Sept. 3, 1999

Volume 19, Number 1

features

What the Right Hand Is Doing

Magician turned sitcom star Harry Anderson returns to Austin at Palmer Auditorium this weekend, and his former partner and cohort, Austin author Turk Pipkin, looks back as he looks forward to reuniting with his old pal.

BY TURK PIPKIN

news

Coal Hard Cash

Alcoa has applied for a mining application in Elgin, near Austin.

Burying the Past

Judge rules that George W. Bush doesn't have to testify in whistleblower lawsuit.

BY ROBERT BRYCE

Naked City

Breaking ground on the Austin Convention Center expansion project.

BY AMY SMITH

Media Clips

"Media Clips" weighs in on Web site parody of George Bush, Statesman reporter Ben Wear moved off of the city hall beat, and Travis County District Judge Jeanne Meurer declines to issue ruling in KOOP case.

BY LEE NICHOLS

Council Watch

Water Gate: Is LCRA Offering City a Whale of a Deal?

BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON

food

This Year's Hot Shots

Ninth Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Contest Results

Food-o-File

In this week's edition of Food-o-file, Austin Chronicle Food editor Virginia B. Wood tracks local chefs going abroad and gives returning University of Texas students an update on recent restaurant closings and openings.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Previous Hot Sauce Festival Winners

Curra's Grill

Previous Hot Sauce Festival Winners

(Evita's) Botanitas

Previous Hot Sauce Festival Winners

Iguana Grill

Previous Hot Sauce Festival Winners

Ruby's BBQ

Previous Hot Sauce Festival Winners

Tres Amigos

Previous Hot Sauce Festival Winners

Trudy's / Trudy's Texas Star

Previous Hot Sauce Festival Winners

The Yellow Rose

Previous Hot Sauce Festival Winners
music

Make Your Mama Proud

Profile of local rapper MC Overlord.

BY ANDY LANGER

High Impact

Austin hip-hop promoters Hip-Hop Mecca

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Dancing About Architecture

The clubs just keep closing (or being raided by comptrollers), but at least we still have television.

BY KEN LIECK

Roger Wallace at Babe's, August 23

Roger Wallace

Roger Wallace at Babe's, August 23

Mandy Barnett

Mandy Barnett at Central Market 38th, August 25

Solid Gold 40

Solid Gold 40 at Hole in the Wall, August 27

Rúben Blades

Rúben Blades at La Zona Rosa, August 29

Gavin Summit in Boulder, Colorado, August 18-21

Live music reviews.
screens

Austin Filmmaking, Ten Years After

Film director Richard Linklater interviews Bob Ray, the director of the new Austin-made movie Rock Opera, about the Austin Film scene over the past 10 years.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Walking the Straight Edge

Texas Documentary Tour brings Jem Cohen's documentary on Fugazi, Instrument, to the Alamo Drafthouse.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Super-8's Super Fans

The Cinemaker Co-op preserves the art of the littlest of motion picture formats -- Super-8 -- and trains tomorrow's filmmakers along the way.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Hear the networks scraping the bottom of the barrel ...

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Short Cuts

News from the Austin film world.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Screens Reviews

American Hot Wax

This neglected 1978 American rock & roll film is a historical invocation of legendary deejay Alan Freed's life and cultural impact.

Broadway Jungle

Imagine a movie made by someone who had never been told Imagine a movie made by someone who'd never even seen a movie before. The outcome might be the 1955 film Broadway Jungle

Film Reviews

Rock Opera

Locally filmed micro-budget feature tells a picaresque story about a punk guitarist who is trying to sell enough pot to finance a low-rent tour for his band. His journey instead takes him on a tour through the college-town underground.

Twin Falls Idaho

arts & culture

Bending the Rules

Getting arts funding from the City of Austin is a long, complicated game, and Austin Chronicle writers Robi Polgar, John Walch, and Mary Jane Garza have been following some of the players around the game board this year. In the final part of their four-part series, they critique the city arts funding process.

BY MARY JANE GARZA, ROBI POLGAR AND JOHN WALCH

Articulations

The end of the Ann Ciccolella Era at the Austin Circle of Theatres.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

'Confronting Intimate Violence: A Dress Speaks: Heeding the Voice'

Reviews of recent and ongoing exhibitions and performances around Austin.

The Taming of the Shrew: Indeed a Revel

Reviews of recent and ongoing exhibitions and performances around Austin
columns

Page Two

And I bet Carole Keeton Rylander can't stuff two twinkies into her mouth.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

The beefs this week: Chronicle reporter Robert Bryce on CNN, genetically engineered foods, Steamboat, John Aielli, Paul Minor, and more.

Letters at 3AM

The stakes were suddenly higher. There was more possibility in the night and in their lives than they'd yet considered. The work of art itself gave them the energy to fulfill its expectations...

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Public Notice

You name it, we stood left of it.

BY KATE X MESSER

Coach's Corner

Gratuitous media guides and preseason games.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Mr. Smarty Pants

This week: handy facts and tips on ice cream cones, the Red Dwarf, the Piggly Wiggly.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

Divine, boy ponytails, more on proportion and capri pants.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

The Cibolo Nature Center in Boerne.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

AIDS isn't just an urban disease.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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