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WEDNESDAY
APRIL 30, 1997

Color me Tiger By Gary Kamiya
Tiger Woods' rejection of orthodox racial classifications points the way to a future where race will no longer define us (04/30/97)

Taste Salon's weekly food section

Dining in captivity By Douglas Cruickshank
Adventures in zoo cuisine
The Surreal Gourmet By Bob Blumer
Toasting "Ellen"
TasteTalk By Bob Blumer
Clever advice for first birthday parties
Cookbook Shelf
"The World in a Bowl of Tea" By Bettina Vitell, reviewed by Christine Muhlke
with recipe: Avocado and grapefruit with shiso
(04/30/97)

Unzipped By Courtney Weaver
The cute boy dilemma (04/30/97)

TUESDAY
APRIL 29, 1997

Wanderlust Salon's weekly travel magazine

Bad trips By Don George
The art of wanderlust has a certain Zen aspect (04/29/97)

Uzbek low tech By Doug Fine
If you're big on telephones and such, the nations of Central Asia aren't for you. But if you have an iron stomach, a steel will and a bottle of Cipro, you'll be rewarded with priceless spectacles of ancient history (04/29/97)

In praise of lipstick-red convertibles By Shirley Streshinsky
Cruising topless on Hawaii's Big Island
- Books on Hawaii
- Getting there (04/29/97)

Passages: "Questions of Heaven" By Gretel Ehrlich
An American Buddhist's climb up a sacred mountain in China (04/29/97)

First tango in Paris By Jenn Shreve
Marriage and a small-town home are left behind on a liberating trip to the city that's still haunted by Hemingway
- Books on Paris
- Getting there (04/29/97)

Table Talk
Readers' Tips and Tales (04/29/97)

Ask Camille By Camille Paglia
Why I go for women with big beaks (04/29/97)

MONDAY
APRIL 28, 1997

Untamed By Laura Miller
The cosmic, carnal world of Jeanette Winterson (04/28/97)

Right On! By David Horowitz
L.A: Race-baiting its way into riots again? (04/28/97)

X-Word By Merl Reagle
New Positions (04/28/97)

FRIDAY
APRIL 25, 1997

Weird morning in America By Scott McLemee
Thomas Pynchon's "Mason & Dixon" travels back to pre-Revolutionary times to map the "cryptic & perilous" contours of a nation (04/25/97)

Movies:

Lava bomb By Gary Kamiya
"Volcano" brings strange weather to downtown Los Angeles and an all-too-familiar sensation to our critic's stomach
Airhead nation By Robin Dougherty
The fluff of "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" offers a rallying cry to underachievers everywhere
The truth about girls By Nell Bernstein
"All Over Me" offers a rare glimpse into the doubt and anguish of female adolescence (04/25/97)

Television:

Vanity, thy name is Stephen King By Robin Dougherty
The scaremeister's six-hour miniseries remake of "The Shining" is enough to give anybody cabin fever (04/25/97)

Sound Salvation By Sarah Vowell
The adorable anarchy of Atari Teenage Riot (04/25/97)

The Five-Minute Mystery By Margaret Lucke
For the Love of Venus (04/25/97)

THURSDAY
APRIL 24, 1997

21st Salon's weekly digital culture section

Six clicks from death By Cynthia Joyce
Hazards of online self-diagnosis
Body bits By Scott Rosenberg
Digital anatomy's horror show (04/24/97)

Word by Word By Anne Lamott
The secret of life: Remain calm, share bananas (04/24/97)

WEDNESDAY
APRIL 23, 1997

True stories: Quasi-accurate tales of postmodern life

Christians from hell By Carol Lloyd
Hard drugs, deafening rap, domestic violence and maybe a spot of homicide -- welcome to the First Church of Christ, Gangsta
Trailer trash By Hank Hyena
Coveting my neighbor's wife (04/23/97)

Taste Salon's weekly food section

The Burnt-out Cook By Patric Kuh
Kosher Nostra
The Surreal Gourmet By Bob Blumer
Drunken shrimp creole
TasteTalk By Patric Kuh
First, learn by watching
Cookbook Shelf
"Intercourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook" By Martha Hopkins and Randall Lockridge, with photographs by Ben Fink, reviewed by Jonathan Hayes
with recipe: Pine Nut Pie
(04/23/97)

Unzipped By Courtney Weaver
Story of O: Women have more fun (04/23/97)

TUESDAY
APRIL 22, 1997

Wanderlust Salon's weekly travel magazine

Giving good gnocchi By Linda Watanabe McFerrin
A five-course seduction at the Bai Barbacani restaurant in Venice
- Books on Venice
- Getting there (04/22/97)

