Volume 19, Number 4
ON THE COVER:
Readers' and critics' favorites
Off the Desk
BY AMY SMITH
Austin Men's Project encourages young gay men to hone their social -- and safe sex -- skills through communication
BY CLAY SMITH
Local activists keep raising questions about the proposed water deal between the city and the Lower Colorado River Authority.
BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON
Feting Sixth Street’s 20-year-old live music institution
BY ANDY LANGER
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
This Oscar winner is a bleak comedy of suburban mores and one man's sudden rejection of the arrangement.
Welcome to the 1999 Best of Austin issue.
BY LOUIS BLACK
Readers against Starbuckfucking, violence against children and rattlesnakes, and internal combustion engines.
What's better in Austin than its public service community?
BY KATE X MESSER
Horses, monster movies, and the blues backbeat.
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
Awards shows offer the unique opportunity to see fashion happen under the unforgiving glare of broad daylight.
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
The 1999 Best of Just Out of Austin awards.
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
The perfect boxing match for the peace n' love generation.
BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON
The Austin/Travis County Health Department is offering free, easy HIV testing at various locations around town, including clubs and bars.
BY SANDY BARTLETT
Letters to the editor, published daily