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Bomb Sheltered
A look at what Chicago can do to avoid da bomb.
Shelly Ridenour

The Reviews Are In
The reviews of "Blade" are in and they just might surprise you. Check them out for yourself in this week's Film & TV section.

Gritty in Pink
Hollywood has redefined young girls in film to suit the market. This summer, even Madeline kicked ass.
Alicia Potter


Volume II, Issue 11
September 8 - September 14, 1998

News & Opinion

Strange and wonderful jobs are the focus of "Help Wanted" from Chicago NewCity's Carl Kozlowski. One of those might be acupuncturist, an art that Boston Phoenix's Marcus Wohlsen tells us is gaining acceptance in contemporary medicine. The Clinton affair, information on the Hantavirus, immigration and more in News & Opinion.

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Film & TV

Who was the real star of the film blockbuster "Titanic?" Will "54" sink like the Titanic? Hope Davis is on the big screen in "Next Stop, Wonderland." An interview and a review give you the low down. "Grey Gardens" was one of the first looks at public people behind private doors. More in the Film & TV section.

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Indie labels are back this week with a look at seven of Austin's hottest up and comers. We also take a listen to cajun sounds, Mexican rock, and the future of classical music. New releases include Garbage, The Tony Rich Project, Chocolate Genius, Seam and Julianna Hatfield (a review and interview). More in the Music section.

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Arts & Leisure

New-Breed Coaches
Sports Notes
Dance of Destruction in Ireland
Theater's Island Paradise
Gallery Requires Some Assembly
and more...

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Comic books, crime in the pages and in the real world. Is censorship out to kill this industry? Find out in our special Comic Book section. Find out how Nancy Drew ruined one young girl's life, and how humorist Joe Queenan was ostracized in a Red Lobster for poor dress. Poet Diann Blakely talks about her new project, a duet with the late blues great Robert Johnson. Reviews include a collection on Jewish life, Burnham Schwartz's "Reservation Road," Aimee Bender's "The Girl in the Flammable Skirt," Nick Hornby's "About A Boy," 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 Mueller, Eye of the Beholder, K. Rat and Random Shots.

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