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Arts & Leisure

Volume I, Issue 34
January 26 - February 2, 1998

I was just over there in the News section and I read this funny story about people who purposely sabotage their own corporations' products to make a statement. I thought, "How sweet. But what about those of us who don't work for large corporations? How can we make anarchistic, subversive statements?"

Now I know the answer: Fast-food drive-through pranksterism. Yes, you too can demonstrate your disdain for corporate capitalism by messin' with the minds of hapless fast-food employees. To be honest, though, the authors of this story aren't trying to make a statement -- they're doing research. And inventing some fantastic new fast-food concoctions along the way. Try it!

In other arts: I don't need to tell you that fast food and preparing to run a marathon don't mix. But who would have thought that marathon running and alcoholism, of all things, were exactly alike? This author, who has participated in both activities, explains the connection in lovely, inspirational detail. So pour yourself a drink and check out the story.

Yours,


In the Gallery
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Peripheral Vision, Parallel Worlds
Paintings by David Ivie and photographs by Debbie Fleming Caffery discover surreal spritual dimensions. [12]
D. Eric Bookhardt


Now What?
A gallery of captivating links to keep your imagination churning while the paint dries. [13]


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Featured Articles
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Running It Off
A writer describes how the rigors of marathon running saved him from drowning in alcohol. [2]
Rob Simbeck

Hold Everything
In order to test the acumen of local fast food take-out windows, we sent a few brave souls to go out and place absolutely ridiculous orders. Here's what they got in response. [3]
Phil A. O'Fish


Recreation
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Verse Versus Verse
Memphis "slam" competitions bring out the good and bad in local poets. [4]
Jim Hanas

Home at the Range
Diary of a day spent playing with guns. [5]
Elizabeth Lemond

Freezy Riders
Randy Horick gets his motor running -- on ice. [6]
Randy Horick

Hog Heaven
Those who dig motorcycles should proceed directly to Birmingham, Alabama, and the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. [7]
Paul Gerald


Performance
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Longing and Loss
With a decidedly Irish accent, Brian Friel's "Dancing at Lughnasa" contrasts Christian values and paganism against encroaching technology. [8]
Scott C. Morgan

Class Conflicts
Henry James's novel "Washington Square" translates well into a serious theatrical production. [9]
Margaret Regan

Finding Family
It's all relative in William Finn and James Lapine's musical, "Falsettos." [10]
Hadley Hury

Wicked Irish Wit
The setting may be a bar somewhere in America, as the program notes say, but "A Couple of Blaguards" really takes place in the hearts and minds of a pair of Irishmen. [11]
Margaret Regan




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