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Volume III, Issue 28
January 3 - January 10, 2000

News & Opinion

Happy New Year! Now that 1999 is history, here's a look back at some of the year's highlights and lowlights. With fizzled impeachment hearings, Elizabeth Dole, and "The Phantom Menace," 1999 was a year when Big Deals turned out to be not so big. The field of candidates for the presidential elections this fall has already been narrowed to four. Also, a post mortem on the WTO meeting last month, Bush's choreographed candidacy, and more.

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Film & TV

Film critic Peter Keough presents his list of 1999's best films. For a different kind of list, James DiGiovanna offers a review of movies set during 1999 and 2000. And, believe it or not, there were some television shows you ought not to feel guilty about watching.

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Kicking off our round-up of last year's best music is a report from the quartet of music critics at the Tucson Weekly. The Boston Phoenix has four Best of 1999 lists, divided up by genre: pop, rap, Latin, and unknowns.

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Arts & Leisure

Nuts to Jell-O
How to Avoid a Hangover
Pretty on the Inside
and more...

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The Boston Phoenix offers a couple of lists of the best in fiction and non-fiction books from the year just past. British Journalist John Man has put his experiences in Mongolia into an adventurous and moving book. And looking back through 1999, we dig out some favorites to fill out our post-holiday offerings.

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Come down from your Staggering Heights and get to the Red Meat of the matter with this swell set of cartoons that also includes K. Rat and Random Shots.

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