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SUSIE BRIGHT What's wrong with having male strippers perform for teenage girls?

ENTERTAINMENT Reviews of "Star Trek," "Shakespeare in Love," "A Simple Plan"

COMICS Dark Hotel: Sternelli's grand -- and fatal -- climax with Virginia; Burroughs breaks the code

IVORY TOWER The weird world of campus hangers-on

MONEY "Hundred Dollar Holiday" author Bill McKibben urges us to take the $ out of Xma$

21ST Challenge results: Misdirected e-mail contest

WANDERLUST Of laundry and loss in Ivory Coast

BOOKS Tim Parks' "Europa": Sexual obsession and European politics meet on a "shag wagon"

BLUE GLOW NBC's "Tempest": Shakespeare on the bayou; Christmas Eve with Mulder and Scully

LETTERS Black women defend nappy hair; Flo-Jo's alleged drug use; Michael Bérubé responds to Horowitz's response

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___+ 21st

Feature Kevin Kelly writes "New Rules" for the out-of-control digital economy (12/10/98)

Review The new Rio MP3 player: It has problems, but the sound revolution is here (12/09/98)

Feature Prague Spring redux: This time the enemy's the phone company and its Net-access rate hikes
Plus Microsoft slims Windows down to fit it in your car radio
Plus Log: PalmPilots make great car-theft devices (12/08/98)

___+ Books

Review Madeleine Albright bio: Portrait of an enigmatic shape-shifter (12/10/98)

Review Ian McEwan's "Amsterdam": Booker Prize-winning novel betrayed by its own craftsmanship (12/09/98)

Review The pray-for-pay all-stars: "Best Spiritual Writing" anthology makes you want to take a shower (12/08/98)

___+ Brilliant Careers

Anna Deavere Smith Can the stage phenomenon still speak the people's tongue now that she's a diva? (12/08/98)

Sir Edmund Hillary What do you do with your life after you've conquered the world's highest mountain? (12/01/98)

Richard Pryor The badass black Lenny Bruce (11/24/98)

___+ Columnists

Camille Paglia Pagan pinups, Christmas hell, Oprah's debacle and corporate sharks (12/09/98)

Joe Conason Tom DeLay: The man behind the renewed push for impeachment (12/08/98)

David Horowitz Who are the fascists? Ideologues shout down conservative conference at Columbia (12/07/98)

___+ Comics

Ruben Bolling Y2K primer: Locusts, rapture, lake of fire may cause computer malfunctions (12/10/98)

Keith Knight Right-handers got no reason to live (12/09/98)

Carol Lay Kidnappers Inc. (12/08/98)

Tom Tomorrow Impeach-proof Clinton: Shot Vince Foster, just to watch him die (12/07/98)

___+ Entertainment

Screen Savers A new Salon department features profiles of Hollywood's best and brightest. Today: Hope Davis (12/10/98)

Music Reviews of Billy Bragg, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's Madonna album, Afghan Whigs and Geoff Muldaur (12/09/98)

Music "The White Album" at 30: A dissection and appreciation by David Bowman (12/08/98)

___+ Ivory Tower

Seven Deadly Sins Mammary-starved frat boys get more than they bargained for (12/09/98)

Feature Is Mike Davis' L.A. all in his head?
A growing number of critics charge that the author of "City of Quartz" has feet of clay (12/07/98)

Feature How I got kicked out of college for "immoral conduct" and lived happily ever after (12/04/98)

___+ Media

Susan Lehman US Magazine goes weekly! Bret Easton Ellis denounces Teletubbies! Huffington outs himself in Esquire! (12/10/98)

Steve Erickson Why Americans need to keep their secrets (12/09/98)

James Poniewozik Liberté, Egalité, Versace! (12/08/98)

___+ Money

The Reluctant Capitalist Exxon-Mobil: The media and Congress blather on about Clinton and sex while the largest corporation in the world is created (12/04/98)

Feature The decline and fall of West Coast finance (11/25/98)

The Reluctant Capitalist My guilty secret: Some people buy porn; I like to buy make-up -- in private (11/20/98)

___+ Mothers Who Think

Anne Lamott My Advent season: I have a lot of faith, but I also have a lot of mental problems (12/10/98)

Feature My mother's madness made me suspicious of my daughter's imaginary friend (12/09/98)

Wild Things Presents that don't rattle when you shake 'em: Polly Shulman on gift books for kids (12/08/98)

___+ Newsreal

News Ruff going: Lawyer gives GOP what it wants -- but it won't stop impeachment (12/10/98)

News Impeachment update: Does Clinton have a game plan?
Plus Eleven hours of testimony and questioning on the first day of the White House's defense of President Clinton Tuesday produced some memorable quotes (12/09/98)

News How does Clinton get away with his silence on Pinochet? (12/08/98)

___+ Urge

Feature The shipping nudes: How DHL and other private shippers have taken the obscenity laws into their own censorious hands (12/10/98)

Feature In praise of luscious butts: Rosario Ferré extols the virtues of her culo (12/03/98)

Feature The domestic De Sade: At home with the man who gave perversion a bad name (11/19/98)

___+ Wanderlust

Feature A single woman's harrowing encounter with crime and guilt in Mexico (12/09/98)

Feature A luxury cruise ship on the Aegean: Nice, but is this any way to see the world? (12/08/98)

Feature Jonesing for e-mail in India: It's possible, but it ain't easy (12/07/98)

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