Volume 19, Number 40
Jay Hardwig carefully recounts falling out of love with whistling.
BY JAY HARDWIG
City Council Member Gus Garcia retires after more than 30 years of public service
BY DARYL SLUSHER
Runoff candidates offer views on city's future.
BY KEVIN FULLERTON
LCRA Approves Controversial Pipeline to Dripping Springs
BY ROB D'AMICO
A defense attorney claims a police detective held a gun near his client's head to coerce a confession from him in the yogurt shop
murder case; a tree in Town Lake Park will be spared the axe; Austin Energy hits record-breaking energy use.
BY AMY SMITH
Summer Reading, Culinarily Speaking
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
Earlier this month, Michael Jackson, a well-rounded Englishman who travels the globe sampling local brews and entertaining faithful beer geeks with educational tastings and deadpan jokes about pop-star pedophilia, made his annual trek to Austin for a beer-tasting dinner at the Bitter End.
BY PABLEAUX JOHNSON
Virginia B. Wood explains how Austin became the second city in America to pass a resolution on genetically engineered food and updates readers on other local culinary news.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
Chronicle writer Greg Beets on Austin's ice cream parlors.
The divine Miss Nancy Wilson brings her lush life to Austin.
BY HARVEY PEKAR
Edie Brickell returns to tell the world what she is.
BY ANDY LANGER
Clifford Antone receives a sentence; Heinz Geissler takes over the Antone's Records label; Ed Hamell is hospitalized after a car accident.
BY KEN LIECK
The Marshall Mathers LP, Goodfellas, Causin' Drama, Against the Grain, Masterpiece Theatre, Yeeeah Baby, Like Water for Chocolate, Tightwork 3000
Silver & Gold
New Coat of Paint: Songs of Tom Waits
Winners Never Quit
The Dumbest Magnets
Beneath the Country Underdog
Eco de Sombras
The Buena Vista Social Club Presents Omara Portuondo
N.Y. Capers & Quirks, The Rent, Monk's Dream
Monty Meets Sly and Robbie, Living In the Flood
São Paulo Confessions
Pieces in a Modern Style
The Fatboy Slim / Norman Cook Collection, On the Floor at the Boutique: Mixed by Fatboy Slim
You, My Baby, & I
The Digital World Turns the Page
BY SARAH HEPOLA
Upcoming events and workshops of interest to the Austin film community.
BY MARC SAVLOV
Is there anything worse than that long stretch before the start of the fall season? Thank God for cable.
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
arts & culture
The assertion of the individual is at the heart of the Austin Museum of Art's new show, "Liberated Voices: Contemporary Art From South Africa," which makes it fresh and full of surprises; it resonates with the hungry energy of a country emerging from oppression and brims with experimentation and unique, original perspectives.
BY BEN WILLCOTT
The Austin Theatre Critics Table presented its eighth annual awards for achievement in the Austin arts in a lively ceremony at the Continental Club
BY ROBERT FAIRES
Goodbyes and good news at the 2000 Austin Theatre Critics Table Awards.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
Salvage Vanguard Theater has dared to revive the radio adventure serial in its action-packed original The Intergalactic Nemesis and, hard as it may be to believe in this age of Austin Powers spoofery, the company plays it relatively straight and gets impressive results.
In the Wee Hours, Heloise Gold's new dance-theatre collaboration with Mike Arnold and Tim Mateer, explores the nooks and crannies of our dreaming / waking double life in visually stunning, playful, and engaging vignettes.
BY LOUIS BLACK
Our readers talk back.
Public Notice says, "Keep cool this summer and volunteer for a local public service organization.
BY KATE X MESSER
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
Coach can't hit a wedge shot, or make a putt, but he's trying.
BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON
The defunct Comal Power Plant in New Braunfels finds new life as a hotel.
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
HIV Doesn't Cause AIDS? Who Says?
BY SANDY BARTLETT
Letters to the editor, published daily