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    International Imbalance of Power

    It took just about a week to reach the knockout stage of the Women's World Cup, a page-turning novella compared to the epic and overwrought men's equivalent. And the first round, which saw the U.S., China, Norway, Germany, and Brazil all advance, onl...

    by Matthew Yeomans on June 29, 1999
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    Slave Narrative

    Near hysteria gripped the New York papers last week when Larry Johnson made his now infamous "rebellious slaves" comment. While LJ seemed at first to be referring more to the Knicks' rambunctious reputation than their societal status, it was, of cour...

    on June 29, 1999
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    Nation

    Al Gore's Dilemma Odd Men In Watch Your Step 'W' and the New World Order Hillary Loves You Post-Littleton Panic Capitol Hill Buttheads Al Gore's Dilemma Caught Between the Clintons No wonder Al Gore is beside himself. He's going dow...

    by James Ridgeway on June 29, 1999
  • Getting Away with Justifiable Murder - A new court ruling opens old wounds for the family of a psychiatric patient gunned down by police in 1992

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    Getting Away with Justifiable Murder - A new court ruling opens old wounds for the family of a psychiatric patient gunned down by police in 1992

    Murder is easy. But getting away with "justifiable homicide" seems easier if you are two white cops and your victim is a Jamaican immigrant, poor, schizophrenic, and, as one angry civil rights attorney put it, "deemed expendable by powerful judicial ...

    by Peter Noel on June 29, 1999
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    Quick Fixes

    Zen Archery Toko Kyudojo @ New York Shambhala Center 118 West 22nd Street 613-0939 Rather than sitting quietly in lotus position to attain inner peace, try meditating samurai style. Every Monday night a pristine room at New York Shambhala Center is...

    on June 29, 1999
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    Loft Law Limbo - Artists Fret As Albany Fiddles

    Imagine a downtown artist's loft with brick walls, sunlight streaming through tall, arched windows, space that measures in the four-digit range, and a three-digit rent. The tenants may not be rich in the stocks-and-investments sense, but as far as re...

    by J.A. Lobbia on June 29, 1999
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    Star Struck - Sci-Fi Conventions Give Actors Eternal Life

    You'd think five centuries would be enough time for women to get equal pay for equal work, but as an actress in 1979 Hollywood, Erin Gray found out that playing a 25th-century colonel in charge of defending Earth from enemy marauders garnered her jus...

    by Athima Chansanchai on June 22, 1999
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    This School Works! - P.S. 110s Principal Is Everywhere

    AJ. Muste was a minister, radical pacifist, labor organizer, and strike leader, an international agitator against violence, and the most astute political analyst I've ever known. He would try to persuade anyone to his viewscommunists, anarchists, fa...

    by Nat Hentoff on June 22, 1999
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    Bushed and Gored - Clash of the Scions

    Al Gore formally announced his candidacy for the Oval Office last week, and it looks as if he'll go head-to-head with another political legacy, George Bush Jr. What's on your ballot? David Runyan Age: 25 Resides: Kensingt...

    by Edmund Lee on June 22, 1999
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    NY Mirror - Lately we all seem to be over the rainbowand in fact over everything.

    To be queer in New York City in 1999 is a fabulous nightmare, a gorgeous imbroglio, and other maddening mixed metaphors. Gay men are still separated from each other, as internalized walls enable fashion queens to deride leather queens, drag queens to...

    by Michael Musto on June 22, 1999
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    Letters

    Roots Hoots If I didn't know any better, I'd say that Robert Christgau [Consumer Guide, March 23] prefers for most hip hop to be as ignorant as he is about our band, the Roots. Until now, he was a hero of mine in the writing world, but I can't hel...

    on June 22, 1999
  • Mod, Mod Relaxation - Colonics, Magnetics, and Electrometaphysics

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    Mod, Mod Relaxation - Colonics, Magnetics, and Electrometaphysics

    It's not easy to chill out during summertime. The city is sweltering. The subway stinks. And, when you're lucky enough to escape, you have to spend half your weekend in traffic. What to do? The Colonet CT-1 is one of many high-tech alt.health produc...

    by David Kushner on June 22, 1999
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    Doctor Who? - Diagnosing Medical Fraud May Require a Second Opinion

    Quackwatch.com a skeptical psychiatrist's attempt to torpedo alternative and natural-health movements scored a victory in late April when a government panel named it as a credible source for exposing fraudulent online health information. By so doin...

    by Donna Ladd on June 22, 1999
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    Before the Crash - A Girls' Project Strives To Save Self-Esteem

    We are girls. We are cool. We are smart. We work hard. And we are def-in-ite-ly equal. Such is the straightforward, political, in-your-face tenor of the second annual performance of the girls' project at the East Village's Neighborhood School. E...

    by Sharon Lerner on June 22, 1999
  • Rubbed the Wrong Way - Are Body Workers the Next Quality of Life Patsies?

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    Rubbed the Wrong Way - Are Body Workers the Next Quality of Life Patsies?

    Back in the days before whores had Web sites, guys who wanted sex for money got a "massage." You wouldn't know it now, but there was a time when massage parlors proliferated, and thousands of New York storefronts concealed cubicular rabbit warrens in...

    by Guy Trebay on June 22, 1999
  • Austin's Sartorial Legacy - Powers to the People

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    Austin's Sartorial Legacy - Powers to the People

    "How do you get into those pants?" "You could start by buying me a drink." So begins the goofy courtship of Felicity Shagwell and Austin Powers, he in his Little Lord Fauntleroy suit and frilly ascot, she in a skintight zip-front one-piecer that e...

    by Lynn Yaeger on June 22, 1999
  • We're Queer, We're Here - Lesbian and Gay Immigrants are Changing New York

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    We're Queer, We're Here - Lesbian and Gay Immigrants are Changing New York

    There weren't any gay organizations in Dublin when Joe Kelly began to suspect that he was gay. There weren't even any bars. And there wasn't anyone to talk to, either. He tried speaking to his parish priest, who turned a sobbing Kelly away. "It was a...

    by Alisa Solomon on June 22, 1999
  • Justifying Our Love - The world is recognizing lesbian and gay relationships

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    Justifying Our Love - The world is recognizing lesbian and gay relationships

    It's easy to imagine the Scandinavians and the Dutch doing it. It's even possible to picture the Canadians and the Germans doing it. But Spain? The Czech Republic? South Africa? Israel, for God's sake? Last month, Canada's Supreme Court ruled 8 to 1...

    by E. J. Graff on June 22, 1999
  • The Gay Megillah - A trannie pop star sets Tel Aviv on fire

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    The Gay Megillah - A trannie pop star sets Tel Aviv on fire

    Here is the new Israel in a glossy plastic nutshell. The following story does not sound real, but it happened just a few months ago. At an army base in charge of launching troops into Lebanese Hasbeya territory, a soldier came to his commanders and t...

    by Gal Uchovsky on June 22, 1999
  • Thai Beau - Behind the door in gay Bangkok

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    Thai Beau - Behind the door in gay Bangkok

    He doesn't know whether to kiss them or kick them. Sometimes he does both. As a transvestite he is nothing unusual in a nation inundated with drag shows. Undefeated in 30 domestic bouts, he is a talented kick-boxer, but not extraordinary in the count...

    by Athima Chansanchai on June 22, 1999
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