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Cookie's Fortune
Don't miss the Film section this week for multiple reviews of Robert Altman's latest film starring Glenn Close, Liv Tyler and Julianne Moore.

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Volume II, Issue 42
April 12 - April 19, 1999

News & Opinion

A unique group of organizations including environmentalists, labor unions, and human rights activists are investigating labor practices in a small mining town in Mexico. Explore the details in "Cheap Labor, Cheap Lives?" Plus, tired of seeing your tax dollars going to wage war on foreign soil? Read about what some Austinites have decided to do in "Not With Their Money."

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Film & TV

Robert Altman's latest film, "Cookie's Fortune," casts an eye on small town America. We chat with Altman, plus reviews from Memphis Flyer and Nashville Scene.

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We recently lost one of our nation's great treasures, blues and jazz vocalist Joe Williams. Known to many as the grandfather on TV's "The Cosby Show," Williams contributed greatly to the musical history of our country while performing with the likes of Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, and many more. Also on the jazz tip, we've got a profile of Medeski, Martin and Wood. Plus retrospective reviews and more.

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Arts & Leisure

Baseball Sucks I
Baseball Sucks II
Baseball Sucks III
Miss Saigon
Wine, Women, and Song
and more...

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A look at the "greatest living writer in English," musings on our entrapping society, cartoon culture, a chat with poet/writer Kathleen Norris, and a myriad of mini-reviews--all in this week's Books section.

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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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