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2 The SUN has always been interested in a dialogue with our readers. Our most successful venture in this regard has been the Sexuality and Relationships series, which has been almost entirely reader-written. In INSIDE/OUT, as well as by printing Letters to the Editor, we hope to oreste a forum for any outside opinions and ideas you may wish to express. This is your space--write to INSIDE/OUT, Texas Sun, 306 W. 16th St., Austin, Texas 78701. Letters read that some of the staff (albeit a puny commentary on the history of life that pecentage) registered their objections ad such feeble fold (trilobites) held undispu- hoc--notably Mr. Ventura. Even if his ted sway over the Earth throughout the head is maybe getting a little soft Cambrian time...% mu.q ~.nd. (As far as Vociferous Complaint (evidenced by recent glowing reviews of the trilobites are concerned a "Striking After the Fall, Ritz, Car Wash & King commentary" is exactly what the last 240 To the Editor: Kong), it's good to know his heart is still million years have been.) This is a belated but vociferous in the right place. Cheers, complaint against the cover of Vol. III, Veteran Sun readers: Tim Karstrom No. 1. Perhaps this serious lapse of taste Annie Patton was intended as a parody of similar style MelLayton in recent covers of the Texas Monthly. Randy Sheets Doomsday Transcended Remember, there is a fine line between VictoriaLowe effective satire and falling to the level of Babs Small Dear Sun: the object of scorn. Further, the article PS: Jeff, if there are no hard feelings, About your Doomsday issue--I itself was typical of the inane narcissism Victoria and I would like to volunteer to thought it was great. Only one thing: I that Austin as a community is criticized review porn flicks, don't think Doomsday is going to happen. for. Many of the 77 items were of dubious You might check out Herman Kahn's The desirability (e.g., crumbling LBJ Library, Next Two Hundred Years for some largest church of scientology, most Trilobite Love cautious optimism. Or if you really want continuous construction project, largest to have your mind blown, read Adrian artificial xmas tree, most shoe stores per Dear Doomed: Berry's The Next Ten Thousand Years. capita and, for God's sake, largest I think Hancock was on to something It'll lift you clear up out of the twentieth parent-subsidized student ghetto!), with his suggestion that the apocalypse is century, an experience that ought to Look--those of us who live here choose to backward, happen to all of us now and then. because we already know about and Do you recall those old fossils which I also enjoyed your article about appreciate Austin's benefits. Do we are hauled out once a year to illustrate Timothy Leary. Anybody into space really want to spread the word and be geolbgical morality tales? "If you are not colonization research, life extension further inundated with Houston---and nice to your planet, you too will look like research, and just plain breaking free Dallasites? this and live in a specimen drawer "? can't be as bad as the straight news But back to the offending cover Changes: media made him out to be in the past illustration. It was comforting, at least, to All genus slurs such as, "It is a striking cont. on page 23 I II II II II I IIIII IIII I News e t969 by Shannon Sedwick Now the Revolution in 1969 was cut and dried, a satirical look at the University, with scenes of Darrell and pot-smoking and the regents. We were advocating student self-control; let us run the University; let us run our own lives. It went with the times, bravado with innocence: Kent State was yet to come. Today's version of Now the Revolution has the whole history of the euphoria/ disillusionment, to-the-country-and-back- to-the-city pattern so many of us tracked through. It seems like a lot of ground to" cover. It's How Our Old Curtain Club The message of the old Now the Revolution has come full circle; the revolution seems more inner than out front, but we're all still suffering some symptom of it. to look like a small football field, that being UT's big image. Now the Revolution opened in early spring, 1969, gaining attention by guerrilla theatre on the Mall. Hair was just out on Broadway, and Becomes a Real-Life Commune, Cope~ ...... theatre could be relaxed and outrageous, with Fame and Fortune, and Comes front-page stuff, not only enduring Away Shaken. It does seem like a parody Tennessee Williams realism. We took of the folklore of the Sixties. over the Chuck Wagen for publicity, We began in Room 401 of the Student handing out free food for half an hour, Union, painted the walls black, and built shouting slogans. No official got angry, no bleachers climbingeitherside of theroom one took us seriously. (Not too much i Editor: Jeffrey Nightbyrd Managing Editor: Dave Moriaty Art Director: Dan Hubig Assoc. Art DIr.: Carlene Brady Cultural Editor: Michael Ventura City Editor: Sara Clark Music: Bill Bentley Sports: Big Boy Medlin Travel Editor: Rhett Beard Advertising: Coordinator-Chipper Wilcox; Deborah Stall, Ramsey Wiggins, Tom Harris, Eddy Reed, Cass Hook. Circulation: Todd Samuason later, when the police made their raid in the famous "Chuck Wagen Incident," one of the Now the Revolution cast was arrested and had to go underground for a year. Times had changed.) Troubles started the first night, when Janet took off her shirt, the campus cops came in, and we all huddled white-faced around student body president Rostam Kavoussi explaining our rights. The papers all picked it up, and we were a media hit, plus an embarrassment to the cont. on page 8 CITY ESAI Each breath helps convert your e~ vironment into energy. But few rna= SocAety W e-7, 8 ..... Sat. Feb. 5, 8 pm Austin Yoga Sodety Sun. Feb. 6, I pm 1710 Houston St, DARK CEREMONIES Lonnle Elder's play of a black family i; life to date--far better by 8 PM EMPRESSES OF ICE CREAM 1OPM !LLUSTRAT' I: BY DAN I Staff: Don M. Fisher, Nancy McMillen, Gordon Litchfield, Robert Hadley, Bill Hood, Margaret Moser, D.R. "Buck" Rindy, Nicolas Russell, Enrique Pasa, Damon Ginbey, Tomas Pantin, Frances Barton, Karen Hale. Editor at Large: Michael Eakin Contrtbutors: Jose Campos, John Rogers, Hillary Norinsky, Gill Ediger, Suzi Chesner, Sam Yeates, Watt Casey, Mitch Green, Lorenzo Milam, Phillip Russell, Gary Thier, Tom Miller, Thorne Dreyer, Clifford Endres, Diana Claitor, Ray Reeea, Carrie Schweit- zer, Dan Duling, Bejou Guster, Kenny Wright, Ken Featherston, Steve Foiles, and Travis Redfish. :: Texas Sun puMlshed weekly by the Austin Sun Publishing Co., Inc., 306 W. 16th St., Austin, Texas 78701, [512] 472-1780. Subocriptlons $10, 1 year; $8 26 Issues. All contents herein copyrighted. 1970, Austin Sun Publishing Co., Inc. Application to mall at 2nd class postage rates pending in Austin, Texas.