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  The Plot: The Secret Story of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion   By Will Eisner   W.W. Norton, $19.95     The story’s well worn, of course. In the 19th century, a book appeared in Russia called The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which purported to outline a secret Jewish plan [&hellip
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50 Most Loathsome New Yorkers

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“How come you guys are such haters?” someone asked us recently. Shocked and insulted, we shook our heads. Our biggest issue thus farlast September’s Best of Manhattan issuewas a compendium of positivity. On any given week we’re founts of compassion: lovers, not haters; uniters, not dividers. Our Chelsea offices burst with fresh lilacs. We adopt [&hellip
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Last call at Smalls

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Jazz was never supposed to be for the rich. It wasn’t played for tourists and aspiring aficionados. Jazz is American music—peoples’ music to loosen up your average stiff. Back in the day, (whenever that day came and went), a place like Smalls on 10th St. and 7th. Ave. So. would be considered a neighborhood treasure, [&hellip
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THEATER In Previews ALMOST FAMOUS Look at Bruce Vilanch’s glorified life of movie …

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ALMOST FAMOUS Look at Bruce Vilanch’s glorified life of movie screenings, VIP parties, backstage schmoozing & sleazy nightly adventures; Westbeth Theater Center, 151 Bank St. (betw. West & Washington Sts.), 741-0391; Weds.-Sat., Mon. & Tues. at 8:30, $35-$40 [opens 5/11]. CITY CANYONS Rock ’n’ roll musical about redemption, set in East Village during the 80s; [&hellip
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