April 14, 2000

Volume 19, Number 33

features

Magnetic! Resonant!

Wayne Alan Brenner might be the only fool alive who actually digs getting shoved into one of those terrible tubes for an MRI.

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

news

And They're Off!

Council Contenders Race to the Finish

Historical Revision

Rainey Neighbors Debate the Future of Their Neighborhood

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Naked City

john gilvar, paul saldana and jill george are leaving their aide positions at city hall; the police oversight focus group is slated to sign its settlement on friday, alan sager won the gop party chairman's race, willie lewis holds a fundraiser.

BY AMY SMITH

Council Watch

Too Big for Our Bridges: Will Pedestrians Take Back Seat to Traffic? That's an Easy One

BY ERICA C. BARNETT AND JENNY STAFF JOHNSON

food

Imperfect Alloy

What you may miss at Gilligan's is the little epiphany that can come when the kitchen and the wine list are singing in-synch, playing off each other's strengths and idiosyncrasies, Chronicle wine critic Wes Marshall discovers.

BY WES MARSHALL

City of Great Bread

"For some time now," Virginia B. Wood writes, "I've had this fantasy about putting advertisements in selected East Coast newspapers to entice Italian immigrant or Italian-American bakers to relocate to River City and bake their wonderful breads for me. And for you, too, of course."

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood urges interested readers to get involved in the local chapter of Women Chefs & Restaurateurs, gives details about the Wine & Wildflower Trail, and updates readers on local restaurant news.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Mexican Bakeries

Chronicle writer Greg Beets gives the lowdown on Austin's Mexican bakeries .

The Coffeehouse Chronicles

Austin Java Company

BY PABLEAUX JOHNSON

music

Out Front

Profile of newly minted solo artist Gurf Morlix

BY LEE NICHOLS

Alt.Country Upgrade

Detailing the still-wet merger of Doolittle and New West Records

BY JERRY RENSHAW

A Time of Recognition

An excerpt from John Cale's new autobiography, What's Welsh for Zen?

BY VICTOR BOCKRIS AND JOHN CALE

Celtic Airs

BY MARGARET MOSER

Dancing About Architecture

Aqua Fest seems unlikely, but there's plenty of other summer fun to be had; the Austin Music Network is a bit of a mess.

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

Adult Rodeo

Texxxas

Shandon Sahm, the Nortons, Alvin Crow, Good, Texas Mavericks, Joe King Carrasco, Damnations TX, the Gourds

Doug Sahm Hoot, Live at the Hole in the Wall

Sister Seven

Wrestling Over Tiny Matters

Joe West & the Sinners

Jamie Was a Boozer

Damon Bramblett

Damon Bramblett

Pat Green

Carry On

The El Orbits

The El Orbits

Junior Varsity

Bam Bam Bam!

Mastica

'99

99 Pounds

Fade

Playdoh Squad

Mutate

Dead End Cruisers

The Patron Saints of Wheless Lane

Spot

Unhalfbaking

Sambaxé

Macacada
screens

Party Girl, Interrupted

Sandra Bullock's 28 Days

BY SARAH HEPOLA

The Sound of One Psycho Cracking

John Cale talks abut composing the original soundtrack for American Psycho

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Short Cuts

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

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Fail Safe, the much-heralded live television event shepherded by George Clooney, hits its mark.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Warning! Nudity!

Austinites love to shed their clothes, and a number of them do it onstage -- what's up with that? Some of the city's most nakedness-prone actors, performance artists, and directors expose their reasons to arts writer Ada Calhoun.

BY ADA CALHOUN

Articulations

A spring full of architecural blooms.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Pinocchio Commedia: I'm Your Puppet ... Still

The familiar misadventures of the wooden puppet who wants to be real get a high-spirited comic treatment in JohnnySimons' Pinocchio Commedia, and Tongue and Groove Theatre's spirited and playful production make the hundred-year-old tale delightfully fresh.

For the Love of Linko: Tears of a Clown

One Theatre Company has smartly produced Weldon Phillips' delightful, zippy, and merrily rakish play, an adult-oriented fable of love under the big top.

Love's Fire: Flaming Hearts of Youth

Inspired by the sonnets of Shakespeare, the seven plays in Love's Fire are the confession of a love affair with language, and this Mary Moody Northen Theatre production passionately voices that confession with the help of a vigorous young cast of St. Edward's University students.

Bucky: A Spiritual Sales Pitch

In the new solo show Bucky, playwright / director Alice Wilson and actor Brad Armstrong celebrate the life and work of Buckminster Fuller with energy and fervor, but their show is not for everyone : certainly not for anyone who dislikes audience participation.
columns

Page Two

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Public Notice

Debra Schmidt's custody case leads the concerns in this week's Public Notice, jam packed will all sorts of benefits and the like..

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3AM

Evaluating the Ten Commandments as a teaching tool in the American classroom

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Coach's Corner

Coach goes the Davis Cup quarterfinals at the Great Western Forum in L.A.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

About AIDS

Ohio Legislature Rejects AIDS Education Money

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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