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Arts & Leisure

Volume IV, Issue 2
July 3 - July 10, 2000  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

O ur one new article this week is a roundtable of seven comedians from Austin discussing the serious business and art of creating stand-up comedy.

In addition, we've got a selection of stories from the past for your perusal, including the mystical allure of pizza and pineapple, the first real-world equivalent of HAL, keeping eyes on the NASCAR prize, and finding joy and justice in fantasy sports leagues.

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Getting the Joke [2]
Comedy isn't the funny business it was in the Eighties, what with fewer clubs and audiences burned out by comedy on cable and hack comics.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Now What? [3]
A gallery of captivating links to keep your imagination churning while the paint dries.
WEEKLY WIRE
 





From the Archives
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Strange Fruit [4]
Pineapple and pizza has had a grip on Tom Reavley for almost as long as he can remember. He remembers one day when the glorious combination stripped him of his innocence.
— Tom Reavley, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Brain Behind Cyc [2]
Doug Lenat discusses artificial intelligence and its increasing presence in the next century.
— Sid Moody, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Weekend Warriors [3]
Talking in the pits with the people who make up NASCAR's "farm league"--the round-track and drag racing enthusiasts.
— Mike Gibson, METRO PULSE
 
The Great Pretenders [6]
Sports fans find joy and justice in fantasy sports leagues.
— Lisa Tozzi, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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