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Arts & Leisure

Volume II, Issue 33
February 8 - February 15, 1999  

W e're back looking at Monster Trucks this week, with a little twist. Tucson Weekly's James DiGiovanna shows us how these testosterone rallies are really not so different from a pleasant evening at the ballet in "Fossil-Fueled Fine Art."

OK, so you like to ride your bike for exercise. But you hate your neighbors, it always rains, and you never have anything to wear. Johnny G can at least solve some of your problems with his exercise fad, Spinning. Boston Phoenix's David Andrew Stoller checks for flats in "Spin City."

Also this week in Arts & Leisure, we hit the court to explore the coming NBA season, the Superbowl's overflowing hype, cruises, and the oh-so-hip musical "Rent."

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The Young Ones [7]
The pop musical "Rent" speaks to a generation.
— Maureen Needham, NASHVILLE SCENE

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Fossil-Fueled Fine Art [2]
As the universal art form, the ballet is the standard against which all other performing arts must be judged. And you bet your ass that includes monster trucks, dude.
— James DiGiovanna, TUCSON WEEKLY
Basketball's Seasonal Disorder [3]
The NBA season begins. Yup, just four months late, but who cares. No, really—who the hell cares?
Spin City [4]
Fitness guru Johnny G peddles his exercise bike through a lot of hype.
— David Andrew Stoler, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
Celebrating Americana [5]
KISS or something.
— Christopher Smart, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
The "Grand Dame" [6]
Cruising the old-fashioned way on the relaxed S/S Norway.
— Paul Gerald, MEMPHIS FLYER

Now What? [8]
A gallery of captivating links to keep your imagination churning while the paint dries.

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