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Volume III, Issue 9
August 23 - August 30, 1999

News & Opinion

Americans don't deal well with death, but we've got businesses that steps in to take over. Now some people wonder in whose interest the funeral industry is acting. He won $5 million in New York's state lottery, but Curtis Sharp now toils in near-obscurity in Nashville. Victoria Tane wants to be a hair accessories millionaire. Plus, philosophy from "Babylon 5," flying the angry skies, runaway moms, and more.

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Film & TV

John Turturro always makes a strong impression in whatever film he appears, and he talks about his new work, "Illuminata." Kevin Williamson's first attempt at directing, "Teaching Mrs. Tingle," doesn't elicit any screams. Also, reviews of "Cabaret Balkan," "Regret to Inform," a look at some TV shows, and more.

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Julian Lennon talks about his new album and his famous father. Rapper Kool Keith's latest persona, Black Elvis, is sure to cause a stir. Look at the groups from the '80s who are back out on the road. Plus, profiles of Robert Cray, Dwight Yoakam, Ted Nugent, Daniel Johnston, and Kim Richey, and lots more.

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Arts & Leisure

Seattle Underground
Foods and Genes
Waitress & Writer
Singing Like Elvis
and more...

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The New Mexico landscape is the most vivid character in Michael McGarrity's mystery series. Numerous urban legends have been collected -- and debunked -- in a large volume by an expert on the subject. A new biography of Lady Bird Johnson is an engrossing and gripping read. Plus, an exploration of zydeco, a trio of cowboy tomes, 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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