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    Nice Guys Finish Where? - The Nets are out to earn wins, not respect

    "I predict that this year I will help myself and my teammates to the finals of the Eastern Conference playoffs," writes Jayson Williams in the December issue of Details. "The Nets are the team in New York people are gonna be talkin' about." Read in...

    by John Stravinsky on February 2, 1999
  • All Eyez On Spre - Latrell Sprewell brings his raw aesthetic to the New York Knicks

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    All Eyez On Spre - Latrell Sprewell brings his raw aesthetic to the New York Knicks

    The most important moment of the New York Knickerbockers season will not happen at Madison Square Garden. Or at the Meadowlands, where they battle the Nets, or out in Inglewood against the Lakers. It'll occur in a living room, den, or basement wh...

    by Nelson George on February 2, 1999
  • Gettin' Physical - What it takes to get in NBA shape

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    Gettin' Physical - What it takes to get in NBA shape

    hen the Knicks finally open the season on Friday, it will have been 271 days since their last official NBA game last spring's Game 5 loss to the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. If their preseason contests against the Nets are an...

    by Edmund Lee on February 2, 1999
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    Out in the Open

    "On top of wanting to beat her, now I'm enraged!" Rage may not have been enough for Amlie Mauresmo to win the Australian Open, but it was the understandable result of her ordeal down under. A fortnight ago, only hard-core fans had heard of the 29t...

    on February 2, 1999
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    Impeachment, Stupid - Republicans Reeling From Backlash

    Impeachment could be turning into the best thing that ever happened to Bill Clinton. Not only is there scant possibility of throwing him out of office, he has transformed the Senate's silly show trial into a kickass political campaign to put the Demo...

    by James Ridgeway on February 2, 1999
  • Bring Me The Head - Bloodsucking, headhunting, and other racial myths about new york's reputed black separatist cults

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    Bring Me The Head - Bloodsucking, headhunting, and other racial myths about new york's reputed black separatist cults

    In an upcoming biography of black power advocate Kwame Ture, Eric T. Muhammad claims that on his deathbed Ture confessed to knowing about a black separatist cult that slaughtered white men and filled whiskey bottles with their blood to avenge assassi...

    by Peter Noel on February 2, 1999
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    The Sordid Details

    Last Wednesday, the writing was on the wall for Details editor Michael Caruso, when the New York Post's Keith J. Kelly ran a story predicting his demise. But Caruso was apparently being kept in the dark by his bosses, even as they cast about for hi...

    by Cynthia Cotts on February 2, 1999
  • The Way We Dress Now - How The '60s Changed Fashion Forever

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    The Way We Dress Now - How The '60s Changed Fashion Forever

    "For those of you who associate this collar with the status quo, please be advised: I want us out of our undeclared war in Vietnam, I founded the Catholic Peace Fellowship, I registered voters in Mississippi, I'm a pacifist and I believe in social ...

    by Lynn Yaeger on February 2, 1999
  • Yearjerker - NBC gets back to (not at) The '60s

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    Yearjerker - NBC gets back to (not at) The '60s

    Has any miniseries ever had a title this grandly inane? The many characters in NBC's four-hour sudser about The '60s, airing February 7 and 8, don't undergo a single experience that violates the clichs of the period. At least producer Lynda Obst op...

    by Tom Carson on February 2, 1999
  • Why Clinton Gets Away With It - 'Something About Bill Clinton Captures Our Imagination'

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    Why Clinton Gets Away With It - 'Something About Bill Clinton Captures Our Imagination'

    In 1776, Thomas Paine's Common Sense was being read throughout the new small nation celebrating its glorious independence. "We have it in our power," he wrote, "to begin the world over again." Eric Foner, in his The Story of American Freedom (Norton...

    by Nat Hentoff on January 26, 1999
  • Outside Looking In - The Marketing of Dysfunction

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    Outside Looking In - The Marketing of Dysfunction

    Do you paint with soot and spit? Are flying saucers part of your aesthetic program? Has Daddy Jesus been beaming messages through your fingers and onto unprimed fence planks? Have the loss and alienation you experienced as a child led you to invent a...

    by Guy Trebay on January 26, 1999
  • Bar bar bar

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    Bar bar bar

    Ellen Staller (Visual Arts Director, HERE, a Not-For-Profit Multi-Arts Center) Income: $20,000 (1998) Health Insurance: covered by employer Rent: $480/mo. Utilities: $25/mo.) Phone: $50/mo. Food: $550/mo. Transportation: $200/mo. If I'm wit...

    by Toni Schlesinger on January 26, 1999
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    Letters

    Mighty Mighty Musto After reading Michael Musto's column last week on Kurfew, "the Saturday night gay teen fest" at the Tunnel, I was not only amused. I was also touched. I was reading the article laughing out loud with a big cheery smile because a...

    on January 26, 1999
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    Don't Choke - The Sprewell Chronicles

    After an eternity of labor troubles, the Knicks have one more hurdle to face: Latrell Sprewell, that hotheaded fellow from Golden State. Tickets, anyone? Brian Mecca Age: 36 Resides:: Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn Occupation: O...

    by Edmund Lee on January 26, 1999
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    NY Mirror - Faye said she felt Chinatown 'gave people something to put their dreams on.' (It's better than a wire hanger.)

    Before the party for the watchable but extremely synthetic Playing by Heart ("We're all damaged goods!"), I got a PR call warning that Sean Connery would only talk to a few press people there, and I was not one of them. Goshers, was it the wife-beati...

    by Michael Musto on January 26, 1999
  • Divine Comedy - Photos by Sandra-Lee Phipps

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    Divine Comedy - Photos by Sandra-Lee Phipps

    At the old Waverly Theater on Sixth Avenue, now known as Clearview's Waverly Cinema, the Independent Film Channel's midnight premiere of In Bad Taste (a documentary about John Waters) was further enlivened by the Divine look-alike contest held...

    by Lynn Yaeger on January 26, 1999
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    Body Check

    Vitamin Pee Urine is a natural remedy, so raise a glass! That's what alternative therapist Martin Lara wants everyone to do. In his Uropathy: The Most Powerful Holistic Therapy, pee's the ultimate cure-all. Gagging aside, it's not so unconventional...

    on January 26, 1999
  • Honoring The Earth Mother - Where to find the right witch

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    Honoring The Earth Mother - Where to find the right witch

    Merry Meet! Do you feel a sacred call in the presence of nature? That's the basis of neo-Pagan spirituality. Ideas commonly thought of as Pagan are evolving into a religious expression for our time. The publication of Margot Adler's Drawing Down th...

    by Carole Linda Gonzalez on January 26, 1999
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    Hit Girls - Serenely, women take back the street

    In 1982, two boys dragged 54-year-old, five-foot Gabriella Van Battenberg to a Prospect Park alcove and tried to rape her. She narrowly escaped. A year later, while riding the subway, she was attacked again. "I had three or four chains around my neck...

    by Amanda Griscom on January 26, 1999
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    Judaism in the Air - Taking Torah on the road

    It's 5:30 Sunday morning. You're just getting to bed or maybe you're just waking up and feeling energetic enough to go biking. But wait! How about a little Torah first? Each Sunday morning on WMCA (570 AM) D'var With Rabbi Chaim Friedman holds forth...

    by Toni L. Kamins on January 26, 1999
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