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    Good For The Gays? - A widening rift over the political direction of America's gay rights lobby

    There's a gathering crisis in gay politics, and its flashpoint is a possible endorsement of Senator Alfonse D'Amato by the Human Rights Campaign, the Washington-based, $13 milliona-year gay rights lobbying group. At press time, HRC is still arguing ...

    by Alisa Solomon on October 27, 1998
  • Dueling Stadia

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    Dueling Stadia

    An owner threatening to leave town unless he gets a new stadium. A controversial referendum on the same topic. A bonanza in ticket sales all season long and an electrifying run through the playoffs culminating in a World Series appearance. Sound fami...

    on October 27, 1998
  • The Mod Squad - Prowling the showrooms of Soho

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    The Mod Squad - Prowling the showrooms of Soho

    The longer one lives in this city, the more items one can cross off the Trendy New Yorker's Checklist. Extricate all primary colors from wardrobe. Check. Maintain but neglect health club membership. Check. Publicly admit being in therapy. Check. Cove...

    by Hugh Garvey on October 27, 1998
  • Tomorrowland - 'Today we can't make up our minds how to live. We can't live in white spaces anymore even if  we try. Our personalities are really showing through. There isn't one vision of how a house should be.'

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    Tomorrowland - 'Today we can't make up our minds how to live. We can't live in white spaces anymore even if we try. Our personalities are really showing through. There isn't one vision of how a house should be.'

    Mary Aluminum Particle Board walked through her loft one day, poured herself some water in a midcentury revival martini glass, had a personality reversal, and screamed at the Arne Jacobsen Egg chair, the Eero Saarinen tulip chair, and the Noguchi c...

    by Toni Schlesinger on October 27, 1998
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    Against Collecting

    I hate collecting. I hate even the idea of a person being defined by things. I detest the thought of concocting a self from the horrible emptiness of stuff. Objects are nothing. Most last longer than we do. That's something else I can't stand. I de...

    by Guy Trebay on October 27, 1998
  • Hate of the Union - Why homophobia has become america’s favorite pastime

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    Hate of the Union - Why homophobia has become americas favorite pastime

    Practically overnight, two weeks ago, America went from being perceived as an international oral-sex joke to one of the planet's biggest showplaces of homo hate. Oh, our bias for all-around bigotry had been cooking in the headlines for some time. Fro...

    by Michael Musto on October 27, 1998
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    Miracle Spread - The Virgin Springs

    The Virgin Mary made her annual trip to Conyers, Georgia, last week to give her message to ordinary little Nancy Fowler, and thousands flocked to receive the word. Are you a believer? Glen Hoffman Age: 37 Resides:: Th...

    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
  • In & Out

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    In & Out

    horizontals verticals architecture interior decoration Mediterranean New England stucco jute books magazines hospital and laboratory decor military-industrial d...

    by Wayne Koestenbaum on October 27, 1998
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    Westside Wonderland - Are Giuliani and Pataki Planning a Stadium December Surprise?

    Fran Reiter, the former deputy mayor installed by Rudy Giuliani at the helm of the New York Convention and Visitors Bureau, may have inadvertently revealed the city's secret plan for a Westside stadium during an unreported mid-September appearance at...

    by Wayne Barrett on October 20, 1998
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    Feds Finger Labor Boss - Apparel Union Tied to Mafia Shakedown

    Working in tandem with Mafia figures and corrupt businessmen, garment union officials were a key component of a shakedown ring that maintained an illegal chokehold on segments of Seventh Avenue, federal investigators have charged. According to sear...

    by William Bastone on October 20, 1998
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    Letters

    It's A Boy! After reading Amy Taubin's review of The Brandon Teena Story, in which she continually refers to Brandon [who was born with female sex organs but felt like a man] as "she," I'm so angry I could spit! ["Splitting Image," September 29] ...

    on October 20, 1998
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    Naked on the Net - Computer Graphic

    Last week, the House passed a GOP-sponsored bill to bar online pornography to those under 16, a situation some found bemusing, considering that it was House Republicans who decided to post the rather salacious Starr report on the Net. Do you surf the...

    by Edmund Lee on October 20, 1998
  • Pomegranate Dobson's Diary

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    Pomegranate Dobson's Diary

    The Oxford-educated Plum...spins out witty articles as a staff writer for Vogue....Anna Wintour, her boss, said that Plum, "lives the ideal Vogue life," and that she's the "quintessential Vogue girl."Bob Morris, "The Plum and Lucy Show," The New Yor...

    by Lynn Yaeger on October 20, 1998
  • Still Vanity Fare - Zap-ping Wordand Charged

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    Still Vanity Fare - Zap-ping Wordand Charged

    When fish-oil baron-cum-Internet impresario Avram Glazer (of the Zapata Corp.) rescued stalwart Alley Web zines Word and Charged last spring--stemming a tide of portentous "content is dead" news reports in the process--the story wasn't just that th...

    by Matthew Goldberg on October 20, 1998
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    Desperate Times

    What's it all about, Alfie? It appears that Alfonse D'Amato, a U.S. senator for 18 years, is now staking his reelection on the shaky premise that voters will buy his claim that Chuck Schumer is the absentee landlord of a Brooklyn congressional seat...

    by William Bastone on October 20, 1998
  • Williamsburg Steeler

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    Williamsburg Steeler

    John Laidman (metal fabricator) Income: $35,000 (last year) Health Insurance: none Rent: $550/mo. Utilities: $40/mo. Phone: $100/mo. Food: $600/mo. Transportation: $0, rides a bike He makes his money by keeping people from falling into space...

    by Toni Schlesinger on October 20, 1998
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    The Losers' Circle - Tired of Watching Pols Playing Hardball

    On the same day the Yanks lost a big one on the field, the Yanks' owner and the mayor lost a bigger one in court. One loss was because of a Blockhead, and the other was because of a bunch of blockheads. Blockhead One was playing baseball; the bunch o...

    by Linda Stasi on October 20, 1998
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    Empty in the Middle - Owners Opt Out of Mitchell-Lama for Market Rents

    Set within the often illogical framework of New York City housing is a rare spot of common sense: the Mitchell-Lama program, a state plan whose simple goal is to provide middle-income tenants with affordable apartments and co-ops. Named for its two A...

    by J.A. Lobbia on October 20, 1998
  • The Pragmatic Politician - Despite his recent troubles, it's business as usual for Carl McCall

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    The Pragmatic Politician - Despite his recent troubles, it's business as usual for Carl McCall

    For state comptroller H. Carl McCall, this year's campaign was to be a further testament to his uncanny ability to transcend race. After all, McCall is the only African American and the only Democratic incumbent, state wide, on the November ballot. I...

    by Evette Porter on October 20, 1998
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