Archives - Oct. 15, 1999 Issue - The Austin Chronicle

Oct. 15, 1999

Volume 19, Number 7

news

A Rural Riddle

Hays County Water Planning Partnership forms to try and stop unmitigated growth

BY ROB D'AMICO

Naked City

South Austin Democrats give Mayor Kirk Watson the Yeller Dawg award of the year, Geoff Rips goes to work for AISD, City Council will have new meeting places next year.

BY AMY SMITH

Council Watch

City inks 50-year water deal with LCRA

BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON

Media Clips

Corporate media giants cause journalism to become less competitive; Walter Cronkite and Bill Moyers speak at The Daily Texan's 100th birthday event; Grassroots Media Conference held in Austin

BY LEE NICHOLS

food

Italian American

Chronicle food writer Rachel Feit went to Mama Mia’s looking for her Big Night, but found instead the sort of place that put the little restaurant in Big Night out of business.

BY RACHEL FEIT

Uncorking Texas

The Texas wine industry has certainly come a long way since the first vineyards were planted by Spanish monks nearly 400 years ago. A recent state government plan could help the industry grow even more.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

More delectable hot dogs in Austin, several businesses that cater wedding receptions, and updates on chefs' changes in Austin.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Indian

Food Reviews

music

The Mother of All Texas Honky-Tonks

A look back at the Mother of All Texas Honky-Tonks

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

The Pilgrim Returns

Q&A with Kris Kristofferson

BY ANDY LANGER

Dancing About Architecture

Austin City Limits to enter its 25th season two shows lighter; Steamboat loses more relocation prospects; and Ozzy Osbourne declines Black Sabbath's nomination for entry into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

Negativland/Chumbawamba, Teletubbies

The ABC's of Anarchism, Nursery Rhymes & Other Fun Songs

David Bowie, Iggy Pop

Hours, Avenue B

Handsome Boy Modeling School

So ... How's Your Girl?

Ol' Dirty Bastard

N***a Please

Wilson Pickett

It's Harder Now

Sister Carol

Isis

Split Lip Rayfield

In the Mud

The Folk Implosion

One Part Lullaby

Philip Glass

Dracula, performed by Kronos Quartet

Vibes, Brad Jones' AKA Alias

With Drawn, Uncivilized Poise

Nine Inch Nails

The Fragile
screens

Screen Play

Heart of Film Screenwriters Conference and Festival Wrap-Up

Psycho Analysis

An interview with Psycho scribe Joe Stefano

BY MARC SAVLOV

American Filmmaker

Chris Smith's American Movie depicts one man's passionate struggle to make a film.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Short Cuts

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

From Ethel Mertz to Margaret Cho, we examine how the small screen has portrayed big women; also, a look at Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

Black Cat, White Cat

A Chinese Ghost Story: The Tsui Hark Animation

Fight Club

There's no middle ground in Fight Club: Either you go with its berserker ethos or go nuts.

Finding North

arts & culture

Silent Partner

You don't hear much about Wayne Bell when the Long Center for the Performing Arts is discussed. That may be because this honored Austin architect is low-key, modest, the consummate team player. But he's the point man on this $60 million project and arts writer Robi Polgar reveals how integral he is in getting it built in a calm, orderly, informed, and successful way.

BY ROBI POLGAR

Articulations

Forward motion on a renovation of UT's Harry Ransom Center and the lack of motion in the design of the new Blanton Museum of Art.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Rocky Horror Show: Spaced Out on Sensation

Reviews of recent and ongoing exhibitions and performances around Austin

The Threepenny Opera: A Snarl of Theses

Reviews of recent and ongoing exhibitions and performances around Austin
columns

Page Two

The Statesman is back to its old ways.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

The Gotham backlash continues.

Public Notice

Fundraising season is upon us ...

BY KATE X MESSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

Close encounters of the illegal kind.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

Announcing the Fashion Amnesty Program.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Old Settler's Park in Round Rock is one of the best city parks in Texas.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Coach's Corner

In this year's Super Bowl: Rams vs. Titans?

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

About AIDS

Another compound from the Amazon rain forests can help HIV+ patients.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Letters at 3AM

Is "progress" an unconscious compulsion?

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Tiger Cry

Baseball enthusiast Lisa Tozzi takes a trip to Detroit and memory lane as she visits Tiger Stadium on the eve of its destruction.

BY LISA TOZZI

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