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The Way the Future Was
What changes did people predict for the year 2000 at the last century's turn? From skies black with flying ships to a wired world in constant communication, you'll be surprised by how on-target some of their prognostications were.
Jack Neely

Prince of Egypt
He ain't the burning bush, but when Jeffrey Katzenberg talks, all of Hollywood listens. Hear what the executive producer has to say about his DreamWorks animation opus. Plus, Brenda Chapman recounts how she handled a directing task of biblical proportions.


Volume II, Issue 27
December 28 - January 4, 1999

News & Opinion

Members of the media should be ashamed of themselves, if "1998 News In Review" is any indication--plagiarism, embarrassing retractions, invented sources and scandal obsession all reared their ugly heads. But one ersatz Santa Claus did not know the meaning of shame this year. Read about his boorish, albeit hilarious, antics in "St. Nicked." Plus, check out the online shopping aisles in "Getting Crowded."

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Film & TV

Infiltrate the set of "The Faculty" and watch director Robert Rodriguez serenade cast and crew with his guitar. Autopsy the year's remakes--from three Hitchcocks to the online update of "The Shop Around the Corner"--in "Come Again?" And relive Hollywood's recent highs and lows. Plus, "1998 TV In Review."

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Mommy pop? Neo-old-school-hip-hop? Post-indie-depressives? Play the genre parsing game with "1998 Rock In Review." Or get the lowdown on the hoedown in "1998 Country In Review." Plus, Question Mark's mysterious comeback and the shocking rise of rap prodigy Gangsta Boo.

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Arts & Leisure

New Year's Eve uncorked
Equipment for James Bond wannabes
The best sports moments of 1998
and more...

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Hunter S. Thompson's long-awaited first novel, "The Rum Diary," earns praise in "1998 Fiction In Review," along with a critical pan in "Rum Punch." And the real-life model of Dr. Gonzo's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" sidekick is revealed. Plus, the year's best bios in "1998 Nonfiction In Review."

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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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