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Calendar, Night&Day More Than Just a Pretty ... Face

More Than Just a Pretty ... Face

I read it for the articles. That was a common defense of men who were caught with Playboy magazines in past decades. Although sometimes it wasn’t true and probably never taken seriously, it was a valid defense: Playboy had a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Black Christmas

Black Christmas

‘Tis the season, we’re reminded ad nauseam, for peace and good will toward all men (and, we assume, all others as well). Fine. But something’s missing, don’t you think? Where’s the indiscreet, hot-under-the-collar, and wet-under-the-waistband lust? Shouldn't that be an…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fright Night

Fright Night

In 1920s Grand Guignol productions, audience members entered theaters stealthily, much as you would the Lusty Lady, and were sent atwitter by "shock plays" awash in blood, inventive killings, and ribald humor, sometimes clutching one another inappropriately as they were…
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Calendar, Night&Day Shocker


While some old-fashioned turn-ons no longer electrify -- when's the last time you were bowled over by a player piano? -- some retro pastimes have retained their charm. Take homemade ice cream. Ferris wheels. And the melodramatic live theater known…
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News, Night Crawler Holidaze


My Christmas memories are few and far between. I could say that I remember last year, but it would be more truthful to say I know what I did: There was assuredly a stack of movies to watch and the…
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Dining, The Mix

Bloody Sunday

Sunday is the day when you look toward heaven to see if the drinking weather is good. Chances are, it will be good enough, because no matter what the forecast -- sun, rain, fog, looming apocalypse -- Sunday is also…
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Music, House of Tudor House Of Tudor

House Of Tudor

I try to squeeze as many dancing girls into this column as is tastefully possible, but rarely do I get really excited. This is a different story, kittens. Last year, musician and flesh-peddling visionary Brian Lease put together a titillating…
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The House of Tudor

If the poppy seedpods and turn-of-the-century sedatives don't give away Jill Tracy's predilection, her song titles might. Certainly, "Evil Night Together," "The Fine Art of Poisoning," "Just the Other Side of Pain," and "Doomsday Serenade" suggest some gothic leanings, and…
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Riff Raff

Another Reason Why S.T. Should Henceforth Be Known as Riff Raff's "Goth Correspondent" Those of you who were watching Hard Copy on June 26 -- and don't even bother trying to deny that you watch the tabloid show -- might…
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