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As Much Magic As Fact
Since the publication of Stephen Harrigan's historical novel "The Gates of the Alamo," a visible restructuring of the public notion of the fort has seized the imagination of Texas.
David Garza

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Volume III, Issue 40
March 28 - April 3, 2000

News & Opinion

The international community in Kosovo is there to spread peace on its own terms, but that's especially hard to do when the region still lacks the essential elements of a civil society. For those born and raised among the high-desert hills around Cumpas, Sonora, the local Molymex plant has become a cancer. Listening to Dr. Laura's radio show is a trip -- mostly a scary one. Also, a public works project in Tucson, the tribal culture of travelers, giving gifts the Internet way, and more.

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Film & TV

Movie theaters are trying to improve upon the classic popcorn-and-soda combo. Six major movie exhibitors have founded a new consortium to launch their own Internet portal for showtimes, tickets and other information. William Peter Blatty may be best known for writing "The Exorcist," but he has a long history of writing and screenwriting. Plus, chatting with a special effects master, more reviews of Julia Roberts and "Erin Brockovich," Jet Li's "Romeo Must Die," and more.

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David Nelson is no all-American boy. Nelson's fashion sense has more in common with the ruffled style of Jerry Garcia. The bedrock of Patti Smith's new album, "Gung Ho," is her scope -- the understanding that we're all made of pieces of the past and the present, plus hope for the future. Two new albums of material from the heyday of The Byrds offer live recordings and previously unreleased work. Plus, new music from Neko Case, No Doubt, Jay-Z, and more.

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Nowhere Is A Place in Argentina
Exit Downtown, Right on Sunset
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Sallie Bissell's first suspense novel is written and paid for, though it isn't even published yet. For those who still cling to the Alamo myth, Stephen Harrigan's sober extraction of fact may be hard to accept. Ultimately, though, "The Gates of the Alamo" is an affecting work of fiction. In their new books on evolution and religion, Kenneth R. Miller and John F. Haught both suggest new ways of understanding God. Also, looking into the future, new tomes on folk art, and more.

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Check out our swell set of cartoons that includes Mueller, K. Rat and Random Shots.

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