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Volume IV, Issue 11
September 11 - September 25, 2000

News & Opinion

Journalist Ken Silverstein takes a bizarrely compelling journey to discover where the Cold Warriors have gone. George W. Bush's killing of a tailpipe-emission testing program in Texas cost $160 million in damages and legal fees. Bush campaign insiders don't appear concerned recent national polls, they're concentrating on states where the election will be won. Also, click beetle frenzy in Texas, warming up to Al Gore, and more.

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Film & TV

"The Way of the Gun" is about criminals, their actions, and their logical consequences, and we've got an interview with the writer and director as well as a review. Neil LaBute's "Nurse Betty" is a cracked tale of a wronged Kansas wife. The oddly popular "The Tao of Steve" is reviewed by the Tucson Weekly and Austin Chronicle. Also, we have a documentary on fraternity pledging rituals, a French film about human nature at its worst, and more.

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Rapper KRS-One says his philosophy is to "establish health, love, awareness, and wealth in the lives of all that claim Hiphop as their lifestyle." Ever since "The Buena Vista Social Club" album was released in 1997, the project has been tainted by glossy, congratulatory paternalism. Modern rock radio formats offer innocuous, inoffensive, unaffecting music. Also, reclaiming the hard rock legacy, Jethro Tull's not living in the past, and more.

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Arts & Leisure

Life's Enriched Pageant
Silver Prints
Spin Control
and more...

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Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan series, featuring a title character with a for calamitous misadventure, is a triumph of the sublime. Daniel Clowes has been called "the country's premier underground cartoonist." Regarded as the world's foremost book jacket designer, Chip Kidd's work has helped spawn a revolution. Also, another dysfunctional family from Kate Atkinson, a new anthology of Southern poetry, 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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