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Dodging the Y2K Bullet

You have to say one thing for Gary North: He has the courage of his convictions. North is the Christian fundamentalist whose millenarian Web site (www.garynorth.com) consistently deployed the most apocalyptic warnings of what was in store for the world when the year 2000 rolled around and all the computers...…
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LA Life, Travel

Life’s a Beach

Illustration by J. Hadley Hooper For some reason, dream paradises are often beaches. We happened on ours by accident. I was flying in a small plane toward Bahia de los Angeles, a few hundred miles south of the border on the east coast of Baja California. Immigration at Tijuana had...…
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Rush to Judgment

Art by Lou BeachWITH EACH WELL-PUBLICIZED AIRPLANE ACCIDENT, another of the mysteries of the pilot's world is laid bare to the public. ValuJet unveiled solid-oxygen generators (the dirty little secret of the drop-down mask!). Swissair 111 uncovered fuel dumping and maximum landing weights. And now JFK Jr. has exposed the...…
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LA Life, Travel

Recalling Happy Squalor

Art by Peter BennettMARK WAS A FORMER STUDENT OF my former college roommate. He was visiting Europe, I was living there. I was to hitchhike with him, introduce him to the world of happy squalor. We hooked up in Palermo. I had waited there two tedious days, walking around for...…
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Year 2000

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Year 2000

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LA Life, Travel

Rain Forest Crunch

To walk into the rain forest is to enter an epoch before man existed. It is something one ought to do slowly and alone. I have visited the sultry tropical rain forests of Central and South America and the cool, fogbound ones of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. Each...…
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Sex and the Single Fruit Fly

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