Nov. 12, 1999

Volume 19, Number 11

features

A Way With Guns

Young writer Kevin Wood grew up with BB guns, and rifles and hunting, so it was a bit of a shock for him to discover that he wasn't as comfortable with a handgun.

BY KEVIN WOOD

news

Salvation

Former Davidian David Thibodeau recounts life at Waco compound in new book, "A Place Called Waco."

BY ROBERT BRYCE

Ashes to Ashes

David Koresh trusted Texas Rangers more than other law enforcement agencies.

BY ROBERT BRYCE

Agent Sage

Retired FBI agent Byron Sage is still defending FBI's role at Waco.

BY ROBERT BRYCE

Our Lying Eyes

A New Revelation, like its predecessor, Waco: Rules of Engagement, will face an uphill climb with the intellectual and political establishment.

BY DICK J. REAVIS

Men at Work

City's day laborer program undergoes successful overhaul

BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON

Fast Track

The Capital Area Metropolitan Organization approved Capital Metro's light rail plans; now it's up to voters.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

A Dam Shame

Trout fishing group and recreational users oppose Guadalupe Blanco River Authority's plan to sell water to growing communities.

BY DAN OKO

Naked City

Candidates line up to run for Rep. Sherri Greenberg's seat; Austin police disagree with Chief Stan Knee's defense of officer who entered Matthew McConaughey's home; LGRL's Dianne Hardy-Garcia is off to Washington to organize a big march, BFI has received its valuation in the city's condemnation process.

BY AMY SMITH

Council Watch

The delicate business of funding substance abuse programs for musicians.

BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON

Media Clips

Media misses the boat when it comes to quizzing Bush on foreign dictators.

BY LEE NICHOLS

food

Trouble in Paradise

Rebecca Chastenet de Gery explains why her visits to Pacifica Fine Dining have varied in quality.

BY REBECCA CHASTENET DÉ GERY

The Coffeehouse Chronicles

"Agoraphobes need not apply," Pableaux Johnson says of Gaby & Mo's, an infectiously bright new coffeehouse.

BY PABLEAUX JOHNSON

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood finds the perfect tamale and much more at the Southern Foodways Symposium in Oxford, Mississippi.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Deli-cious Sandwiches

Food Reviews

music

The Next Wave

A comprehensive look at the emerging Rock en Español movement in the United States

BY MELISSA SATTLEY

Everywhere Is War

A beginner's discography to Rock en Español

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Dancing About Architecture

Life and death on the live music club scene; Dale Watson escapes, Huey Meaux doesn't; and more tantalizing tidbits of Terpsichore...

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

Rage Against the Machine

The Battle of Los Angeles

The Clash, Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros

Live From Here to Eternity, Rock Art and the X-Ray Style

Eurythmics

Peace

The Hellacopters, The Hellacopters

Grande Rock, Payin' the Dues

Paul McCartney

Run Devil Run, Working Classical

Matthew Sweet

In Reverse

Everything But the Girl

Temperamental

AIR

Premiers Symptomes

Tethered Moon, Paul Motian & the Electric Bebop Band

Chansons de Edith Piaf, Monk & Powell

Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Inner Voyage

Compay Segundo

Calle Salud

John Prine

In Spite of Ourselves

Buddy Miller

Cruel Moon

Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals

Burn to Shine

Dolly Parton

The Grass Is Blue

Dr. Dre, Method Man, Redman, Master P, The Artist, Eve, Mos Def, Three-Six Mafia, GooDiE MoB, Lil' KeKe, Eightball & MJG, Flo Mob`

Chonic 2001: Still Smokin', Blackout!, Only God Can Judge Me, Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic, Ruff Ryders' First Lady, Black on Both Sides, Get Crunk!, What You Know About That Wood
screens

Small Wonders

They just nabbed two festival awards, next up is HBO, and Ed Wood is their greatest influence. Meet Austin's most successful 12-year-old filmmakers.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Family Drama

Filmmaker Jennifer Fox discusses the seven months she spent with Bill and Karen, an interracial couple at the center of her intimate 10-hour documentary.

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

A Waking Dream

Film collective in*situ screens the animation of Harry Smith, avant-garde filmmaker.

BY CHRIS BAKER

Short Cuts

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

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Ain't it cool? Harry Knowles pitches a television show based on his cinephile Webzine; also, the NAACP boycott is scrapped, plus other small-screen newsmakers.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

The Bachelor

Defying Gravity

Dogma

Kevin Smith manages to makes a film that both pokes fun at the Catholic Church and upholds the faith.

Get Bruce!

The Hungry Bachelors Club

arts & culture

The Whole Package

With Margaret Wiley, you didn’t have a one-trick pony; you had a multitude of talents and personalities in one big and big-hearted woman. Wiley’s friends and colleagues at Esther’s Follies offer their memories of this exceptional Austin comedian who died November 2.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

ARTS Center Stage making the Big Decision: What architect is going to transform Palmer Auditorium into the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Holding Light: The Seen and the Unseen

Rebecca Cohen looks at the exhibition of contemporary glass sculptures "Holding Light" at the Austin Museum of Art: Laguna Gloria.

Austin Symphony Orchestra: Dance Fever

Robi Polgar responds to the November concert of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, featuring the premiere of Austin composer Darden Smith's Grand Motion.
columns

Page Two

The Austin American-Statesmanmanipulates a non-story to slam enviro board.

BY NICK BARBARO AND LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Warning: blatant use of music knowledge within

Public Notice

This week's "Public Notice" goes to Hyde Park, buys some homeless art, and cruises some gay bars.

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

Purchasing celebrity detritus on eBay

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

Der Führer kann nicht das Volkswagen antreiben.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg sows the seeds for a colorful spring.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Coach's Corner

Will the real genius please stand up?

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

About AIDS

Support groups are available for children who have HIV or are impacted by HIV in the family.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Letters at 3AM

Poetry is an act of faith.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

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