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Volume II, Issue 49
June 1 - June 7, 1999

News & Opinion

Gov. George W. Bush of Texas might turn out to be the next President. The staff of the Austin Chronicle takes an extended look at Candidate Bush, his character, his friends, his record, and his platform. Plus media coverage of Milosevic, diplomats for hire, life after Littleton, and killer shots.

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Film & TV

A diverse summer-movie season relies less on sequels and more on thrillers and sexual storylines. Another handful of reviews of "Phantom Menace" has arrived, however. As have a pair of "Notting Hill" reviews, and reactions to "Thirteenth Floor" and other big screen films. On the small screen, we have two previews of the 12th season of P.O.V., a look back at a bad Star Wars "sequel," and more.

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The accidental killing of a shepherd by Marines patrolling the border inspired a new tragedia by Santiago Jiménez, Jr., and a new album with the same name. Radney Foster has seen a few changes since his last album, but he's making music he wants to make, and his latest effort is his best yet. Plus, bad greatest-hits albums, "free" music, Ellington reissues, and lots more!

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Arts & Leisure

Italia With And Without
Made In America
Sports Talk
Family Circus Man
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In the summertime you can ignore phone calls, settle in at a café, stay indoors, or take leisurely train rides with a pile of books nearby. It's time to read! Writer Dorothy Allison speaks her mind in a voice that has made her an exciting, intelligent woman. We've also got books about Old West legends, plus reviews of the latest from Annie Proulx and Steve Erickson, 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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