Dec. 10, 1999

Volume 19, Number 15

features

Breaking the Biker Code

Austin musician and Glass Eye expatriate Kathy McCarty sends greetings from the Sturgis, South Dakota, Black Hills Motor Classic & Rally, learns how to be a biker chick, and wishes we were there.

BY KATHY MCCARTY

Italian Biker Speed

At a Round Rock motorcycle shop, Mototek revs customers who feel the need for speed with an exclusive line of Italian Aprilia bikes.

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

news

Shaky Railing

Three former Capital Metro board members and two former employees claim that the transportation agency attempted to put Longhorn Railway, its costly freight rail operator, out of business.

BY ROBERT BRYCE

Communication Breakdown

The city's plan to implement a radio system is turning into a long, high-dollar project

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

Town Lake Park stakeholders say ARTS Center Stage is trying to pull a fast one on getting a bigger parking garage constructed; City Manager Jesus Garza is up for a raise, or is he? Mayor Kirk Watson announced his re-election bid and Amy Babich runs for city council.

BY AMY SMITH

Council Watch

Council shrinks Champion development at Loop 360 and RM 2222; taxi drivers want to raise fares, Gary Bradley development agreement doesn't provide enough information.

BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON

Media Clips

KJFK-FM fires conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Daryl Janes goes to work for Comproller Carole Keeton Rylander, George W. Bush is still running for president

BY LEE NICHOLS

food

Electronic Edibles

Virginia B. Wood and Barbara Chisholm have spent some time going through a mountain of catalogs to cull some very interesting suggestions for the food lovers on folks' Christmas lists.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

La Madeleine

BY BARBARA CHISHOLM

Berdoll Pecan Farm

BY BARBARA CHISHOLM

American Spoon Foods

BY BARBARA CHISHOLM

Cook's Illustrated

BY BARBARA CHISHOLM

Specialty Food Catalog

BY BARBARA CHISHOLM

Fruitful Gifts of Arizona Inc.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

New England Cheesemaking Supply Company

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Royer's Round Top Cafe

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

New Canaan Farms

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Mrs. Beasley's

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

CIA's Marketplace ... Products & Recipes from the Campus Store at Greystone

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood clears up some misperceptions about business changes at Austin Java Company, reveals the news that the late, great Pearl's Oyster Bar is being revived, and shares some information about how to send that person on your Christmas list who has everything something he or she most definitely does not have.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Vegetarian Friendly

Tasty, bite-sized restaurant listings compiled from new and previous reviews, guides, and poll results, compiled this week by Lindsey Simon
music

Too Dumb to Die

A profile of Austin's longest-running musical parody, the Uranium Savages.

BY MARGARET MOSER

Land of the Freberg

Interview with radio-comedy pioneer Stan Freberg

BY KEN LIECK

Dancing About Architecture

Clifford Antone gets one more reprieve?, More music at the airport, and more

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

Beastie Boys

The Sounds of Science

Everything is Nice: The Matador Records 10th Anniversary Anthology (Matador)

Everything is Nice: The Matador Records 10th Anniversary Anthology

Henry Rollins, Rollins Band

Hot Animal Machine, Life Time, Hard Volume, Live in Australia 1990

Cocteau Twins

BBC Sessions

Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, The Temptations

Breaking Through, Love Starved Heart, Along Came Love, You've Got to Earn It

What Is Hip? The Tower of Power Anthology

Tower of Power

Isley Brothers

It's Your Thing: The Story of the Isley Brothers

Benny Goodman

Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

Lee Hazlewood

Trouble Is a Lonesome Town, Requiem fo an Almost Lady, Cowboy in Sweden

Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Marty Robbins

Stardust, Big City, Live at Folsom Prison, Stand by Your Main, Gunfighter Ballads
screens

Straight to Video

Gifts for the Cinephile? Time to Go ...

BY SARAH HEPOLA

Santa Claus Is dot.Coming

Some off-kilter suggestions for the online shopper interested in more than Amazon.com.

BY JON LEBKOWSKY

Short Cuts

Upcoming events and workshops of interest to the Austin film community

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Confessions of a television columnist; also, strange timing for the 1999 Image Awards, Iron Chef may hit the big screen, and Texas Parks & Wildlife rakes in the kudos.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Believing in Beauty

Fabric, home altars, and the influence of her mother all figure heavily in the art of Connie Arismendi, and writer Mary Jane Garza opens up the heart from which her remarkable images spring.

BY MARY JANE GARZA

Big and Getting Bigger

Austin comic Eddie Gossling has always gotten a lot of attention for his size, but these days he's getting more attention for his comedy, and J.C. Shakespeare explains why.

BY J. C. SHAKESPEARE

Articulations

The Zachary Scott Theatre Center is having a rockin' season.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Cry Pitch Carrolls: Winter Wonderland

RobertFaires examines Salvage Vanguard Theater's production of The Cry Pitch Carrolls

Jesus Christ Superstar: At Once Awful and Great

Ada Calhoun critiques Austin Musical theatre's staging of Jesus Christ Superstar

Body Count: To Remember and Forget

Dawn Davis recalls the World AIDS Day performance piece Body Count.

All Things Delicious: What the hell is inside the sizzle pot?

Ada Calhoun critiques Brently Heilbron's All Things Delicious
columns

Page Two

Austin owes Clifford Antone.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

How the WTO touches our readers' lives; and other hot-button issues like film reviews, bikes, and Kevin Fullerton.

Public Notice

Public Notice is noticing a lot of public service types getting into the holiday spirit. Events big and small are happening all over town, as are opportunities to give, give, give, and give some more.

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3AM

When the new Millennium begins, we should be asking the same questions about life we always have.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

A scandal in the modeling business?! Gasp!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Country Christmas tree farms and other holi-day trips.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants

Natural diuretics and other festive "facts."

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Coach's Corner

The American propensity to forgive its athletic heroes is both distressing and lamentable.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

About AIDS

The FTC bans a popular at-home HIV test.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Moto Guzzi Rules

An online discussion group leads to a pair of Bonneville Land Speed Records for Austin motorcycle enthusiast Russell Duke and the Moto Guzzi.

BY NICK BARBARO

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