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Calendar, Night&Day Jerry’s Rig

Jerry’s Rig

Jerry Stahl, a writer who got his start putting one-liners into ALF’s mouth, was saved by drugs in the best and perhaps only way they can save: by providing material. Two decades after his TV-writing gig imploded (which he chronicled…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Kick in the Rumpus

A Kick in the Rumpus

Unlike fairies, who come back to life when you clap your hands, or angels, who get their wings when a bell is rung, fledgling Web sites go through the opposite metamorphoses. Shortly after inception, the little URL sets about justifying…
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Angry Sex

HarperCollins, publisher, hypes Stephen Elliott's new anthology Sex for America with a list of males: Anthony Swofford, Jerry Stahl, Rick Moody, and Jonathan Ames. Funny — we don't give much of a shit about the dudes. It's the chicks we…
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Naked Lunch

Lydia Lunch's new book, Paradoxia: A Predator's Diary, concerns her travails through the no-rent city life of gloriously depraved late-'70s, early-'80s New York. It captures the era nicely. The first words in Jerry Stahl's introduction are "Hubert Selby Jr." In…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, July 28, 2004 There was a period in the mid-'90s when anyone who threw a birthday party was certain to receive a magnetic poetry kit. Cheap, widely available, and possessing a certain cultural sheen, the stick-on words soon became…
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Night + Day

Wednesday April 7 Get on the Bus New York isn't just a location in Bennett Miller's documentary The Cruise; it's more like a central character with whom Miller's protagonist, Timothy "Speed" Levitch, has a consuming love-hate affair. Levitch is a…
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Hollywood Babble On

Permanent Midnight Based on the autobiography by Jerry Stahl. Directed by David Veloz. Starring Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Hurley, Janeane Garofalo, and Maria Bello. Opens Friday, Sept. 18, at the Bridge and the Century Plaza. For better or worse, the confessional…
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