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Volume II, Issue 44
April 26 - May 3, 1999  
 
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Why We Listen to What 'They' Say [2]
Media and cultural critic Doug Rushkoff muses on his days as a raver, his new book "Coercion," and who "They" are.
— Jon Lebkowsky, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
It's a Mystery to Me [3]
Lowbrow kicks highbrow's butt in recent crime fiction by Michael Connelly, Robert B. Parker, Donald Westlake, Kent Anderson, Dennis McMillan, and others.
— Jesse Sublett, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Fiction
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Coming Of Rage [4]
Joe Meno's debut novel, "Tender as Hellfire," shows the sad evolution of two neglected boys.
— Shelly Ridenour, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Killer Plot [5]
Author Michael Pye is after more than goosebumps in this multi-faceted consideration of the vulnerability of personal identity.
— Randall Holdridge, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Minnesota Muck-About [6]
For readers who just want something 'fun', there's "Mrs. Millions."
— Stacey Richter, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Non-fiction
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Rescuing Man from Myth [7]
John Sugden's "Tecumseh: A Life"
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 


Now What? [11]
Love to read? Need some clever ideas? Our library of resources and staff picks are guaranteed to turn on plenty of mental light bulbs via your electrified eye sockets.
WEEKLY WIRE
 


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

oug Rushkoff has earned himself a name as a perceptive cultural critic. On the eve of the publication of his new book, Coercion: Why We Listen to What 'They' Say, he sits down with Jon Lebkowsky to discuss the counterculture, politics, and the media.

Genre fiction is often looked down on, but contemporary crime fiction has a lot to offer, as Jesse Sublett clues us in.

John Sugden worked on his biography of the great Shawnee chief Tecumseh for 30 years, lifting this powerful Native American symbol out of the quagmire of myth.

Also, a debut novel, a consideration of the vulnerability of personal identification, and an adventure for a woman who wins the lottery.


Mini Reviews
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Off the Bookshelf [8]

  • "How Animals Mate" by Daniel Mueller
  • "Little Green Men" by Christopher Buckley
  • "Mysticism for Beginners" by Adam Zagajewski
  • "How I Got to Be This Hip" by Barry Farrell
 
Book Reviews [9]
  • "Aubrey Beardsley: A Biography" by Matthew Sturgis
  • "My Pilgrim's Progress: Media Studies, 1950-1998" by George W.S. Trow
 
Speed Reader [10]
  • "Nude in Tub" by G.K. Wuori
  • "The Price of Doing Business in Mexico" by Bobby Byrd.
 


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