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In "Moonlight: Abraham Lincoln and the Almanac Trial," John Evangelist Walsh reveals that Honest Abe wasn't so honest after all.
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Volume IV, Issue 2
July 3 - July 10, 2000

News & Opinion

It may be time the American public became better informed about the depleted uranium debate. A collection of public interest groups are mounting Shadow Conventions during this year's Republican and Democratic get-togethers. Advertising the robustness of your company's technology by building a website about the senselessness of the economic system that funds you. Plus, taking time for fatherhood, the joys of snot, and more.

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Film & TV

The man-vs.-nature tale of "The Perfect Storm" blew into movieplexes across the country this past weekend. "The Patriot" seems a sure-fire bet for setting off some box-office fireworks. The late Nancy Marchand had a long career before becoming Mama Soprano. Also, Moose and Squirrel on big screen, the rave scene on film, and more.

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Cathal McConnell's "Long Expectant This Way Comes" is an immensely moving album of Celtic-based music. Lovebirds and polar bears ride the freight train whenever the Orange Mothers sing. Dave Fridmann has earned a reputation for producing lush, orchestrated pop records. Plus, emotion-splattered acoustic punk, a 12-year-old gets his hands on a million-dollar violin, and more.

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"Anil's Ghost" is Michael Ondaatje's fourth novel, and it concerns family relations, identity, spirituality, the nature of truth, the nature of remembrance, and the redemptive power of art. A quartet of books about nature -- including man -- run the gamut from breezy mysticism to dense descriptions of the sensory worlds of other creatures. Casting a consideration of mortal experience through the medium of humankind's perambulations, in Rebecca Solnit's "Wanderlust." Plus, a not-so Honest Abe.

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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 K. Rat and Random Shots.

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