Volume 19, Number 2
When we see a dog running free, why are we frightened? Longtime Austinite Paula James meditates on the effect that fear of the natural world has had on us.
BY PAULA JAMES
The growing number of cellular towers in Austin has prompted changes to the ordinance regulating the towers.
BY MIKE JASPER
There's more development slated for the already-crowded RM 2222 and Loop 360 interchange.
BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON
Austin Energy budget comes under fire as the utility prepares for competition; the Texas Our Texas Heritage Program has big plans for state parkland and conservation; and a new state audit highlights problems with the Texas Workforce Commission's oversight of local welfare and workforce boards.
BY AMY SMITH
East Austin residents have a say in neighborhood planning; local advocates ask for more money in city budget to fund their special interest; Bill Spelman issues some strong words against the Statesman's criticism of council on the LCRA water deal.
BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON
The work of local artisans enhances restaurant decor.
Tracking recent restaurant openings and closings; plus upcoming events in Austin that cater to chileheads.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
Bite-sized reviews of local comfort food restaurants.
BY RACHEL FEIT
Local theatre Alamo Drafthouse teams silent films with live musical scores by favorite Austin acts.
BY JERRY RENSHAW
Whether they're riffing on punk, metal, funk, jazz, film scores, or even klezmer music, Brown Whörnet attacks each passage with a vociferous intensity that seldom fails to keep an audience at attention.
BY GREG BEETS
Austin Jazz & Arts Festival doesn't need saving after all; the strange sounds coming from Austin's backyards; barbecue to replace Austin Blues; Honky attacked by lesbians in Chicago!; and more news from the Live Music Capital of the World.
BY KEN LIECK
Songs For Wandering Souls
Brand New Year
Pictures From Life's Other Side
I Feel Like Singing Today
Field Recordings From the Cook County Water Table
Live in Paris and Toronto
The fall 1999 film season looks to be busier and noiser than ever.
BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN, SARAH HEPOLA, MARC SAVLOV AND MARCEL MEYER
Thirty-two recipients of filmmaking grants from the Austin Film Society, totaling $50,000 and ranging from $1,000-5,000.
Local screenwriter Aubrey Horton offers a comedy screenwriting workshop; aGLIFF screenplay competition winners announced (and more screenplay madness); Kevin Costner to be in attendance at the premiere of For the Love of the Game, the Alamo's Cannibal Film Series; and more news from the Austin film scene.
BY MARC SAVLOV
O St. Clare, help us in this time of Emmy nominations.
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
arts & culture
In his book Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century, Greil Marcus explained punk to the world and created a bible for that music's true believers. As Austin theatre company Rude Mechanicals opens its stage adaptation of Marcus' book, the author talks about the Stones, the Sex Pistols, and the "mad parade" of history.
BY MARGARET MOSER
The Austin Museum of Art has a new chief curator.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
In this week's section of Austin Chronicle Arts reviews, Robert Faires gets hooked on Rob Nash's Junior Blues and Robi Polgar goes under the Big Top for Suzan-Lori Parks' Venus.
The LCRA water deal with the city of Austin is suspicious.
BY LOUIS BLACK
Solid Gold 40 is shocked and dismayed; non-fans of Carole Keeton Rylander add their two cents; a tear for Tony's Vineyard; and more letters to the editor.
It's International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day and Discover Commute Solutions Month!
BY KATE X MESSER
Pre-season NFL predictions to assist you in your betting pools.
BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON
Rattlesnake bites will get you in The Zone; plus tidbits on Sacajawea, George Washington, ants, and more.
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
Fur is back, just like it's always been.
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
Georgetown's Palace Theatre Guild's You Can't Do That, Dan Moody! is staged in the actual courtroom in which the play's events first took place.
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
The group AIDS Action exposes AIDS drugs profiteering.
BY SANDY BARTLETT
Letters to the editor, published daily