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With summer having officially arrived, the Memphis Flyer has put together a package to help you... ahem, weather the heat.

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Volume II, Issue 52
June 21 - June 28, 1999

News & Opinion

Does Hillary Clinton really want to be a U.S. Senator from New York? Three stories look at her "campaign," why New York likes her, and how she must walk before she can run. A pair of stories shows that people from next door are getting into the adult entertainment business, thanks to the Internet. Columnists go international with the Balkans and China's theft of nuclear secrets. Also, AIDS among black gays, music in nursing homes, the public airwaves, e-mail, Dads, and more.

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Film & TV

Disney's "Tarzan" swung in from the treetops this weekend, and reviewers from Boston and Austin agree it's another classic. We've also got three more reviews of the new "Austin Powers," reviews of "Buena Vista Social Club," "This Is My Father," and "Pirates of Silicon Valley," plus an interview with documentary director Les Blank, a final report from the Nashville Independent Film Festival, and more.

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Watermelon Records seemed the prototypical small indie, but its future may be tied up in the politics of bankruptcy. Nashville's best hope to maintain or regain the attention it had in the mid-'90s is to provide the kind of music not found elsewhere. The Memphis Flyer has a soundtrack for your summer. Plus, boy pop and girl pop, profiles of Marty Stuart and Jimmy Cobb, and more.

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Arts & Leisure

The Flip-Flop
The Lessons of Golf
Here Comes the Sun
Deconstructing the Hot Dog
Good Humor
Pantless Karaoke
One Cookin' Bird
Getting It On... Taking It Off
Surf and Save
and more...

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Need another list of summer reading suggestions? How about a review of the eagerly-awaited sequel to "Silence of the Lambs"? Or the view of a Ralph Ellison scholar on the posthumous publication of "Juneteenth"? Or, for good measure, an Indonesian author's memoirs, a poet's biography, autobiographical fiction from the Caribbean, or short stories from the border? Or 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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