Volume II, Issue 28
January 4 - January 11, 1999
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Apocalyptic Visions 
What's more fun than the end of the world?
James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
Fanning The Flame 
Novelist Greg Dinallo's "Touched By Fire" wastes no time establishing a throat-clenching momentum that doesn't let up until the final page.
Christopher Weir, TUCSON WEEKLY
All in the Family 
James Carlos Blake's Red Grass River: A Legend.
Scott Rogerson, WEEKLY ALIBI
Overlooked in 1998 
"Stagestruck: Theater, AIDS, and the Marketing of Gay America," Sarah Schulman's brilliant critique of the mainstreaming of gay culture was overlooked in 1998.
Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
Now What? 
Love to read? Need some clever ideas? Our library of resources and staff picks are guaranteed to turn on plenty of mental light bulbs via your electrified eye sockets.
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:
n addition to this week's collection of book reviews (don't miss the ones
about the approaching apocalypse), we've dug through the Weekly Wire
archives for a look back at the most popular stories from 1998. If you
missed any of these when they first appeared, here's your second chance to
view them in their original unabridged format.
TOP BOOKS STORIES OF 1998:
MARCH 23, 1998:
Obscenity or Art Photography?
Local booksellers vow to stock books despite indictments.
MARCH 16, 1998:
Is That a Biography in Your Pocket..?
Reviews of biographies "Becoming Mae West" and "The Ghosts of Medgar Evers" plus "SCTV: Behind the Scenes" by Dave Thomas and "Monster: Living off the Big Screen" by John Gregory Dunne.
JANUARY 20, 1998:
Crumb on Your Table
Underground artist R. Crumb goes legit with a big fat coffee table tome.
SEPTEMBER 14, 1998:
Like Being Killed
Discussing the "cost of consciousness" with writer Ellen Miller.
JANUARY 26, 1998:
From Classroom to Book
Memphis schoolchildren write to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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