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Do You Hear What I Hear?
Santa's got a brand new bag of Christmas CDs.
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Volume III, Issue 25
December 13 - December 20, 1999



News & Opinion

Many of the protestors in the streets of Seattle during WTO week hope their action begins a new dialogue about the global economy. Every July, thousands of bikers descending on Sturgis, South Dakota, for the Mother of all Harley Gatherings. Five hundred years after Columbus began the European "invasion" of America, Richard Donaghey and his ensemble of Native American dancers have invaded parts of Europe. Also, Andy Kaufman's partner speaks out, Nashville's favorite morning DJ, and more.

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Film & TV

Video retailers have box sets and special deals on film paraphernalia at this time of year. "The Green Mile" is a film that's equal parts written and visual narrative and that scores on the truly remarkable performances it elicits from the cast. By wearing its opinions on its sleeve, David Riker's "The City" opens itself up to questions of its own authenticity. Also, reviews of Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Happy, Texas, "Relax... It's Just Sex," and more.

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Music

Every year at this time recording artists flock to the safety and security of that time-tested warhorse, the Christmas album. The success of Marc Anthony and Enrique Iglesias has a lot to do with the explosion of the U.S. Latino market. The Nineties celebrated blues as a living tradition, rather than a dead language from America's past. Plus, radio comedy legend Stan Freberg, box sets of comedy material, live music from Phish, covering the Beatles, and more.

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Arts & Leisure

Old Spain in New Mexico
Yule Tried and True
Battleground
Color of Money
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Books

Dr. Denise Schmandt-Besserat's great discovery that the origins of writing are found in counting began with a seemingly unrelated pursuit: "What are all these little bits of clay?" During the past year, an astonishing six short-story collections hit the New York Times bestseller list. "Circle of Wonder," by N. Scott Momaday, is a simple story of peace and community designed to teach the value of communion with nature and humanity. Plus, memoirs from African American women, Noam Chomsky on Kosovo, real life in kids' books, fiction to snuggle up with, 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, K. Rat and Random Shots.

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