1 SALON While many have tried, few have succeeded in building a truly compelling magazine (or 'zine) on the World Wide Web. Salon, however, with its mix of daily articles built around a weekly theme, has managed to move to the top of the Web's short must-read list. The site does almost everything right. It looks fresh and dramatic. It loads fast, even on pokey dial-up modems. And it features first-rate writers, including the amusing and tortured essayist Anne Lamott, who alone could be the Best of the Web.

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