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Blood and Feathers

Blood and Feathers
Cockfighting may be illegal, but that doesn't keep people from enjoying the controversial sport.
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Volume III, Issue 51
June 12 - June 19, 2000

News & Opinion

With the birth of the rave culture, the little love drug that could has become a multimillion dollar illegal industry. Cockfighting has hundreds of thousands of fans across the country. Today's bounty hunter is likely to earn his keep by tracking down the ubiquitous and elusive bail bond jumper. Plus, tourist traps... er, attractions in Tennessee, protecting the ironwood tree in Arizona, and more.

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Film & TV

Before Danny Trejo was an actor, he spent nearly 15 years in prison. "The Color of Paradise" glimpses an Iran unseen by most Westerners. The real star of "The Hi-Line" is the Montana countryside. Plus, British rave culture in "Human Traffic," the Fiennes family takes on a Russian masterpiece, the lure of reality TV, and more.

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Approaching mid-year, the big stories in country music concern a couple of grown-up women and a couple of not-so-young guys. While most supergroups are about flash and ego, New Grange is about maturity, complexity and space. More than two years after his death, "Alpaca Lips" arrives as the first of an archival flood from Tucson favorite Rainer Ptacek. Plus, new albums from Yusef Lateef and pianist Monty Alexander, and more.

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Arts & Leisure

Now It's Personal!
A Question of Equity
Silent Witness
and more...

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Oft-honored Western writer Fred Grove's latest novel is a contemporary western mystery that showcases the horse-racing scene. The sixth anniversary of the death of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis has brought forth several new works about her. The first half of the new David Sedaris collection displays his usual sharp wit. And more!

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Get to the Red Meat of the matter with our swell set of cartoons that includes K. Rat and Random Shots.

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