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Cover Stories

Out of this world

by Roy Maynard

Cover Story | Two sure-fire hits are shocking by today's abysmal television standards-but each for different reasons

Cover Stories

Don't look now

by Gene Edward Veith

Cover Story | When executives unveiled their television ratings system in 1997, WORLD predicted that far from making TV more family-friendly, it would worsen an already bad…

In this issue: "The fall(en) TV season," Sept. 18, 1999

Features

Burned out

By Roy Maynard

National | Burning Man art party turns out to be more meaningless than offensive, irrelevant than irreverent

Native tongue lashing

By Chris Stamper

National | Watch your language on the Net, watch your neighbor via the Net, and who's watching you on the Net?

Gridiron greatness

National | Perseverance pays off for three college stars

Dispatches

Quotables

Maybe somebody's conscience was bothering them and they decided to turn it in. Detective Donald Pasquarelli on the mysterious return-inside a black plastic…

News & Reviews

By The Editors

Hillary plays both sides of clemency controversy, as nationalists go free The terrorist two-step About a dozen radical Puerto Rican terrorists are on their…

Reviews

Music: Duke and Hoagy at 100

Music | Enjoy listening to the leadership secrets of Duke Ellington, sacred musician

Planned obsolescence

By Chris Stamper

Culture | Beanie Babies, Campbell Soup cans, and computers pass away as the grass

Voices

Mailbag

Life imitates Huxley It was a good decision to include Aldous Huxley's Brave New World in your list of top 20th-century books. The nightmare utopia of that…

Practice hospitality

By Margie Haack

Let's take our cues from Badger, not Martha Stewart

A rip, not a fray

By Joel Belz

And the rip is right down the middle of our social fabric

God's mercy

By Marvin Olasky

How else have we survived 50 years of potential nuclear war?

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