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Both Sides of the Screen
Ida Lupino's groundbreaking directorial and acting talents are examined in two articles in this week's Austin Chronicle.
Charles Nafus

Banned Books
You won't believe what books are on this list of The Most Threatened Books of 1997-1998.

The BIG Issue
With more than 55% of Americans classified as overweight, there are several organizations that say its time to rethink our attitudes about fat.
J.E. Relly


Volume II, Issue 16
October 12 - October 19, 1998

News & Opinion

What would you do with $40 million? Spend it exploring the sex lives of friends and neighbors? Arizonans have a unique perspective on impeachment. More teachers or more technology? The debate in Masschusetts is an example of the rising issue all around the U.S. And more in News & Opinion.

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Film & TV

Take a week-by-week tour of the fall movie season, as well as the must-see films of the Chicago International Film Festival. Also, interviews with filmmaker Allie Light and actor Chris Kattan, followed by a review of the recently released book, "I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action." Reviews and more.

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A look at Nashville entrepreneurs working to create an urban music hotbed, "New Jews" in music taking a look at John Zorn and others, a chat with Garbage founder Butch Vig and a sit down with Joni Mitchell, plus more in Music.

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Arts & Leisure

Sinner's Marathon
Titanic Museum
Little Girls
World Series Time - Kill the Ump
The Mayor of Palookaville
and more...

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True crime's brightest light is Jerry Bledsoe. He stumbled into the genre; now he's jumping out. Explore the back rooms of the book wholesale market. Reviews this week include the Library of America's "Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1975 ," Ron Chernow's biography of John D. Rockefeller, Lorrie Moore's "Birds of America," 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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