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Episode I of the Star Wars triple trilogy has finally arrived, and reviewers have taken up their trusty light sabers to do battle with each other.

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Volume II, Issue 48
May 24 - June 1, 1999

News & Opinion

If the Tennessee River were drained, you might come across some interesting things on the bottom, and a few good stories as well. Al Gore has kept his advice to the president close to the vest, but it may be time to speak out. Rick Fothergill is the Michael Jordan of Ms. Pac Man. Plus, sniffing schools, just deserts, musical manipulation, and more.

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Film & TV

George Lucas has finally given us "Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace." Our reviewers call it a "product placement," an echo of "recent headlines," a "get-acquainted party" for new characters, with "gobs of action" and "every tired cliché." If that's more than enough for you, take a sneak peek of the other summer features, or reviews of "Trekkies," "The Love Letter," "Black Mask," and more.

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June Carter Cash has a new solo album likely be one of the most talked about of the year. The Poster Children have reinvented themselves since their last album in 1993. Insane Clown Posse won't offend an audience that doesn't want to see them. Also, reviews of Rod McGaha, the Lilys, Tom Petty, and Fountains of Wayne, and more.

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Arts & Leisure

Babes and Brew
Dying and D.I.Y.ing
Finger Lickin'
Fluid, Imperceptible
Get Back on the Horse
On the 30 Stockton
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Every book launch comes with parties, reviews, and the book tour. Of course Book Expo America is about more than cocktail parties. For half his life, Ward Just has plumbed the psyche of a Washington-centric world. Paul Auster and John Berger have both written novels narrated by a dog. Plus, a review of Pat Barker's new novel, a critique of Stewart O'Nan, a look at the Warren Court, 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 Mueller, Eye of the Beholder, K. Rat and Random Shots.

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