Jan. 14, 2000

Volume 19, Number 20

features

Even It Up

Odd guy Charles Harp advocates for even number and ponders the inherent beauty of rounding.

BY CHARLES HARP

The Millennium Phone Call

When Margaret Thompson answers her phone, she never knows how distraught the person at the other end might be ...

BY MARGARET THOMPSON

news

Bigger, Better, Smarter

San Diego is everything Austin wants to be: livable, transit-oriented, pedestrian-friendly, and downtown-centric. But will tools that worked in the nation's largest border and military base town translate to Central Texas?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

New Kid on the Block

Neighborhood Services office aims to help neighborhoods help themselves

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Naked City

Candidates lining up for city council races; things are heating up in the district 48 race; the austin police association is not happy with the manner in which chief stan knee has picked his assistant chiefs, and the jesus video is being mailed to every texas household.

BY AMY SMITH

Council Watch

Planning Commission and two council members consider measures to reduce commercial noise pollution near residential land; Vista Ridge PUD developer negotiates compromise agreement on its single-family development overlooking Bull Creek.

BY KEVIN FULLERTON

food

At Home in the Outpost

R.O.'s Outpost, 17 miles west of Austin in the Hill Country, serves the kind of food, reviewer Mick Vann reports, that "the old folks grew up on, and the kind rarely found these days in our modern, fast-food, a-go-go world."

BY MICK VANN

Cookbook Lovers Are Invited to Shop!

Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood gives the lowdown on the Westbank Community Library's upcoming cookbook sale.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Why were Pacifica's employees locked out of the restaurant, much to their surprise? Virginia B. Wood updates readers on that news and other restaurant updates.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Sushi

Wes Marshall covers Austin's sushi scene.

Food Reviews

Jean-Luc's French Bistro

Wes Marshall visits Jean-Luc's French Bistro on a weeknight to check out the food-wine pairings.

Liberty Pie

Liberty Pie doesn't usually meet the 30-minute deadline the pizza delivery boys do (in fact, they don't deliver at all), but that's for the better, Barbara Chisholm explains.
music

A Sound Salvation

Austin's Class of 2000

BY ANDY LANGER

Live Shots

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Dancing About Architecture

TV crews come to cover Austin's music scene as more musicians split for more lucrative climes; the Flatlanders keep it intimate, and more stuff happens, too.

BY KEN LIECK

Live Shots

screens

Fast, Cheap, & Out of Control

While the rest of the nation was rallying around the flag, screenwriter and director Sturges was spitting out a series of rapid-fire Hollywood comedies that showed untruth, injustice, inequality, corruption, chicanery, and illicit sex running rampant across this land from sea to shining sea.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Short Cuts

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

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Television's millennial celebrations may have been short on crises, but they were long on global partying; also, the latest in midseason changes, including the addition of a quirky new show called Malcolm in the Middle.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Desert Island Films, Part II

Louis Black continues his ongoing list of "desert island" videos with films by Preston Sturges, Quentin Tarantino, and John Ford

Film Reviews

All About My Mother

All About My Mother merges all of Almodóvar's noted preoccupations with women on the verge of nervous breakdowns, screwball melodramas, and flamboyant visual touches with a cohesive – and universal – story about the faces and roles we all adopt in public.

Angela's Ashes

Beefcake

Girl, Interrupted

arts & culture

Back to the Garden

The musical Candide has had as tumultuous a life as its wandering hero. Robert Faires catalogs its journey and explains what has kept it alive and why it's always a pleasure to revisit.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

Robert Faires talks FronteraFest.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

columns

Page Two

Cities can manage their destinies.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Light rail, affordable housing, and reverse racism.

Public Notice

This week, Public Notice explores bike activism, the Y2K fallout, lesbians who lose their shoes, and so much more ...

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

All sixty-eight years and 170 members of the "the world's longest-running Western Swing band" are covered at the LIght Crust Doughboys Hall of Fame and Museum in Mesquite, Texas.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

Touching a nerve at Todd Oldham central.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

The jury's still out on the origins of the hockey haircut.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Coach's Corner

He may not be smart enough to put up shutters, but Coach offers his NFL divisional playoff picks nonetheless.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

About AIDS

Smart choices are the best -- and sometimes the only -- weapon against AIDS.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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