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newspaper cover For the Week of
November 4-10, 1999

Literary Quarterly
Stiffed Upper Lip: Today's man is drifting and drifting, cut loose from the work that once defined him, according to author Susan Faludi and the creators of 'American Beauty' and 'Fight Club.'

A Beautiful Terror: Roddy Doyle's street-smart Irish killing machine doesn't give a 'shite'--but readers will.

Rush of Fortune: A young woman confronts cultural conflicts in Isabelle Allende's new novel.

Escaping From the Labyrinth: Robin Magowan recalls a life of leisure, verse and strife in 'Memoirs of a Minotaur.'

Emotional Baggage: Nick Bantock takes readers on a richly visual tour of 10 imaginary collections in 'The Museum at Purgatory.'

High Marx For Karl: Marshall Berman argues for a Marx better than the societies he begat.

A Human Hitler? In 'Hitler's Niece,' the terrible leader of the Third Reich is just a man--however dysfunctional.

Between the Lines: Iranian-Americans speak in verse and prose in new anthology.


News: Seeing the Light
Peninsula scientist Berhard Haisch and two associates think they have uncovered a sea of light in physics which turns Newton's law on its head and opens the door for science fiction-like science.

Metropolis News Extras

  • Los Gatos: Some in community continue pressure for non-commercial uses in North Forty.
  • Willow Glen: Diquisto urges SJUSD to fund new campus for Broadway.
Spin Doctors: Treating virtual motion sickness out at the Tech Museum.

Public Eye: Gage's homo heterodoxy. Redevelopment executioner executed, smirk and all. Merc loses staffers to high tech.


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Speaking to the Soul: Mexico City rockers Cafe Tacuba reinvent themselves with each new album.

Aural Fixation: Razor sharp, Spitkiss served up choice cuts for KSJO's Halloween bash at the Edge.

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Multifaceted Mononoke: The new Japanese animated epic 'Princess Mononoke' puts Pokémon in his place.

Head Case: 'Being John Malkovich' turns a gimmick into surreal farce.

Like an Arrow: David Lynch plays it straight.

Outside 'Insider': The TV-news drama in 'The Insider' is too pat to catch fire.

King Zahn: The weasel's weasel, Steve Zahn, enlivens Mark Illsley's 'Happy, Texas.'

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SGI Goes Bust, Part II: Insider talks about how NT killed the graphics star.

[Stage]
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Power Struggles: SJ Rep fights its way through Eugene O'Neill's thorny 'Desire Under the Elms.'

'Tomorrow' Land: 'Annie' has always been for the kids.

[Dining]
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They Got Game: Saratoga's newly reopened Le Mouton Noir serves autumn harvest delights, like venison tenderloin and Maine lobster claw salad.

A La Carte: Out-of-the-way roadhouse serves up ribs well worth searching for.


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