Sept. 24, 1999

Volume 19, Number 4

ON THE COVER:
features

Best of Austin 1999

Readers' and critics' favorites
news

Naked City

Off the Desk

BY AMY SMITH

The Art of Conversation

Austin Men's Project encourages young gay men to hone their social -- and safe sex -- skills through communication

BY CLAY SMITH

Council Watch

Local activists keep raising questions about the proposed water deal between the city and the Lower Colorado River Authority.

BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON

music

The Boat

Feting Sixth Street’s 20-year-old live music institution

BY ANDY LANGER

Dancing About Architecture

Exposing the Subgenius; Austin clubowners gather to mourn the Steamboat; Earthpig moving to the taxicab center of the universe; and Jonathan Richman breaks down.

BY KEN LIECK

screens

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

American Beauty

This Oscar winner is a bleak comedy of suburban mores and one man's sudden rejection of the arrangement.

Bedrooms and Hallways

Blue Streak

Double Jeopardy

Eternity and a Day

columns

Page Two

Welcome to the 1999 Best of Austin issue.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Readers against Starbuckfucking, violence against children and rattlesnakes, and internal combustion engines.

Public Notice

What's better in Austin than its public service community?

BY KATE X MESSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

Horses, monster movies, and the blues backbeat.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

Awards shows offer the unique opportunity to see fashion happen under the unforgiving glare of broad daylight.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

The 1999 Best of Just Out of Austin awards.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Coach's Corner

The perfect boxing match for the peace n' love generation.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

About AIDS

The Austin/Travis County Health Department is offering free, easy HIV testing at various locations around town, including clubs and bars.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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