Dec. 31, 1999

Volume 19, Number 18

features

Party of One

Welcome to the Chronicle's guide to a New Year's home alone, loser.

BY KATE X MESSER

news

Getting School to Work

Aided by an infusion of new tax dollars from high-tech and other industries, Del Valle ISD finds success by investing heavily in school-to-career programs.

BY KEVIN FULLERTON

New World Disorder

The World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle collapsed under its own weight.

BY MONTE PAULSEN

Naked City

More sponsors are added to A2K New Year's Eve party, Austin Energy Green Choice program is about to be announced.

BY AMY SMITH

food

Cookbook Reviews

Eating Between the Lines

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood surveys her favorite food publications.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Fast Food Tour

Take a Fast Food Tour with Greg Beets in this week's installment.
music

The Year It All Went Wrong

Looking back at club closings in Austin in 1999.

BY MICHAEL BERTIN

Dancing About Architecture

All the good and happy things that happened in Austin music, 1999.

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

Beck

Midnite Vultures

Bob Marley

Chant Down Babylon

Alpha YaYa Diallo

The Message

John Lewis

Evolution

Ellis Marsalis, The Other Side of Duke Ellington, Arkadia Jazz All-Stars, Don Sebesky, Daniel Barenboim & Guests, Tony Bennett, The Symphonic Ellington, Marcus Roberts

Duke In Blue, Duke's Motivation, Thank You, Duke, Joyful Noise, Tribute to Ellington, Sings Ellington Hot & Cool, Night Creature, In Honor of Duke

Jack Kerouac, Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Jack Kerouac Reads "On the Road", A Coney Island of the Mind

Guy Clark

Cold Dog Soup

Sally Timms

Cowboy Sally's Twilight Laments for Lost Buckaroos

Fiona Apple

When the Pawn...

Wheat

Hope and Adams

Talking Heads

Stop Making Sense

Eleni Karaindrou

Eternity and a Day
screens

Wild, Wild Webcasts

Why party in line when you can party online?

BY MARC SAVLOV

Short Cuts

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

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Hankering for millennium specials? Got 27 hours to kill? Find out what's in store this holiday season on the boob tube.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

Galaxy Quest

A parody of Gene Roddenberry's TV world and its rabid fans.

Mansfield Park

Jane Austen's third novel is infused with liberal doses of modern attitudes and autobiographical tidbits from the author's life.
arts & culture

El Quemado

For more than 40 years, José Francisco Treviño has been exploring the world of art. Now, in the largest retrospective it has ever presented, Mexic-Arte Museum shows us Treviño's discoveries, and Mary Jane Garza explains how they came to be.

BY MARY JANE GARZA

Articulations

Candidates in the running for artistic director of Ballet Austin.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Flaming Idiots: Agog and A-Giggle

Robert Faires gets a kick from the Flaming Idiots at the Zachary Scott Theatre Center.

Senioritis: Devilish High School Chemistry

Robi Polgar examines the Vortex production of Rob Nash's Senioritis
columns

Page Two

The oddest part of the next week or so is not how much will happen but how very little really will.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Public Notice

Public Notice ponders the end of the world as we know it, and feels damn fine. Happy New Year!

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

Lo-carb diets are all the rage right now. Funny thing, they've been around a long time...

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

How do YOU spell Shakespeare?

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

The back roads of northeastern Travis County snake around enough to make a Sunday drive seem like a journey.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Coach's Corner

A best-of-the-century roundup

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

About AIDS

Perhaps no journey has been more momentous over the last two decades than the one experienced by those infected with and those affected by HIV/AIDS.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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