May 5, 2000

Volume 19, Number 36

features

Kids Summer Fun Guide

Introduction

BY KEVIN WOOD

Austin Parks & Recreation Pool Schedule

news

No Purchase Necessary

Does Napster, the MP3-sharing software program that has spawned several lawsuits and been banned at universities across the nation, mean the end of music as we know it?

BY ERICA C. BARNETT

The Plot Thickens

Funeral Scandal Is a Real Scene Stealer

BY ROBERT BRYCE

Endorsements

Naked City

Will Wynn apologizes for calling himself an architect; political consultants Mike Blizzard and David Butts predict the outcome of the May 6 elections, Toritos restaurant fights sign violation case.

BY AMY SMITH

A Delicate Balance: Austin Progressives Struggle to Hold the Movement Together

Council Watch

The Chronicle's endorsements explained; Council Watch writer JennyStaff Johnson says goodbye.

BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON

food

The Whole Woman

The profound underexposure of women among Austin's food luminaries causes one to wonder whether a certain locker-room mentality still prevails in kitchens around the city.

BY RACHEL FEIT

Food-o-File

In this week's edition of Food-o-file, Chronicle Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood divulges her foodie news and gives a Mother's Day gift idea.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Local Pizza Takeout

Chronicle writer Greg Beets dishes up local pizza takeout and delivery establishments.

Food Reviews

music

Where the Shadows Are Deepest

The search for, and subsequent conversation with, country singer James Hand

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Oh Susanna!

Drinks at Donn's Depot with Austin country music diva Susanna Van Tassel.

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Dancing About Architecture

Ken rants about moving under the Congress Ave. bridge.

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

Terri Hendrix

Places In Between

Todd Snider

Happy To Be Here

Ian McLagan & the Bump Band

Best of British

Peter Keane

Another Kind of Blue

Kimmie Rhodes

Rich From the Journey

Roy Hargrove

Moment to Moment

Delbert McClinton

Genuine Rhythm & the Blues

The Hard Feelings

Fought Back and Lost

Omar & the Howlers

Live at the Opera House

Ruben Ramos

A Class Act

Eric Hisaw

Thing About Trains

Ginger & Sarah Band

Vera Takes the Cake

Pantera

Reinventing the Steel

I-45, Pimpadelic

Lost Between the Lines, Southern Devils

Pocket FishRmen, Ed Hall, Butthole Surfers, Squat Thrust, Nashville Pussy, El Flaco, Crack Pipes, Voltage, Titz, Los Pinkys

Rock Opera Soundtrack

Three Day Stubble

The Figshta Diaries

Paul Newman

Machine Is Not Broken

screens

Short Stories

From Hollywood to Austin and beyond: the rise and rise of short film online

BY SARAH HEPOLA

Short Cuts

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

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Television shows are using direct addresses to the audience more and more. What hath Ferris Bueller wrought? Also, say goodbye to Boy Meets World and, quite possibly, Sports Night.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Riders on the Storm

With The Leaf Storm, choreographer José Luis Bustamante and songwriter Lourdes Pérez have become the wind, blowing past boundaries between artforms to share their vision in collaboration and spinning elements of their lives into an artistic whirlwind.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

The joyful debut of the new Austin Lyric Opera headquarters and community music school.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Kings of the Universe: Busting Guts, True Believers

With a pair of gut-bustingly funny solo shorts, Kings of the Universe Louis Wells and Chris Alonso stick their fingers in every dessert on the display tray, then refuse to order any : and that's satire.

Pride's Crossing: Shimmering Waters

Script-wise, Pride's Crossing is PBS-esque : one of those wistful period pieces about a lively old woman looking back on her privileged youth : but throw a bunch of charming actors into the mix and hip director Sarah Richardson, and you get a show happily at odds with this Masterpiece Theatre-worthy tale.

A Clockwork Orange: Re-Sexing the Orange

It's a pretty cool choice to produce a stage version of such a popular filmed story as A Clockwork Orange, and while there's plenty of enthusiasm in the performance of this Fabulous and Ridiculous Theatre production, director AnnaCatherine Rutledge's transgendered take on the tale doesn't quite pull this raskazz into belief-suspending terrorism.
columns

Page Two

Oops, yes, goodbye.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

The Chronicle endorsements (or lack thereof) under fire.

Public Notice

"Public Notice" finds out where the Laydeez are this week, catches up on its reading, and gets ready to tune into Austin's newest radio station while finding a dress for the prom.

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

Local merchant Blackmail made a decadent splash at the recent Club DeVille Spring Fashion Extravaganza.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

Can a chicken be half-chaste? Schlotzky's Deli knows.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Coach's Corner

David Stern knows less about fixing the NBA than Coach knows about fixing a car.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Day Trips

The Dairy Queens and crumbling sandstone of Larry McMurtry's hometown, Archer City, Texas.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

A new study shows that bone deterioration is a side-effect of HIV drugs, not the disease itself.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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