Feb. 4, 2000

Volume 19, Number 23

features

Little Darlings

Addison DeWitt and Miss Caswell come back to life as chihuahuas, and it's All About Margaret.

BY MARGARET MOSER

The Statesman of the House

Meredith Phillips shares space with a persnickety purebred named Winston.

BY MEREDITH PHILLIPS

news

Field of Dreamers

Two dems, five gop candidates vie for district 48 race, but the seat is expected to remain Democratic.

BY ROB D'AMICO

Power House

Will This Year Mark Dems' Last Stand at the Lege?

BY ROBERT BRYCE

Naked City

Tivoli Systems supports smart growth with its move to a desired development zone; Nelson Linder announces his candidacy against willie lewis for city council; the austin lesbian gay political caucus makes its endorsements; cherrywood neighborhood assn. supports depressing i-35 lanes.

Council Watch

City plots downtown's retail future

BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON

Media Clips

Two Fox reporters, fired by a Tampa station for their report on the continued use of the controversial recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone, are coming to Austin to tell their tale.

BY LEE NICHOLS

food

Meal in a Bowl

Twin Dragon may have its faults, but Chronicle food writer Mick Vann explains why the Hot and Sour Soup With Fish and Shrimp more than makes up for any culinary lapses.

BY MICK VANN

Food-o-File

Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood says goodbye to Craig Claiborne and gives the low-down on some exciting food events for the upcoming week.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Korean

Food Reviews

music

Sea Cruise

Sailing into the sunset on Delbert McClinton's Blues Crusie.

BY MARGARET MOSER

Fish Out of Water

Seasick and Solitary on the Sandy Beaches Cruise

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Dancing About Architecture

Collapsing Beams at the Mercury, Asleep at the Wheel Beams into Your Home, SXSW Marches On

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

Slaid Cleaves

Broke Down

Chris Montgomery

You Know You Want It

Mike Rosenthal

Mike Rosenthal

Grand Champeen

Out Front by the Van

Missing Ingredient

Consolation Prize

Cinema West

Cinema West

Coffee Sergeants

The Blessing House

Three Balls of Fire

Friday Night at Ego's Lounge

Hug

Auto/Erotic/Life

Dayne

Anonymityville

KVRX Local Live, Vol. 4

Refurbished Robots

The Big D Jamboree Live, Vol 1 & 2 (Dragon Street)

The Big D Jamboree Live, Vol 1 & 2

Walter Daniels, the Oblivians & Monsieur Jeffrey Evans

Melissa's Garage Revisited

Silver Thistle Pipes and Drums

Wake up There, Man!

Tchiya Amet

Rise Again Truth

Karen Kohler

Jam and Spice: The Songs of Kurt Weill
screens

Survival of the Fittest?

The unlikely story behind the Austin-based black comedy, Natural Selection.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Dance Fever

Sundance 2000: The year of "dot-comming," short films, female athletes, and the feverish race for the next big thing.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Short Cuts

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

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Austinite Edward E. Toutant wants to be a millionaire : and in this interview, he tells of his near-miss adventure to get into the hottest seat on prime time.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Jason and the Argonauts

One-eyed monsters! Great White sharks! Man-eating alligators! We look at four adventure films that take their threats (sort of) seriously: Jason and theArgonauts, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Lake Placid, and Deep Blue Sea.

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

Film Reviews

Natural Selection

This locally shot black comedy examines the bizarre feedback loop that exists among celebrity psychopaths, the increasingly tabloidized mainstream news media, and, not least, our own bad selves.

Sweet and Lowdown

arts & culture

Going Long

The Chronicle Arts team hits the new FronteraFest Long Fringe to see how local artists expanded their visions in response to the first festival opportunity to produce full-length works. Nine shows are reviewed.

Articulations

Another death in the dance community, longtime UT jazz dance instructor Lathan Sanford.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Dancefest: Seeing Movement For What It Is

In this week's section of Austin Chronicle arts reviews, Ben Willcott reports on a night at the second annual Dancefest.
columns

Page Two

I am the walrus.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Transportation and trash are heavy on the minds of readers this week.

Public Notice

This week, your pals at Public Notice ponder the power of table manners and gets all campy.

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3AM

It's time for the American South to reject its "rebel" hypocrisy of states rights and atone for the sins of the slave economy of the Confederacy.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Day Trips

Eat the fresh eggs of the watchchickens at the Luckenbach Inn Bed & Breakfast.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

Outré at the Golden Globes.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

An assortment of facts and hearsay that incisively and subtly captures the human condition.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Coach's Corner

Ray Rhodes may not have been fired as the Green Bay Packers head coach because he's black, but he'd still have the job if he were white.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

About AIDS

Teens are more likely than adults to continue risky behavior after learning they are HIV+.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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