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Arts & Leisure

Volume III, Issue 27
December 28, 1999 - January 3, 2000  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

C omputer scientists in Austin are developing the first real-world equivalent of HAL, the murderous computer from the film "2001." But Cyc (as in en-cyc-lopedia) isn't likely to be a danger to humans.

Performer Rob Nash has written a quartet of charming, alarming, and entertaining coming-of-age plays based on his experiences in Catholic high school in Houston, Texas.

And from the Weekly Wire archives, we've got some punch recipes for your New Year's celebrations, and a guide for celebrating by yourself.


Now What? [4]
A gallery of captivating links to keep your imagination churning while the paint dries.
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The Brain Behind Cyc [2]
Doug Lenat discusses artificial intelligence and its increasing presence in the next century.
— Sid Moody, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Head of the Class [3]
With Senioritis, the conclusion to his quartet of plays set at a Catholic high school in Houston, solo performer Rob Nash is all set to graduate -- to Off-Broadway, says Robi Polgar.
— Robi Polgar, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Punch Drunk
Dip into these retro potions for your New Year's Eve party.
— Keir Graff, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Celebrating Solo
On spending New Year's Eve alone.
— Maureen Needham, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

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