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  • Wait Till Next Year! - Will The Yankee Juggernaut Crash In '99?

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    Wait Till Next Year! - Will The Yankee Juggernaut Crash In '99?

    Okay, okay, the Yankees are the greatest team in the history of baseball. But like the Roman Empire and 49-cent Big Macs, all good things must come to an end. But how soon before the cosmic bartender calls last round? As the last of the ticker tape f...

    by Allen St. John on November 3, 1998
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    Jersey Move for Yanks Swamped

    With the World Series trophy safely stowed in City Hall and the fate of Yankee Stadium safe from the will of the people, attention now turns to the future home and owner(s) of the Bronx Bombers. We know that George Steinbrenner will not divulge his...

    by Joanna Cagan on November 3, 1998
  • Foul Balls

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    Foul Balls

    These days, the time is right for price gouging in baseball memorabilia. Hell, a Scott Brosiussigned baseball is currently going for $60; last week it probably cost little more than the actual ball. But at least with the Mickey Mantleautographed me...

    on November 3, 1998
  • Lump Sum - A Cancer Patient Says CIGNA Stiffed Him

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    Lump Sum - A Cancer Patient Says CIGNA Stiffed Him

    Joel Feldstein went to the doctor because he thought he'd strained a throat muscle and instead learned he had a rare cancerous tumor on his esophagus. "They said I didn't have years," remembers Feldstein. Three years later, Feldstein, 55, is endles...

    by Sharon Lerner on November 3, 1998
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    The GLAAD Hand of Coors

    It's been a frenetic month for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The country's premier gay and lesbian media watchdog rushed to set up news conferences in Wyoming and Washington, D.C., when the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard thrust the...

    by Andrew Hsiao on November 3, 1998
  • Foot Hawker

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    Foot Hawker

    Ann Klahr (Salesperson) Income: $38,952 (from working part-time for half of 1997) Health Insurance: paid by mother Rent: $1225/mo. Utilities: $70/mo. Phone: $50/mo. Food: $400/mo. Transportation: $150/mo. "Money helps, but you can a...

    by Toni Schlesinger on November 3, 1998
  • Life On The Run - If charisma made you faster, an American might actually win the New York Marathon

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    Life On The Run - If charisma made you faster, an American might actually win the New York Marathon

    We could complain ad nauseam that the New York City Marathon hasn't had an American male champ since Alberto Salazar in 1982, or a female winner since Miki Gorman in 1977, and that these droughts aren't likely to end in this millennium. Or we could r...

    by Peter Gambaccini on November 3, 1998
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    Back To The Streets - Can radical gay organizers reignite a movement?

    "There's been nothing like this since Stonewall!" That was the first exultant assertion in the "speak-out" portion of a Wednesday night meeting called to follow up on the October 19 political funeral for Matthew Shepard--in which more than 5000 peopl...

    by Alisa Solomon on November 3, 1998
  • Fanning The Flames - Todd Haynes

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    Fanning The Flames - Todd Haynes

    The men don't know, but the little girls understand. --"Backdoor Man," by Willie Dixon and Chester Burnett Todd Haynes's Velvet Goldmine is a big, bursting piata of a movie--a glam-rock opera clef that, mixing fact with fantasy, swings backwar...

    by Amy Taubin on November 3, 1998
  • Velvet Crush - Christian Bale

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    Velvet Crush - Christian Bale

    Loudly hallowed though he is by directors and fans alike, Christian Bale is still one of Hollywood's best-kept secrets and has been since his epochal performance as J.G. Ballard's young, WWII-embroiled alter ego in the still-underrated Empire of the...

    by Michael Atkinson on November 3, 1998
  • Beyond The Fence: Conjuring the Lives of Martyr Matthew Shepard - Matthew Shepard 1976-1998

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    Beyond The Fence: Conjuring the Lives of Martyr Matthew Shepard - Matthew Shepard 1976-1998

