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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Best of Manhattan 2001:Eats & Drinks

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align=”left”> Best Quietly Retracted Zagat Review Tomoe Sushi The Words (or Something) Get Stuck in Our Throat. When a friend first pointed this out to us, we couldn’t believe it. How could the Zagat’s people have let this one slip into their 2000 Survey of New York Restaurants? For those who didn’t catch it, here’s [&hellip
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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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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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BEST AGGRAVATING MEDIA AD CAMPAIGN Part One Best Aggravating …

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In My Homeland, You’re a Dead Man. If you watched five minutes of tv in the New York metropolitan area over the past year, you saw this commercial twice. The New York Times must have spent the annual budgets of several Third World nations on this media buy. There has to be a term ad [&hellip
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