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  • Revenge of the Mad Rappers - When hip hoppers use violence to silence their critics

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    Revenge of the Mad Rappers - When hip hoppers use violence to silence their critics

    Hip hop journalists, under fire by rappers for portraying them as arrogant, real-life hoods and scantily clad gangsta bitches, braced for a new volley of attacks in the wake of last week's brazen assault on Jesse Washington, editor-in-chief of the ...

    by Peter Noel on December 1, 1998
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    Pundit Pattons

    Like boxing cornermen disappointed that their fighter had to settle for a draw, the U.S. commentariat exuded recriminations when American air attacks on Iraq were called off 10 days ago. "Once those planes were launched, they should have been allowed...

    by Andrew Hsiao & Jason Vest on December 1, 1998
  • I Am a Camera

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    I Am a Camera

    Mikey Jackson (assistant cameraman) Income: $25,000 to $30,000 (this year) Health Insurance: none Rent: $930/mo. Utilities: $30/mo. Phone: $30/mo. Food: $40/mo. Transportation: $15/mo. Only yesterday, "someone was killing someone else at the ...

    by Toni Schlesinger on December 1, 1998
  • Looking Blackward - 100 Years of New York’s African American Art

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    Looking Blackward - 100 Years of New Yorks African American Art

    It was a reunion, but of people who'd probably never met. Packed into a basement room in Harlem one night last week, dozens of the artists featured in the Schomburg Center's new exhibition, "Black New York Artists of the 20th Century," stuffed themse...

    by Guy Trebay on December 1, 1998
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    Taking the Fifth - Theme Stores Eat Manhattan

    The last drip of Thanksgiving gravy will shortly be wiped from the chin, every streetlamp is groaning under the weight of a Styrofoam Santa, fake piety oozes from the lips of daytime talk show hosts: the holiday season is upon us. Soon, college roomm...

    by Lynn Yaeger on December 1, 1998
  • City on Trial - The NYPD is snared in its own surveillance net

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    City on Trial - The NYPD is snared in its own surveillance net

    The date is August 5 and police have raided the Hells Angels' clubhouse in search of a stolen motorcycle. It's a Keystone Kop moment, brought to you live by the NYPD: Cop with video camera: Are we clear to go upstairs yet? To video it upstairs?...O...

    by Karen Houppert on December 1, 1998
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    The Boss's Souvenirs - For Bronx-Bashing Steinbrenner, a Few Terms of Endearment

    George Steinbrenner may desperately want to relocate the Yankees to Manhattan, but he is angling to keep some souvenirs from the borough he would like to abandon, the Voice has learned. But unlike fans who scavenged for mementos prior to Yankee Sta...

    by William Bastone on December 1, 1998
  • Never Say Die - Bytes and Pieces Live on in AfterLife

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    Never Say Die - Bytes and Pieces Live on in AfterLife

    You will die, that much is certain. But now, if AfterLife has its way, your virtual doppelgnger, the personal home page, will survive. Headed by longtime industry writer and consultant David Blatner, the Seattle-based organization first floated th...

    by Athima Chansanchai on December 1, 1998
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    Letters

    Wacked Although I loved "The 1998 Wacko Awards" [November 24], one landed flat. William Bastone's inclusion of Norman Rosenbaum, brother of Crown Heights murder victim Yankel Rosenbaum, was truly off the mark. If anyone deserves a Wacko in this reg...

    on December 1, 1998
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    Takedown - My Man Jesse

    In an election year full of surprises, Jesse ("the Body," who now wants to be known as "the Mind") Ventura wowed America by winning the governership in Minnesota. Who's your candidate? Kiki Charles Age: 26 Resides:: Ri...

    by Edmund Lee on November 24, 1998
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    Urban Outfit - One-Bedroom Duplex Co-Op

    Location: Park Slope, Brooklyn Rent: $1200 Square Feet: 750 Occupant: Josh Max (singer-songwriter, Josh Max's Outfit; owner, Rosecolored Painting) Julie James (singer, Josh Max's Outfit; office manager, ATEC Digital Arts) So Josh, your life p...

    by Toni Schlesinger on November 24, 1998
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    Nolita Complex - Photos by Nina Roberts

    The storefronts along Mulberry, Elizabeth, and Mott, having spent the last century contentedly selling pecorino cheese and pork chops, sausages and souvenirs, were taken aback when the purveyors of chic merchandise began ogling their timeworn fa...

    by Lynn Yaeger on November 24, 1998
  • Everybody Pays the Fool - King Doofus Adam Sandler Hits the Jackpot

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    Everybody Pays the Fool - King Doofus Adam Sandler Hits the Jackpot

    In 1995's Billy Madison, he won the hearts and minds of people whose lives revolve around keg parties. The following year, he wooed the Nickelodeon crowd with Happy Gilmore. Now his latest vehicle about a mentally challenged Cajun waterboy and th...

    by Peter Braunstein on November 24, 1998
  • Crashing the Messengers - When the dirtiest part of child porn is politics

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    Crashing the Messengers - When the dirtiest part of child porn is politics

    Back in September, an undercover cop, fronting as a student named "John," sent a concerned e-mail to two Internet service providers (ISPs) in upstate New York. While doing research for a "course," John had retrieved postings from a public newsgroup ...

    by Austin Bunn on November 24, 1998
  • Drool Britannia - Rupert Murdoch caught in love nest!

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    Drool Britannia - Rupert Murdoch caught in love nest!

    As British sex scandals go, last week's serial outing of three ministers in Tony Blair's cabinet pales before the great sleaze fests of recent Anglo history. It lacks the fur-draped drama of the Christine Keeler/John Profumo affair, which nearly topp...

    by Richard Goldstein on November 24, 1998
  • Out of Network - The health issues behind the ABC lockout

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    Out of Network - The health issues behind the ABC lockout

    The 2400 ABC television technical workers who were locked out of their jobs after striking over health benefits two weeks ago have lots of support from the news-making crowd. Peter Jennings sends coffee and doughnuts out to the West 66th Street picke...

    by Sharon Lerner on November 24, 1998
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    Letters

    D'Amato Paste After 18 years of relentlessly and courageously chronicling the malfeasances of Al D'Amato, you leave us with William Bastone's entertaining but rather shallow snapshot ["Sealed With a Kiss," November 17] and Wayne Barrett's bland scor...

    on November 24, 1998
  • Soul on Ice - Kwame Ture's last freedom ride

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    Soul on Ice - Kwame Ture's last freedom ride

    Ten days before he died, Kwame Ture, the thundermouth '60s black power advocate, repeated accusations that for 32 years "U.S. imperialism [had been] seriously planning to assassinate" him and may have succeeded "this time [with] an FBI-induced cancer...

    by Peter Noel on November 24, 1998
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    Un-Covering Livingston

    Whatever visceral joy Press Clips took in watching last week's postelection punditry meltdown has, alas, been replaced by a great sense of disappointment in working political reporters or, at least, those who have been charged with the mission of be...

    by Jason Vest on November 24, 1998
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    Nation - ''I didn't I swear I didn't get into politics to feather my nest or feather my friends' nests. . . .'' Texas Governor George W. Bush

    Boy George Dad's Aides, Past Deals Haunt Texas Governor Capitol Hill scouts for Texas governor George W. Bush are fending off tired retainers from his father's administration in the wake of young George's emergence as Republican presidential front-...

    by James Ridgeway on November 24, 1998
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