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Two American expatriates are making a living in Russia publishing a biweekly newspaper that takes on everything from the Russian oligarchy to hack reporters to obnoxious capitalists.
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Volume III, Issue 45
May 1 - May 8, 2000

News & Opinion

The most significant experiment in gay rights in the United States is about to unfold in Vermont. And why is the concept of a "gay marriage" a threat to anyone's marriage. It's hard to believe there could be people without access to safe, nutritious food in the capital city of Texas. A viciously funny tabloid in Moscow takes on the new Russian oligarchy, hack reporters, and expatriate Americans who've shown up to make their fortunes. Also, the toughest environmental problem, the inaugural Country Music Marathon, preserving military vehicles, and more.

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Film & TV

The Taos Talking Pictures Film Festival awards its winner five acres of mountaintop land and draws its strongest base of support from locals. It might be difficult to describe "Ghost Dog," but it's one of the most entertaining films you're likely to see. DVD players are affordable enough to for the average consumer, but where do you start shopping the discs themselves? Also, the independent movie scene in Memphis, Stanley Tucci reveals "Joe Gould's Secret," a slam dunk for "Love and Basketball," and more.

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On a break between tongue lashing and breathing fire, Gene Simmons of KISS talks about the band's farewell tour and more. Steve Barrow has been documenting and archiving Jamaican music for more than 20 years. What's most impressive about Nashville's Off 12th record store is that it knows what's worth carrying. Also, chatting with Cat Power, off the record with Love Supreme, interviewing Ween, and more.

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Arts & Leisure

Capital Gains
In Between Days
Idle Curiosity
Evil New Yorkers and Bit-Whoredom
Dance of the Prodigal Son
and more...

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Tim O'Brien has been many things -- but most people know him as a chronicler of Vietnam, this century's least-understood war. Jan Morris is best known a travel writer, but she has brought her talent to a book on Abraham Lincoln. Also, the "abominable snowman," diving into pop culture, a tango biography, 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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