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Year In Review
Count down the best and worst that pop culture had to offer in 1998, from media blunders, sports triumphs and top tunes, to page-turning tomes, must-see TV shows and Hollywood's highs and lows.

New Year's Uncorked
Should you swill non-vintage bubbly or spring for a bottle of the good stuff this New Year's Eve? We've opened up the wine cellar to help you celebrate in style--and even whipped up some old-fashioned punch potions to enliven your party well after the clock strikes midnight.


Volume II, Issue 28
January 4 - January 11, 1999

News & Opinion

If you're a web newbie, then this is the spot for you. We've got a beginner's guide to the Internet as well as several tips and cheatsheets for your hungry little mind. If you've been around the block however, you might be more interested in our special Karaoke section. It'll tell you more than you ever wanted to know about this craze that's so-unhip-its-hip. We've also got the Dubious Achievement Awards and our usual assortment of columns and tidbits.

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Film & TV

Although Hollywood and the rest of the moviemaking world produced some good films this year, they didn't disappoint in the crappy film category either. Check out this Best of the Worst list from the Weekly Alibi. Also, Bill Condon discusses "Gods and Monsters" and Liv Ullman interprets Ingmar Bergman.

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Curt Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets talks about his brother and fellow band member Cris Kirkwood's heroin addiction. We also hear from David Holthouse who broke the brutally frank story of the band's drug use in the alternative press back in November. And in a more lighthearted vein Tucson Weekly rounds up the Best Albums of 1998.

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Arts & Leisure

Dear Dating Diva
How to Avoid a Hangover
Hangover Remedy Recipes
New Year's Food Traditions
and more...

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Gay literature doesn't usually receive much mainstream attention. Sarah Schulman's brilliant critique of the mainstreaming of gay culture is one book that shouldn't have been overlooked. Also the latest efforts from novelists Greg Dinallo and James Carlos Blake. And two new books cover all your end-of-the-world questions, one with text and one with pictures.

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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 Mueller, Eye of the Beholder, K. Rat and Random Shots.

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