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Unfiltered Facts
Author Stanton Glantz provides an insider's view of how the tobacco industry works. It's not pretty. [04-20-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Battle Decry
It was a "short, vicious" conflict that, by proportion of population, inflicted greater casualties than any other war in American history. [04-20-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Rites And Wrongs
It was no accident that the perpetrators of the Boston Tea Party donned Indian headdresses before sending British cargo into the drink. [04-13-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Batter Up
The history of baseball, as interpreted by two of its leading lights. [03-16-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Rock-and-Roll Heaven
Prolific pop guru Lester Bangs rides again, despite the fact that the legendary critic and writer for the likes of "Rolling Stone" and "Creem" is still dead. [03-09-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Pillaging the Amazon
Filmmaker Geoffrey O'Connor takes a well-deserved jaundiced view of Amazonia gold fever. [03-09-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Golden State of Mind
In search of the soul of California. [02-16-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Blue Suede Dude
A look at the life of the late, and definitely great, Carl Perkins. [01-26-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Desert Buzz
Author John Alcock, a professor of zoology at Arizona State University and prolific writer about Sonoran Desert ecology, must be a suburban neighbor's worst nightmare. [01-20-98]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Commodities, Cash And Christmas
In "Consumer Rites: The Buying and Selling of American Holidays," historian Leigh Eric Schmidt tells us just how Christmas came to be such a commercialized morass. [12-29-97]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Nuke Joint
Author Jo Ann Shroyer takes a peek inside Los Alamos National Laboratory, cradle of the A-bomb. [12-22-97]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

American Outback
The little-chronicled Great Basin has found a redoubtable champion in Stephen Trimble. His "Sagebrush Ocean" is a fine addition to the library of any desert rat. [12-22-97]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Pop-Cultural Contraband
Greil Marcus travels an odd path and makes some remarkable historical discoveries in this pop-culture tour that begins in Bob Dylan's basement. [12-08-97]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Tainted Pleasures
Nicols Fox's "Spoiled" is a disquieting and utterly convincing exposť of the American way of producing and eating food. [12-01-97]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Money Troubles
Author William Greider explores the increasing difficulties caused by unchecked wealth. [11-24-97]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Lost In Wonderland
O.B. Hardison, Jr., waxes estatic about the budding information age. [11-03-97]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Digging For Goldwater
The life and times of conservative icon Barry Goldwater. [10-13-97]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

No Fear Of Flying
Henry Kisor has written a beautiful first-person account of a deaf man learning to fly. [10-06-97]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Unmeaningful History
Cadillac Desert it ain't -- Alex Shoumatoff's overview of the American Southwest leaves much to be desired. [09-29-97]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

Nom De Plumage
Kenn Kaufman tells a fascinating tale of how he spent his youth criss-crossing the country in an attempt to capture a bird-watching record. [09-15-97]
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY

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