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Arts & Leisure

Volume I, Issue 51
May 26 - June 1, 1998  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

H is name's Bond. Perry Bond. And he's your defensive-driving instructor. Watch out.

This story about a defensive-driving class is the best story about a defensive-driving class you'll ever read. And I'm not just saying that because the statistical probability of you ever reading another defensive-driving-class story rates somewhere below the chances of hitting bubblegum while riding a pogo stick through the Sahara. I mean it. Perry Bond rocks.

What bugs me about the article, though, is that these people paid 15 bucks to spend four hours listening to an entertaining wacko so they could keep their driving records clear and their insurance premiums low. Where I live, it costs $100 to spend eight hours listening to a bore. Perry Bond, where are you?

You may also notice that we've got several "Cruisin'" articles. No, this isn't because the fine folks over at the Nashville Scene spend too much time watching Al Pacino movies. It's because they're celebrating the beginning of summer. You can too -- whether you want to read about entertainment, tasty recipes, or pivotal personal moments.

Want more? How about pieces on sadomasochism clubs, San Francisco hippie sites, or Mr. T's voracious appetite for testicles? Mmm, now that's good readin'. Fool.


In the Gallery
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Private Worlds [10]
Reviews of Oaxaca's Rodolfo Morales at Mexic-Arte and various works at the Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria.
— Sam Martin and Rebecca S. Cohen, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
House of History [11]
Digging through the debris at The Museum of Archaeology and Material Culture.
— Blake D. Pastino, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Now What? [13]
A gallery of captivating links to keep your imagination churning while the paint dries.
WEEKLY WIRE
 










Featured Articles
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Cruisin' Storyteller [2]
From the Nashville Scene's beloved annual Summer Guide: stories about life.
— Scene Writers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Cruisin' Entertainer [3]
From the Nashville Scene's beloved annual Summer Guide: entertainment lite.
— Scene Writers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Defensive Driving [4]
"Go out, get a permit," the driving instructor says. "Go out to the firing range every month."
— Phil Campbell, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Recreation
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Crack Addicts [5]
Enter a private sadomasochism club.
— Shelly Ridenour, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Music, Love, and Flowers [6]
Revisiting the legendary rock-and-roll site of the Monterey International Pop Festival.
— Matt Hanks, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Lost in Cyberspace [7]
Surfing the Internet with a guy who pities the fool that don't like Mr. T.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Food & Drink
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Cruisin' Gourmet [8]
From the Nashville Scene's beloved annual Summer Guide: groovy recipes!
— Scene Writers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Basket Case [9]
Bring your own ants.
— Keir Graff, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Performance
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Exhibitionism [12]
Reviews of "Beauty Vultures and the Plague of Sleep" and "As Bees in Honey Drown."
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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