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April - June 1999: What's happening around the Cafe?


{CafeNews.83.1}: Kai Hagen {kai} Sun, 25 Apr 1999 19:34:52 CDT (1 line)

What's happening around the Cafe.....


{CafeNews.83.2}: Gray {grayspirit} Sun, 25 Apr 1999 19:44:27 CDT (20 lines)

             More New Topics In The Stonewall Conference!

Gay Spirit, Soul, and Body

Wild Queers: Fun, funny, risky, risque things you've done

Queer Music

Queers have hobbies, interests, and projects too

Queer beauty tips

? (Questioning)

L, G, B ... and sometimes T: The Transgender Deal



{CafeNews.83.3}: Bill Falls {billfalls} Mon, 26 Apr 1999 21:32:47 CDT (5 lines)

Autobiography is blossoming in the Literature Conference, with three
separate new topics:  topic:Literature.347 to discuss writing about
your life - or do a bit of it if you're not too bashful.
Topic:Literature.354 to discuss autobiography as literature.  And
topic:Literature.355 for autobiographical or confessional poetry.


{CafeNews.83.4}: Angela Gordon {ag} Thu, 06 May 1999 09:23:52 CDT (10 lines)

"What's for dinner????"

If you hear this question from your partner, children, friends, or
inside your own head....come on over to the FOOD CONFERENCE!

Over   700 recipes   have been indexed...for easy recipe searching
click here ----> posting:food.127.10

These recipes have been contributed and indexed by the wonderful
members of the Food Conference.


{CafeNews.83.5}: Kai Hagen {kai} Sun, 23 May 1999 01:08:08 CDT (13 lines)

Some Utne Reader article inspired conversations are starting up in

"One is The 20th Century: What's Worth Saving?"
with Utne Reader Editor-at-Large, Jay Walljasper

and also....

"Small Is Still Beautiful:
To keep the economy healthy, go back to Main Street"
with David Morris


{CafeNews.83.6}: Patrice {patrice} Tue, 01 Jun 1999 20:57:43 CDT (2 lines)

Come and play "Opposites Attract", Nook's most popular pastime. A NEW
GAME has begun. Round one of seven starts at motet:Nook.274.3020


{CafeNews.83.7}: More games! {etworld} Tue, 01 Jun 1999 21:15:08 CDT (7 lines)

Come and play with us "Twenty Questions," a world geography game in
the Globe Conference, posting:Globe.100.606-

The game consists of finding out what place in the world the game
leader, Cosmo, has in mind.  So far, we have asked 8 questions to
Cosmo but the only piece of information I am sure is that this place
is located north of latitude 20 N.   Help!


{CafeNews.83.8}: {ag} Wed, 02 Jun 1999 13:15:35 CDT (0 lines)
{erased by ag Wed, 02 Jun 1999 13:15:51 CDT}


{CafeNews.83.9}: Angela Gordon {ag} Wed, 02 Jun 1999 13:16:58 CDT (5 lines)

Conference:Food isn't just about cooking and eating!!

If you're an avid gardener, or just starting out and trying to figure
out how to go about it, there's a busy conversation, with lots of
experts happening at posting:food.10.530-


{CafeNews.83.10}: Scott Butki {scoop} Mon, 14 Jun 1999 10:54:23 CDT (4 lines)

Do you read the weekly newspaper covering your region? Is it truly
"alternative" or just another publication that irks you? Come share
your thoughts
at posting:media.131.1-


{CafeNews.83.11}: Kristie {kristie} Tue, 15 Jun 1999 15:39:31 CDT (10 lines)

Some of the best experiences in life, the ones that foster
growth or set us on new paths, come about because of
conflict. Either internal conflict with our own values and
morals or through conflict with others. How to deal with conflict
constructively? Explore these issues in LifeJourney.

