NATO’s Insecurity Forces in Bosnia

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Sarajevo—There was a big turnout at the NATO SFOR (“Stabilization Force”) Press Center in downtown Sarajevo two weeks ago, where NATO’s outgoing Secretary-General Javier Solana gave a press conference. Solana was a regular visitor here back in the day when the NATO peacekeeping operation in Bosnia-Herzegovina was the alliance’s biggest chore. A few months of bombing Yugoslavia and the task [&hellip
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Stinky Parisians; Stalking Tina

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One Wedding & A Funeral First the wedding, and a very pretty one it was. Princess Alexia of Greece, 33, the eldest child of ex-King Constantine of the Hellenes and Queen Anne Marie, married Carlos Morales Quintana, 28, a Spaniard and a commoner. The wedding took place last Friday in London, and every crowned head of Europe—and just as [&hellip
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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?

Written by John Strausbaugh on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

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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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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Autumn Tale

Written by Godfrey Cheshire on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Autumn Tale directed by Eric Rohmer   A French Harvest Autumn Tale, the last in Eric Rohmer’s “Tales of the Four Seasons,” is, like so much of the director’s work, a film that’s at once stunningly lovely on the surface and astonishing for its depths. Given that, it will be to the taste of a only small fraction of [&hellip
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An Ideal Husband

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

An Ideal Husband directed by Oliver Parker   Culture’s End Riding a bus to the Hamptons, a friend recently watched An Ideal Husband, on video. So did I—but in a theater. An oddly appropriate experience, since Oliver Parker conducts this adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s love roundelay just as a tv director would: mostly closeups and perfunctory medium shots for [&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

Written by John Strausbaugh on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

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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