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Marx the Spot
Stefan Kanfer has written a straight-shooting biography of Groucho Marx.
Ben Winters


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Summer Cinema 2000
Coming soon to a multiplex near you: rampaging dinosaurs, fireball-dodging heroes, horny teens and hated mutants sworn to defend mankind.
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Volume III, Issue 49
May 29 - June 5, 2000



News & Opinion

With its colorful past, problematic present, and unpromising future, coal mining in East Tennessee presents a knotty narrative. Societal and familial breakdowns have left young people adrift in a world of faux toughness. The experience of small Internet service providers may prove that warnings about the 1996 Telecommunications Act are coming true. Also, making decisions about public buildings, the future of g-strings and pasties, the sound of tender, unquenchable longing, and more.

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Film & TV

The Weekly Alibi's Devin D. O'Leary looks at this year's summer movies predicts how big the box office might be. Mel Gibson is shooting a movie in Chicago. The first of the summer blockbuster's, the "Mission: Impossible" sequel, is all about action, not so much about plot. Plus, the latest from Jackie Chan, Claire Denis, and more.

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Music

The indie scene that disappeared from Nashville has steadily been building down the road in Murfreesboro.The Houston Continental will be a bad-ass big-city nightclub. Steve Roach's musical art involves soundscapes and textures that seem familiar even though they don't exist naturally. Plus, the Grifters, Trisha Yearwood and Lee Ann Womack, and more.

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Arts & Leisure

Haunted Hill
Breakfast in Baker
Baseball 2000
Phil Jackson for President
Plain Funny
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Books

Three new books have many of their pages planted firmly on Southern soil or in Southern waters. Stefan Kanfer has produced a straight-shooting biography of Groucho Marx. Rob Nixon charts the fortunes of the "ostrich elite" and the history of their unusual product.

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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 K. Rat and Random Shots.

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