Oct. 8, 1999

Volume 19, Number 6

news

Don't Ash, Don't Tell

The city’s smoking ordinance is rather lax in bars and restaurants, but hardly anyone’s complaining

BY MIKE JASPER

Naked City

A New Activist Group Forms To Stop Hyde Park Baptist ChurchÕs Development Plans.

BY AMY SMITH

Council Watch

The Gotham Cometh: Town Lake Condo Clears First Hurdle; Council Moves On to Water

BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON

food

Ultra-Gallic Gastronomy

Barbara Chisholm elucidates the finer points of dining at Chez Nous.

BY BARBARA CHISHOLM

Food-o-File

Details about a new nonprofit whose goal is to build home food gardens as well as upcoming food events in Austin.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

The Coffeehouse Chronicles

Coffeehouse adventurer Pableaux Johnson provides the essentials on 503 Coffee Bar.

BY PABLEAUX JOHNSON

Second Helpings: French and Fine Dining

Food Reviews

SallieÕs

Rachel Feit explores the Southern/soul food combinations at Sallie’s.
music

Destruction as Beauty

Profile of local alternative band Trail of Dead; explication of their new album Madonna

BY GREG BEETS

Playing Kissyface

Profile of eclecto-rockers Adult Rodeo

BY CHRISTOPHER HESS

Dancing About Architecture

Liberty Lunch is finally reduced to dust bin debris even as Mueller Airport hosts the "Airport Rave" and some 6,000 attendees, one of which was NOT Biz Markie, who was a no-show. Who says there are no more live music venues in Austin. Once-local guitarist Evan Johns hospitalized in DC with severe liver problems, just as Bad Livers finish recording a new album. Ken Lieck, King of the Segue.

BY KEN LIECK

Madonna reviewed

... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

Madonna

Eric Hisaw

Eric Hisaw: Babe's, September 29

Jim Stringer & the Austin Music Band

Jim Stringer & the Austin Music Band: Carousel Lounge, September 30

Airport Festival: National Guard Armory, Robert H. Mueller Municipal Airport, October 1

Descriptions of live shows
screens

Anne Rapp's Fortune

The screenwriter of Cookie’s Fortune talks about storytelling, working in the business, and the incredible collaborator she found in Robert Altman.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Austin Heart of Film Festival Schedule (Revised)

Something Completely Different

Comedy writers Bob Odenkirk and David Cross took everything they’d learned from past comic masters and made their Mr. Show variety show into something completely different.

BY RON DEUTSCH

Small Screen, Big Ideas

The Territory Begins A New Season

BY SARAH HEPOLA

Short Cuts

News from the Austin film world.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

A small-screen return to twitching noses, magic potions, and girls who hold the power; also, a review of TNT’s daring live-action Animal Farm.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

arts & culture

For the Love of the Line

In the exhibitions “Old Master Drawings From the Suida-Manning Collection” at the Blanton Museum of Art and “Selected 20th-Century Master Drawings” at the Norwood Gallery, we can indulge our eyes in samples of art spanning five centuries.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

Reports on The "Three 'J's" of Austin culture And Lily Tomlin At UT.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Cabaret of Broken Dreams: One Big Sex-and-Death Carnival

Reviews of recent and ongoing exhibitions and performances around Austin

Van Cliburn, Lynn Harrell and the UT Symphony Orchestra: Autobiography Played Out at the Piano

Reviews of recent and ongoing exhibitions and performances around Austin

Equus: Probing the Darkness

Reviews of recent and ongoing exhibitions and performances around Austin
columns

Page Two

Close your eyes in Portland, and it sounds a lot like Austin.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Differing takes on Town Lake going Greek; too many zeros for Babich; and the Chronicle film reviewers take another hit.

Public Notice

Atlatl, atlatl, atlatl, atlatl!

BY KATE X MESSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

A playmate for the fishberry?

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

Nepotism is disliked only by those who have no familial connections to make use of.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Tyler, Texas' own City of Roses.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Coach's Corner

In search of more synonyms for "idiot."

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

About AIDS

Bolivian shamans' plants may provide new AIDS drugs.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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