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1997 Stories by Michael Tortorello

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  • Breaking the Culture Trust

    published November 26, 1997

    In a new anthology, The Baffler continues its siege on the infotainment state. Now can they champion labor with the same sincerity? More >>

  • Court TV

    published November 19, 1997

    STATE OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Ally McBeal- Plaintiff ... More >>

  • Descent of Man

    published November 5, 1997

    With his long-delayed film Fast, Cheap & Out of Control, director Errol Morris maintains a controlling interest in our evolutionary... More >>

  • Every Day Is Halloween

    published October 29, 1997

    THE CLOCK WITH the attached antlers reads a minute shy of 11 p.m., and like elves in the cobbler's workshop, the construction... More >>

  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice

    published October 22, 1997

    Forty-odd years ago, Uncle Walt Imagineered a new kind of escapism. And now there's no way out of paradise. More >>

  • Read Then Recycle

    published September 24, 1997

    Paul Auster Hand to Mouth Henry Holt LET ME TELL about the time Topinka--lost,... More >>

  • The People, Yes

    published September 10, 1997

    Let us now praise celebrity stroke books. This fall, US magazine--a subsidiary of the Jann... More >>

  • TV's Fall

    published August 27, 1997

    The combined Big Three [networks'] drop in households this season is 8.2%. That's the second-biggest falloff in the 47... More >>

  • Downsized Discontent

    published August 6, 1997

    What is it about Frankie Valli's "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" that wrenches the heart a little? Though the song seems charmed... More >>

  • Bon Voyage

    published July 9, 1997

    WOODY GUTHRIE. BOB Dylan. Bruce Springsteen. John Cougar Mellencamp. Jon Bon Jovi. Which one of these names does not belong?... More >>

  • Greetings From Canterbury Park

    published June 25, 1997

    PRELUDE: The Winner's Circle Let me start by saying that there may be no prettier sight in... More >>

  • Smells Like Bohemian Spirit

    published June 11, 1997

    How do you document real life when real life's getting more like fiction every day? More >>

  • A Fan's Notes

    published June 11, 1997

    From the private files of Kathie Lee Gifford: FRANK AND I have the largest berth on the Ecstasy. This... More >>

  • Love and Rockets

    published May 21, 1997

    They can say I'm a fat old cunt, they can say I'm an untalented bastard, they can call me a poof, but they musn't tell lies... More >>

  • Peeling the Onion

    published March 19, 1997

    1. Prologue: Cape Canaveral to Tom BosleyMONDAY, FEB. 10, 2:17 P.M.: PARTIAL transcript for cover-story meeting, the... More >>

  • House Calls

    published February 26, 1997

    To: Warren Littlefield President of Entertainment, NBCFrom: Michael Crichton More >>

  • Killing Time

    published February 5, 1997

    Tape's RollingKTCA-TV, Thursdays at 7:30P12:00... More >>

  • Clearing the Bar

    published January 15, 1997

    "WHEN YOU SIT down to do a Michael Jordan commercial in 1997, the bar has been raised pretty high." So says Jamie Barrett, an... More >>

  • So Much More Than a Game

    published January 15, 1997

    Setting: The Great Western Forum. Lakers vs. Bulls. The bleachers are dark, almost lurid, the floor, shadowy and electric. Less... More >>

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