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The extras By Robin Strober
The story of how one bad Hollywood experience was just one too many.

Sacré bleu! By Stephanie Zacharek
Why are Catholics so set on dogging "Dogma"?

Stayin' alive -- barely By Gavin McNett
Broadway reduces the complex, ambivalent "Saturday Night Fever" movie to campy clothes and blockbuster dance numbers. That's entertainment!

The trouble with "Trek" By Robert Wilonsky
Plagued by falling ratings, rampant merchandising and a boss who hates the franchise legacy, the noble "Star Trek" faces the indignities of age.

Art history 101 By Danya Ruttenberg
Legendary arts educator Philip Yenawine talks about the effrontery of art collectors, irresponsible artists and the willful ignorance of the average American male.

Garageland By Ira Robbins
The Clash devolved from punk snots to self-destructive louts. A new live set captures the band in its ragged glory.

Vox populi By Heather Chaplin
An interview with "Sound Portraits'" mike-shy producer, David Isay.

And now for something completely familiar By George Rafael
"Monty Python's Flying Circus": Still the best TV sketch show there's ever been.

Call me Laurie By Stacey Kors
Multimedia performance artist Laurie Anderson on Melville's Bible, the American art of the jump cut and why "Moby-Dick" still matters.

True "Sensation" By Daniel Kunitz
The only offensive dung in New York's controversial art exhibit is the mayor's bullshit.

The 1999 MTV Video Music Awards By Michael Sragow
What, you expected obscenities, naked butts and rock 'n' roll attitude? You should have been in the press tent.

Millennial Brigadoon By Michelle Goldberg
The annual Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert invents a hyper-real space, a republic of drugs, nudity and spectacle.

With a song in their hearts By Charles Taylor
Singers have always made instinctive actors. This fall, a pack of new movies offers further evidence.

Phishers of men By Felix Vikhman
Young Jews by the thousands follow the Phish tour, looking for God in a haze of mushrooms and acid. A rock 'n' roll rabbi wants to lead them out of mammon into the land of milk and honey.

Critics: Who needs 'em? By Charles Taylor
In a culture increasingly driven by hype, you do.

Theater in black and white By David Moberg
Two Chicago plays -- "Jitney" and "Spinning into Butter" -- tackle racial issues from opposite sides of the tracks.

The new house blend By Julie Caniglia
Terence Riley, curator of the new MOMA exhibit "The Un-Private House," talks about Martha Stewart, changing domestic ideals and why walking around your house naked is increasingly a public issue.

Philosophy of the bedroom
Mary Gaitskill, Greil Marcus, David Gates and Lisa Zeidner weigh in on "Eyes Wide Shut."

Hacking toward Bethlehem By Jonathan Vankin
Abe Ingersoll, a former punk hacker and infamous "Road Rules" cast member, reflects on his ill-fated 15 minutes.

"Monsters of Grace" By Stacey Kors
Philip Glass and Robert Wilson attempted to explore the intersection of the performing arts and digital culture. But a funny thing happened on the way to the theater.

FilmAid By Peter Landesman
When some Hollywood producers tried to bring the cinema -- and a few celebrities -- to an Albanian refugee camp, they found their audience, though appreciative, had more pressing dramas to deal with.

Keeping it (kind of) real By Wes Tooke
Lots of action -- and a little angst -- at ESPN's biggest X Games event ever.

I am everyday evil By Jeff Stark
Director Neil LaBute's "Bash" explores the dark secrets of ordinary people.

Stand-up for your blights By Geoff Edgers
George Carlin talks about Littleton jokes, white-yuppie cocksuckers and why he still loves his BMW.

Bitter and blacker By Cintra Wilson
Chris Rock, the new heavyweight champ of humor, hits where it hurts.

Austin's powers By Lisa Palac
Falling in and out of love with the International Man of Mystery.

"Dawson's" freak By Carina Chocano
James Van Der Beek is the unofficial winner of the biggest head award at MTV's not so very irreverent Movie Awards.

Is this as good as it gets? By Stephanie Zacharek
Ever since "Sleepless in Seattle," so-called chick movies have been in slow decline.

We love you Ricky, oh yes we do By Cintra Wilson
Move over, Mick: Ricky Martin is a modern Prometheus for the collective penis of pop.

"You are courageous" By Heather Havrilesky
A supposed former Alanis-hater confesses.

20th century boy By Stephanie Zacharek
It's Ewan McGregor's old-time Hollywood charm that's making him a big-time Hollywood star.

Just "Before the Rain" By Laura Rozen
War hits close to home for Macedonia's most celebrated filmmaker.

Dancing with ghosts By Apollinaire Scherr
Merce Cunningham's "Biped" is a dramatic feat of computerized choreography.

Live nude girls By Stephanie Zacharek
There aren't as many in Hollywood as you think -- and there should be.

Rough trade show By Albert Mobilio
Despite Cyberdildonics and tantric sex swings, the sex biz trade show Erotica USA is a decidedly unsexy event.

I want my MTV to want me By Jennifer Weiner
I was one of 2,000 contestants in MTV's "Wanna Be a VJ" contest.

Glorious Gwyneth By David Rakoff
She's the backlash queen at the moment, but she should be judged on her talent -- and that's formidable

Paltry Paltrow By Michelle Goldberg
Life is like high school: If you're blonde, skinny, rich and well-connected, it doesn't matter whether you're any good -- you win

I am Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, hear me roar By Charles Taylor
Susan Isaacs' ludicrous search for politically correct heroines in movies, TV and books shows what happens when you reduce art to messages

Modern art is a load of bullshit By Benjamin Ivry
Why can't the art world accept social satire from a black artist?

Neither a borrower ... By Craig Offman
Were parts of the hit movie "Shakespeare in Love" lifted from an obscure 1941 novel?

Never forget By Samuel G. Freedman
Playwrights Alfred Uhry and David Mamet revive the specter of antisemitism and tap into American Jews' nostalgia for a clear-cut enemy.

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