This is like the Second Coming," said a bookstore spokesman quoted in Publishers Weekly. He was talking about Thomas Harris's Hannibal, the long-awaited return of Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter, last seen preparing to have an old friend for dinner i...

    by Mark Dery on June 15, 1999
  • The Knicks' Storybook (Post)Season - The Plots Thicken for the Orange and the Blue

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    The Knicks' Storybook (Post)Season - The Plots Thicken for the Orange and the Blue

    They keep calling it a short season, but even with the abbreviated schedule, the current NBA cycle seems like it's been with us forever. Some of that owes to the dragged-out lockout; the rest, at least locally, to the roller-coaster fortunes of our f...

    by John Stravinsky on June 15, 1999
  • The Hillary Clinton Cheat Sheet - A Guide to the Scandals and Issues That Could Stall Her Senate Run

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    The Hillary Clinton Cheat Sheet - A Guide to the Scandals and Issues That Could Stall Her Senate Run

    Every night before her latest hairdo hits the pillow, Hillary Clinton probably crams a few more facts about New York into her head. Like an immigrant studying for a citizenship test, she must prepare for the pop quiz that, were she to flunk, could ho...

    by William Bastone on June 15, 1999
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    eBay Item of the Week

    click for full screen-shot at The Smoking Gun It was a rough week for the king of the online auction sites. Twenty-four hours of site outage resulted in millions of dollars of lost revenue, tens of thousands of unhappy customers, and a 45-point d...

    by Joseph Jesselli on June 15, 1999
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    No Union Label at a PEN Gala - Picket Lines Are Labors Free Speech

    Refusing to hire a person just because he belongs to a union is a violation of the National Labor Relations Act. [Local 6, Hotel, Restaurant and Club Employees Union] has filed that charge with the National Labor Relations Board [against the Cipriani...

    by Nat Hentoff on June 8, 1999
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    Open City - University Heights

    Herman Badillo, longtime New York politico, is CUNY's new president, and, a la Giuliani, is a critic of open admissions. Who paid your way? Dan Elreda Age: 22 Resides: Astoria, Queens Occupation: Research technician Do ...

    by Edmund Lee on June 8, 1999
  • Love’s Labor Found - Photos by Michael Sofronski

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    Loves Labor Found - Photos by Michael Sofronski

    Long before Zeckendorf Towers and Toys "R" Us edged its landscape, Union Square was the stamping ground of trade unionists, social reformers, and activists of every stripe. The Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives and Cornell University's Special Pro...

    by Lynn Yaeger on June 8, 1999
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    Letters

    Jane Dark's article ''Suffer the (White, Middle-Class) Children," which appeared in the June 1 Voice, generated an unusual amount of mail. Following is a sampling of letters received and Dark's response. Through a Class Darkly One glaring error...

    on June 8, 1999
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