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This week in Film & TV we've got five reviews of Gus Van Sant's remake of the Hitchcock classic. Does it measure up to the master's?

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Volume II, Issue 26
December 21 - December 28, 1998

News & Opinion

Nearly a century back, newspaper columnists predicted the advent of global telecommunications and the CD-ROM, reports "The Way the Future Was." Plus, Y2K tips, the weirdly newsy "Boner Awards," and why Bill Clinton is like a two-year-old with a load in his pants.

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Film & TV

Let my people go--to the movies! That's the message DreamWorks hopes you'll take away from its latest animated spectacle, "The Prince of Egypt." Or, for soulless entertainment, check out the "Cold Calculation" of "Jack Frost" and "Patch Adams." Plus, should "You've Got Mail" fill your move in-box?

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Spin through tales of three music labels: Sympathy for the Record Industry, Blue Note and Delmark Records. Also, should Rev. Al Green leave his flock behind and return to the soul circuit? And how in the world did Burt Bacharach become hip? After answering those questions, check out the latest reissues and the best CDs of 1998.

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Arts & Leisure

CD-ROM games
Pop Apocalypse
Season's Grazings
and more...

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Gary Webb injects a somber note with an excerpt from his book alleging government involvement in the drug trade, while gift givers will find festive guides to new coffee table and photo books. Fiction finds Superman searching for peace and Borges creating wondrous new worlds.

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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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