June 13 - June 19, 1997

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News & Opinion
¡Viva La Alianza! remembers a strange historic footnote stemming from a desperate land dispute; Dark Data calls for an end to the stymying tactics of an international organization holding back environmental test results on the U.S.-Mexico border; and The Conversion Factor demonstrates how conflict between Jews and Christians persists today. (11 articles)

Film & TV
One, two, even three Con Air reviews not enough to satisfy? We've got four of 'em, each with a contrasting take on the sweaty action flick. Also: the writer/director of Brassed Off toots his own horn, John Carpenter takes a bite into the vampire genre, and Swingers triggers a revival of the Guy Movie genre. (9 articles)

Reggae veterans Neon Prophet explain how their music is its own message, while Roy Hargroves talks about the collaborative magic of his Afro-Cuban Jazz supergroup. An obituary pays homage to legendary jazz trumpeter Doc Cheatham, and two interviews provide a glimpse into the music-industry trials of sountry singer Joy Lynn White and rocker Megan Peters. (9 articles)

Arts & Leisure
Innovative theatre makes a comeback, as articles about Albuquerque's improvisational Daida group and Tucson's inventive Mercury Productions illustrate. Also: A profile of Robert Colescott, an African American whose figure paintings are honored at this year's Venice Biennale. (5 articles)

Three very personal books, The Shadow Man, Messages from My Father, and The Kiss offer tremendously divergent perspectives of fatherhood, from the grateful to the wicked. And: Is new magazine P.O.V. an insult to your manhood? (5 articles)

Why nibble on Peanuts when you can gorge on Red Meat? (7 comics)

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