Monday, July 23, 2001 Volume 66, Issue 155 
 












Walter Coreas/The Daily Cougar

'You call this reality?': Alan Shoenberg takes a break outside the Academy Sporting Goods store at Kirby and Highway 59, where dozens of people auditioned for the fourth season of the CBS reality-TV program Survivor on Wednesday. Reportedly, no one had to walk around naked.


 

August in Houston usually calls to mind two things -- heat and humidity. But since 1975, the city has offered a cultural event that, if not letting people forget theweather, at least allows them to have some elucidation with their sweat. The 2001 Houston Shakespeare Festival is preparing to take the stage at the Miller Outdoor Theatre for its 27th season.


I am an activist, not to mention a firm believer in the overused maxim that if you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything. I adamantly support organizations that uphold my ideals. I wish I were in Genoa, Italy, right now.


There's a song by Boston folk-pop songstress Mary Lou Lord in which she bemoans the fact that her music isn't indie-rock enough for her beloved. "Bikini Kill and Built to Spill, it's plain to see that I don't fit," she says. And Built to Spill really is a quintessential indie band, unpretentious and melodic with just the right amount of rock and roll.


The West and Houston Comets' head coach Van Chancellor took the third consecutive WNBA All-Star title June 16 as the depth and height of his bench (namely 6-5 Los Angeles Sparks center and All-Star MVP Lisa Leslie) kept the East playing catch-up for most of the night.

 

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