Volume II, Issue 2
July 6 - July 13, 1998

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News & Opinion
What constitutional rights does a child in school have? The ACLU is fighting the fight and you get to read about it here. Who was Omar Ibn Said and why should his 167 year old autobiography cause such a stir in academe? Captain Opinion rallies the U.S. against the insidious threat of....Canada. [7 articles]

Film & TV
Acclaimed at the Sundance festival, "Smoke Signals" is a story about Native Americans told by Chris Eyre, a Cheyenne/Arapaho. Here's an interview with Eyre and a review of the film. What? No mention of this week's "summer blockbuster" yet? Okay okay. How about a meteor shower full o' reviews on "Armageddon?" And let us not forget the resurgence of Midnight Movies. [17 articles]

This week, Weekly Wire brings together George Benson, CBGB, the Nashville funk/rap band Utopia State, Rancid, Austin's 8 1/2 Souvenirs, Gina Birch, Dallas' Tripping Daisy, and Patty Griffin. Yikes! Not to play together, you understand. They're all featured here. [15 articles]

Arts & Leisure
It's a very mixed bag here. The so-called "sport" of Cheerleading is examined by FW Weekly's P.A Humphrey. Meanwhile in Memphis, one writer details the hell he's gone through for his love of setting off fireworks. Nashville Scene's James Hanback Jr. takes Windows '98 for a test drive and reports his findings. [11 articles]

Summer reading has never looked so promising! John Irving discusses his craft and his new book, "A Widow For One Year." Mark Childress is back with another comic novel, "Gone for Good." The fascinating life of a fabulous eccentric is detailed in "The Queen of Whale Cay." Marion Barbara Carstairs wore men's clothes in the 1920s, raced motorcycles, and--later in life--bought an island. "The Queen of Whale Cay" looks to be a great read. [9 articles]

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, Random Shots, and La Cucaracha. [7 comics]

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