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The Road to Damascus

The Road to Damascus
The story behind Paul Stekler and Daniel McCabe's documentary "George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire."
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Volume III, Issue 38
March 13 - March 20, 2000

News & Opinion

Many great people have overcome bouts of depression, but we're more forgiving of people who aren't going to ask us for votes. George Wallace mortgaged his career, his life, perhaps his soul, to the evil of racism. Tucson Weekly columnist Tom Danehy is having trouble blocking out the voices. Plus, the government plays with your numbers, treating a cave with sewage, and more.

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Film & TV

A new documentary on George Wallace is about more than the man's history as a segregationist and the fact that he asked for forgiveness near the end of his life. The Berlin Film Festival celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Monte Hellman isn't a name that even regular filmgoers might recognize. Plus, reviews of "Not One Less" and "The Third Miracle," magic on TV, and more.

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Tapes of concerts and interviews by everyone from the Beatles to Madness and more remain in some basement in one of the BBC's locations throughout London. The more we learn about Hank Williams III, the more it seems that every generation gets the Hank Williams it deserves. Jimmie Dale Gilmore's new album, "One Endless Night," has "the vibe of a bordertown roadhouse jam and the warmth of analog sound," and "brings musical worlds together" rather than separating them. Also, a profile of righteous Tucson babe Alana Sweetwater, Elvis' new son-in-law, and more.

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Money Madness
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Calcium & Ostoeporosis
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James Nachtwey, America's foremost war photographer, talks about his chosen career, the pitfalls, the dangers, the excitement, and the meaning of visual reportage. Anthony Lloyd's account of war in Bosnia suffers from a failure of perspective. You don't have to be crazy or even an artist to move to Mexico. Boomers are arriving in droves. Plus, a novel only a poet could write, the art and science of keeping a home, and 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, K. Rat and Random Shots.

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