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Volume II, Issue 19
November 2 - November 9, 1998

News & Opinion

Skeptics unite! Michael Shermer talks about today's gullible society. From victims in sausage machines to the Mafia, take a look at some of Chicago's grisliest crimes. Also, Bill Gates on the hot seat, memories of Halloween, and more.

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Film & TV

Chats this week include Edward Norton discussing "American History X," the cast of "John Carpenter's Vampires," and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" director Tobe Hooper, as well as a plethora of reviews.

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Book reviews are featured this week with "The Music in My Head" by Mark Hudson, Roni Sarig's "The Secret History of Rock," and "Jazz-Rock: A History" by Stuart Nicholson. Also, a look at J-Pop and Polka.

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Arts & Leisure

Theatre des Vampires
On Stage
and more...

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After years of study and research (and some influence on Oliver Stone's "JFK" via his book "Crossfire"), Jim Marrs insists there is still more to tell about JFK. Reviews this week cover authors Robert Coover, Mary-Ann Tirone Smith, Michael Lowenthal, Simon Schama, Helge Pedersen, 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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