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Pleasantville
This week Tucson Weekly finds "Pleasantville" to be a rare and pleasant treat while the Nashville Scene thinks something's lacking. Read them both and see what you decide.



The Buzz Heard 'Round the World
Tobe Hooper, director and co-writer of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," talks about what it's like to occupy a firm place in cult filmdom and a generation of nightmares.
Marc Savlov



American History X
An interview with Edward Norton about the conflict and controversy surrounding his new movie.
Ray Pride



Pleasantville
This week Tucson Weekly finds "Pleasantville" to be a rare and pleasant treat while the Nashville Scene thinks something's lacking. Read them both and see what you decide.



The Buzz Heard 'Round the World
Tobe Hooper, director and co-writer of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," talks about what it's like to occupy a firm place in cult filmdom and a generation of nightmares.
Marc Savlov



American History X
An interview with Edward Norton about the conflict and controversy surrounding his new movie.
Ray Pride


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Revolution in Cuba
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Turk Pipkin


A Leg Up
What do Katherine Hepburn, the Marx brothers, Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, and Milton Berle have in common? They've all appeared with Ann Miller, as she mentions in this recent interview.
Devin D. O'Leary


Strange Folk
R.E.M.'s latest album "Up" isn't what you'd expect. Find out why in this article.
Matt Ashare


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Volume II, Issue 19
November 2 - November 9, 1998



News & Opinion

Skeptics unite! Michael Shermer talks about today's gullible society. From victims in sausage machines to the Mafia, take a look at some of Chicago's grisliest crimes. Also, Bill Gates on the hot seat, memories of Halloween, and more.

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Film & TV

Chats this week include Edward Norton discussing "American History X," the cast of "John Carpenter's Vampires," and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" director Tobe Hooper, as well as a plethora of reviews.

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Music

Book reviews are featured this week with "The Music in My Head" by Mark Hudson, Roni Sarig's "The Secret History of Rock," and "Jazz-Rock: A History" by Stuart Nicholson. Also, a look at J-Pop and Polka.

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Arts & Leisure

Theatre des Vampires
Godawful
On Stage
and more...

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Books

After years of study and research (and some influence on Oliver Stone's "JFK" via his book "Crossfire"), Jim Marrs insists there is still more to tell about JFK. Reviews this week cover authors Robert Coover, Mary-Ann Tirone Smith, Michael Lowenthal, Simon Schama, Helge Pedersen, 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 Mueller, Eye of the Beholder, K. Rat and Random Shots.

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