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Riding with Bob

Riding with Bob
A quartet of articles focusing on the legacy of Bob Wills.
Austin Chronicle

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Volume III, Issue 8
August 16 - August 23, 1999

News & Opinion

Reporters don't often see the connection between alcoholism on Indian reservations and economic despair. It's easier to say that Indians can't handle liquor. Then nobody has to do anything about the economics that drive them to it. Tucson's Native Seeds/SEARCH may find itself battling The Terminator, a package of genes inserted into seeds to program plants to kill their own offspring. Road rage a problem? You can't get rid of old driving habits without having new ones to replace them. Plus, Future Homemakers, Y2K preparations, Elvis Presley, and more.

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Film & TV

Claire Danes can save a movie, including "Brokedown Palace." Rene Russo is an attraction in "The Thomas Crown Affair." Gene Simmons thinks "Detroit Rock City" will be good for KISS. Plus "Bowfinger," "Iron Giant," "Mystery Men," "Sixth Sense," sex on TV, and more.

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Rosetta Wills, the daughter of western swing king Bob Wills has written a book about her famous father. She also remembers her trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's induction of Wills. Asleep At The Wheel has carried Wills' legacy for almost 30 years, and we've got an interview with band leader Ray Benson and a review of their new Bob Wills tribute album. Also, Africa Fête, Lillith Fair, Milton Nascimento, Alison Krauss, and more.

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Arts & Leisure

Shanghaied by Elvis
A Sentimental Journey
Transformation Is Its Power
Sam Choy's Island Flavors
Haven't Your Way
and more...

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Nashville's BookMan has found his BookWoman. Readers who approach "The Difference" as a simple Western thriller will forgive its minor implausibilities. Gary Gach has created a poetry collection that offers insight with enough power to propel you up the path to nirvana. Also, a biography of architect Frederick Law Olmsted, two new novels, 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 K. Rat and Random Shots.

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