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    Knicks Take the Hard Road But to Where?

    If Jeff Van Gundy is going to keep his job, his Knicks are going to have to start avoiding this familiar scene, which has become an every-other-game occurrence. It starts with Latrell Sprewell facing a thicket of microphones that have converged on ...

    by Sarah Smith on March 16, 1999
  • A Snitch in Time

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    A Snitch in Time

    The Berlin Wall is dust, the Doomsday Machine dismantled, the Soviet Union dismembered. And Sunday night, in the midst of the interminable orgy of showbiz self-congratulation known as Oscar Night, a wizened little guy with a big nose still hale at 8...

    by J. Hoberman on March 16, 1999
  • Just Our Bill? - The Left Reconsiders Its Relationship to Clinton and Comes Out Swingingó  Especially at Christopher Hitchens

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    Just Our Bill? - The Left Reconsiders Its Relationship to Clinton and Comes Out Swinging Especially at Christopher Hitchens

    Ever since he signed an affidavit last February claiming that his friend Sidney Blumenthal told him Monica Lewinsky was "a stalker" thereby contradicting Blumethal's sworn testimony Christopher Hitchens has been the scourge of the literary left. H...

    by Richard Goldstein on March 16, 1999
  • The Anti-Kazan

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    The Anti-Kazan

    Wherever you may land on the Kazan issue nearly 50 years later, there's no getting around the fact that somebody's getting a Lifetime Achievement Oscar this year for a long career they had during and after the blacklist, and somebody isn't getting on...

    by Michael Atkinson on March 16, 1999
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    Marketing Speak - This Phone Call Is Brought to You By...

    You're on the phone with your sister in Paris, and she tells you she just met the boy of her dreams. As she begins to detail their first kiss, a three-tone jingle breaks in. There's a pause, and then a message about Planet Hollywood. When you return ...

    by Karen Hudes on March 16, 1999
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    Letters

    Raising Objections Peter Noel's article "Raising Patrick Bailey" [March 9] contains factual inaccuracies, such as his reporting that the police involved in the fatal shooting of Mr. Bailey were "plainclothes anti-crime officers," when in fact the o...

    on March 16, 1999
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    Health Care Customs - Out-of-network costs leave the insured in a hole

    Emily Marino was insured when she discovered she had breast cancer, so the bills were the least of her problems. Or so she thought. Though she was covered by Oxford, Marino ended up with some $25,000 in out-of-pocket expenses after undergoing a lump...

    by Sharon Lerner on March 16, 1999
  • Dancing Up a Storm - St. John's Plays Smart and Plays On

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    Dancing Up a Storm - St. John's Plays Smart and Plays On

    For all the talk about St. John's being one of the most physically talented teams in the NCAA Tournament, the Red Storm earned their trip to the Sweet 16 with a more cerebral approach a tack the club will have to duplicate for a return trek to the S...

    by Paul Forrester on March 16, 1999
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    Bowery Bummer - Downtown Plan Will Make and Break History

    It's been 97 years since any bartender poured a shot at McGurk's Suicide Hall, a turn-of-the-century Bowery dive that was legendary as a place where numerous patrons, especially prostitutes, took their lives. But Kate Millett author, artist, foundin...

    by J.A. Lobbia on March 16, 1999
  • Passing the Bucks - Fund-Loving President's Fond 'Give Backs'

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    Passing the Bucks - Fund-Loving President's Fond 'Give Backs'

    Just when it seemed that he might be fading away, Clinton was back in action last week raising money. "I'm having a great time!" the president exclaimed in Texas on Friday following his return from a mea culpa trip to Central America. "I can go to...

    by James Ridgeway on March 16, 1999
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    Pinochet Noir

    So this is what it's come to: a president carries on a clandestine affair with an intern, and it's headline news every day for a year. But a secretary of state whispers sweet nothings to a violent dictator, and the mainstream media is bored to death....

    by Cynthia Cotts on March 16, 1999
  • The Lords of the Rings - In Salt Lake Olympic Scandal, The Accused Are Less the Problem Than Some of Their Judges

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    The Lords of the Rings - In Salt Lake Olympic Scandal, The Accused Are Less the Problem Than Some of Their Judges

    Two gunrunners, one serial sex-abuser, one rain-forest logger, Idi Amin's former defense minister, a Korean spook, human jetsam of discredited regimes, a billionaire convicted of bribing presidents, gangsters' cronies, bribe takers, a retired fascist...

    by Andrew Jennings on March 16, 1999
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    And the Winner Is . . . - Prize Fight

    At its 71st annual awards this Sunday, the Academy will offer hours of nail-biting fun, with a trio of WW II epics and a pair of Elizabethan period pieces duking it out. Who gets your Oscar? Dark Age: Let's leave that blank. ...

    by Edmund Lee on March 16, 1999
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    Machine Age

    B Side: Star Wars fan site Countingdown.com cleverly worded a gimmick last week claiming they would have a big file to download that evening. Fans immediately thought it was the upcoming Trailer B, which premiered in theaters last Friday. Aint-it-c...

    on March 16, 1999
  • Car Park - Is Heavy Traffic Carving Up Central Park?

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    Car Park - Is Heavy Traffic Carving Up Central Park?

    Jim Perini came dangerously close to getting nailed the other morning while jogging in Central Park. Coming into the final turn of a six-mile 5 a.m. loop, the runner caught sight of a black-painted GM sedan headed straight at him. He had just enough ...

    by Guy Trebay on March 16, 1999
  • Bout Clout - Photos by Sandra-Lee Phipps

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    Bout Clout - Photos by Sandra-Lee Phipps

    The Lennox LewisEvander Holyfield heavyweight championship fight last Saturday night at the Garden may have ended in a controversial draw, but the punchy fashions favored by the audience were an uncontested knockout. While the sizable British conti...

    by Lynn Yaeger on March 16, 1999
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    The People Kazan Named

    Phoebe Brand Joined the Group Theatre in 1931, where she worked with Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg, and Morris Carnovsky, whom she married in 1941. After moving to L.A. with Carnovsky, she taught the Method at the Actors Lab. Brand's name was first ...

    by Yael Schacher on March 16, 1999
  • In the Shadow of Death - A Mystery Virus Triggers Rumors of a Murder Plot Against the Cancer-Stricken Louis Farrakhan and Talk of a Power Struggle Inside His Nation Of Islam

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    In the Shadow of Death - A Mystery Virus Triggers Rumors of a Murder Plot Against the Cancer-Stricken Louis Farrakhan and Talk of a Power Struggle Inside His Nation Of Islam

    Louis Farrakhan, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam, who is suffering from prostate cancer, may be dying. But it is not the cancer that is killing him, according to members of the Minister's Ruling council. Farrakhan, they charge, w...

    by Peter Noel on March 16, 1999
  • The Holocaust Without Guilt - 5000 UN Soldiers Could Have Ended It

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    The Holocaust Without Guilt - 5000 UN Soldiers Could Have Ended It

    Rwanda has presented the world with the most unambiguous case of genocide since Hitler's war against the Jews, and the world sent blankets, beans and bandages to camps controlled by killers, apparently hoping that everybody would behave nicely in th...

    by Nat Hentoff on March 9, 1999
  • Dark Star - The Miseducation of Vivienne Westwood

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    Dark Star - The Miseducation of Vivienne Westwood

    Bird-like, watchful, wary, her little head topped by a shock of chickadee- yellow hair, her slender gams tucked into absurdly high heels, British designer Vivienne Westwood perches on a settee in her new Soho store, offers a flinty smile to the repor...

    by Lynn Yaeger on March 9, 1999
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