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Friday, October 8, 1999

Arts & Entertainment:

Harsh realms By Joyce Millman
Fox's "Harsh Realm" sends a soldier into virtual hell, while CBS's "Now and Again" builds the new bionic man. (10/08/99)

"Random Hearts" By Stephanie Zacharek
Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas get caught somewhere between their cheatin' dead spouses and a banal thriller. (10/08/99)

"Superstar" By Mary Elizabeth Williams
A clumsy nerd enters the pantheon of "Saturday Night Live" characters made into lame movies. (10/08/99)

Sharps & flats By Dawn Eden
Don't let songwriter Chris Cacavas play with guns. (10/08/99)

Blue Glow By Joyce Millman
Salon's TV picks for Weekend, October 8-10, 1999. (10/08/99)

Log: Snob story By Charles Taylor
A cinema brat cat-calls "Dogma" director Kevin Smith; a glorious coming-of-age story finds a warm audience. (10/08/99)

Books:

The Salon Interview: Kurt Vonnegut By Frank Houston
The author of "Slaughterhouse-Five" and "Breakfast of Champions" talks about Capote and Kerouac, Hillary and Rudy, television and, of course, the end of the world. (10/08/99)

Thin gruel for Vonnegut fans By Alissa Lara Quart
The film "Breakfast of Champions" misses the point: What "Bokononists" love is Father Kurt's smart anti-intellectualism. (10/08/99)

Ivory Tower: "The Iliad" and other tales of war By David Alford
My momentous monologue turns to dust under the scrutiny of a well-prepared student. (10/08/99)

Ivory Tower: Nerds with cards By Leah Hoffmann
Mensa is overhauling its brainiac image -- with a guide to gambling. (10/08/99)

Review: "Assuming the Position" By Dennis Drabelle
A onetime hustler takes a long, hard look at the Life. (10/08/99)

Comics:

The Dark Hotel
Slaughter in the barnyard: The harrowing climax of Drago's story (10/08/99)

Health & Body:

Pill talk By Mary Roach
October is Talk About Prescriptions Month, and Battery Safety Month, and ... (10/08/99)

Letters:

Is it inequity that bothers Goozner, or the billionaires?!
Plus: Susie Bright's "self-serving" open relationship; the elitism of "Sensation" defenses (10/08/99)

Media:

Kubrick's last film: An open and shut case? By Sean Elder
"Eyes Wide Shut" is still roiling the waters. Brill's Content: The media sucks! Harper's: The critics suck! (10/08/99)

Log: Pig in the Gulag By Gary Kamiya
An ad for the made-for-TV movie "Animal Farm" gives a whole new meaning to the word "Orwellian." (10/08/99)

Alt: Burn, sacred cow, burn! By Jenn Shreve
Lefty weeklies turn on their idols. Plus: Ben is Dead dies, the 17th Annual Testicle Festival and the boy who said yes -- and lived. (10/08/99)

Mothers Who Think:

Fathers, sons and football By Pat Toomay
I spent my NFL career struggling to escape the long arm of my judgmental father -- and the coaches who took his place. Was I fated to subject my sons to the same treatment? (10/08/99)

Who was Carolyn Keene? By Amy Benfer
An interview with Mildred Wirt Benson, the original ghostwriter for the Nancy Drew mystery novels. (10/08/99)

News:

Rutherford Institute sues Columbine officials By Dave Cullen
A lawsuit over religious rights continues the wrangle over who owns the Columbine tragedy. (10/08/99)

Colombia's powder keg By Robert D. Lamb
Washington's ill-conceived policy could hurt human rights and fuel the drug trade. (10/08/99)

George W.'s New York homeboy By Jake Tapper
Floyd Flake, the former Democratic congressman, welcomed candidate Bush to Harlem with open arms. (10/08/99)

People:

Letter from occupied Bel-Air By David Goodman
Our fearless correspondent's first dispatch from the entertainment industry's demilitarized zone: hot tub adventures, Jay Leno's handshake and bad behavior with Trey Parker's digital camera. (10/08/99)

