Oct. 22, 1999

Volume 19, Number 8

features

Whenever We're Opened

Mortician-for-a-night, Wayne Alan Brenner ponders life as he faces death.

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

The Code We Share

How a nice Jewish boy like Lorne Opler found G_d at a Christian seminary.

BY LORNE OPLER

news

House of Cards

Critics say the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs awards low-income housing tax-credits to undeserving developers.

BY KEVIN FULLERTON

How Austin Fared

Despite Austin's reputation as the most expensive rental market in Texas, the state Department of Housing and Community Affairs has approved only one low-income housing tax credit project for Austin this year.

BY KEVIN FULLERTON

In Housing We Trust

The city of Austin devotes $1 million for housing as part of city's social equity initiative

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Money to Burn

John Cornyn tries to keep tobacco case lawyers from reaping all of the financial benefits.

BY ROBERT BRYCE

Seeing the Light

Capital Metro unveils plans for light rail, a bus-rapid-transit system, and HOV lanes for Austin.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

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 Council considers status of various development-related lawsuits in executive sessions.

BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON

food

Tailgating Teasips

Mick Vann makes a foray into the curious and often elaborate rite of University of Texas fandom known as "tailgating" and discovers some intriguing practices.

BY MICK VANN

Food-o-File

In this week's edition of Food-o-File, Austin Chronicle Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood credits the Austin-based owners of Z'Tejas Grill for their inclusion on Gourmet magazine's list of best restaurants for fun in the Phoenix / Scottsdale area and details several upcoming food events.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Breakfast Ole!

music

The Nine Lives of Ol' Possum

An overview of country legend George Jones' life and career.

BY JERRY RENSHAW

Hectic but Good

Profile of country / bluegrass singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale

BY MARGARET MOSER

Dancing About Architecture

Is the new Sir Douglas Quintet collection is from the original masters? Doug Sahm makes the final call. Also, Michael Nesmith, Junior and Tanya Rae Brown, and Clifford Antone updates.

BY KEN LIECK

Live Shots

Isotope 217, Emo's, October 12

Descriptions of live shows

Bernard Allison, Antone's, October 14

Descriptions of live shows
screens

The Passion of Sam Peckinpah

Excerpts From the Austin Film Society's Peckinpah Monograph

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

The Last Draft

1999 Austin Heart of Film Festival Wrap-Up

Short Cuts

Film news from around Austin

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

TV Eye

Good TV shows don't go to heaven, they go to Barnes & Noble; also, Larry David's HBO special is worth the price of cable.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Waves Coming to Shore

No artist in the last 50 years has combined dance, theatre, music, scenery, and costume into epic spectacles like Pina Bausch, and as this German visionary returns to Austin Dawn Davis explores her work and her impact on the city's Johnson / Long Dance Company.

BY DAWN DAVIS

All the World SA Stage

The Debut of the International Theater Festival at San Antonio

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

A special visit to Austin by Theatre Communications Group executive director Ben Cameron.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Barnum's Kaleidoscape: A Palace of Wonders

Reviews of recent and ongoing exhibitions and performances around Austin

Tales of Error: It Came From Junior High

Reviews of recent and ongoing exhibitions and performances around Austin

Dirty Money: The Job of Sex

Reviews of recent and ongoing exhibitions and performances around Austin
columns

Page Two

Peckinpah rides again at the Alamo Drafthouse.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Who has the ego problem?

Public Notice

Club Skirt, autumn leaves, and the flu are all back!

BY KATE X MESSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

HAL, Hendrix, Seven of Nine

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

When did the concept of breaking in jeans become obsolete?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Museum-hopping in Houston.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Coach's Corner

Everybody hates a winner.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

About AIDS

Keep walking - we're not there yet: The 12th annual AIDS Walk Austin is this Sunday.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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