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  • Digital Ink - Is Art for the Web Coming of Age?


    Digital Ink - Is Art for the Web Coming of Age?

    Time was, the World Wide Web was a wide-open space peopled by the cyberspace equivalent of Hyde Park speakers: long on energy, but short on thought, talent, artistry, or . . . ahem . . . bandwidth. Faster modems and faster microprocessors, though, so...

    by Fred Moody on May 25, 1999
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    Convicted Club Maven May Cut A Deal - Steven Lewis: Villain or Scapegoat?

    In the wake of the conviction of former Peter Gatien aide Steven Lewis on drug charges two weeks ago, speculation persists that Gatien continues to be the target of federal and/or state prosecutors. Will convicted felon Lewis a downtown fixture for ...

    by Frank Owen on May 25, 1999
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    War of the Words

    Truth is the first casualty in war, as the old clich goes, but in the case of Kosovo, truth must be unscathed, since there is no war. Throughout the '90s, the media has witnessed repeated instances of carefully chosen words, spins, spoken sleights...

    by Jason Vest on May 25, 1999
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    Language Barrier - On the Net, Talk Is Cheap but It Isn't Free

    The Internet has long been a platform for vitriolic loudmouths. Then again, so have the printing press, radio, television, and the happy hour nacho line at Bennigan's. But in these days of post-Columbine digital punditry, the preferred topic is hate ...

    by David Kushner on May 25, 1999
  • Tell-Tale Hearts?


    Tell-Tale Hearts?

    Who are you? Are you defined by what you think or what you were dealt at birth? Corporate America is betting on the latter. Biometrics is science's authentication of identity through unique body markers. Identity theft costs billions every year, and ...

    by Athima Chansanchai on May 25, 1999
  • Dead Chic - The Killer Trade in Shahtoosh


    Dead Chic - The Killer Trade in Shahtoosh

    The Tibetan antelope, or chiru, may be nearing extinction. According to reports by environmental groups, the numbers of the high-altitude ungulate, whose millions were reduced in recent years to an estimated 75,000 worldwide, have recently plummeted....

    by Guy Trebay on May 25, 1999
  • Sterile, Cuckoo - Art and Fashion at the Anchorage


    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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    Boola, Boola, Boola! - Yalies Pataki and Bush Agree on Presidency, Disagree on Rudy

    In his ignored yet moving 1998 autobiography, George Pataki wrote about his days at Yale in the mid '60s with George W. Bush, noting that the gang from the university's political union had Bush pegged from the beginning as presidential timber. "By...

    by Wayne Barrett on May 25, 1999
  • It Takes a TV - Like the Net, Public-Access Television Brings Power to the People


    It Takes a TV - Like the Net, Public-Access Television Brings Power to the People

    Last October, months before most Americans had even heard of Kosovo, a group of Albanian Americans tried to boost awareness of the simmering conflict by making appearances on the ultimate attention-getter television. But not as guests on CNBC or Lar...

    by Ann Farmer on May 25, 1999
  • Men's Wear Daily - Style on the Diamond Is Ever Changing


    Men's Wear Daily - Style on the Diamond Is Ever Changing

    Time was when a baseball team's uniform was, y'know, uniform, staying relatively constant for years at a clip. But now, thanks to the huge revenue stream provided by sales of licensed merchandise, teams update their uni designs and sometimes even th...

    by Paul Lukas on May 25, 1999
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    Knish Knack - Yonah Shimmel Widens the Borscht Belt

    Almost a hundred years ago, an enterprising rabbi from Eastern Europe decided there must be an easier way to sell his wife's homemade knishes than dragging them up and down the boardwalk at Coney Island. Yonah Shimmel crossed the Williamsburg Bridge ...

    by Matthew Cowan on May 18, 1999
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    Masters in Hype - Liddy Dole To Speak at Nonexistent Graduation

    Bandwidths broaden, and the future of the Internet spreads before us like a vast, unspoiled plain. No longer restricted to mere text and image, the brave new Web will push the multimedia envelope, enriching our lives and thrilling our souls. Its only...

    by Jeff Howe on May 18, 1999
  • How Free Can Speech Be? - The Names of Murdered Doctors Are Crossed Out


    How Free Can Speech Be? - The Names of Murdered Doctors Are Crossed Out

    The most controversial free speech case in years is now before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on the West Coast. The odds are that it will eventually wind up before the Supreme Court of the United States. The issue: how free can free speech be on...

    by Nat Hentoff 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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    NY Mirror - Advice from the ball circuit: 'This category is about your face, not your booty. Now ride your broomstick out of here, baby gorilla.'

    Of the new batch of coming-out-is-torture- but-worth-it flicks, Edge of Seventeen is the most detailed and charming, especially the rimming scene, but I wish someone would make a movie in which a young guy simply comes to New York, bursts out of the ...

    by Michael Musto on May 18, 1999
  • Private Eyes - Forget the Government—You Could Be Big Brother


    Private Eyes - Forget the GovernmentYou Could Be Big Brother

    As the new millennium dawns, the omniscient eye fixes its gaze towards Earth. The eye, as in Foucault's treatment of the Panopticon, holds power over us: watched without seeing our watcher, we internalize rules, assuming our actions will constantly b...

    by Carla Spartos 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


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


    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
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