Nothing Personal: By Amy Reiter
Titanic's leading ladies bare more than we canbear; Jesse sparks baldy-wig biz boom; Trump trumps nasty mensroom handshakers. Plus! Going, going, Ginsberg! Beat receipts hit the block. (10/08/99)

Technology:

Do you have what it takes? By Scott Kirsner
"Bootcamp for Startups" enlists plenty of entrepreneurs looking to be whipped into shape. (10/08/99)

Log: Open-source journalism By Andrew Leonard
Slashdot members' vicious response to a cyberterrorism story spurs a rewrite -- and questions about geek-influenced journalism. (10/08/99)

Travel:

Wanderlust: Arabian nighties By Susan Hack
Among Egypt's minarets and mosques, covered women buy a ton of teddies. (10/08/99)

 
Thursday, October 7, 1999

Arts & Entertainment:

"The Limey" By Charles Taylor
Director Steven Soderbergh's stylish art noir runs between cheap L.A. motels and hip icons of '60s cool. (10/07/99)

Shadow boxing By Michael Sragow
"On the Ropes" co-directors Nanette Burstein and Brett Morgen follow three fighters into the "real" inner city. (10/07/99)

Sharps & flats By Funke Sangodey
Macha rides a rickshaw loaded with esoterica to the top of the college charts. (10/07/99)

Blue Glow By Joyce Millman
Salon's TV picks for Thursday, October 7, 1999. (10/07/99)

Books:

Biography as screenplay By Charles Kaiser
Edmund Morris has conceived the life of Ronald Reagan as a movie. And it's a bomb. (10/07/99)

The genius of Danzig By Gavin McNett
Günter Grass' Nobel Prize honors the stalwart leftist who rebuilt the German novel on the literary ruins of the Third Reich. (10/07/99)

Review: "Walkin' the Dog" By Jesse Berrett
The stories in this new collection flirt dangerously with agitprop but wind up delivering a cumulative shock. (10/07/99)

Log: Top Bush flack grinds out candidate's memoir By Craig Offman
George W. mentions Robert H. Bork and Lewis Carroll, but communications director Karen Hughes reveals no literary influences. (10/07/99)

Comics:

Tom the Dancing Bug By Ruben Bolling
The mysterious smell in Louis' locker! (10/07/99)

Health & Body:

Busy signal By Stephen G. Bloom
Back pain is no guarantee your doctor will see you, even at the best clinic. (10/07/99)

Urge: Amateur by the hour By Tracy Quan
Nancy becomes a first-timer to cover Allison's tail. (10/07/99)

Letters:

Faludi's wrong -- men are doing fine!
Plus: Misunderstanding singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn; moms defend right to sleep with their infants (10/07/99)

Media:

Crossing the Atlantic By Sean Elder
Michael Kelly and William Whitworth talk about the changing of the guard at one of the nation's most respected magazines. (10/06/99)

Mothers Who Think:

Perky fellows in a gay-looking speedwagon: The Hardy Boys return By Steve Burgess
At last, a revival of unexpurgated Frank and Joe. (10/07/99)

What would Nancy do? By Amy Benfer
The sleuth of my mother's youth reveals life's mysteries. (10/07/99)

News:

Bush: As compassionate as he has to be By Jake Tapper
Just how far will George W. reach out to minorities? As far as he can without alienating any bigots. (10/07/99)

Triangulation, or strangulation? By Jake Tapper
As Rush Limbaugh blasts away, George W. Bush insists he's not running againstthe GOP Congress. (10/07/99)

The next commish? By Steve Kettmann
He brought American ballplayers to Cuba and beat back the umpires' union. Now some say he is the natural to take over the helm of major league baseball -- someday (10/07/99)

People:

