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The first six years By Ariel Gore My daughter is one, and I’ve bought a big cake with a bounced check. We bring it in to my college cafeteria, and as I light the candle, my daughter takes the first tentative steps of her life across a smooth, dark floor. One of my professors says, […]

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When I started the job I had no intention of making trouble. The job involved “microform scanning.” This meant that I was checking microfilm records of various legal documents. I’d scroll along a spool of microfilm to make sure the document in each frame looked square. If it wasn’t square, that meant it was crushed […]

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Be Like Martha: My Secret Obsession With Martha Stewart By Todd Savage I recall the first time I saw Martha, on her how-to-do-a-perfect-Thanksgiving PBS program. As she set the dinner table, she announced that each guest would be served his or her soup in an antique, turkey-shaped, glass candy dish. Now it’s one thing to […]

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HOW TO BECOME A REAL LIFE PORN STAR–IF YOU’RE NOT ONE ALREADY By Erik Darmon That’s right–you just might be the next Ryan Idol. As a matter of fact, you probably already are, because gay men have been simulating the synthetic reality of gay jerk-off magazine models and porn-movie actors for quite some time. Whether […]

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What’s on Your PowerBook?

Michael Patrick Flanagan, Freshman Congressman From Illinois: Double-dare bet from buddies to run Map of Fifth Congressional District My script for neighborhood canvassing Computer darts game How I spent my 1993 earnings ($8,800) How I plan to spend my House salary ($133,600) Mileage records for dad’s Nissan Scanned photos of the Gipper Plot summaries of […]

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For Sale: the duds of Arthur Rubloff

Arthur Rubloff earned a reputation as one of the country’s real estate giants, a philanthropist who donated millions to local universities and the Art Institute–and a dapper dresser. After he died in 1986 at age 83, his wardrobe was gathered from his residences in Chicago, New York, and Palm Beach, packed into 72 boxes, and […]