Best of Manhattan 2001: Entertainment

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align=”left”> Best Rap Crew Screwball Q.B. or Not Q.B. When Screwball put out their 2000 album Y2K, we figured it was the last gasp for New York hardcore. Four seasoned intelligent-hoodlum types from Queensbridge, these guys must have preceded Nas and Mobb Deep in everything but the rap industry, where their talents were wasted in [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan 2001: Normal’s Not an Ordinary Word

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But first things first: If you want to drink in classy surroundings and hear some poems, e-mail savedate@aol.com now to reserve your spot at the Intoxicating Poetry party this Wednesday, Oct. 3. Intoxicating Poetry is sponsored by Alizé, cohosted by a delightful woman named LindaAnn Loschiavo and free to anyone willing to adhere to the [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan 2001: Normal’s Not an Ordinary Word

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Not surprisingly, New York Press’ 14th annual Best of Manhattan issue is as subdued as the city itself. It was originally planned for Sept. 19, but we pushed back publishing our largest annual edition for several obvious reasons. Primarily, in the midst of New York City’s most severe crisis, with so many citizens mourning the [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan 2001: Media & Politics

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Deford’s Done. As we’ve written before in these pages, the once-literate Sports Illustrated has devolved–like most Time Warner publications–into a banal melange of cliches and hack writing. However, S.I.’s Sept. 24 cover was the class of the newsstands after the WTC bombings. The image was stark: an American flag draped over an empty seat in [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan 2001: Services

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align=”left”> Best Shoe Repair Continental Shoe Repair 2 Barclay St. (B’way) 349-6878 Sole Man. Some years ago, we attended a recital at Carnegie Hall. At the intermission, we strolled into the lobby. We passed a strikingly handsome, dignified older gentleman in black tie, knowledgeably discussing the performance with several people. We recognized Sal Iacone, who [&hellip
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title>Untitled Document MUGGER Russ Smith Media & Politics Christopher Caldwell Media & Politics Alexander Cockburn Media & Politics Part One Media & Politics Part Two Media & Politics Part Three Manhattan Living William Bryk Manhattan Living Alan Cabal Manhattan Living Part One Manhattan Living Part Two Manhattan Living Part Three Eats & Drinks Taki Eats [&hellip
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My Dream Lunch

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title>Untitled Document My Dream Lunch My perfect lunch is at Le Cirque 2000, Sirio’s Eighth Wonder of the World on Madison Ave. The best lunch partner would, of course, be Juliette Binoche, or, say, Helen Hunt. Both ladies have physical defects, but it is just those imperfections that make them so attractive. If they, alas, [&hellip
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