Nothing Personal: By Amy Reiter
Wahlberg on politics: Sell dope, pray to pope, have hope. Plus, Greenspan flinchy, Gingrich grinchy, Carrey as Kaufman? Cinchy. (10/07/99)

Great taste, less thrilling By Heather Havrilesky
Everywhere you turn, people look like they're ready for their close-ups. Meanwhile, originality is at an all-time low. (10/07/99)

Talking baseball with Hank Greenwald By Joan Walsh
The best broadcaster you won't hear on the air talks about umpire arrogance, the home-run chase and "the Viagra of baseball." (10/07/99)

"Sensation" and lack of sensation By Camille Paglia
Gore's weightlessness is sinking him; applause for Giuliani's stand against the arrogant, pretentious, parasitic arts establishment; and praise (praise?) for Paltrow. (10/07/99)

Technology:

Is technology unplugging our minds? By Janelle Brown
We may be able to multitask our way through life -- but at what cost to our humanity? Three new books examine the world technology begat. (10/07/99)

Log: Talkin 'bout a revolution By Janelle Brown
RCN, the up-and-coming fiber optic network, tries -- a little too hard -- to get us to think of it as a telecom revolutionary. (10/07/99)

Travel:

Get thee to a nunnery By Donald D. Groff
Our travel expert offers advice on convent and church accommodations in Poland, trips to Baja and finding that perfect hotel/Broadway package in New York. (10/07/99)

 
Wednesday, October 6, 1999

Arts & Entertainment:

The magical mystery tour By Sarah Vowell
Listening to good music is like watching a quiz show without cue cards -- the fun is in knowing that you might not ever figure it out. (10/06/99)

Sharps & flats By Brett Anderson
The Fastbacks saw grunge come and go. Like that matters to a band that hasn't left the garage in 20 years. (10/06/99)

Blue Glow By Joyce Millman
Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, October 6, 1999. (10/06/99)

Books:

Ivory Tower: President of what? By Simon Rodberg
George W. Bush led the Delta Kappa Epsilon branding regime at my university. Now he wants to lead the free world. (10/06/99)

The nymphet strikes back By Jennifer Kornreich
In a controversial new novel told from Lolita's point of view, the girl is vicious, conniving and not very convincing. (10/06/99)

Review: "The Code Book" By Joshua Kosman
A fascinating and remarkably accessible history of cryptography that ends with a $15,000 contest. (10/06/99)

Comics:

The K Chronicles By Keith Knight
The killer bees are on their way! (10/06/99)

Health & Body:

"The River" By Edward Hooper
An exhaustive history of HIV and AIDS offers a bold new theory about its origins. (10/06/99)

Letters:

Don't make me pay for offensive art show!
Plus: Disrespecting romance writers; are stay-at-home moms wasting their lives? (10/06/99)

Media:

Crossing the Atlantic By Sean Elder
Michael Kelly and William Whitworth talk about the changing of the guard at one of the nation's most respected magazines. (10/06/99)

Mothers Who Think:

She wins bread, he loafs By Rob Ryder
Raised to be helpless, partial to pipe dreams, this dad sings the praises of the working wife. (10/06/99)

News:

Poster boys for the summer of hate By Sam Stanton and Gary Delsohn
Meet Matthew and Tyler Williams, suspects in a series of Northern California hate crimes, now on trial for murder. (10/06/99)

Homeboy in the 'hood By Jake Tapper
In the Democratic bastion of Harlem, George W. Bush further outlines his education plan while taking a swipe at the GOP. (10/06/99)

Feinstein gets a challenger By Anthony York
Political gadfly Ron Unz jumps into the ring for the U.S. Senate race in California. (10/06/99)

People:

"Sensation" and lack of sensation By Camille Paglia
Gore's weightlessness is sinking him; applause for Giuliani's stand against the arrogant, pretentious, parasitic arts establishment; and praise (praise?) for Paltrow. (10/06/99)

Log: The stalking of Chris Isaak By Jon B. Rhine
Is it a wicked game of celebrity pursuit or retaliation for the singer's satanic verses? (10/06/99)

