Volume II, Issue 6
August 3 - August 10, 1998


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News & Opinion
So eleven years ago, you're a postal worker and while on the job you drink out of a drinking fountain contaminated with raw sewage. You become chronically ill. What do you do? If you're like Caroline Gilbert, you fight for financial and medical aid from the U.S Postal Service and the Department of Labor. How do the Chicago Police handle gay bashing? And don't miss a conversation with the leader of east Fort Worth's chapter of the New Black Panthers. [13 articles]





Film & TV
Western movie icon, Roy Rogers, is gone now. Here his films are examined. Minnie Driver received an Oscar for her supporting role in "Good Will Hunting," but it was after a string of supporting roles as girlfriends to the leads. Now with "The Governess," she has a role of which she's proud. "Saving Private Ryan" is blowing critics and audiences away. Read why here in even more reviews of this talked-about film. Plus reviews of "Disturbing Behavior," "The Parent Trap," and more. [27 articles]





Music
Although typically grouped with the swing trend, the Squirrel Nut Zippers bring a whole other depth to their music, going much farther back than '30's-'40 swing. Read about their third Mammoth Records release, "Perennial Favorites," and their influences. Vince Gill's newest, "The Key," is his most personal recording to date--what with his recent divorce after a 17 year marriage. He's also gone back to a more traditional country sound and he talks about it here. Plus reviews o' plenty! [18 articles]




Arts & Leisure
A former gang member--now a chaplain working for the Tennessee Department of Corrections is going all out in his war against the gang life by talking to the kids. Santa Fe, New Mexico gets it's own mini-section this week. "Pantry Shelf" will bring you a whole hell of a lot of new cooking books for you to pour over. Currently, the NBA's Jerry Krause is probably the most hated man in sports. Who shared that "honor" previously? Find out here. [14 articles]





Books
What? A giraffe fad in 1820's Paris? You bet--you can find out more in "Zarafamania." Cowboy poet, Baxter Black is hard working, cranking out tapes, books and performing to large audiences (not to mention appearing on "The Tonight Show".) You'll also find an interview with horror/mystery/outre author Don Webb and reviews of Science Fiction's Hugo Award winners. [10 articles]




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 Mueller, Eye of the Beholder, K. Rat and Random Shots. [6 comics]



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