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Arts & Leisure

Volume I, Issue 22
November 3 - November 10, 1997

The other day my friend Robyn asked me, "Why are so many magicians geeks?" and we got into a huge fight. I told her they're not geeks if they can make as much money as David Copperfield, and that shut her up for a while. But then I told Robyn I thought Doug Henning was a hunk, and she laughed in my face. We haven't spoken since.

The moral of the story: Robyn doesn't know what she's talking about. Do you hear me, Robyn!? I'm not bitter, I just think if Miss Robyn read this article she'd realize that magicians can be pretty fascinating, especially the ones who care as much about audience psychology as they do about the technical sleight-of-hand stuff. That includes Doug Henning, Robyn!

This whole thing makes me sad. Robyn and I used to best friends, doing everything together. Remember when we danced the swing at Café Bizmarck, Robyn, and all the men thought we were lesbians? (We did the same thing a few weeks back at The Hyatt, and they also thought we were totally bonkers.) Remember, Robyn? I wish I had a picture of the screwed-up looks on their faces.

Now Robyn and I are no more. I'm going batty, and I don't think my boyfriend can take any more of my incessant chatter about how much I miss Robyn. Stupid Robyn! Trying to go another day without calling her is like running a marathon! If this keeps up, I may just go crazy and get violent, or at the very least, drown my sorrows in fast food then go on a manic exercise binge. Blech. Robyn, are you out there? Please, Robyn, call me!

Food & Drink
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Speed Eater
Our fast food critic strikes again! [7]
Nick Brown


Now What?
A gallery of captivating links to keep your imagination churning while the paint dries. [14]


Talk Back
Tell us your favorite medium, and we don't mean that in the Shirley MacLaine sense of the word.











Featured Articles
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Sleight of Hand
We may not be able to pierce the mysteries of how local magicians in Knoxville, Tennessee conjure their illusions, but Mike Gibson does reveal how they make their living. [2]
Mike Gibson

Going Batty
There are no bad bats, only bad public health officials. [3]
Kevin Franklin


Recreation
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At Great Length
Running 26.2 miles, then walking home. [4]
Liz Murray Garrigan

The Swing of Things
Cafe Bizmarck delivers the music and style of a bygone era. [5]
Chris Herrington

Lift That Mouse You Flabby Geek!
Surfing the Net with a guy who can't swim. [6]
Devin D. O'Leary


Theatre
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Violent Reactions
'Closet Land' is a real poke in the eye with a sharp script. [8]
Mari Wadsworth

Heart-Veld Tale
How can you keep the young uns down on the farm -- South African style. [9]
Margaret Regan

An Ailing, Ancient House
They say that a miss is as good as a mile, but with Plan-B Theater Company's 'An Ancient House,' the saying unfortunately holds true. [10]
Scott C. Morgan

A Work In Progress
Coverage of New Orleans' local theatre scene. [11]
Dalt Wonk


Visual Arts
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Lost and Found
Bob Tannen and friends, Irwin Kremen on display. [12]
D. Eric Bookhardt

Twist and Clout
Contemporaty master Richard Serra invents a new form out of thin air (and 150 tons of steel). [13]
Cory Dugan


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