Wide awake in Los Angeles By Don George
When you find yourself hanging over your Hollywood hotel balcony in your pajamas at 3 a.m., trying to prevent a phantasmagorical little man with a hammer from pounding a hole in your head, you may want to consider the minibar (04/22/97)

Meeting Moses on Mount Sinai By Deb Fellner
Unexpected illuminations come on a mountainous midnight walk
- Getting there
(04/22/97)

Postmark: Lamu By Don Meredith
God's wake-up call in Kenya (04/22/97)

Passages: "The River at the Center of the World"
By Simon Winchester (04/22/97)

Table Talk: Readers' Tips and Tales (04/22/97)

The Awful Truth By Cintra Wilson
N.Y. performers' credo: Look at my deformed penis! (04/22/97)

MONDAY
APRIL 21, 1997

The Broken Dream By Josie Rawson
After Michael Dorris' suicide, dark questions cloud the reputation of a literary saint (04/21/97)

Swamp Fever By James Carville
Race swapping: How churches should combat bigotry (04/21/97)

FRIDAY
APRIL 18, 1997

Bloody Anniversary By Ros Davidson
How April 19 has become the most feared day in America (04/18/97)

Sound Salvation By Sarah Vowell
Why the French love our crime (04/18/97)

Death, where is thy sting? By Laura Miller
"Kissed" finds beauty in the mind of a necrophile (04/18/97)

Getting medieval By Joyce Millman
A&E's lusty "Ivanhoe" takes us back to days of old when knights were bold (04/18/97)

THURSDAY
APRIL 17, 1997

21st Salon's weekly digital culture section

This Nerd for Hire By Andrew Leonard
A "pro-labor" court decision puts the cherished freedom of Silicon Valley's freelance workers under fire (04/17/97)
Plus: Going Mobile -- Economist AnnaLee Saxenian says that Silicon Valley workers' preference for job-hopping is a key to the region's success (04/17/97)

Ill Humor By Ian Shoales
Monumental stupidity: Which bozo will be our next "national treasure"? (04/17/97)

WEDNESDAY
APRIL 16, 1997

The Last Poet By Herbert Gold
Remembering Allen Ginsberg (04/16/97)
Plus: Poems by Allen Ginsberg

Taste Salon's weekly food section

Comfort Food By Allison Adato
Solace at seder
The Surreal Gourmet By Bob Blumer
Vegetable stir-fry
TasteTalk By The Surreal Gourmet
The great Elvis debate, lobster orgies and mystery fish
Cookbook Shelf
Molly O'Neill's "The Pleasure of Your Company: How to Give a Dinner Party Without Losing Your Mind"
reviewed by Jonathan Hayes
with recipe: Wild Mushroom Timbales with Bacon and Arugula
(04/16/97)

Unzipped By Courtney Weaver
A girlfriend's kind offer: Go get laid (04/16/97)

TUESDAY
APRIL 15, 1997

Wanderlust Salon's weekly travel magazine


My Favorite Flick By Don George, Editor
"The Passenger," the greatest travel film ever, captures travel's wild heart (04/15/97)
Family vacation from hell By Cynthia Gorney
Las Vegas promises "New Family Attractions" -- but they're no match for the world's Oldest Obsessions (04/15/97)
- Books on Las Vegas
- Getting there
Postmark: Bangkok By Steve Van Beek
Jammin' Thai-style: The car that ate Bangkok and other traffic tales (04/15/97)
Passages: "Under the Tuscan Sun"
By Frances Mayes (04/15/97)
- Books on Tuscany
- Getting there
Table Talk
Readers' Tips and Tales (04/15/97)

Ask Camille By Camille Paglia
What's wrong with man-boy love? (04/15/97)

MONDAY
APRIL 14, 1997

The Salon Interview: Robert Stone By Dwight Garner
The apostle of the strung-out (04/14/97)

Right on! By David Horowitz
How gay politics is killing gays (04/14/97)

FRIDAY
APRIL 11, 1997

Irish Ghost Stories By Andrew O'Hehir
Scholar and poet Seamus Deane tackles James Joyce on home turf in his haunting, autobiographical first novel, "Reading in the Dark" (04/11/97)
Plus: Seamus Deane, author of "Reading in the Dark," talks about his transformation from star of academia to star of literature at the age of 57 (04/11/97)

Television:

Dead Air By Joyce Millman
ABC tries to enliven its Saturday lineup with Keystone Koroners and the life story of a gun. (04/11/97)
"Rebecca" without the ghosts By Joyce Millman
Alfred Hitchcock's classic film captured the psychosexual hysteria of Daphne du Maurier's Gothic novel. By contrast, the pallid new Masterpiece Theatre version has been through way too much therapy (04/11/97)

Movies:

