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Volume I, Issue 28
December 15 - December 22, 1997

There's no better time than the holiday season to TOTALLY NERD OUT. And I'm here to help. Slip into your M.C. Escher tee-shirt, fill your Star Trek mug with Pepsi, and let's take a look-see at the fabulous nerdiness inhabiting this week's arts and leisure section.

Before I go on, let me just say that I'm not putting down nerd-dom. Why I myself can quote liberally from any number of nerdy movies ("We are the knights who say 'nee'!"), and have been known to spend full weeks in front of a computer screen. Plus I've got the most fabulous pouch of colored, translucent, weird-ass dice you ever did see.

Which brings me to Good Games for Adventurous Minds, a must read for anyone with a nerd to shop for. From Magic: The Gathering to Vampire: The Masquerade, this article's Got: It All. All, that is, except for summaries of totally awesome Sony Playstation games. You'll have to go here or here for those.

Naturally, all this shopping can be done from the very computer at which you sit. No need to comb your wildly unkempt hair or confront the light of day. Whew. If you should need a break between online orders, though, check out this Dead Pool web site; it's quite nerdly. And remember: no matter where you go, there you are.

I expect you'll be up late. Please know that when the Pepsi goes flat, coffee is where it's at. So just forget about tea as a substitute drink. As the great Christopher Lambert once said, There Can Be Only One. (nee!)


In the Gallery
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Art and the Poetry of Place
Jack Spencer at Bassetti through December; Hans Hofmann at Arthur Roger through December. [14]
D. Eric Bookhardt

A Sense of Place
Photographer Bill Steber captures the heart of the Delta and blues culture. [15]
Christopher Scribner











Featured Articles
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The Big Apple's Makeover
Against all odds, New York City has become -- we kid you not -- a friendly town to visit. [2]
James Busbee

In Search Of Sophia
In search of the Sophia Sutherland, the ship Jack London wrote about in "The Sea Wolf." [3]
Kevin Franklin


Recreation
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Good Games for Adventurous Imaginations
Get away from that computer screen and play some good old-fashioned board and card games. [4]
Allen Varney

Scanlines
Reviews of Sony Playstation's best offerings. [5]

Scanlines side
SSI's Dark Colony. [6]

Get On-line Intead of In Line
The advantages of holiday shopping on the Internet. [7]
Ann Mulhearn

The Dead Zone
Dig up a morbid pool party at http://www.stiffs.com. [8]
Frank Sennett


Food & Drink
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Stewin' Safari
Wild game is the latest carnivorous fad -- is that giraffe on your plate or are you just glad to see us? [9]
Theresa Regli

Black as the Devil and Hot as Hell
The buzz on coffee. [10]
Michael Sims


Performance
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12 Talented Actors
"12 Angry Men" and one happy audience. [11]
Dalt Wonk

Give Us Moe!
The vibes are great in this musical tribute to Louis Jordan. [12]
Margaret Regan

Exhibitionism
Reviews of "A Christmas Memory," "Radio Scrooge," and "Joe York's Holiday Cabaret." [13]


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