For the Week of|
August 19-25, 1999
5-Year Anniversary Issue: Signposts
Five underreported stories that marked our times. Plus: Five local artists to watch; and Five restaurateurs who have broken the mold.
Local activists target genetically engineered foods.
Understanding Gun Violence: Join Together Online, a project of the Boston University of Public Health, provides community resources for those trying to make sense out school shootings.
Up to the Task?: See how your kids' school did in the state Standardized Testing and Reporting program.
Closing Time: Revisit 'retro' one last time before millennial angst takes hold .
Heard It Through the Grapevine: Get to the root of all things wine.
Debi Does 'Dick': Comic Debi Durst delves into the new Nixon spoof 'Dick.'
Wed Menace: Comic author Suzanne Finnamore on 'Runaway Bride,' divorce rituals, and why weddings are not romantic.
Good View: Cuban music flourishes in Wim Wenders' new film,'Buena Vista Social Club.'
Guitar Man: Guitarist Peter White straddles the pop and jazz worlds.
Audiofile: Review of a new CD by The End.
SF Club Guide: Disco divas, hip-hop connoisseurs and salsa suaves to flannel-clad pinball players, jazz luminaries and more from the City by the Bay.
Mixed Bag: Bodega, Saturday Night offers uneven comedy.
Cover Tunes: Two new books focus on the hip-hop nation, Mexican counterculture.
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