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We’re Off To See the Wizards
Michael Jordan, why can’t you leave well enough alone?

The Conversation
I’d sure like to go see a movie. If only that mysterious black van wasn’t blocking the driveway ...

Relishing The Onion
I know irony is dead, I know humor is inappropriate now. But, damn it, I’ve already cried. Now I need to laugh.

Making Waves
With his use of the word “cowardly,” Bill Maher stirred up a hornet’s nest on “Politically Incorrect.”

An Open Letter to Neal Pollack
I suppose we can classify this as a fan letter, which seems to be the best alternative to a fan phone call.





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· The Denis Leary Firefighters Foundation Fund;
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· United Way September 11th Fund.




10.15.01
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CURTAIN CALL
Matthew Broderick Should Be So Lucky
By Rebecca Schuman
In many ways, Berlin is still a shattered city. How long will it take New York to recover?

RICK'S CAFÉ AMERICAIN
Out of the Woods
By Rick Chandler
Who will we turn to when local police and fire agencies are busy fighting foreign terrorists? The answer may surprise you.

BETWEEN THE LINES
New America
By A.J. Daulerio
For whom does the Squishy Toy toll? It tolls for thee.

BRAVE NEW WORLD
Mixed Messages
By Julie Ostrowski
So now I’m supposed to be on the lookout for suspicious crop-dusting pilots? I don’t think I’m qualified, President Bush!

JUST DESSERTS
None For Me, Thanks
By Adam Finley
Cake, like sex, is becoming dangerously overexposed. Isn’t it time for a little moderation?

MY VIEW
Going Through the Motions
By Arin Greenwood
My journey from London to Madrid to New York went unimpeded by professional or personal interest in my ability to make machines beep.

NOT A STEP
Sorry, We’re Booked
By Daniel Kline
My new book calls for eating only Tootsie Pops while praying in front of an altar made of melting Chipwiches. Order now while supplies last.

CHANNEL SURFER
Screening Room II
By Bob Sassone
More reviews of the new fall season, from Bob Patterson to Thieves.




10.12.01
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MR. FOOTBALL
Supercat to the Rescue
By Mr. Football
Mr. Football is far too busy to indulge your fantasy league questions, so move along, Chester.




10.8.01
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RICK'S CAFÉ AMERICAIN
Unlocking the Secret of Enormous Pants
By Rick Chandler
Feeling down in the dumps? Think you’re a hideous freak? Just hold up an enormous pair of pants. See? Don’t you feel better?

NOT A STEP
Unfriendly Skies
By Daniel Kline
Our fear of flying has spread rapidly since Sept. 11, but the fact remains that it’s still a lot safer than driving the car.

CHANNEL SURFER
Screening Room
By Bob Sassone
Amid all the usual dreck (Emeril, anyone?), there are a few surprisingly good new fall shows.

TOONS
The Tao of Homer
By Adam Finley
Despite its blemishes, The Simpsons still handles pop cultural references better than any program ever made.

MY VIEW
Meet Miss Most Improved
By Arin Greenwood
Ruminations on life, love, marriage and loitering at Dunkin’ Donuts, on the occasion of her 10-year high school reunion.

FILM
Something Stinks at the Zoo
By Dan Scheraga
Zoolander is a lot like Austin Powers, with one important difference — Mike Myers is a hell of a lot funnier than Ben Stiller.




10.5.01
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MR. FOOTBALL
Mr. Football’s Dilemma
By Mr. Football
A rescheduled Super Bowl presents certain conflicts for Mr. Football, who must decide between adventures in the French Quarter, or presiding over a quilting bee. What will he decide?