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The Reason for the Season
Most men realize that buying chocolate doesn't provide them eternal happiness -- it only provides that their significant other will allow them to live past the holiday.
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Rushmore Mania
This week it's "Rushmore, Rushmore, Rushmore" in our film section. We've got three reviews of the original new film as well as two interviews with its director.


Volume II, Issue 34
February 15 - February 22, 1999

News & Opinion

Sex is the thing in this week's News & Opinion section. Are you a breast man (or woman, for that matter) or is the posterior the thing? Compare, contrast, and delight in the joys of disclosure from Tucson Weekly's first ever sex survey. Plus more.

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Film & TV

Mel Gibson is plugging his enemies full of holes in his latest film "Payback." James DiGiovanna gives the film its dues for being campy and clichéd to the point of hilarity, while Debbie Gilbert doesn't find the movie particularly enjoyable. Chicago Newcity's Ray Pride chats with Mel Gibson about the film's style and substance.

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The music business has always tried to duck the "business" half of its existence in favor of the more noble "in this for the art" philosophy. Nashville Scene offers us a look at what happens when the bean counters come home to roost in Industry Shrinkage.

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Arts & Leisure

Me, Me, Me!
Down to the Islands
Year of the Rabbit
and more...

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The glamorous world of book binding, plus a review of a book on the subject. Also up this week, a look back at some of the history of smut. Reviews include Dan Vinik's "Blue Paige," "The Story of O," Isabelle Allende's "Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses," "Elegy for Iris" by John Bayley, and a couple of looks at influential politician Barbara Jordan, plus more.

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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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