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Volume III, Issue 47
May 15 - May 22, 2000



News & Opinion

The press is finally asking some hard questions of George Bush, except the press from Texas. Dan Tobin went to Hollywood to be a screenwriter. Suddenly he's a "hot new director." How does that happen? ABC's "Wonderland," about life in a mental hospital, had reviewers raving about the show's "realism." Was it? Also, an evening of S&M, the importance of public art, two tales about the horrors of sloppy construction, and more.

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Film & TV

Over the summer nearly 150 films are set to debut on the nation's silver screens. Grace Quek grew up in middle-class family but became infamous as pornstar Annabel Chong. Viewing Mike Figgis' new film, "Time Code," is like watching some split-screen throwback to the experimental days of the mid-Sixties to mid-Seventies. Also, a look at the films of director Douglas Sirk, a chat with actor Peter Gallagher, and more.

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Music

How many 11-year-olds have written and produced an opera? In the macho world of hip-hop, there have always been a few female rappers who made their presence known. Since his musical reawakening, Jimmie Dale Gilmore has been lauded as a pioneer in the thriving insurgent country scene. Also, Gary Floyd is still a Dick, Juliana Hatfield releases two new albums, talking with Elliott Smith, and more.

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Arts & Leisure

Puns of Steel
The General
Fight Club
All the Way to State
Acting Out
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Books

Mohsin Hamid's debut novel, "Moth Smoke," is a tale of two flirtations that flutter close to the flame. If "We Shall Overcome" was the anthem of the civil rights movement, then "Strange Fruit" was its opening chord. An entire book about "the bitchiest film ever made"? "All About 'All About Eve'" is it. Plus, two reviews of Jane Smiley's new "Horse Heaven," a catastrophe of a book, and more.

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Comics

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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