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Volume II, Issue 29
January 11 - January 19, 1999  
 
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Scroll Rustlers [2]
A couple of would-be historians are about as wild and woolly as the Old West they love.
— Tim Vanderpool, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Fiction
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In The New World [3]
Ben Katchor's comic-book reading of Jewish life and New York City, circa 1830.
— Leonard Gill, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
TV Or Not TV? [4]
A new short-story collection reflects the obsessive desires of a pop-culture junkie to create new meaning from a steady diet of TV commercials.
— Jeff Yanc, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Merry Go-Round [5]
Ken Kesey's (with Ken Babbs) "Last Go Round."
— Scott Rogerson, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Non-fiction
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Media Mix [6]
Judging by her new autobiography, veteran TV journalist Lesley Stahl is one tough cookie.
— Leigh Rich, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Discovering Africa [7]
John Reader's eminently approachable "Africa: A Biography of the Continent" does much to put Africa on the mental map of ignorant Northern Europeans.
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY
 


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

ombstone, Arizona was the site of many a gun battle in its heyday, but the current battles surrounding the town (and the characters that roamed the streets) are nothing short of bizarre. Tucson Weekly's Tim Vanderpool takes us down the dusty trail in "Scroll Rustlers."

Other literary looks include a comic book look at New York Jews in the 1800's, TV based short stories, Ken Kesey's latest, a look at a new bio of Leslie Stahl, a review of the African continent's history, and more mini-reviews in "Speed Reader."


Mini Reviews
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Speed Reader [8]

  • Billy Dead by Lisa Reardon
  • Penguin Soup for the Soul by Tom Tomorrow
  • How Rain Records its Alphabet by John Tritica
  • The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro

Now What? [9]
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.
WEEKLY WIRE
 


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