Sick of Rich & Clinton, Scared of Struwwelpeter

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MUGGER: After reading Frank Rich’s July 3 op-ed piece “The Summer of Matthew Shepard” in The New York Times, I researched your columns containing the words “Frank Rich.” You must induct this man into your permanent shit list. Rich examines with exaggerated sensitivity the consequences of intolerance toward homosexuals. His impassioned defense of gay rights—a tutorial on meta-ethics—unfairly associates anyone [&hellip
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Were Some Pirates Poofters?

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Were a lot of pirates poofters? Or to put that more politely: Was there much homosexual activity in pirate society? On the surface it seems one of those Pope-Polish questions. Gay historian B.R. Burg, in his classic, and controversial, Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition (originally published by NYU Press in 1983), simply assumed that of course there was, and offered [&hellip
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Blair Witch Scares

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Witch Reality Smart, low-budget and appealingly ragtag, Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez’s The Blair Witch Project is something I’ve been looking for for 20 years: a horror film that doesn’t depend on ostentatious gore or special effects. Relying on several unusual strategies for fright, it’s one of those films you’re sure to enjoy more the less you know about it [&hellip
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REPORTS FROM THE 1999 AAN CONVENTION Memphis dispatches from MUGGER and Andrey Slivka

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MEDIA ROUNDUP   NYPress 6/2/99   AAN Botches It Again “You’re the guy who wrote that fucking piece of shit about my boss, man,” the bohemian’s hollering at me from behind his shades, his eyebrows beetling above the dark glass. His goatee’s bobbing; his finger’s working aggressively—jabbing toward my chest with accusatory force. It’s a gathering of “alternative” journalists here [&hellip
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Amy Goes to Spike’s Premiere Party

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“Guess what I got in the mail today?” said Paul. We were sitting behind third base watching the eighth inning of a Mets-Marlins game. “What?” I said. “An invite to the Summer of Sam premiere.” “Do you get a plus-one?” I said eagerly. “Of course.” “Can I be that one?” “No,” he said. “I’m telling you about the party because I want to take [&hellip
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Sanchez Sulks, Sister Sings

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Traumatized Sanchez was forced to sit in a darkened theater, watching a movie he’d already seen, while the Lumpy Lass screwed a long-lost school pal in town from Utah. So quick-minded Sanchez has no recourse but to coin a new name for the Lass—the Mormon-Nailer! Contented Sanchez was perfectly happy whiling away Sunday afternoon with Matt Pinnfield‘s weird 1995-revival party-slash-viewer-phone-in battle-of-the-bands [&hellip
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Grimmer Fairy Tales

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In an era when parents who discipline their kids can be treated like felons, and everybody, “in the wake of Littleton,” is maundering about the effects of violent entertainments on young minds, you wouldn’t think Heinrich Hoffmann’s DerStruwwelpeter would have much of a following. In fact, unless I’m mistaken,it seems to be enjoying a kind of cult revival. First [&hellip
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Tripping with Wilhelm Reich

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American Odyssey by Wilhelm Reich edited by Mary Boyd Higgins Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 453 pages, $27   Orgone Player In the course of my long sojourn on the fringes of our society, way out where the buses don’t run too often, I’ve occasionally come across adherents of the orgone theory of Wilhelm Reich. Not often, because they are [&hellip
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Defending Kissinger; Announcing TopDrawer.com’s IPO!

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LEMAÎTRE Defending Henry John Aspinall, England’s greatest gambler and wild animal breeder, gave a small dinner last week in honor of Henry Kissinger, the ex-Secretary of State having arrived in London to promote his third volume of memoirs. As we were only 12—Sir Denis Thatcher, Conrad Black, Lady Annabel Goldsmith…you get the picture—I had the opportunity to ask Henry the [&hellip
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