April 28, 2000

Volume 19, Number 35

news

Loose Diamond

New Ballpark Gem Sets Round Rock Apart

Shades of Gray

In Texas Prisons, It's Hard to Tell Who Your Enemies Are

BY NATE BLAKESLEE

Salt of the Earth

Local activists remember Cesar Chavez on the seventh anniversary of his death.

BY PAUL CIAVARRI

Naked City

Willie Lewis and Danny Thomas campaigns turn ugly; Jeff Jack gets aide appointment in Beverly Griffith's office, Richard Arellano leaves Jackie Goodman's office.

BY AMY SMITH

Council Watch

City lays out new housing program, Southpark Meadows goes for world-class venue, Zilker Neighborhood Association holds council candidates forum

BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON

food

Carrying the Burden

During Gov. Bush's campaign for his party's presidential nomination last fall, reporters asked the candidate to comment on a federal government report asserting that many Texans, including large numbers of children, were going to bed hungry. "I saw the report that children in Texas are going hungry. Where?" he demanded, going on to say, "You'd think the governor would have heard if there are pockets of hunger in Texas." Indeed, you would, especially if one of those pockets is just a few miles from his front door, Virginia B. Wood explains as she explores the very pockets of hunger in Austin Bush has difficulty fathoming.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Updates on upcoming culinary events.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Pizza Restaurants

Chronicle writer Greg Beets surveys local pizza establishments in this week's Second Helpings.
music

The Ego Has Landed

Love Supreme frontman Noah Lit shares his interests and disinterests - and talks about his band occasionally.

BY MINDY LABERNZ

Just Mary-y-y-y

Q&A with Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power

BY CHRISTOPHER HESS

Dancing About Architecture

Austin leaves Ken Lieck homeless and fuming.

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

RZA

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Price of Glory (New Line)

Price of Glory

Committed (Chapter III)

Committed

Wonder Boys (Sony Music Soundtrax)

Wonder Boys

High Fidelity (Hollywood)

High Fidelity

American Psycho (Koch)

American Psycho

AIR

The Virgin Suicides

The Million Dollar Hotel (Interscope)

The Million Dollar Hotel
screens

Summer Gaming Preview

BY SARAH HEPOLA

The Ongoing Tradition

The Taos Talking Pictures Festival has carved out a place as one of the country's top 10 film festivals with an eclectic, mellow mix of artists, activist politics, panels, and New Age philosophy.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Short Cuts

Upcoming events and workshops of interest to the Austin film community

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

After federal agents stormed the Gonzalez house last Saturday, it was all Elián, all the time on cable television : but doesn't it feel more like a movie of the week than breaking news? Also, upcoming May television events, and networks announce series renewals.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Dance of the Prodigal Son

Soft-spoken and self-effacing choreographer Stephen Mills seems an unlikely candidate for rebellious Prodigal Son. But he was, breaking away from Ballet Austin in 1996, only to return two years later. Now the newly named artistic director of Ballet Austin, Mills talks about his departure, his return, and the future of the company.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Evil New Yorkers and Bit-Whoredom

They're horrible! They're evil, mean, and terrible! They're New Yorkers! They're the Fabulous and Ridiculous Theatre, and they're giving laid-back Austin a shot of scrappy, sophisticated, lowbrow, smart-ass theatre.

BY ADA CALHOUN

Articulations

An honor for Don Toner at the State Theater.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

Page Two

Louis Black sounds off on the Chronicle endorsement process.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Readers are baffled by the Chronicle's "no endorsement" for the mayoral race.

Public Notice

Public Notice straps on the skates, picks some flowers for mom, and finds out if it is eligible to donate to the Mother's Milk Bank….

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3AM

Why a sizable number of heterosexuals feel threatened by the concept of gay marriage

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

A fetish club turned into a fashion catwalk at Atomic Cafe's recent fashion show.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

This week's hot topics: obituary attainment, bodily proportions, laugh tracks, magic numbers, and leaded gasoline

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Coach's Corner

Aging stars and aging boomers spell an ongoing decline in the popularity of tennis, Coach muses, while dropping a bundle in a Vegas sports book.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Day Trips

Day trip in style with a Harley from Austin's EagleRider Motorcycle Rentals.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

A new bereavement support group is getting underway thanks to AIDS Services of Austin.

BY BETH POMEROY

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