Volume I, Issue 21
October 27 - November 3, 1997

What's New
Weekly Wire's Film Vault has arrived! New, improved, quicker, faster -- bionic even! If you're looking for film or video reviews, celebrity interviews, or just an addictively satisfying place to browse, make the Film Vault your first choice.

Weekly Wire Xtra
If you like cartoons, I mean if you really like cartoons, take a gander at this Comics Xtra, containing first-rate artwork from some of the best national cartoonists you've never seen. Also: read about National Public Radio's refusal to air a poem by Martin Espada, and peruse the Weekly Wire staff's favorite articles from the first 10 issues.

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Red Meat
The most tasteless and twisted comic strip in the world. Featuring the Red Meat Archive, Reader Favorite Archive, and the Meat Conference Forum!

Talk Back
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Besides the Film Vault, we carry multitudinous archives that include various cities' Best Of editions, local music registers, album reviews, book reviews, and plenty more.

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News & Opinion
What are you going to be for Halloween? A monster? A pilgrim? That's not very frightening. How about a spooky prostitute, a scaaary salesman, a tortured teacher, or a (brrr!) licentious principal? In these stories, real life proves far more fearsome than our fantastical nightmares. [19 articles]

Film & TV
You like choices? Try the Film Vault. Or try these articles, which offer such options as: Horror movies, or whore movies? "Real World," or Reel World? "The Devil's Advocate," or "Playing God"? "Friday the 13th part V," or "Friday the 13th part VI"? [22 articles]

Why John Denver's better than Al Gore. Why people are raving about raves. Why Ruth Brown's got the blues. Why the Sun label's studio magicians still rock. Why the Offspring are ticked off. Why Fred Sanders keeps shining. Why certain songs can scare your pants off. Why. [25 articles]

Arts & Leisure
Boo! All your Halloween needs in one package: gory recipes, bloody wines, terrifyingly useful Web sites, and even an explanation of Dia de los Muertos. Plus: Rowboat regattas and rodeo ruffians, taboo art and tasty mushrooms, rain-drenched sports and rascally ferrets. [18 articles]

An attempt at poetry: Updike's latest follows an unexpected narrative thread. Gary Indiana's characters are morally dead. More and more comedians get read. Anka Radakovich's sexcapades make fun reading in bed. And Penguin Books waddles out of court $25 million in the red. [10 articles]

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, Random Shots, and La Cucaracha. [7 comics]

All the contributors to Weekly Wire, along with other AAN (Association of Alternative Newsweeklies) publications, can be read from this one easily accessible spot. Strongly recommended for bookmarking. [107 newspapers]

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