Author and semi-regular Chronicle contributor Spike Gillespie (All the Wrong Men and One Perfect Boy) has been working on a new novel called thebelljar.net, about the high-tech nightmare that Austin has become. In it, our heroine, Alice, takes on a job as "the world's oldest high tech intern" to escape her former career in food service. At her new company, The Universe, she is in charge of making coffee and copies and building an in-house Web site to act as a style guide for her higher-ups. Her self-appointed position is to keep high the morale of one of the programmers (aka moles) whom she decides is fuckable (she's naive).
Chamber releases results of AISD parent satisfaction survey; Larry Faulkner threatens disciplinary action against University of Texas staff members who join sick-out; Log Cabin Republicans happy with strides made in GOP party; Mary Cheney has made several visits to Austin; Green Party secures a spot on the statewide ballot; Libertarian Party presidential candidate Harry Browne comes to Austin.
Through the years, Mick Vann explains, just about every edible thing imaginable, and some stuff even the most jaded imagination can barely contemplate, has been used to gird the loins of the hapless horny male. Remember: It's almost always the guys who feel the need to produce seed.
For 10 years, Lisa Crystal Carver has been writing about sex and doing sex-drenched performance pieces under the name Suckdog. But her lifestyle is born of a profound quest for an uncompromised life, a search for truth and adventure that makes her a prophet for our time.
Dennis Miller on MNF? Who cares? In other news: The Spurs and Heat are the NBA's big winners in the free-agent sweepstakes, and the Cowboys -- despite what you may be reading elsewhere -- will continue to slide.