Reality television is, more often than not, a thin veneer of reality placed atop a carefully crafted fiction. As viewers, we accept this white lie because reality programming is built with the same blocks as any other story: plot, setting and, most importantly, character.
8 p.m. Thursday, August 20. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
flickr.com/photos/gmeuropeThere are many lonely places in this world -- the Gobi Desert, Australia's Outback, the Bering Sea -- but none lonelier than the showroom of a Hummer dealership.Looking for an up-close glimpse at economic ruination, I spent a couple of hours at Lynch Hum ... More >>
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Week of July 17, 2002