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Party Like It's 2659
Civilizations way older than ours aren't stocking up on beef jerky and Sterno, and they aren't exactly freaking out about it, either. Check out some of the world's major philosophies on millennium change.
Mr. Smarty Pants



Forest Service Prime Evil
Unless there is a massive public outcry against governmental mismanagement and double and triple taxation policies, "pay to play" will soon replace Help Prevent Forest Fires as the dominant mantra in our national forests.
Sam Negri



Party Like It's 2659
Civilizations way older than ours aren't stocking up on beef jerky and Sterno, and they aren't exactly freaking out about it, either. Check out some of the world's major philosophies on millennium change.
Mr. Smarty Pants



Forest Service Prime Evil
Unless there is a massive public outcry against governmental mismanagement and double and triple taxation policies, "pay to play" will soon replace Help Prevent Forest Fires as the dominant mantra in our national forests.
Sam Negri


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Volume II, Issue 38
March 15 - March 22, 1999



News & Opinion

A humorous look at the looming Y2K crisis, exploring whether there is actually any relevance to the upcoming year 2000, or if it is just a fluke of history. Also, a personal look at the upcoming chaos. Plus, the impeachment process, political truth, FCC regulation of low-power radio, commercialization of national parks, and more.

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Film & TV

Director Elia Kazan was one of the lowest of the low, naming names in the 50's during the trials of the House Committee on Un-American Activies. Now he's being awarded an honorary Oscar. Go figure. Also this week; chats (or attempted chats) with documentarian Nick Broomfield, writer-director Roger Kumble, writer-director Guy Ritchie, director Jack Hill (also including a look back at his career), and filmmaker Myles Berkowitz.

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Music

This week we take a look at the old fashioned route to avoiding major labels, the Indie with 4 Alarm Records and Naxos Music.

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Arts & Leisure

Sadomasochism
Female Boxing
Parenting Chaos
La Bohéme
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Books

This week's Books section checks out erotic fiction, Monica Lewinski's book, Walt Kelley's Pogo comic strip, poor comparisons to Ernest Hemmingway, realist author Kent Anderson, and much more.

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Comics

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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