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This week Tucson Weekly finds "Pleasantville" to be a rare and pleasant treat while the Nashville Scene thinks something's lacking. Read them both and see what you decide.

The Buzz Heard 'Round the World
Tobe Hooper, director and co-writer of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," talks about what it's like to occupy a firm place in cult filmdom and a generation of nightmares.
Marc Savlov

American History X
An interview with Edward Norton about the conflict and controversy surrounding his new movie.
Ray Pride


Volume II, Issue 20
November 9 - November 16, 1998

News & Opinion

Religion's attitude toward gays (is conversion the solution?), general social injustice (one NPR writer's crusade), welfare recipients (taking a random look at their plight), joining the "Nuclear Club" (a scientist thinks Pakistan and India are lying), and most important of all, finding nudie shots on the Internet (revisiting the censorship issue). And more.

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Film & TV

Interviews with Richard LaGravenese, director of "Living Out Loud;" "Velvet Goldmine" director Todd Haynes; and Liz Garbus, director of penitentiary documentary "The Farm." Plus film, video, TV reviews, and more.

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Explore the relationship between the civil rights movement and soul music of the 60's. Radio personalities that came out of the Columbia School of Broadcasting...and more.

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Arts & Leisure

SYMPLES, Not Yuppies
Bowl Championship Series
115 Comics
Cyber Travel
and more...

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A look at the the life and work of crime fiction author Charles Willeford. Fiction by Nanci Kincaid, Stephen King, Jay Amberg, Donald Harington, and Stewart O'Nan. Non-fiction includes Deborah Layton's remembrance of Jim Jones, Linda Killian's insights on the "Republican Revolution," Andrew Sullivan's look at the new gay agenda, and a new compilation of Emily Dickinson's letters...plus more in 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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