Nov. 26, 1999

Volume 19, Number 13

features

Greetings From the Great White North

Canadian Lorne Opler measures his country against the great state of Texas. Oh, Canada!

BY LORNE OPLER

Postcard From PA

Austin Marion Winik writes from her new home in the wilds of Pennsylvania

BY MARION WINIK

news

Stop, Thief!

Austin Among 10 worst cities for bike thefts

BY ROB D'AMICO

The Profit Motive

Activists oppose World Trade Organization

BY CHERYL BISHOP

Naked City

Larry Speck resigns his dean's post at the UTSchool of Architecture; Mandy Dealey weighs whether to run for Sherri Greenberg's seat; rumors circulate that Eric Mitchell may jump into the race; the honeymoon between Chief Stan Knee and the Austin Police Association is fading fast, and Rep. Rick Green raises a ton of cash at his fundraiser.

BY AMY SMITH

Council Watch

City and developer Gary Bradley reach agreeement on development

BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON

Media Clips

The Statesman doesn't let facts get in the way of telling the truth about the Tim Jones tapes.

BY LEE NICHOLS

food

Reading at the Table

Reviews of Cookbooks

Food-o-File

What two local farmers have done to make the best of the dismal growing season in Central Texas this year, and local restaurant changes in the works, as well as an update on the sale of Pam Made Pies.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Home Away From Home

Tasty, bite-sized restaurant listings compiled from new and previous reviews, guides, and poll results. This week's entries, compiled by Virginia B. Wood, feature local hotel restaurants.
music

State Musician of Texas

Tracing Doug Sahm's roots from San Antonio to potential State Musician of Texas

BY MARGARET MOSER

Dancing About Architecture

A Fond Farewell to the Texas Tornado himself, Doug Sahm.

BY KEN LIECK

screens

All Wrapped Up

From biopics to end-of-day thrillers, a look at the films you'll be standing in line for this Christmas.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN, SARAH HEPOLA, MARCEL MEYER AND MARC SAVLOV

Short Cuts

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Now that there's a resurgence in prime-time game shows: How about the return of live TV? Also, Suddenly Susan is put on the shelf, VH1 adds seven new shows, and millennium specials go on. And on.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

American Movie

End of Days

The Lovers on the Bridge

Carax's stridently anti-romantic romance is curiously full of extravagant visual panache.

Princess Mononoke

Japanese animated feature is packed with an environmentally aware storyline, breathtaking animation, and clever dialogue penned for this American release by Brit fantasist Neil Gaiman and delivered in English by a slew of American actors.

Toy Story 2

The World Is Not Enough

arts & culture

Superstar Search

Three decades after its debut, Jesus Christ Superstar may not seem a radical piece of musical theatre, but Austin Musical Theatre's new production just may return the rock opera to its revolutionary roots.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

The resignation of the UT School of Architecture's dean over the Blanton Museum of Art furor.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Don Giovanni: Lover on the Lam

Robi Polgar examines the Austin Lyric Opera production of Mozart's Don Giovanni.

Heavenly Shades of Night Are Falling: Poetry-Soaked World

Ada Calhoun covers Frontera Hyde Park Theatre's world premiere of Erik Ehn's Heavenly Shades of Night Are Falling.

Ashes to Ashes: Dense and Chilling Quiet

Ada Calhoun covers The Public Domain production of Harold Pinter's Ashes to Ashes.
columns

Page Two

Saying goodbye to a friend and a hero.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

HPBC is on the minds of many this week; Gotham lingers in the shadows.

Public Notice

This week, PN gears up for some serious turkey stuffage, reminds you to "Buy Nothing" on the day after Thanksgiving, tells all about the City's official holiday closings, vindicates 101X morning DJ Jenn Garrison, and wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3AM

Where will you be on New Year's Eve and why?

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Gucci buys Saint Laurent, International Male sells trendy trash at reasonable prices, Calvin Klein crams raggedy jeans down our throats.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Alexander Graham Bell hasn't touched everyone yet; nuke and nibble; Sheryl Crow's pedigree

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Discover Old World Christmas treasures at the Sophienburg Museum in New Braunfels.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Coach's Corner

Coach's time at the Boulders proves far from Carefree.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

About AIDS

HIV-positive men who use Viagra should be aware of a possible adverse drug interaction.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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