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Keeping It Simple
An interview with John Nichols. [06-26-00]
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI

Border Crisis
Vigilante ranchers hunt illegal immigrants in Arizona. [06-26-00]
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI

Historical Amnesia
One poet's personal attempt to come to terms with the forgotten crimes committed against Indian people. [03-28-00]
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI

Tweedledum, Tweedledee and Ralph
Ralph Nader makes his first serious run for the presidency. [03-20-00]
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI

The Future Recalls The Past
Peter Ackroyd's The Plato Papers. [02-28-00]
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI

When the Seas of Argument Rise
Simon Blackburn's "Think" manages to convince us that philosophy does have practical applications. [02-21-00]
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI

Chomsky's Other Revolution
Love him or hate him, few people have had as great an impact on 20th century thought as MIT linguist, activist, and political dissident Noam Chomsky. [02-21-00]
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI

One Hundred Flowers Wilt
Jonathan Spence's bio of Mao Zedong does a fine job of sketching the trajectory and key events of his career. [02-14-00]
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI

The Story of O
The power of zero is everywhere. [01-24-00]
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI

A Payneful Book
C.D. Payne's second novel can only be compared to the crayon-scrawled musings of a bird brained 12-year-old. [12-20-99]
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI

Christmas in New Mexico
N. Scott Momaday's memory of his first magic Christmas has been transformed into a wonderful children's book. [12-13-99]
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI

ReJoyce
Edna O'Brien offers the kind of insight into James Joyce's complicated life that you wouldn't think could be crammed into a mere 200 pages. [12-07-99]
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI

Historical Idiocy
"A Necessary Evil" is a fine study of an important aspect of American history and culture that needs to be examined and diffused before more people die, whether from bombs or neglect. [11-22-99]
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI

Deep in the Heart of Texas
When local government steps in to sanction ignorance, prejudice, intimidation and blackmail, everyone suffers. [11-22-99]
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI

Conversations with God
A book that reminds us that, from the Big Bang to tiny quarks to the twinkle in a young girl's eye, this universe is truly miraculous. [11-15-99]
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI

An American Abroad
Not all of these stories satisfy, but at least Ken Kalfus has dared to take a few chances. [11-01-99]
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI

No Conflict, No Fiction
David L. Caffey's "Land of Enchantment, Land of Conflict: New Mexico in English-Language Fiction." [10-25-99]
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI

Dope Smokers on the Air
An Albuquerque TV station's report on drug policies in the Netherlands is proof that television news can do more damage to a brain than a snort of cocaine. [10-25-99]
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI

Goat Stories Etcetera
Simon J. Ortiz's "Men on the Moon: Collected Short Stories." [10-04-99]
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI

Painless Poppy
Barbara Hodgson's "Opium: A Portrait of the Heavenly Demon." [09-27-99]
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