For the Week of|
December 10-16, 1998
Cover: Pulp Fiction
News: Chainsaw Chancellor
House of Cards: Credit card pushers plunder for profit.
The Scoop: Risky sex, Dr. Laura, abstinence, TV habits and other thoughts.
Up to the Task?: See how your kids' school did in the state Standardized Testing and Reporting program.
Climbing Up on Capitol Hill: Check up on the your Congressional Representatives and U.S. Senators--where they stand, how they voted.
Industrial Revolution: German rockers Einstürzende Neubauten rev up their postmodern sound.
Parker Rising: Nicky Baxter reviews Awakening, the new album by percussionist Leon Parker.
Twisted Sister: Vince Vaughn ill-stars in Gus Van Sant's Psycho remake.
Heard It Through the Grapevine: Get to the root of all things wine.
They Got the Beat: Brenda Knight's book recalls bohemian days--women during the beat era.
The Duke and the Dandy: Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe helped create the New Journalism, but their new novels--The Rum Diary and A Man in Full--point in opposite directions.
Could Moore Be Merrier, Please?: Lorrie Moore's short fiction collection depresses and thrills millions.
A Price Worth Paying: Richard Powers charts the power of business in all corners of life and death.
Deep in Life's Well: In Haruki Murakami's world, people must touch bottom before they can find salvation.
Mighty Muse: In which David Eggers takes the pretensions of the little literary magazine are taken for a ride.