Oct/Nov 1998

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All But Forgotten: Adoption in The Truman Show
'At this point, the film's audience should distinguish themselves from the featured audience of the "show within the show." But we are moved by our own voyeuristic impulses and continue to watch them watching him, fascinated by the contradiction between reality as we know it and reality as it should be.'
Jill R. Deans

A Minimalist Afflatus
'The first gallery I entered had four colored balls nailed on each wall. That was it.'
Chuck Nyren

Bun-Ching Lam: "The Child God": A Review
'This is the tale as given by The Creation of the Gods, a Ming Dynasty mystical novel, but Lam turns all this into a driving piece of music, enhanced by quick turns of tempo and style found in much of today's American style...'
Richard K. Weems

Subaural Thrash: the Complete Works of Painkiller: A Review
'Without the name, the makeup of the trio sounds more like the recipe for a lounge act, any place the smoke will be thick and people are going to hum along to "Misty," no matter how many times they've already heard it.'
Richard K. Weems

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