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    Horoscope

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) Experimental musician Harry Partch made his own instruments from objects like artillery shell casings, eucalyptus branches, and bottles of sherry. Artist Jason Macier concocts portraits with beans, noodles, and yarn. Both r...

    by Rob Brezsny on June 12, 2001
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    Bush Hears Dead People - Grim Greetings From the Texas Death House

    One hundred fifty-two men and women executed on then governor Dubya Bush's watch in Texas may soon send the president 55th birthday greetings from the grave, thanks to an unintended joint Web effort by his most dedicated fans and his most acrimonious...

    by Donna Ladd on June 12, 2001
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    President Sharpton - Reverend Al Sharpton Says Hell Seek the Democratic Presidential Nomination. Right Guy for the Job?

    ERICK RUALES Age 24 Resides Manhattan Occupation Assistant casting director What do you think of Al Sharpton? I think he's an opportunist, but at the same time I think he's so consistent that it's almost admirable. Louis Farrakhan aside, a lo...

    by Coco McPherson on June 5, 2001
  • Chilling Free Speech on Campuses - Sensitivity Above All?

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    Chilling Free Speech on Campuses - Sensitivity Above All?

    Over the past 12 years, I've been covering the contempt for free speech and a free press on many of the nation's campuses. Studentsblack, Latino, and whitesteal and burn newspapers that offend them. The Student Press Law Center has cited 205 such t...

    by Nat Hentoff on June 5, 2001
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    Aborting Crime - Fewer Fetuses, Fewer Felonies?

    There is one point on which pro-abortion and anti-abortion advocates agree: We should be trying to prevent the births of unwanted children, mainly because such children are more often abandoned or abused, and as a result, more often become involved i...

    by Norah Vincent on June 5, 2001
  • Room in Housing Works

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    Room in Housing Works

    Location East New York Rent $600/mo. (sliding scale) Square feet 350 Occupant Nathan Mosley (businessperson) What is this painting of a cabin in the woods? The windows have yellow light, the way a house looks on a summer night, just before it...

    by Toni Schlesinger on June 5, 2001
  • NY Mirror

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    NY Mirror

    Those cynics who are saying the Hamptons are on the wane are as wrong as red wine is with fish. I just took the schlepp out there and found that the place is more crammed with lockjawed rich people than ever; in fact, all along the potpourri-scented ...

    by Michael Musto on June 5, 2001
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    Agenda: Gender

    WASHINGTON, D.C.Remember the days of "We're Here, We're Queer, Get Used to It"? As the co-chairs of propaganda for Queer Nation in Los Angeles a decade ago, my girlfriend and I were in charge of disseminating fluorescent crack 'n' peel stickers with...

    by Tristan Taormino on June 5, 2001
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    Letters

    THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR As a political activist in Crown Heights and former chairman of the Paul Robeson Independent Democrats, I found Peter Noel's latest attempt to bolster Carl Thomas's candidacy in Brooklyn's 40th Council District unjust and irresp...

    on June 5, 2001
  • Listings

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    Listings

    Unofficially the national drink of Cuba, the mojito evokes what fields of sugarcane and rows of tobacco haven't been able to capturea paradoxical island. A bit sweet and somewhat tart, it's concocted out of mint leaves, sugar, lime juice, seltzer, a...

    by Grace Bastidas on June 5, 2001
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    Nation

    Feds Accused of Hiding Accidental D.C. Blast France Cools on Nuclear Energy New England GOPers Found in Prairie Dems' Big Tent Feds Accused of Hiding Accidental D.C. Blast Explosive FBI Coverup As if the FBI hadn't taken a big enough hi...

    by James Ridgeway on June 5, 2001
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    Supremes Secretly Stiff the Press - We Could Be Heroes

    In a decision issued May 21, the Supreme Court elevated the First Amendment over privacy rights, by protecting a radio talk-show host who had broadcast an illegal tape. The decision, Bartnicki v. Vopper, seemed to give the press what it wanted: immun...

    by Cynthia Cotts on June 5, 2001
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    Hosiery History

