Feb. 11, 2000

Volume 19, Number 24

features

Climbing the Family Tree

Virginia Wood finds that with the help of U.S. census records, finding the roots of her family is possible.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

news

Count Me In

there's power in numbers with the census 2000 data.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Courting the Vote

Four democrats are running for two judicial races.

BY AMY SMITH

Naked City

Capital Metro hires Ann Richards; Linda Dailey decides against running for Place 6; three candidates : Raul Alvarez, Gloria Mata Pennington and Rafael Quintanilla are running for Place 2 on City Council

Council Watch

Peace at Last? City, Gary Bradley Strike the Deal to End All Deals

BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON

food

Happy Trails

Thirteen of Texas' Hill Country wineries, all within an easy drive of Austin, are uniting to create a two-day Valentine's celebration of love and wine February 12-13 in the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail. Wes Marshall provides the details on the participating wineries.

BY WES MARSHALL

Reservations of Choice

Chronicle food writers Wes Marshall, Rebecca Chastenet de Géry, Barbara Chisholm, and Mick Vann write about their favorite Valentine's dining experiences.

Food-o-File

Austin's new pizza sellers, hints on how to find out of print cookbooks, ice cream novelties, and updates on the changes in Austin's restaurant scene.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Sandwich Boards

music

Golden Arm Symphony

Unraveling the budding symphonic genius of Graham Reynolds

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

String Theory

Do-It-Yourself Symphony

BY GREG BEETS

Dancing About Architecture

The Mercury enters a new orbit, how to build your own music festival, the Continental Club get's a new big brother, plus more food for thought about buildings and songs

BY KEN LIECK

Music Feature

screens

Stories That Tell Themselves

In town for the Texas Documentary Tour, Albert Maysles -- the man behind such famous documentaries as Gimme Shelter and Grey Gardens -- talks about his fierce philosophy of direct cinema.

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Short Cuts

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

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Sweeps period approaches, and it's no big whoop that prime time is dishing up more drama, intrigue, and sex than ever. But the intelligent treatment of gay relationships on prime time? That would be a something to celebrate.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

The Public Enemy, Nothing Sacred, Battleground

William Wellman's larger-than-life legacy: Reviews of Public Enemy, Nothing Sacred, and Battleground.

Film Reviews

Scream 3

Titus

Taymor creates a spectacularly imaginative piece of Shakespearean cinema set in a world out of time.

The War Zone

arts & culture

A Big Word With a Small "A"

Sue Graze leads an organization that works to bring the visual arts to the entire Lone Star State. She talks with Rebecca Cohen about her first year directing the Texas Fine Arts Association.

BY REBECCA S. COHEN

More Than a Pair of Jokers

While she was growing up, Anne S. Lewis thought of Randy and Jason Sklar as just her crazy twin cousins. But now, after an MTV sitcom and success on the comedy club circuit, she's thinking her relatives may be more than just a pair of jokers in her family deck.

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Articulations

Robert Faires reports his recent binge of arts festivals programming.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

SLABBER: Audience With Mystery

The FronteraFest 2000 Long Fringe round-up continues with Robert Faires' review of SLABBER, by Lisa D'Amour.

chokecherry: A Thousand Miles Within a Heart

The FronteraFest 2000 Long Fringe round-up continues with Robert Faires' review of the Bottom's Dream production of chokecherry, by Erik Ehn.

A Macbeth: Fascinating Executions

The FronteraFest 2000 Long Fringe round-up continues with Robi Polgar's review of the State Theater Company School of Acting production of A Macbeth
columns

Page Two

Do not underestimate the power of the census.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

SUVs are not sluggish, the Internet is not homogenous, and roads are not decongestants.

Public Notice

Love, love, love. That's what it's all about. Yup, this week's column: You'll love it.

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

Black for every budget at South Lamar boutique Blackmail.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

Perhaps it is the female opossum who requires shock-absorbing underwear.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Coach's Corner

The only remedy for your lard ass is a daily regemin of realism.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Day Trips

A Valentine's weekend Hill Country winery tour.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

Unprotected oral sex may be riskier than previously thought.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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