Hepburn vs. Hepburn By Damion Matthews
A young drag queen goes from Audrey fan to Kate devotee. (10/06/99)

Audrey was thinner By Damion Matthews
The author of "Confessions of a Window Dresser" explains his preference. (10/06/99)

Nothing Personal Something blue: By Amy Reiter
Tommy and Pammy to retie knot, drop pants; the Royal Philharmonic does R.E.M.; Gore scandal a snooze. (10/06/99)

Technology:

Can Robert Johnson bring more blacks online? By Raymond Rawlinson
Black Entertainment Television's founder is launching a $35 million African-American portal site. Will it help mend the digital divide? (10/06/99)

Log: Bernie Ebbers, a 19th century-style tech tycoon? By Mark Gimein
Unknown two years ago, the MCI Worldcom chief makes a $129 billion play for Sprint. (10/06/99)

Travel:

Robbed on Lombok By Brent Hannon
Bandits strike a group of travelers in the wilds of a remote Indonesian island.(10/06/99)

 
Tuesday, October 5, 1999

Arts & Entertainment:

Call me Laurie By Stacey Kors
Multimedia performance artist Laurie Anderson on Melville's Bible, the American art of the jump cut and why "Moby-Dick" still matters. (10/05/99)

And now for something completely familiar By George Rafael
"Monty Python's Flying Circus": Still the best TV sketch show there's ever been. (10/05/99)

Sharps & flats By Geoff Edgers
Paul McCartney used members of Pink Floyd and Deep Purple to help him get back to rockabilly on "Run Devil Run." The real surprise? It worked. (10/05/99)

Blue Glow By Joyce Millman
Salon's TV picks for Tuesday, October 5, 1999. (10/05/99)

Books:

Too darn hot By Julia Gracen
Romance fans clash over a new breed of explicit, kinky love story. (10/05/99)

Should I stay or should I go? By Garrison Keillor
Am I crazy to get attached to a man who's been "clean and sober" only 15 months? (10/05/99)

Review: "Personal Injuries" By Jonathan Groner
Writing at the top of his game in a thriller about the corruption of the courts, the author delves deeper into character than he ever has before. (10/05/99)

Log: John Major slams Maggie Thatcher in upcoming memoir By Craig Offman
Tory codgers slug it out in battle of the books. (10/05/99)

Comics:

Story Minute By Carol Lay
All her tomorrows were yesterdays! (10/05/99)

Health & Body:

Urge: The dressing room By Virginia Vitzthum
A suburban dad makes himself into the girl of his dreams. (10/05/99)

Letters:

Apple is too strong to be Linux's lunch
Plus: DEA Museum shows only one side of drug wars; does LAPD behavior shed light on O.J. case? (10/05/99)

Media:

Who wants to time-travel to 1357 France? By Nikki Finke
Michael Ovitz, onetime King of Hollywood, finds no takers for his new project -- a movie by Michael "Jurassic Park" Crichton. (10/05/99)

Mothers Who Think:

Make the dough, do the laundry: Life as a breadwinner mom By Dianne Lake
Dad's at home, Mom's raking in the bucks -- everything's cool, right? Not exactly. (10/05/99)

News:

Trump bombs in first Reform appearance By Micah L. Sifry
The Donald needs to do some homework before opening his mouth. (10/05/99)

Throw the bums out By Joe Conason
Al Gore's corporate team has struck out, so it's time for the vice president to bring some true believers on board. (10/05/99)

Steve Forbes finds religion By Jake Tapper
His Christian Coalition appearance marks him as the leading conservative rival to George W. Bush. (10/05/99)

Milosevic rival claims assassination attempt By Alex Todorovic
Vuk Draskovic says a car accident last week was an attempt on his life. (10/05/99)

People:

Brilliant Careers: Frank Gehry By Karen Templer
His titanium masterpiece in Bilbao, Spain, has put "the other Frank," architect of "the other Guggenheim" museum, on the map. (10/05/99)

