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Warning! Nudity!
Austinites love to shed their clothes, and a number of them do it onstage. Some of Austin's most nakedness-prone actors, performance artists, and directors expose their reasons.
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Volume III, Issue 43
April 17 - April 24, 2000

News & Opinion

The Elián Gonzalez we have come to know is merely a poster boy for a series of political stances. If you're like most people, you're convinced that everybody else is paying a lot less in taxes than you are. Male contraceptives are in the U.S. news, but when will the first one be available? Also, pimping web domains, neighborhood groups thirty years on, enjoying an MRI, and more.

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Film & TV

If screenwriters and studio heads could think like real filmmakers, we might get an entertaining movie like "Rear Window," restored and re-released around the country. Sandra Bullock is making the publicity rounds for her new movie, "28 Days." American Psycho comes with a lot of baggage attached. Also, "Joe Gould's Secret," "Where The Money Is", and more.

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Country music cutbacks have taken a toll on Nashville recording studios, with some forced out of business and others changing the way they do business. Record company mergers don't have to be evil, as evidenced by the marriage of Doolittle and New West. Shouldn't a name like Gurf Morlix be well-known? Also, Top 40's only anarchist pop combo, Sweden foremost folk trio, new instrumental music, and more.

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Arts & Leisure

Drowning in the Shallow End
Last-Century Luxury
City of Great Bread
Warning! Nudity!
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Two new translations of classics seem to offer little more than the cachet of the translators. Travel writer Bruce Chatwin believed that his anecdotes and the gift of his company were repayment for his hosts' sometimes unwilling generosity. A "glorified term paper" is what our reviewer thinks of "A Natural History of Rape." Also, a new bio of rock writer Lester Bangs, a travel advisory for Mexico, 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 K. Rat and Random Shots.

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