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Volume IV, Issue 10
August 28 - September 11, 2000

News & Opinion

Brown & Root, the most famous construction company in Texas, is once again near the center of a presidential race. Part of the reason the media didn't focus on protestors' issues at the Democratic convention was there wasn't a single message. Centrism and diversity were, for the Democrats of Los Angeles as for the Republicans of Philadelphia earlier, the watchwords of the day. Also, Project Vote Smart, gay and lesbian parents, lake troubles in Southern Arizona, and more.

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Film & TV

Max Färberböck's based-in-fact movie about the World War II affair between hausfrau Lilly Wust and journalist/resistance fighter Felice Schragenheim would seem to have everything going for it. "Cecil B. DeMented" is a wicked film, featuring things like excessive drug use, random killings, and gerbil porn. Excitement over the new fall TV season is building. Also, a "Survivor" post mortem, comedy kings, and more.

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A bill amending U.S. copyright laws with respect to satellite re-transmissions of broadcast signals also took away a musician's ability to own the master recordings. The Louis Armstrong Centennial is upon us. Thee Headcoats were England's finest garage-punk-blues torchbearers for more than a decade. Also, Weezer, Lyle Lovett, and more.

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Arts & Leisure

Paris by Net
Manifest Destiny
Someone's in the Kitchen
Liquid Sunshine
Farm Stands
and more...

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Amy Bloom's easygoing empathy for the situations and characters who inhabit her stories make them an epiphany to read. "A&R" is the music-industry equivalent of a John Grisham legal thriller. June Jordan's emerging sense of herself as a "warrior," of being armed and toughened up for a battle, colors every episode of her childhood. Also, the return of Sir Harry Flashman, Bill Maher's first novel, 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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