A Gehry gallery
Bilbao, Power Play Chairs, the Chiat/Day headquarters and more! (10/05/99)

Stop the locks schlock By Colin Crawford
Can Frank Gehry do for Panama what he did for Bilbao? (10/05/99)

Nothing Personal Mystery of the tingling nether regions: By Amy Reiter
The secret to happy gonads: Bonding! Tyson: Lend me your ear, Evander; Jesse's sage advice for Ahnuld. Plus: Cybill Shepherd -- Elvis saw me starkers so vote for me. (10/05/99)

Log: Dept. of slight exaggerations By Douglas Cruickshank
Mark Twain's recently rediscovered account of an 1868 hanging turns out to be not all that rediscovered. (10/05/99)

Technology:

Strike up the broadband By Scott Rosenberg
When the music stops, neither America Online nor Excite@Home is likely to be happy with where it's sitting. (10/05/99)

Log: Office 2000, for $99? By Mark Gimein
Balking at software packages that can cost more than a PC, some people are turning to a special Microsoft offer. But is it too good to be true? (10/05/99)

Travel:

Laughing with the Dalai Lama By Rachel Louise Snyder
From Lhasa to Dharamsala, a Westerner pieces together the poignant puzzle of Tibetan Buddism and its exalted leader in exile. (10/05/99)

 
Monday, October 4, 1999

Arts & Entertainment:

City of Angel By Joyce Millman
Buffy's guilt-ridden vampire squeeze lives by night in L.A. Also: "My So-Called Life" meets "The X-Files" in WB's new teen drama "Roswell" (10/04/99)

Sharps & flats By Jon Dolan
Thug rapper Eve's assertive female raps would sound even more radical at the top of the charts if the countrified Dixie Chicks weren't telling the exact same stories. (10/04/99)

Blue Glow By Joyce Millman
Salon's TV picks for Monday, October 4, 1999. (10/04/99)

Books:

Ivory Tower: Said who? By Chris Colin
In his new memoir, "Out of Place," Edward Said brings his exile into focus and finds a home between his past and his future. (10/04/99)

Pitch black By Ishmael Reed
The author of "The Terrible Twos" picks five African-American novels that refuse to behave. (10/04/99)

Review: "Firebird: A Memoir" By Jaime Manrique
A first-rank poet's new memoir rises to the stature of an American classic. (10/04/99)

Log: Fiction or nonfiction? By Craig Offman
Editors ponder which bestseller list Edmund Morris' Reagan biography should go on. (10/02/99)

Comics:

This Modern World By Tom Tomorrow
Pat Buchanan's clever, vote-getting Hitler gambit (10/04/99)

Health & Body:

Ask Dr. Bob: Hit on the head By Robert Burton, M.D.
How dangerous are concussions, can you control constant anger, and the lack of a "mind's eye." (10/04/99)

Nancy Chan: Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl: Episode 25 By Tracy Quan
Swollen with bliss: Sometimes even a professional loses her bedside manner. (10/04/99)

Letters:

David Horowitz takes aim at wrong targets, and misfires.
Plus: The bizarre world of advertising; do doctors always know best? (10/04/99)

Media:

Real Life Rock Top 10 By Greil Marcus
"Last Kiss," Elvis Presley, Jay Mohr in "Action" and more (10/04/99)

Mothers Who Think:

Hurting young men put pen to rage By Jill Wolfson
A writing teacher who works with juveniles sees familiar pain in the diary of Eric Harris. (10/04/99)

News:

Our lady of lies By Christopher Hitchens
Stunningly politicized, painfully banal and too fraudulent for the pope to recognize, the Virgin of Medjugorje stands for the bloody ethnic hatreds in the former Yugoslavia (10/04/99)

People:

Biography avoidance techniques of the rich and reclusive By Lorenzo W. Milam
Wanted: Brilliant biographers who won't write about Howard Hughes and J.D. Salinger. Bullies need not apply. (10/04/99)

