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Volume III, Issue 33
February 7 - February 14, 2000

News & Opinion

After almost 75 years, the Scopes "monkey trial" and the questions about religion and evolution upon which it centered are still the focus of debate in this country. A new book speculates that cannibalism was widespread among the "peaceful, cooperative and wise" Anasazi. Can Americans transcend institutional racism if the South doesn't take down the flags and shatter the old myths? Also, another female architect, a couple of writers go to the dogs, and more.

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Film & TV

The Sundance Film Festival has concluded for another year, and the flock of independent films that were screened there will either be snapped up by major distributors, slowly make their way around the country's art houses, or disappear into videotape obscurity. We have a collection of reports from Park City, Utah. Austin native Mark Bristol took the long way around to become a director, but his "Natural Selection" has finally hit the big screen. Also this week, an interview with a man who wanted to be a millionaire, reviews of "Eye of the Beholder," "Topsy-Turvy," "Sweet and Lowdown," and more!

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Imagine boatload of blues lovers headed toward Fantasy Island, and you'll have some idea of what the annual Delbert McClinton Sandy Beaches Cruise is all about. The music of New Orleans is as distinctive as the city's cuisine, a gumbo of Dixieland jazz and parade bands. Tina Turner may be 60, but her new album is intimate in its quietude as well as its noise. Also, Bob Marley's legacy continues to grow, the low-profile supergroup Continental Drifters, and lots more!

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Arts & Leisure

Rock 'n' Roll Omelets
Afternoon Delight
Here's to the Losers
Impossible Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
and more...

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Ian Frazier is honest and realistic about his relationship to his Sioux Indian friends and their culture, and he writes about them honestly and realistically. Sinclair Browning's new mystery novel features smart writing, a lively voice, rich settings, and a compelling heroine. More encyclopedia than exposé, "Conspiranoia!" is not a grand narrative but a simple glossary of fringe thought. Also, New York's "dinosaurs," rain in the desert, and more.

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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 K. Rat and Random Shots.

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