If you'd like to sign up for LifeJourney, click here for information
about registering:


{CafeNews.83.12}: Leif Utne {leif} Thu, 17 Jun 1999 01:23:15 CDT (11 lines)


At about 8 PM (CDT) on Wed, 16 Jun 1999, we moved the editorial side of
our web site,, (formerly the Lens) to a new server.

Cafe Utne can only be accessed now using its new domain,

Please update your bookmarks accordingly.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email


{CafeNews.83.13}: Angela Gordon {ag} Fri, 18 Jun 1999 11:20:48 CDT (6 lines)

ok, so maybe you're not obsessive about cooking and eating, but
surely you like to LAUGH, right?

come on over to posting:food.163.1- and read all about "if food were
people....", a silly, funny topic anthropomorphizing the things we


{CafeNews.83.14}: Gray {grayspirit} Fri, 18 Jun 1999 15:37:29 CDT (52 lines)

What are we talking about this week at stonewall?

Introductions ~ Welcome to Stonewall
June is gay pride month. Come by stonewall. Introduce yourself. Join
in. Everyone is welcome.

Bisexual Everything
What language you use to describe your sexuality? Bisexual?
Pansexual? Omnisexual?

Stonewall Literature
The Publishing Triangle just released it's list of the 100 Best Gay
and Lesbian Novels of all time. Death in Venice was at the top of the
list. What do you think?

Gay/Straight Friendships: What are the Rules?
What happens when gay people are attracted to straight people? Or
straight people are attracted to gay people? Can gay and straight
people be friends? What are the rules?

PFLAG (Parents, Friends and Families of Gays and Lesbians)
Gay teenagers

Bertha Venation and friends
Favorite drag queen names

Queer Music
How bad were the tony awards this year?

Queer Film
Vote for your favorite queer film

Questioning sexuality

Coming Out Stories
Coming out to your family

~Somewhere Over the Rainbow~
What is your vision of an *ideal* world?


{CafeNews.83.15}: Choo Norbury {choo} Fri, 18 Jun 1999 20:20:45 CDT (8 lines)


Okay, I restrained myself in starting this topic since the people over
in Pets think I'm a fanatic already... but a topic devoted exclusively
to Greyhounds and the obsessive wackos who love them has just started!
If you already own a retired greyhound or you're interested in getting
one and want information, please join us!  We'd love more folks to
brag to!


{CafeNews.83.16}: Roxanna Guilford {jordan} Wed, 23 Jun 1999 22:18:35 CDT (17 lines)

Media madness!!

Do you have a "Pet Peeve" about the media? Tired of sensational
articles? Writers who can't spell sensational? Come share your
media-related Pet Peeves with us at topic:Media.39

Addicted to Morning Edition? Can't live without All Things Considered?
Craving Fresh Air? Come to topic:Media.12 to discuss NPR, PRI and
public radio in general.

Interested in media issues and don't know where to begin? Check out
post:Media.1.16 for a list of cool topics!

Or just come to conference:media and play!


{CafeNews.83.17}: Leanne Collier {chiles} Mon, 28 Jun 1999 15:30:45 CDT (4 lines)

The new season of Road Rules and Real World has started on MTV- come
join us in our dissection!  [insert immature evil laugh here]  ;-)



{CafeNews.83.18}: Bill Falls {billfalls} Mon, 28 Jun 1999 21:12:59 CDT (5 lines)

The third (and last for awhile?) "Steering the Craft" writing workshop
based on Ursula Le Guin's book of the same title is about to get
underway.  It'll be open to new members until July 1 (tentative date
at this point).  To catch up on the discussion and perhaps throw your
hat in the ring, see posting:Literature.352.26-


{CafeNews.83.19}: {billfalls} Fri, 02 Jul 1999 11:15:58 CDT (0 lines)
{erased by billfalls Sat, 03 Jul 1999 21:34:31 CDT}


{CafeNews.83.20}: Bill Falls {billfalls} Sat, 03 Jul 1999 21:35:00 CDT (1 line)

Moved the above posting to posting:CafeNews.31.2.


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