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Volume III, Issue 3
July 12 - July 19, 1999

News & Opinion

Mona Overstreet, a five-time women's national champion powerlifter and three-time women's world champion, is unflagging in her pursuit of victory. An act of betrayal is short-circuited by a generous individual. Plus, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon in Vegas, life in Montana, being bald, and more.

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Film & TV

"American Pie" is deeply vulgar, but it may also be the smartest teen comedy since "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." In praise of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," which finally gets to wrap up its season. Also, an appreciation of the late director Edward Dmytryk, and reviews of "Summer of Sam," "Wild Wild West," and more.

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The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music is a week-long celebration of art and music dealing with the sacred. Spongebath Records is releasing two albums supported by major record companies. Plus, the legacies of Skip Spence and Captain Beefheart, and more.

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Arts & Leisure

Thrill Ride
Travel in Texas
Summer Bites
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Two books examine disparate images of women: a novel about a 30-year-old virgin, and a collection of interviews with women who were branded as sluts. Neal Stephenson is back with "Cryptonomicon," "The Fencing Master" is Arturo Pérez-Reverte's new mystery novel, the soft drink industry gets sent up in "Syrup," 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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