May 12, 2000

Volume 19, Number 37

features

In All Your Future Endeavors

A young writer comes to grips with his lot in life after graduation.

BY KEVIN WOOD

news

Austin At Risk

Tech leaders look for solution to Austin's growth problems

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Covering New Ground

Robin Rather talks about Austin's future, and her own, after stepping down as chair of the Save Our Springs Alliance.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Naked City

Dell Computer moves to drinking water protection zone, sister neighborhoods program to launch May 20, Bruce Mills becomes Chief of Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Tom Ridge.

BY AMY SMITH

Media Clips

Although he's catching heat in the national media, here in Texas, Bush has been given kid-glove treatment by the media.

BY LEE NICHOLS

food

The 2000 Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Compendium and Restaurant Guide Index

music

Saturday Night at the Bookstore

The Dicks' Gary Floyd 20 years after Austin's first Punk Prom at the ArmadilloWorld Headquarters

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Musica del Mar

Hanging Ten with Austin trio the Sir Finks

BY JERRY RENSHAW

Dancing About Architecture

A bitch session about the plight of the Austin music scene is scheduled at Threadgill's; here's hoping Negativland's long-anticpated Austin appearance doesn't dissapoint a la SRL.

BY KEN LIECK

Live Shots

screens

Sirkus Maximus

Douglas Sirk's Fifties film melodramas expose a world of emotional turbulence lurking beneath the placid surface of the Eisenhower years.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Short Cuts

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

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Phil Donahue, James Lipton, Jon Stewart, Katie Couric, Johnny Carson, Tom Snyder, and more: columnist Belinda Acosta reflects on the hosts who made television great.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

Center Stage

Students at the American Ballet Academy in New York vie to join the professional corps.

42 Up

Gladiator

These Coliseum slavery capers earned a Best Picture Oscar.
arts & culture

All the Way to State

A high school play contest might not sound like a big deal, but it is to the 18,000 students in 1,200 schools across Texas who participate in the state's UIL one-act play every year -- and here's a look at why.

BY SARAH HEPOLA

Austin Theatre Critics' Table 1999-2000 Nominations

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

More money for the Long Center, more art for AMOA, and more national exposure for a Flaming Idiot.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Love Letters: Pen Pills

The characters in A.R. Gurney's epistolary homage to the vanishing American upper class continue their correspondence to discuss a moth-snuffing performance of the play with Stacy Keach and Joan Collins.

Today's Special: I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It ...

Shana Merlin's life may not be as tragic as those of most women who turn their lives into one-woman shows, but the youngest-child adorability and wry observations she displays in Today's Special warrant rapt attention anyway.
columns

Page Two

How do we define Austin?

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Public Notice

Public Notice celebrates mom, bikes, and going postal, among other things this week.

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3AM

ABC's short-lived TV show Wonderland failed to depict mental illness and its treatment in a realistic light.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Mr. Smarty Pants

Times Square, Whiskey, Joan of Arc

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Captain Daytrips visits the Webb Folk Art Gallery and Museum in Waxahachie.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Coach's Corner

Coach goes to the Harvey Penick Invitational, an LPGA golf tourney. But he doesn't learn anything.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

About AIDS

"If you're going to go out [or in this case, go in], put your rubbers on!"

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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