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Coyote Ugly

Multiple Personality Disarray
If bad movies can teach you as much as great ones, I'd like to bring "Coyote Ugly" 101 to order.
Ray Pride


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Volume IV, Issue 7
August 7 - August 14, 2000



News & Opinion

The story coming out of Philadelphia during the Republican convention was that there was no story. There was, but it would require journalists to focus on the public's alienation. The Republicans are reverting to what they always become during periods devoid of ideological combat -- a party of business. Meanwhile, illegal immigrants continue to stream across the southern borders of the United States. Few expect to meet death. Also, domestic partner benefits are becoming more common, actors help out with police training, and more.

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Film & TV

The well-directed comedy and a well-aimed satire about gender identification, "But I'm a Cheerleader," is opening around the country. "Coyote Ugly" is, evidently, a breezy shambles and a likable, if confused film. "Space Cowboys" is a lighthearted adventure. Also, more Shakespeare from Kenneth Brannagh, more awards from the TV Eye, and just plain more.

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Music

The most astonishing revelation to be found in Napster's cyberspace is the spectacle of free music evolving into a new paradigm of free speech. With sales now topping one million albums, Grapetree Records is living up to its billing as "The World's #1 Christian Rap Label." Also, covering Christian heavy metal, Salvador inherits the earth, the Mavericks' Nick Kane gets fired, and more.

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Arts & Leisure

Dear Everyone...
Prominent Online Diarists
White-Water Writers
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Books

A new collection of western fiction edited by Larry McMurtry is as notable for the authors and works it leaves out as it is for anything included. You can trace the fiction vein Akhil Sharma works back through Hemingway, Joyce, and Henry James to Flaubert. If you can stomach the unfairness of fleeting beauty and aren't hungry for a neat little happy ending, a new book of short stories from Amy Bloom may fit the bill. Also, a feast of love, nature photos from Tennessee, and more.

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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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