"Grosse Pointe Blank" By Stephanie Zacharek
John Cusack gets to the heart of his murderous character, but "Grosse Pointe Blank" is too busy trying to be sunny to take advantage (04/11/97)
"Chasing Amy" By Charles Taylor
Love's unpredictable puzzles bedevil the characters in Kevin Smith's profane, sweet-tempered "Chasing Amy" (04/11/97)

R.I.P. Laura Nyro By Sean Elder (04/11/97)

THURSDAY
APRIL 10, 1997

21st Salon's weekly digital culture section:

Data Deluge By Scott Rosenberg
Guides to the info-glut
The brain strikes back By Andrew Leonard
Human beings are still the most intelligent agents around
(04/10/97)

Word by word By Anne Lamott
The secret of my body (04/10/97)

Newsreal By Jeff Stein
Feds' lyin' lie detector tests (04/10/97)

WEDNESDAY
APRIL 9, 1997

Headless nets trounced by topless tabs By Mark Schone
As network news magazines get cheesier, TV tabloids are gaining new respectability (04/09/97)

Taste Salon's weekly food section

The Burnt-out Cook By Patric Kuh
Turning the tables: Why food critics love to be mean
The Surreal Gourmet By Bob Blumer
The classic martini
Cookbook shelf By Sam Sifton
"Last Dinner on the Titanic" by Rick Archbold & Dana McCauley
Taste Talk By Patric Kuh
Glazed and confused about vinaigrette (04/09/97)

Unzipped By Courtney Weaver
Should you go to bed with a man who can't kiss? (04/09/97)

TUESDAY
APRIL 8, 1997

Wanderlust Salon's new weekly travel magazine

My Private Wanderlust By Donald W. George
Wanderlust's editor describes the history and heart of his personal wanderlust (04/08/97)
Ibiza: A Navel Voyage By Karl Taro Greenfeld
"If there was ever a place where a man may be tempted to bite an unknown woman's navel, that place is Ibiza in August" (04/08/97)
Mallemaroking runs amok By Simon Winchester
The alarming spread of the raucous rite called mallemaroking (04/08/97)
Passages: "Waltz at the End of Earth" By Paula McDonald
Excerpted from the new book "Travelers' Tales: Food" (04/08/97)
Postmark: New York By Dwight Garner
The agony, and the ecstasy, of New York's subway system (04/08/97)

The Awful Truth By Cintra Wilson
Ike Turner e-mailed me -- and he's pissed! (04/08/97)

MONDAY
APRIL 7, 1997

Didion as Diva By Bill Hayes
Why gays love Joan Didion (04/07/97)

Camp Counselor By Paul Festa
How Wayne Koestenbaum's "Jackie O" completed my quest for opera queendom (04/07/97)

Swamp Fever By James Carville
The flood that drove Old Dixie down (04/07/97)

FRIDAY
APRIL 4, 1997

Payback By David Futrelle
The poisonous art of revenge (04/04/97)

Bestseller Hell By Jon Carroll
My trust has been violated (04/04/97)

"Saint" By Charles Taylor
Val Kilmer's brooding, guilt-ridden Simon Templar in "The Saint" is enough to make you long for the cheesy playboy of the original (04/04/97)

Sound Salvation By Sarah Vowell
I was cut in half by a voice (04/04/97)

THURSDAY
APRIL 3, 1997

21st Salon's weekly digital culture section:

The vomit theory of art By Mark Schapiro
Peter Gabriel's unconventional muse
This note's for you By Scott Rosenberg
"Eve" joins other roll-your-own-tunes software
(04/03/97)

Ill Humor By Ian Shoales
Fantasyland: If you lived here, you'd be somewhere else now (04/03/97)

WEDNESDAY
APRIL 2, 1997

The Peter Pan express By Carol Lloyd
Inside the model train universe, where boyhood never runs off the tracks (04/02/97)

Taste Salon's weekly food section:

The Pope of Pazool By Douglas Cruickshank
Cooking was the last best high for one hard-living compañero
The Surreal Gourmet By Bob Blumer
Glazed Italian chicken -- pronto
Cookbook Shelf By Christine Muhlke
"Ladyfingers & Nun's Tummies" by Martha Barnette
Taste Talk By Bob Blumer
Nasty waiters, fabu chefs, road-trip nibbles and stingy dinner guests (04/02/97)

Ask Camille By Camille Paglia
Heaven's Gate leader and Jesus: What's the difference? (04/02/97)

TUESDAY
APRIL 1, 1997

Novelists 'R' Us By Laura Miller
Are writing schools ruining American literature? (04/01/97)

Wanderlust Salon's new travel section

Extreme traveler Tim Cahill talks Dumbo dung (04/01/97)

Unzipped By Courtney Weaver
What women won't talk about (04/01/97)












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