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Arts & Leisure

VOLUME I, ISSUE 50
May 18 - May 26, 1998  
 

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

E xtra! Extra! Read all about it! There's a new fruit!

What could be more exciting than a new fruit? Nothing, really. But you might want to read this week's other Arts-icles anyway.

Our top story concerns a subject we've collided with in the past: Goths. Seems no matter how many black dye plants we bomb, and 15-year-old girls wearing lacy dresses we torture, Goths just won't go away. In fact, they're growing - it's a veritable dead-grass-roots movement. I expect in 20 or 30 years we'll see the development of the Goth party in politics. Their campaigns will revolve around really depressing poetry, and when elected, they'll enact all their legislation by brooding.

While we're on the subject of unusual people, take a gander at this piece on a mystical grandmother whose handlers have turned a 7-11 into a sort of New Age temple. If nothing else, the article is worth reading to learn a great new pick-up line: "Mind if I sage you?" Leave astrological queries to the amateurs; "Mind if I sage you?" is a sure thing.

Speaking of convenience stores, check out the Art world's latest innovation: drive-thru galleries. That's right, no longer do you need to sit down and wait impatiently while a curator serves you art. Now you can just jump in your car, whip past some pictures, and buy the one whose blurry visage you like right on the spot. In minutes flat, you're cultured!

Personally, I prefer innovative art in a standard environment to vice-versa. Innovative art like what these two photographers produce. Check out the wild example photo. The reviewer can't make sense of it, but his eyes like it anyway.

There's more good arts writing where the above came from, but I'm too excited about that new fruit to go on. A new fruit! Que magnifique!


Food & Drink
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Pear Appeal [6]
Sample the new pear out of Africa.
— A. LaBan, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Now What? [13]
A gallery of captivating links to keep your imagination churning while the paint dries.
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Featured Articles
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Tales From the Dark Side [2]
American Gothic: a look at the Goth subculture being co-opted by Hollywood and Madison Avenue.
— Jim Mahanes with photos by Eric England, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Recreation
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Cool Times on Cape Cod [3]
The whole trick with this vacation spot is to go when nobody else is there.
— Paul Gerald, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
White Buffalo [4]
Medicine Woman Pa'Ris'Ha performs miracle: turns sacred wisdom into Hamburger Helper.
— Chris Davis, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Product Placement on the WWW [5]
Surfing the Internet with a guy who enjoys creative product advertisements.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

In the Gallery
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Art To Go [9]
A Memphis gallery confronts consumerism on its own terms.
— Dominic Jesse, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Photography as Magic Theater [10]
Reviews of new work by photographers Jerry Uelsmann and Keith Carter.
— D. Eric Bookhardt, GAMBIT WEEKLY
 
Size One Doesn't Fit All [11]
Lurlynn Franklin tackles issues -- and shows potential -- much larger than a dress size.
— Cory Dugan, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
A New Nagatani [12]
"Relocation Camp" photos show Patrick Nagatani in a different light.
— Jeffrey Lee, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Performance
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Trip to Bountiful [7]
Your guide to Fourth of July activities in the Greater Tuna area.
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Shtick in the Mud [8]
"Forever Plaid" isn't that funny, but the audience ate up the shtick.
— Dalt Wonk, GAMBIT WEEKLY
 

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