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U nless we know what causes an act of violence, it is hard to put it behind us. No theory or statistical sample has yielded a conclusive explanation of why some people assault, maim, rape, and murder. But a new book by Richard Rhodes, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, attempts to do just that.

Violence by law enforcement personnel is also making news across the country, and Amnesty International, has chosen police brutality in America as its main issue for 1999. Chicago is dealing with several high-profile cases.

Few want to be reminded that the life of the spirit depends upon how we withstand being broken. So Hemingway's critics talk a lot about his life and a little about his style, but they steer clear of his vision because of the ruthless demands his vision makes upon one's integrity.

Plus, opposing development, water heaters, and more.



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Volume III, Issue 7
August 9 - August 16, 1999  
 
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Why People Kill [2]
Pulitzer Prize–winning author Richard Rhodes thinks he can explain the killing sprees in Littleton and Atlanta.
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Cuffed [3]
Victims of police brutality speak out about an unjust system.
— Carl Kozlowski, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

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Letters at 3AM [4]
The quality of Hemingway's work least remarked on is his constant and insistent expression of loveand happiness.
— Michael Ventura, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Sierra Showdown [5]
It would be a disaster for Sierra Vista to proceed with the 7,000 proposed new houses on the 2,000-acre tract under current consideration.
— Jeff Smith, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Slow Flow [6]
Plastic parts make for faulty water heaters.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Runaway [7]
Introducing the 2000 Chevrolet Impala.
— Marc Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

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