    Laramie, Wyoming--Crucifixion was not the right symbol. Lynching was also incorrect. A coyote nailed to a fence in warning was as near as anyone came to getting right the imagery of Matthew Shepard's murder, and even that only went so far. The fenc...

    by Guy Trebay on November 3, 1998
  • Human Rights 'Miracle' - Detention of former Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet could signal a Latin American Nuremberg

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    Human Rights 'Miracle' - Detention of former Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet could signal a Latin American Nuremberg

    Washington-- The arrest of 82-year-old Chilean despot Augusto Pinochet in London October 16 at the request of Spanish authorities has the human rights community here inspired by the possibility that it could be the precursor to a Latin American/Cold ...

    by Jason Vest on November 3, 1998
  • Eyewitness News - Cops, Clubs, Chaos, And Camaraderie At The Vigil

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    Eyewitness News - Cops, Clubs, Chaos, And Camaraderie At The Vigil

    Last week's "political funeral" for Matthew Shepard started out peacefully enough at 57th Street. But everything changed as the marchers overflowed the sidewalks of Fifth Avenue on their way to a rally at Madison Square Park. Here, four eyewitness ac...

    on November 3, 1998
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    Chain Re: Action - How a 'massive forwarding event' brought thousands to the streets

    Richard got the word on Friday from Ben up at Columbia--they'd only had one date, but Ben had e-mailed it to every gay man he knew in New York. Ben got it the day before, off a 495-person electronic mailing list run by Jesse through the Queer Student...

    by Austin Bunn on November 3, 1998
  • A Year of Living Perilously - How a case of mistaken identity shattered an immigrant family

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    A Year of Living Perilously - How a case of mistaken identity shattered an immigrant family

    Almost a year ago, Chang Ki Yoo, then a junior at Francis Lewis High School, spent two nights at Rikers Island for a crime he did not commit. After taking the requisite cold shower and being forced to submit to a body cavity search, he was thrown int...

    by Edmund Lee on October 27, 1998
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    Letters

    King Khallid's New Clothes Peter Noel rises to new heights with his latest piece of agitprop, "The Hunt for Khallid Abdul Muhammad" [October 13], concerning Muhammad's purported actions in the wake of the Million Youth March. With barely concealed...

    on October 27, 1998
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    Trickle Down Dow? - Don't Expect Regulated Rents To Slide

    The Dow is unsteady. Bonds are earthbound. Merrill Lynch is putting nearly 5000 workers out of jobs, and other Wall Street houses are expected to follow. Is there any good news out there? Maybe. Shining in the sea of economic malaise is a glimmer o...

    by J.A. Lobbia on October 27, 1998
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    NY Mirror - 'I'm Australian,' said Cate Blanchett. 'I haven't read that much Elizabethan pornography!'

    If you somehow haven't been privy to Happiness yet, put down this column right now and race your ass out to see it. No, actually, finish the column first and then go see it. The disturbing, refreshing slapstick tragedy is the best flick of the year s...

    by Michael Musto on October 27, 1998
  • Since 1985 - Two-Bedroom Loft Co-Op

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    Since 1985 - Two-Bedroom Loft Co-Op

    Location: East Village Price: $104,000 in 1985 ($300 maintenance) Square Feet: 1400 Occupants: Barbara Broughel (artist; teacher, MIT); Margaret Lee (assistant literary editor, The Nation); Otto (giant schnauzer) Barbara, before we discuss the at...

    by Toni Schlesinger on October 27, 1998
  • Whipper Snappers - photos by Sandra-Lee Phipps

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    Whipper Snappers - photos by Sandra-Lee Phipps

    The pierced, punctured, platform-shod proletarians who gathered recently at Webster Hall had that every-day-is-Halloween insouciance so fashionable with a certain subset of the downtown demimonde. The event, Night of a Thousand Scars, honored Twisted...

    by Lynn Yaeger on October 27, 1998
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