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A nyone still wondering whether Seattle was a fluke can stop wondering. The IMF/World Bank protests in Washington, D.C., taught us that something new is going on, something that's drawing a lot of young people together. And this movement isn't going away.

In turn-of-the-century America, going to prison is the thing to do. One out of every hundred American men is currently behind bars -- the highest proportion of incarcerated citizens of any country in the world.

Would-be immigrants turned crackheads are the most pitiable failures on the Mexican border. Gaunt, grimy and gap-toothed, they gather in the corners of rubbled, vacant lots and within the concrete skeletons of the dozens of cheap hotels under construction.

Also, genetically-altered food, Oprah hits the magazine stands, growing older, and more.


Columns
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Not Time's Fool [8]
When your last child climbs out of the crib, it's time to start wondering if you're getting old.
— Margaret Renkl, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Cocky Horror [9]
The incredibly strange but true story of a headless chicken.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
A Swiss Account [10]
A trip to the 70th Geneva Motor Show.
— Marc K. Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Teeny Tidbits
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Mr. Smarty Pants [11]
Texhoma's pointless Dalmations; dancing about economics; and more fun facts.
— Mr. Smarty Pants, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Volume III, Issue 44
April 24 - May 1, 2000  

Features
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IMF Protests Prove Seattle Wasn't A Fluke [2]
The World Bank protests prove that Seattle wasn't a fluke.
— Ben Geman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
My Time In Jail [3]
Prison is claustrophobic, dangerous soul-destroying place -- but what's the food like?
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Rock Bottom [4]
Trapped in crack addition on the border.
— David Holthouse, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Frankenfruit [5]
Should you be scared of genetically modified food?
— Margaret Wappler, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Oprah Hits The Stands [6]
TV and lots of money just isn't enough for the big O.
— Shelly Ridenour, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Media Clips [7]
The Internet offers new opportunities for newspapers to expand their coverage, but so far, Texas dailies have yet to heed the call.
— Lee Nichols, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Now What? [12]
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