Volume I, Issue 9
August 4 - August 11, 1997

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News & Opinion
Sink your primitive-male chompers into an excellent love guide. Take a tour of the world's most morbid occupations. Explore the loopy legal complications of child custody and death row innocence. Learn how the Internet will revolutionize commerce. Watch the world go insane. And more! [10 articles]

Film & TV
Read why three out of four reviewers recommend Air Force One to their readers who chew popcorn. Plus: recent soundtracks get their due; Aaron Spelling goes mad over Mod; and critics hash it out over When the Cat's Away, Mrs. Brown, Good Burger, Picture Perfect, and Spawn. [17 articles]

Doo-dads, schmoo-dads -- why on earth do bands send trinkets to reviewers? Also: ruminations on recent work by Karl Wallkinger, Ronnie Milsap, Wynton Marsalis, Radiohead, David Byrne, and the inimitable Wu-Tang Clan. [14 articles]

Arts & Leisure
Read about: CAN's latest efforts to can the NEA; an exhibit's groovy tribute to 1960s British pop art; Salt Lake City's run-ins with tanked teens and nimble nudists; a spray-paint artist whose business is booming thanks to the space alien craze; and the surprisingly palatable world of fast-food pitas. [11 articles]

Worm makes some sorry-ass attempts at haiku. Plus: reviews of a graphic novel by Erika Lopez, a comic book by Evan Dorkin, poetry collections by Beth Lisick and Justin Chin, Joystick Nation by J.C. Herz, Leslie Epstein's Pandaemonium, J.P.S. Brown's The Outfit, and two new works about the wonderful world of toilets. [8 articles]

Why nibble on Peanuts when you can gorge on Red Meat? [7 comics]

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