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    Trial by Fire

    How do you get in people's faces from a flat screen? The directors of Franklin Furnace, the 21-year-old performance space in Tribeca created to "make the world safe for avant-garde art," have never had to worry about breaking the fourth wall--it's th...

    by Austin Bunn on February 24, 1998
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    No Mort Tomorrows

    After less than six months, cartoonist Tom Tomorrow has lost his biweekly gig at U.S. News & World Report. Tomorrow's departure does not stem from a conflict with U.S. News editor James Fallows. "I love his work," Fallows told the Voice, expressing "...

    by James Ledbetter on February 24, 1998
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    Shopping Spies - Why is this Man Staring at Me?

    Andy Greenfield, president of Greenfield Marketing Consultants, is setting the scene for me: "You're standing at the salad bar, Carrie, so I sidle up next to you. You're looking at the chicken and broccoli, then you look on, and I mumble something li...

    on February 24, 1998
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    Walk this Way - Pols put you in the Driver's Seat

    What's a crime fighter to do after he wipes out most of the crime in the city? Well, he could sit back and rest on his laurels--go around giving speeches about how he single-handedly wiped out crime. OK, OK, say he managed that every day--there would...

    by Linda Stasi on February 24, 1998
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    Star Search

    Tim Nye, CEO of Silicon Alley company Sunshine Digital, stars in a Microsoft TV spot. A Razorfish "implementation specialist" hawks footwear in a new Rockport Ad. And in an industry built on the bedlam of tiny design companies competing for work, New...

    by Austin Bunn on February 17, 1998
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    How To Commit a Loving Murder - 'Euthanize the Damaged People'

    In 1993, 12-year-old Tracy Latimer was murdered by her father on their farm in Saskatchewan, western Canada. Tracy had a severe case of cerebral palsy and suffered acute pain because of a chronic displaced hip. She could not walk or feed herself. She...

    by Nat Hentoff on February 17, 1998
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    Paying Lip Service - An oral history

    Bill Clinton is the first president caught in a scandal apparently because of a predilection for oral sex (although an earlier president was brought down by a Deep Throat). Clinton is probably not, however, the first president who enjoyed it. Accord...

    by James Ledbetter on February 10, 1998
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    Sadistic Disc

    Forget trying to adjust the volume--the techno beat blaring out of your computer speaker is entirely out of your control. Clicking adamantly won't stop the strobing images of bestiality, animal experimentation, and defecation (yep, live) that pulse a...

    by Austin Bunn on February 10, 1998
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    Dressing Down ABC

    If you're looking for a case of journalistic excess to help explain public fury over the reporting of the Clinton sex scandal, there's none better than the tale of ABC News and the amazing disappearing semen dress. As everyone knows, ABC News is th...

    by James Ledbetter on February 10, 1998
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    Hands-On Prez - The Devil Made Them Do It

    It's the oldest story ever told: Poor innocent Adam lost his rib, his heart, and literally the whole world to a no-good apple tart who was rotten to the core. And upstanding world leaders (like Bill on the Hill) have been helpless before (pick one) t...

    by Linda Stasi on February 10, 1998
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    Hillary on Elba - From the sublime to the ridiculous with HRC

    Are you wearing a wire? [HRC's nervous laugh lasts quite some time.] That's just my little joke--I mean, of course you are. We know the rules. So long as Bill, Vernon, and I stay on the island, we can't be extradited. But every visitor from the Unite...

    by Tom Carson on February 3, 1998
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    The Lewinsky Affair - Whose story is it anyway?

    The media coverage of the alleged sexual affair between Bill Clinton and a former White House intern is enough to bloat even the most avowed news junkies. The glut of press conferences, prepared statements, interviews, videotapes, and photos of Clint...

    by Anita Hill on February 3, 1998
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    Drudge Match

    For a few days, the Clinton sex scandal overwhelmed even Matt Drudge. During the entire weekend, America's speediest gossip columnist did not update his now-famous Web site (www.drudgereport.com), credited by many as the crowbar that forced Newsweek ...

    by James Ledbetter on February 3, 1998
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    Impeachment Fiends - Congress's 'mean caucus' targets the president

    WASHINGTON--The real arbiters of President Clinton's future may not be Monica Lewinsky, Kenneth Starr, the various pundits and busybodies, or even the American public. The real power in the Capitol lies with the Republican leadership in Congress. And...

    by James Ridgeway on February 3, 1998
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    Gigglegate and Gomorrah

    When all this was just about Paula Jones, I was already worried that it was a very bad idea to allow a sitting president to be sued privately. As a matter of cost-benefit analysis, there is simply too much at stake to allow private civil disputes to ...

    by Patricia J. Williams on February 3, 1998
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    Totally New York

    If there's one common quality among media-marinated New Yorkers, it's this: the fastest way to their hearts is through the byline. The roster of contributors to AOL's flagship local guide, Digital City NY (newyork.digitalcity.com), launched this week...

    by Austin Bunn on February 3, 1998
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    This Precious Right - A Veteran of the Abortion Struggle Looks Back

    Some of us remember exactly where we were on January 22, 1973, when the Roe v. Wade decision came down. Sarah Weddington, in Austin, took an urgent call from a Washington reporter. Stunned by the enormous breadth of the Supreme Court ruling, Roe's le...

    by Susan Brownmiller on January 27, 1998
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    Echoing Forth

    "My father smashed my mother's brains in with a hammer when I was 14 years old," recounts Simon Egleton, a musician and longtime member of the New York online bulletin board Echo (echonyc.com). "He hit her 17 times--snuck up behind her in the bathroo...

    by Austin Bunn on January 27, 1998
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    City of Grace - Rudy on duty in the Bully Pulpit

    I had a terrible fright the other day. I turned on NY1, and thought that it had been taken over by the Christian Broadcasting Network. A televangelist, standing on a red carpet behind his pulpit, arms spread, eyes heavenward, was delivering a sermon ...

    by Linda Stasi on January 27, 1998
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    Free for All

    Information may want to be free, but does knowledge want to go gratis? Risking profits for the sake of progress, NYU Press has decided to publish journalist Wendy Grossman's canny new book, net.wars, simultaneously in print and in a free online versi...

    by Austin Bunn on January 20, 1998
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