Weekly Wire


News & Opinion

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

Despite the evidence from Littleton, Colo., this past week, the nation's teens are a pretty civilized lot. And while the rest of us try to make sense of Eminem, body glitter, and MTV's "The Todd Green Show," America's next great youth boom plunges forward, platform sneakers first. Jason Gay has the details.

More proof? This story on New Mexico's legislative maneuvering toward a school voucher system, from Valerie Yarberry, a high-school-aged intern at the "Weekly Alibi" and a New Mexico Scholastic Journalist of the Year.

From the Election 2000 department, an update on the Steve Forbes campaign; how AIDS Response Knoxville is trying to straighten out its problems; and a war to make the world safe for American bananas.


Columns
Want to know what all these checkboxes are for? Click here to find out, or just ignore them.

Dead TV [7]
The law prohibiting assisted suicide is stupid and needs to be changed. Jack Kevorkian can do it by doing time.
— Jeff Smith, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Modern Day Idiots [8]
Angry young man or cranky old fart? You decide!
— Cap'n O, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Dysfunction Discussion [9]
Intimate questions answered by the guy who's had sex at least twice!
— Tom Danehy, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Thin Line [10]
Media criticism from our esteemed publisher.
— Christopher Johnson, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Redneck, Redneck, Redneck, Redneck [11]
Some of Walter Jowers' best friends are rednecks.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Why Am I Here? [12]
Marc Stengel examines what one should expect from a "masterpiece" of a car.
— Marc Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Growing Boys [13]
Margaret Renkl attempts to explore the mystery of boyhood in her three sons.
— Margaret Renkl, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Volume II, Issue 44
April 26 - May 3, 1999  
 
Want to know what all these checkboxes are for? Click here to find out, or just ignore them.

Bubble-Gum Nation [2]
Check out America's latest batch of teens. Another bubble-gum nation is here -- and guess what? The kids are all right.
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
True To Your School [3]
Gov. Johnson's School Voucher Proposal Breeds Controversy.
— Valerie Yarberry, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Capitalist Tool [4]
Geeky millionaire Steve Forbes hits New Hampshire dragging with a flat tax, a new moral message, and a nagging band of protesters.
— Michael Crowley, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
ARK at the Crossroads [5]
AIDS Response Knoxville is considered the region's premier agency for AIDS assistance and education, but many clients paint a much different picture of ARK as an unfeeling bureaucracy mired in financial mismanagement.
— Betty Bean, METRO PULSE
 
Banana Wars [6]
A war to make Europe safe for American bananas has been raging for six years.
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Teeny Tidbits
Want to know what all these checkboxes are for? Click here to find out, or just ignore them.

Odds and Ends [14]
Timed-release news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Mr. Smarty Pants [15]
Our resident know-it-all unearths the latest trivia.
— R.U. Steinberg, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Now What? [16]
Can't get enough news? You're in luck -- more news is created every day. Our Now What? page offers a plethora of recommended links to help keep you living in the present.
WEEKLY WIRE
 

Build your own custom paper. To find out more about this feature, click here.


Search & Archives
Search the archives using the form below or browse through them by issue, author, or column.

Enter one or more keywords to search for:






Page Back Last Issue Current Issue Next Issue Page Forward

News & Opinion: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Cover . News . Film . Music . Arts . Books . Comics . Search

Weekly Wire    © 1995-99 DesertNet, LLC . Info Booth . Powered by Dispatch