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Didgeridoos and Don'ts

Didgeridoos and Don'ts
The Southwestern desert has become a second home for the Australian didgeridoo.
Dave Irwin

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Volume III, Issue 4
July 19 - July 26, 1999

News & Opinion

Not surprisingly, the nearly-democratic and peaceful Slovenia has been trying to distance itself from its troubled former Yugoslavian countrymen. The news Americans get on their doorsteps each morning tends to be bland and standardized. Campaign themes are carefully crafted, and "compassionate conservatism" is likely no exception. Also, a bad SWAT raid, a mining town without a mine, copying ideas, and more.

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Film & TV

Midway through 1999, and Hollywood has delivered only one genuinely fine release. It's a bad year for film. The story of the creation of "The Blair Witch Project" is as interesting as the movie, which is an "immersion into terror" and "truly horrifying." Stanley Kubrick's final film, "Eyes Wide Shut," says a lot about how we love today, a meditation on skewed relationships. Plus premium cable, "That '70s Show," reviews of "Lake Placid," and more.

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The Southwestern desert has become a second home for the Australian didgeridoo, that hypnotic aboriginal humming instrument. The rumors of the death of Asylum Records were greatly exaggerated. Nearly 30 years after he started recording, Kinky Friedman has his name on a No. 1 country album. Also, Springsteen is back on the road, online services recommend music, girl band profiles and more.

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Arts & Leisure

Great Impressions
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Marcel Duchamp wanted X-ray Specs to see the reality behind reality and plumb the depths of artistic expression. Three authors brave the racial minefield of jazz and blues. Pat Barker delivers a meditation on the corrosive fallout of war. Lana Witt gives us fresh metaphors in her second novel. Plus, a history of board games, a volume of poetry, 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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