    It is with no small degree of concern that Uni Watch has been monitoring the situation unfolding on baseball players' lower legs.The intersection of pant and sock has long been in flux, but never more so than now, as players have multiple hosiery opt...

    by Paul Lukas on June 5, 2001
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    Sports

    Great Scott Here we are, in early June, and the NHL season has just reached the midway point. Just kidding. Actually, the Stanley Cup will be won either Thursday or Saturday, and as the Devils try to repeat their title, they have frequently playe...

    on June 5, 2001
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    The Great Down-Low Debate - A New Black Sexual Identity May Be an Incubator for AIDS

    Richard Pryor used to do a bit where he joked about his experiences "fucking the faggot." He wasn't declaring himself gay, far from it, and no one listening assumed as much. He was just admitting that he could get off by screwing another guy. Pryor m...

    by Kai Wright on June 5, 2001
  • Romancing the Republic - Disney and the U.S. Military Whitewash Pearl Harbor and Woo Patriots

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    Romancing the Republic - Disney and the U.S. Military Whitewash Pearl Harbor and Woo Patriots

    Disney's Pearl Harbor delivers an epic love story, but the pilot-nurse-pilot triangle is a secondary romance. On a grander scale, argue some critics, a cadre of powerful mythmakers use a rose-filtered version of America to seduce audiences suffering ...

    by Chisun Lee on June 5, 2001
  • Parole Call - La Bodega Forges Alliance With Parole Officers to Help the Hidden Victims of Addiction

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    Parole Call - La Bodega Forges Alliance With Parole Officers to Help the Hidden Victims of Addiction

    At 7:30 a.m. last Thursday, Sabrina Drayton performed one of the basic duties of her job as a parole officer: visiting a prisoner's family to prepare them for his release. Seated on a plastic-covered sofa in a Lower East Side apartment, she told Fran...

    by Jennifer Gonnerman on June 5, 2001
  • Sneak Peek - ‘Jail Cam’ Raises Hackles and a Lawsuit When Links to Porno Sites Are Discovered

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    Sneak Peek - Jail Cam Raises Hackles and a Lawsuit When Links to Porno Sites Are Discovered

    Last July, introducing the world's first live Internet broadcast from inside a jail, controversial Phoenix, Arizona, sheriff Joe Arpaio called the project educational. "Kids can tune in and see what it's like in the jail," he said proudly. "Maybe the...

    by Heather Haddon on June 5, 2001
  • Lord of the Geeks - J.R.R. Tolkien Still Feeds the Nerd Nation’s Imagination

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    Lord of the Geeks - J.R.R. Tolkien Still Feeds the Nerd Nations Imagination

    In 1961, five years after publication of the final volume in John Ronald Reuel Tolkien's three-part fantasy epic, The Lord of the Rings, the formidable English literary critic Philip Toynbee announced with great relief that popular enthusiasm for Tol...

    by Julian Dibbell on June 5, 2001
  • Hobbit Forming - Fanboys Line Up for ‘Ring’-Side Seats

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    Hobbit Forming - Fanboys Line Up for Ring-Side Seats

    Peter Jackson's movie trilogy The Lord of the Rings raises the bar on pop-cult hype's global ubiquity and behemothic scaleNew Line and Tolkien mavens wouldn't have it any other way. That the 26-minute mega-trailer shown at Cannes generated as many j...

    by Michael Atkinson on June 5, 2001
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The Weed Issue: Like, a <I>Village Voice</I> Special Report, Man The Weed Issue: Like, a Village Voice Special Report, Man

In this week's Village Voice, we look at marijuana in New York City and the state through four stories, just in time for that unofficial marijuana holiday, April 20, or… More >>

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With Autism Diagnoses on the Rise, New York universities Offer Students Help With Autism Diagnoses on the Rise, New York universities Offer Students Help

Autism diagnoses are booming: More than 1 percent of all children are now estimated to be somewhere on the spectrum for the developmental disorder, according to the Centers for Disease… More >>

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