Nothing Personal The dung show: By Amy Reiter
Psychotic reactions to elephant dung; Jesse Ventura ups the ante; Mormon TV snips the naughty bits. Plus, Susan Lucci gets her gun. (10/04/99)

Technology:

View from the Top: Linux at the bat By Andrew Leonard
Red Hat's Marc Ewing steps up to the plate against Microsoft in the billion-dollar free-software ballgame. (10/04/99)

Log: Media money fixation By Janelle Brown
Another day, another IPO, another media lament on how today's Silicon Valley is all about greed, greed, greed. (10/04/99)

Travel:

Russia on the edge By Jeffrey Tayler
With bombs exploding from Moscow to Chechnya, nerves are tense everywhere. Is it all a power-saving ploy by Yeltsin? Or is the country on the verge of collapse? (10/04/99)

 
Weekend, October 2-3, 1999

Arts & Entertainment:

True "Sensation" By Daniel Kunitz
The only offensive dung in New York's controversial art exhibit is the mayor's bullshit. (10/02/99)

Books:

Log: Fiction or nonfiction? By Craig Offman
Editors ponder which bestseller list Edmund Morris' Reagan biography should go on. (10/02/99)

Health & Body:

When did you stop abandoning your child? and other FAQs from the road By Susie Bright
Why is it no one ever asks John Updike where his kid is while he's on book tour? (10/02/99)

Blowing smoke By Jenn Shreve
A large cigarette company is using a humorous 1-800 marketing message that speaks to us of love. (10/02/99)

News:

Who's the real underdog? By Anthony York
As Bill Bradley surges, Al Gore claims second-class status. But are Democrats ready for this spacy, aloof anti-candidate? (10/02/99)

"Better to lose fighting a noble cause"? By Jake Tapper
Pat Robertson and the Christian Coalition kick off the "Road to Victory '99" convention. (10/01/99)

Sickening "Sensation"? By Bruce Shapiro
Rudy is whipping up the yahoos against the Brooklyn Museum's art exhibit, but voters oppose him 2-1. (10/02/99)

People:

Donn Pohren, flamenco's hero By Jon B. Rhine
Over a bottle of vino tinto, the first non-Spaniard ever awarded the title "flamencologist" talks about one of the world's most vibrant folk arts. (10/02/99)

The flamenco man: Hampton Fancher By Jon B. Rhine
In another time, the director of "The Minus Man" ran off to Spain, renamed himself "Mario Montejo" and became immersed in the snakelike dance called flamenco. (10/02/99)

Travel:

Russia on the edge? By Jeffrey Tayler
With bombs exploding from Moscow to Chechnya, nerves are tense everywhere. Is it all a power-saving ploy by Yeltsin? Or is the country on the verge of collapse? (10/02/99)

 
Friday, October 1, 1999

Arts & Entertainment:

"Three Kings" By Andrew O'Hehir
The stylish, almost hallucinatory war movie promotes director David O. Russell from indie grunt to Hollywood sharpshooter. (10/01/99)

Happy, Texas By Mary Elizabeth Williams
A cons-on-the-run caper gets its charm from witty, endearing performances and uncynical affection for its characters. (10/01/99)

Mystery, Alaska By Chris Colin
This small film about a small town and its small hockey team tells nothing more than a little Cinderella story. (10/01/99)

Sharps & flats By Jeff Stark
"Little Louie" Vega's mix of early '90s dance remembers a time when electronic music was still sexy. (10/01/99)

Log: Gimme indie rock! By Michelle Goldberg
Like indie rock itself, the Matador Records birthday party with Yo La Tengo started beautifully and devolved into a self-reflexive in-joke. (10/01/99)

Log: "What -- If I Can Be So Presumptuous -- Was I Thinking?" By Charles Taylor
A short overview of the next 30 years of filmmaker Harmony Korine's illustrious career. (10/01/99)

