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Volume III, Issue 42
April 10 - April 17, 2000



News & Opinion

Ralph Nader seems ready to re-energize the political stage during Campaign 2000, but he faces the major task of broadening his appeal. What is the probable future of the U.S. Supreme Court under a Bush presidency? Scientific work on the subject of consciousness has flowered as researchers have begun to see how the inner life of the mind can be approached in a relatively concrete way. Plus, a chat with a Sierra Club officer about environmental issues, the Elian Gonzalez affair, and more.

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Film & TV

In eight years and three films, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky have examined what happens when American justice and the lower societal strata collide. A new documentary on the Sex Pistols is eye, ear and brain candy for historians and rockophiles. "Flowers of Shanghai" demonstrates that the elusive bloom of love is crushed by our means of possessing it. Also, reviews of "The Road to El Dorado," "Show Me Love," "Black and White," and more.

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Music

Nashville's new crop of young singers aren't without talent but they're focusing on melodic, rhythmic tunes that value energy and effervescence over substance and emotion. Lou Reed's new album is his best work in more than a decade. King Sunny Ade's music transcends language -- it's about dancing, singing and feeling good. Plus, voices from the Holocaust, a history of electronic music, and more.

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Arts & Leisure

The Secret of the Jellyfish
Birthday Bashed
Truer to the Game
Ska8 Baby Ska8
Tokyo Doze
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Books

Writers from the New South gathering at Vanderbilt University to talk about the preoccupations of Southern writers -- racial, cultural, and environmental legacies. The appeal of Steven Saylor's "A Twist at the End" extends beyond the garden-variety whodunnit. Malcolm Gladwell's new book, "The Tipping Point," is about how ideas get from here to there. Also, an interview with Sandra Shea, going from assembly line to literary success, a debut horror novel, and more.

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Comics

Come down from your Staggering Heights and get to the Red Meat of the matter with this swell set of cartoons that also includes K. Rat and Random Shots.

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