Volume I, Issue 28
December 15 - December 21, 1997

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News & Opinion
Radio show hosts pander to paranoiacs while linguists take social liberties with artificial intelligence. A disgruntled husband sues his wife over her smoking habit while a Nobel Prize-winning neurologist gets his brain picked. Tensions heat up over global warming while Republicans re-invent themselves and rich people keep getting richer. Plus: the curse of the Petrified Forest, the holiday impatience of children, and the startling sensibility of a female shopper. [12 articles]

Film & TV
Interviews with "Scream"'s Kevin Williamson and the great actress/director Liv Ullmann reveal the arduous process behind their stunning craft. New reviews are in on "Amistad," "Flubber," and "Love Serenade," while other reviews catch up on "Sunday," "Washington Square," "The Rainmaker," "Lost Highway," and the creepy, not-so-wonderful undertones of "It's a Wonderful Life." Plus: Holiday video shopping guides! [19 articles]

The demise of punk receives in-depth obituaries in two new books, but who says the genre is dead? Certainly not punk priestess Patti Smith, who's still going strong after years of hardship. Plus: Don McClean says hello to Christmas pie, a writer finds a new kind of Renaissance Man in Tito Larriva, Butch Thompson discovers new life in old rag, Miles Davis receives miles and miles of reissues, and a writer documents the latest stage in rock's evolution: post-rock. [17 articles]

Arts & Leisure
It's Giuliani time, and we mean that in a good way -- thanks to low crime, New York City is visitable again. Prefer to spend your holiday in the big rec room instead of the Big Apple? Check out these guides to role-playing games, Sony Playstation releases, and online Christmas shopping. And if you're hungry for something "rare," this guide to exotic animal meat should be just the thing. Be sure to wash it down with this ode to the cultural history of coffee. And much more! [14 articles]

The holiday literary guides carry over from last week. This time we've got recommended scripts, cookbooks, and assorted hardcovers. We've also got a tribute to the recently deceased avant-garde writer Kathy Acker, reviews of Gus Van Sant's rambling "Pink," Paula Sharp's "Crows Over a Wheatfield," Dean Ing's latest techno thriller, a couple of new biographies about Casanova and Russell Means, and plenty of other paper pulp. [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]

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