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May 26, 2000

Volume 19, Number 39

features

news

  • Center of Gravity

    City's influx of new money and new businesses shifts council's political sails

    BY KEVIN FULLERTON

  • No G-Strings Attached

    U.S. Supreme Court ruling requires nude dancers to wear pasties and g-strings, but Austin won't be making any changes.

    BY JONATHAN DAVID CARROLL

  • June 3 Runoff Endorsements

  • Naked City

    Travis County GOP Chair Alan Sager is considering organizing a petition drive to recall Kirk Waston and City Council; Jerry Rusthoven is Jackie Gooman's new aide; Linda Dailey is Danny Thomas' aide; Will Wynn has hired Frank Kopic as his executive secretary; Kristen Vassallo leaves Bill Spelman's office to become Kirk Watson's chief of staff; Smithville residents are opposed to zoning change

    BY AMY SMITH

  • Council Watch

    Intel secures $15 million in incentives to locate its facility downtown, saying only $2.5 million of that consists of actual "incentives"; the council votes to annex the property owned by the Regents School, whose sports facilities have annoyed neighbors in the nearby Travis Country subdivision.

    BY KEVIN FULLERTON

  • Media Clips

    Southwestern Bell and Time Warner push Jump.Net and other small Internet service providers out of the Austin market with anti-competitive pricing schemes.

    BY LEE NICHOLS

food

music

screens

the arts

  • Plain Funny

    Don't let Martha Kelly's librarian-like appearance fool you. Beneath the nondescript facade is a cold, dark streak of cynical comedic genius that inspires awe and laughter when it strikes.
  • Cool Jerks

    It takes a cool character to weather the hot lights of a comedy club stage, so who better to share tips for beating the summer heat than stand-up comics from Austin, the hot-spot in Texas?
  • Esther's Follies: Forever Young

    Even after 23 years, Austin's favorite musical comedy group, Esther's Follies, is still lively, still spirited, and the perpetual briskness and animation, the audaciousness and cheeky style, rub off on you, so that every visit is rejuvenating.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Articulations

    Where to find this year's Critics Table Awards party and what former Austin actress Sharron Bower is up to in NYC.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Arts Reviews

columns

  • Page Two

    Remembering actor-filmmaker Paul Bartel (Death Race 2000, Cannonball, Eating Raoul)

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    East Timor. Campaign Finance Reform. Napster. Living Wages. Little Richard.
  • Public Notice

    Public Notice says, "Keep cool this summer and volunteer for a local public service organization."

    BY KATE X MESSER

  • Letters at 3AM

    The music of Tony Fruscella reminds us that art is about an unending attempt to give what we can, where we can, to whom we can.

    BY MICHAEL VENTURA

  • After a Fashion

    Wimberley has small-town style in spades.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    Mr. Smarty Pants gets the lead out.

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Coach's Corner

    The media has dismissed both Latrell Sprewell and Allen Iverson as bad citizens, but that says more about the media than it does about the two young stars.

    BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

  • Day Trips

    Mineral Wells, Texas: "Where America Drinks Its Way to Health."

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • About AIDS

    With its president jumping on the denial bandwagon, South Africa is sliding into AIDS chaos.

    BY SANDY BARTLETT

  • The Luv Doc: To Tell The Truth

    If your GF actually cared what you thought, she would have asked you before she bought that dress

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books