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The Case of the Changing Icon
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Comics Get Booked
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Balancing Act
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Volume II, Issue 12
September 14 - September 21, 1998

News & Opinion

Can tougher laws eliminate hate crime? Some lawmakers and civil rights folks think so. Is all the effort to eliminate drugs from athletic competition worth the effort? Why not let 'em see how far they can go before burning out? Get the scoop on dog poop, turning your computer into a Star Trek spaceship, and more.

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Film & TV

Jack Hill made his splash with directors Roger Corman and Francis Ford Coppola, before branching out on his own. Roll down your window, attach the speaker and enjoy the movie with "The Father of 'Spider Baby'." This week's reviews include "Knock Off," "Your Friends and Neighbors," and "The Eel" with more in our mini-reviews section.

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Lyle Lovett is back with a new album and some fascinating collaborators, including Steven Fromholz, Texas songwriting legend and early participant in the movement known as "Redneck Rock." Nashville record label Koch Records is taking the novel approach of developing careers for its signees, while country star George Jones gets walking papers from his label. Other artist profiles this week include Doo Rag's Bob Log III, Bare Jr., and Charlie Feathers. More with mini-reviews of new releases.

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Arts & Leisure

Bumper Stickers Suck
Jaded Lives of L.A. Teens
High Tech Art
A Look at the Border
and more...

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Ellen Miller talks about her latest novel, "Like Being Killed," a book about morality's presence in a person's life. Miller discusses everything from the most horrific S&M scene one may have ever read in book form to creating a conduit to consciousness. Also reviewed this week are the latest by Robert Kaplan, Ben Marcus, and Robert Bly, as well as several mini reviews.

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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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