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Volume II, Issue 9
August 24 - August 31, 1998  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

J uggling crucifix, sacramental wine, and the tragedies of life with the Ringling Bros. is Father Jerry Hogan, the circus chaplain. Read about his exciting and sometimes vaudevillian life in "Father Circus."

Nashville Scene's Margaret Renkl explores the strange Cult of the Child in "Screaming Meanies." Delving into the strange world of having one's life revolve around children and their associated oddities, Renkl finds it common for adults to feel manipulated by these little people that are fairly incapable of such calculated control.

This week's Recreation section gives us a cynical take on professional baseball's homerun chase. How do today's athletes and the game itself stack up against the legendary teams and stars of yesteryear? Explore the subject in "(Re) Play Ball!"

Also in Recreation, follow Coury Turczyn's descent into the world of casino gambling in North Carolina. Donning leisure attire from hell, Coury takes us on a tour of dollar tokens and video dealers, without a cocktail to be seen anywhere. Go along for the ride in "Low Rollers."


Performance
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Classic Coward [9]
Quintessential Productions gives Noel Coward's "Hay Fever" quite a go in its latest presentation.
— Dave Irwin, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Gender in the Grass [10]
Deanna Larson on the Nashville Shakespeare Festival's "Twelfth Night."
— Deanna Larson, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Now What? [11]
A gallery of captivating links to keep your imagination churning while the paint dries.
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Father Circus [2]
Jerry Hogan's career has led him into one of the stranger culs-de-sac in the Catholic ministry -- he's a circus chaplain.
— Ellen Barry, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Screaming Meanies [3]
Margaret Renkl fights induction into the Cult of the Child.
— Margaret Renkl, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Food & Drink
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BBQ is A-OK [4]
Burn it. Char it or baste it. Just make sure you cook it on a grill.
— Keir Graff, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Recreation
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Frozen Fire [5]
You, too, can explore the bizarre landscape of the Valley of Fires.
— Kevin Franklin, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
(Re) Play Ball! [6]
A new Babe Ruth is inevitable in the cyclical nature of baseball.
— Randy Horick, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Low Rollers [7]
Ah, the allure of a spinning roulette wheel, the gritty charm of a rowdy craps table, the upper-crust elan of the baccarat room...none of this is to be found at Harrah's Cherokee Casino in Cherokee, N.C.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 

In the Gallery
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Spiritual Presence [8]
The Austin Museum of Art -- Laguna Gloria's second Art in Process exhibition, "Margo Sawyer: Presence and Absence," invites viewers into the evolution of sacred space.
— Rebecca S. Cohen, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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