March 10, 2000

Volume 19, Number 28

features

The Least of These

UT professor Horace Newcomb reflects on the segregation South on the release of his friend and colleague Paul Stekler's documentary George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire.

BY HORACE NEWCOMB

news

Miles to Go

A transportation bond package combining roads and light rail is planned for November.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Oh, To Be a Constable

10 candidates compete for four open constable seats

BY AMY SMITH

There's Something About Mary

Mary arnold gets down to brass tacks on bradley deal

BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON

Proposed Bradley Agreement

Naked City

capital metro fires don dcheatham and longhorn railway co.; patrick beach and gregory kallenberg leave the statesman, city faces lead-based paint problem.

BY AMY SMITH

Down to the Wire

SOS, Bradley, and the city try to work out their differences and come to an agreement they all can live with on the Bradley Settlement.

BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON

food

South by South First

Like any self-respecting Texas town, Austin boasts good Mexican eating all over the city. But for sheer volume of respectable, even wonderful, eateries, South First Street is the place to go.

Food-o-File

In this week's edition of Food-o-file, Austin Chronicle Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood goes on a mini-rant and updates readers on local restaurant news.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Austin Barbecue

Where to find fine barbecue in Austin.
music

In Between Days

At the Crossroads of the 1999-2000 Austin Music Awards.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

More Flava Than Juicy Fruit

Wednesday Night SXSW Picks & Sleepers

Dancing About Architecture

The usual suspects return: Miles Zuniga, Daniel Johnston, Sandra Bullock, Bob Schneider, and the Asylum Street Spankers; also, Patti Smith returns to Austin for SXSW, as do a bunch of other people.

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

Ian Moore

And All the Colors ...

Two Ton Boa

Two Ton Boa

Papas Fritas

Buildings & Grounds

Sister Sonny

Lovesongs

Macha

See It Another Way

The Gunga Din

Glitterati

Reverend Horton Heat

Spend a Night in the Box

Buzzkill

House of Bad Touch

Drunk Horse

Drunk Horse

The Delta 72

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SPCD465

Mo Jamal

Lost Persian Cat

Ron Flynt and the Bluehearts

Big Blue Heart

Hank Williams III

Risin' Outlaw

Josh Rouse

Home

The New Duncan Imperials

Sticky
screens

Cars and Speed and Flight

Just prior to his appearance at SXSW Film for a retrospective of his work, Monte Hellman talks about a career in film.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Remembering Writer Charles Willeford

BY JESSE SUBLETT

The Examined Life

Prior to a retrospective of his documentaries at SXSWFilm, D.A. Pennebaker reflects on a career spent as a fly on the wall.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN AND MARC SAVLOV

How You Became a Criminal

An interview with Canadian documentary filmmaker Ron Mann about his newest film, Grass.

BY NICK BARBARO

Double Take

Austin Scribe Lawrence Wright Tackles Noriega -- Twice

BY CARY L. ROBERTS

Soldier of Fortune

Comic Steven Wright offers observations on his return to short film, "One Soldier," the pressure of following up an Academy Award, and this bad trick called life.

BY J. C. SHAKESPEARE

Spotlights

SXSW Film Festival: Five in Focus

Short Cuts

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

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Is it a coincidence that at the turn of the century, magic and the supernatural has made another appearance on TV?

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

arts & culture

PostFest

With cultural festivals popping up around Austin like orange traffic cones, a few festival organizers offer their insights into running a festival.

Articulations

A big vote of confidence for new Ballet Austin artistic director Stephen Mills; a way you can "Bowl With the Bards".

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Speaking in Tongues: Un Bon Buffet!

Sample the Austin theatre scene in tasty 10-minute bites via the new Austin Script Works' compilation Speaking in Tongues.

Century Plant: Trancer's Paradise + Metafiction = Bliss

Think trancer's paradise + Donovan -- the hippie-dippy stuff + a clever metafictive show in which a live performer conducts an orchestra on film, and you'll have a sense of Andrew Baron's Century Plant.

In The House of the Moles: Live, Love, Get the Fuck Up!

Writer Terry Galloway and theatre company Rude Mechanicals are "an amazing match" in the slapstick-and-death piece In the House of the Moles.
columns

Page Two

No soul is more appropriate for the SXSW film festival than the late actor Warren Oates.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

We are wrong, wrong, wrong. So is golf.

Public Notice

This week, your sassy yet totally sincere public service column goes wiggy over the new Patti Smith CDand tells you that her free show at SXSW will benefit a good cause. Other good causes, as usual, are pimped within as well..

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

The seamy underbelly of the Austin salon scene, part II.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

It's Tom vs. Jerry vs. Butch vs. horses vs. Hitler in this week's fact smackdown.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Coach's Corner

Part 3 of the Coach's trilogy on girls' high school basketball.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Day Trips

The Fredericksburg Herb Farm is everything great about the Hill Country town condensed down to 14 acres.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

A type of protein may help reverse AIDS-related wasting syndromes.

BY RON CUMMINGS

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