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The Garbage Man
Before forming Garbage, he produced such little-known bands as Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, and U2. See what Butch Vig has to say for himself this week in the Weekly Alibi.
Noah Masterson


Joni's Jazz
In this interview with the Austin Chronicle, Joni Mitchell talks about why she sees herself as a painter first and a musician second.
Jody Denberg


Fall Film Preview
What do Oprah, Chucky and Drew have in common? They all have new movies coming out this fall. Find out about them and the zillion other movies about to come out.
Devin D. O'Leary


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Volume II, Issue 17
October 19 - October 26, 1998



News & Opinion

What's the establishment--The Man--doing on the 'Net? Can we sign up for those kick-ass spy classes and apply for U.S. weapons grants for our plot to overthrow Castro? Indoctrinate kids on The Man's philosophies in "The Man for Munchkins." Scale the walls of the corporation in "Bad Company." Also in news, The Patients Bill of Rights, Air Force One, and earning the nickname "Fart Boy."

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Film & TV

Orson Welles' classic, "Touch of Evil," was never what he wanted it to be. Recently retouched to Welles' specification, we take two looks at the remake in "The Greater of Two Evils" and "Re-Touched." Videos, TV, reviews, and more in Film & TV

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Music

Roots music dominates this week. Blues pianist Henry Butler, gospel's Blind Boys of Alabama, jazz pianist Geri Allen, reviews of recent jazz releases, and the latest from jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins and blues guitarist/ vocalist Otis Rush.

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Arts & Leisure

Drawing Inspiration
Rock Me, Amadeus
Give Me Your Toonie
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Books

Reviews this week include "The Road Home" by Jim Harrison, "Pullers" by Tom Graves, "Raw Deal: Horrible And Ironic Stories Of Forgotten Americans" by Ken Smith, "Nobody's Son: Notes From an American Life" by Luis Alberto Urrea, "Postcards from the Ledge" by Greg Child, as well as mini reviews from Austin Chronicle and more.

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Comics

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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