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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

I nside the major-party conventions this summer, the nominations of George W. Bush and Vice-President Al Gore will be scripted, sanitized, and devoid of drama, as dull and pre-programmed as the candidates themselves. Outside the halls, however, the scene will be anything but dull.

Boys' studies are pointing out that gender roles for women and girls have changed in recent decades, but roles for men and boys have not. Nothing gets people worked up like talking about gender roles, but meanwhile, we're paying the cost of not dealing with boys.

The four-year-old "Reel Deal" on Austin cable television has turned free airtime into a fairly reputable outfit, even winning a "Best of Austin" readers poll award for Best Cable Access show.

Plus, Time Warner picks on employees, tattoos on women, and more.


Columns
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Flesh Wounds [7]
Tattoos and triple-digit IQs don't mix.
— Tom Danehy, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Fire Warning [8]
What's the appeal of grilling--and why can't apartment dwellers do it with any common sense?
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Us and Them [9]
2001 Volvo V70XC wagon.
— Marc K. Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Teeny Tidbits
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Mr. Smarty Pants [10]
Square feet, packing monarchs, and more.
— Mr. Smarty Pants, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Volume IV, Issue 4
July 17 - July 24, 2000  

Features
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Party Crasher [2]
Activists are getting civil disobedience and nonviolent direct-action training in Philadelphia in preparation for future rallies at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.
— Ben Geman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Boys to Men [3]
Boston-based authors share their ideas about stopping violence among young males.
— Michelle Chihara, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Broken News [4]
Times Warner's struggling news channel lashes out at defectors.
— Erica C. Barnett, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Leininger Unplugged [5]
Bad management and drug tests lead to demise of Texas cable news network.
— Robert Bryce, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Reel World [6]
Korey Coleman started The Reel Deal as a scam; he ended up with a show.
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Now What? [11]
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