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  • November 18, 1999

    Signs of the Times

    When Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band opened the opulent new Staples Center in LA on October 17, the Jersey Troubadour had a few choice words for those watching from the luxury skyboxes.

    Eric Alterman

  • November 11, 1999

    Emperor of the Air

    If you combined the political roles of Republican front-runner George W.

    Alexander Stille

  • November 11, 1999

    The Cable Guise

    Ten years ago, as Hungary was roiling with democratic protests, the country had two television channels, both controlled by the state.

    Mark Schapiro

  • November 11, 1999

    Media, Inside Out

    The recent CBS-Viacom-bination--at $37 billion, the largest media deal ever--mirrored previous purchases, like Disney's acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC and Time Warner's taking of Turner Broadc

    Rory O’Connor

  • November 11, 1999

    Indonesian Improvisation

    Armed militias had forced most journalists to flee from East Timor by September 7, the day then-President B.J. Habibie and General Wiranto of Indonesia declared martial law for the region.

    Suzanne Charlé

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  • November 11, 1999

    War of Words

    In May 1989 a small group of radio and newspaper journalists and media activists from Belgrade took over a small room in Central Belgrade that the Central Committee of the Yugoslav Communist Part

    Veran Matic and Drazen Pantic

  • November 11, 1999

    Microsoft’s Fatal Error

    Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's factual findings in United States v. Microsoft, released November 5, spell the doom of Microsoft as we have known it.

    Eben Moglen

  • November 11, 1999

    Fighting the Art Bullies

    New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has created enormous consternation and publicity in his attempts to censor an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

    Tony Kushner

  • November 11, 1999

    The New Global Media

    This article is adapted from Robert W. McChesney's Rich Media, Poor Democracy (Illinois).
    Three charts accompany this article: "Global Media Moguls," "Who Owns the Movies?" and "Who Owns the Music?"

    Robert W. McChesney

  • November 4, 1999

    The Seven-Year (Old) Snitch

    Woe unto the denizens of the Washington press corps when the rest of the world discovers Bob Somerby's Web site, The Daily Howler (www.dailyhowler.com<

    Eric Alterman

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