Nov. 5, 1999

Volume 19, Number 10

features

Say Hello to Kitty

Join Austin writer Anna Hanks in her desperate search for the "Hello Kitty" hotline.

BY ANNA HANKS

news

Drug Warriors

Hays County drug war is costing lives and money.

BY NATE BLAKESLEE

Million-Dollar Man

AG press spokesman Ted Delisi also works as a campaign consultant to George Bush.

BY ROBERT BRYCE

Naked City

The Austin Peace and Justice Coalition is coordinating the bus trip to Georgia for the mass demonstration calling for the closure of the School of the Americas, TxDOT's Web site gets hundreds of new visitors curious about I-35 improvement projects, and the Austin Design Commission completes its proposed set of downtown design guidelines.

BY AMY SMITH

Council Watch

Council hears light rail report, questions legal fees on LCRA water deal and snorts at proposal to have new car displays in baggage claim area of airport.

BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON

food

King Ranch

Bring your appetite and a healthy Western palate to Ranch 616.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

What to eat and who to see during the Texas Book Festival, November 6-7; how to procure the first certified organic beef in the state of Texas; and updates on local restaurant news.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

The Coffeehouse Chronicles

Intrepid coffeehouse chronicler Pableaux Johnson provides the lowdown on Flipnotics Coffeespace Cafe.

BY PABLEAUX JOHNSON

Second Helpings: American Cafes

Food Reviews

Saigon Kitchen

Mick Vann likes what he finds at Saigon Kitchen.
music

Complete Freedom

A profile of Bad Livers banjo player Danny Barnes

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Against the Grain

A profile of Bad Livers bassist Mark Rubin

BY ANDY LANGER

Dancing About Architecture

The Butthole Surfers find themselves uncovered, Don Walser takes a dive, and time and music march on.

BY KEN LIECK

Live Shots

screens

Choose Your Own Adventure

A short list of the most promising games slated to hit home systems before Christmas.

BY BRENDAN SINCLAIR

Short Cuts

Upcoming events and workshops of interest to the Austin film community.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

The world is not ending anytime soon -- but neither are television specials about the twilight of the millennium.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Dreaming ART

This year in Austin, autumn brings a Spring Storm, and with it Actors Repertory of Texas, the realization of the city's long-cherished dream of a locally based professional theatre company.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

Remembering Esther's Follies comedienne Margaret Wiley, who died November 2.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

A View From the Bridge: Go Away, Little Girl

Ada Calhoun examines the Alley Theatre's touring production of A View From the Bridge.

Red Light/Green Light: See the Music, Hear the Dance

Barbejoy A. Polnzio explores time, motion, and sound through the Ariel Dance Theatre production of Red Light / Green Light and the Walter Thompson Orchestra's Sound Painting
columns

Page Two

Ooooh, politics.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

First, the good news ...

Public Notice

This week's breast cancer benefits sing the body electric; mother's help others; pixie dust, and more.

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

Crusading for better customer service

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Coach's Corner

No sympathy for Pete Rose

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Mr. Smarty Pants

I've never met Willie Nelson either.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

River Inn Resort near Hunt is a perfect fall getaway.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

Disease prevention remains underfunded despite public opinion.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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