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But Is It Art?

Issue No. 27 ~ August, 1999

Art is a funny thing. One man's trash is another man's treasure, one man's Philip Glass is another man's clanging cymbal, and one man's bold new post-structuralist statement is another man's chicken scratch on a canvas.

Dangerous Theater

Issue No. 26 ~ July, 1999

Richard Weems explores the unconventional art that challenges our very assumptions of performance and our part in it - even as spectator.

Immovable Object My Eye

Issue No. 25 ~ June, 1999

Part II of "My 5 Favorite Punk Things," Cloninger reveals the inner Punk workings of Cool Hand Luke, Bartleby the Scrivener and Vanishing Point.

James Brown is Dead

Issue No. 20 ~ January, 1999

Michael Dunaway laments the death of rock-n-roll, notifying the next of kin that "James Brown is Dead".

Music Lessons

Issue No. 20 ~ January, 1999

Candace Moonshower reminisces on the travails of being only moderately musical, in "Music Lessons."

A Veteran’s Story

Issue No. 11 ~ April, 1998

By the time I was old enough to understand my father’s war stories, he had long since stopped talking about the war. My brother, who is five years older than I am, had heard his terrifying tales of blood curdling banzai charges in the jungle …