Blue Glow By Joyce Millman
Salon's TV picks for Friday, October 1, 1999. (10/01/99)

Books:

The test that took over By Caleb Crain
Nicholas Lemann flunks the SAT-worshipping American meritocracy.(10/01/99)

The killer questions By David Alford
When the Socratic method gets out of hand, students can learn to think -- and to draw blood (10/01/99)

Review: "How to Stop Time: Heroin from A to Z" By Craig Seligman
A volume of aperçus on junk holds that addiction is no excuse for bad behavior. (10/01/99)

Log: British witch casts a spell on Oprah By Craig Offman
Will magic help her score a spot on the show? (10/01/99)

Comics:

The Dark Hotel
The strange, violent past of Drago's new Serbian love (10/01/99)

Health & Body:

Separated by curtains, united by grief By Pamela Post
In a recovery room, a woman realizes the loss she has experienced, only after hearing another woman's cries. (10/01/99)

Presidential spit By Mary Roach
The new Ronald Reagan biography "Dutch" unearths a major political secret: Yes, Ronnie has clear saliva. Was this the real reason he was elected? (10/01/99)

Blowing smoke By Jenn Shreve
A large cigarette company is using a humorous 1-800 marketing message that speaks to us of love. (10/01/99)

Letters:

If children are cursing, blame the parents;
battle of the sexes on "Family Law"; since when is Jeeves an Internet character? (10/01/99)

Media:

How they got the Korean War atrocity story By Sean Elder
With a year's worth of digging, a team of stolid AP investigators searched records and interviewed survivors to piece together a horrifying story. (10/01/99)

Bright lights, big titties By Sean Elder
As the lad mags in the U.K. wither, their American counterparts try to give the formula one more squeeze. (10/01/99)

Wine, it's the other red fluid By Jenn Shreve
Wine X's attempts at hipsterism evoke the not so subtle smell of oak barrel-aged fish. PLUS: Geeks, freaks, fashion weeks and conspiracy theorists. (10/01/99)

Mothers Who Think:

From "Hey Faggot" to "Hey Daddy" By Daryl Lindsey
Savage Dan Savage softens up in fatherhood: Now he's a bitch with a burp rag. (10/01/99)

News:

Bauer is reborn -- as a feminist! By Susan Crabtree
The Christian rightist's presidential candidacy was going nowhere fast until he discovered that everyone likes a little sex thrown into the mix -- everyone, that is, except his uptight top aides. (10/01/99)

Bradley: I'm still the underdog By Anthony York
Bill Bradley stunned the political world by raising more money in the last three months than had Al Gore -- but he's not about to claim front-runner status. (10/01/99)

Crash of '99? By Merrill Goozner
If our booming economy suddenly collapses, the growing disparity between rich and poor may prove to be a decisive factor in how hard we fall. (10/01/99)

No Gun Ri: What they're saying By Alicia Montgomery
Experts grapple with reports that the U.S. committed war crimes during the Korean War. (10/01/99)

People:

Singin' in the pain By Carina Chocano
Life is beautiful for Jakob the liar ... and other heartwarming Hollywood tales of genocide. (10/01/99)

Nothing Personal Cross my pecs: By Amy Reiter
Minnesota governor yearns for a simpler life ... as an undergarment. Plus! Real life starlet tarnishes wholesome cartoon image! And, envelope please, the governorship goes to ... (10/01/99)

Technology:

Why Microsoft doesn't rule the Net By Mark Gimein
Redmond's observers keep counting on the software giant to become a Net company. What's wrong with that? (10/01/99)

Log: "Tech guru": What Americans wanna be when they grow up By Janelle Brown
Survey finds that people respect the nerdly calling but don't want to slog through the math. (10/01/99)

Travel:

Why was she squeezing my nipples? By Yvonne Shafir
In Vietnam, a woman-to-woman massage can be a therapeutic experience -- and then sexual intrigue appears. (10/01/99)






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