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The modern sneaker picks up where the foot leaves off

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Out of the closet, and into Never-Never Land

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The new gay magazines gloss over politics to penetrate a market

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A writer’s (very) early years

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Making kitsch from AIDS

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A disease with a gift shop of its own

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The cute and the anti-cute

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The conformity of office zaniness

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Baby talk deconstructed and defended

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