Weekly Wire
Volume II, Issue 28
January 4 - January 11, 1999  
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Apocalyptic Visions [2]
What's more fun than the end of the world?
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
Fanning The Flame [3]
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 [4]
James Carlos Blake's Red Grass River: A Legend.
— Scott Rogerson, WEEKLY ALIBI
Overlooked in 1998 [5]
"Stagestruck: Theater, AIDS, and the Marketing of Gay America," Sarah Schulman's brilliant critique of the mainstreaming of gay culture was overlooked in 1998.

Now What? [6]
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.



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.


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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