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Volume II, Issue 37
March 8 - March 15, 1999  
 
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Kudos to Kochalka [2]
The lost art of comic books.
— Kelle Schillaci, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Girlfriend to Girlfriend [3]
Vicki Iovine's Girlfriends' Guides deliver wry advice to mothers and mothers-to-be; a welcome voice in genre which tends towards overly clinical and overly precious extremes.
— Roseana Auten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Fiction
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Backward Masking [4]
Chuck Palahniuk tells the story of a dealth-cult member in reverse with his experimental novel, "Survivor."
— Shelly Ridenour, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Fourth Dimension [5]
Michael Chabon's "Werewolves in Their Youth" has some decent howls.
— Randall Holdridge, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Non-fiction
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Talk About Progress [6]
A collection of essays questions the merits of technology.
— Tom Danehy, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
White Gold [7]
"The Arcanum" has the dish on porcelain.
— Leonard Gill, MEMPHIS FLYER
 


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

omic book art and advice on pregnancy lead off this week. Fiction takes the form of books from Chuck Palahniuk and Michael Chabon, while non-fiction covers technology and the wonders of porcelain. Plus more in Mini-Reviews.


Mini Reviews
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Speed Reader [8]

  • "Border-Crosser with a Lamborghini Dream" by Juan Felipe Herrera
  • "The Climate of the Country" by Marnie Mueller

Book Reviews [9]
  • Bret Easton Ellis' Glamorama
  • Jay McInerney's Model Behavior: A Novel and 7 Stories

Now What? [10]
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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