June 2, 2000

Volume 19, Number 40

features

This Blows

Jay Hardwig carefully recounts falling out of love with whistling.

BY JAY HARDWIG

news

The Life and Times of Gus Garcia

City Council Member Gus Garcia retires after more than 30 years of public service

BY DARYL SLUSHER

Down to Two

Runoff candidates offer views on city's future.

BY KEVIN FULLERTON

High and Dry

LCRA Approves Controversial Pipeline to Dripping Springs

BY ROB D'AMICO

Endorsements: Saturday June 3 Runoff Election

Naked City

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

food

Eating Between the Lines

Summer Reading, Culinarily Speaking

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

The King of Hops Returns

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

Food-o-File

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

Second Helpings: Ice Cream Parlors

Chronicle writer Greg Beets on Austin's ice cream parlors.
music

Lush Life

The divine Miss Nancy Wilson brings her lush life to Austin.

BY HARVEY PEKAR

What It Is

Edie Brickell returns to tell the world what she is.

BY ANDY LANGER

Dancing About Architecture

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

Beat Box

Eminem, 504 Boyz, Drama, Wood, En Vogue, Big Pun, Common, 95 South

The Marshall Mathers LP, Goodfellas, Causin' Drama, Against the Grain, Masterpiece Theatre, Yeeeah Baby, Like Water for Chocolate, Tightwork 3000

Ween

White Pepper

Built to Spill

Live

Neil Young

Silver & Gold

Lee Rocker, Lydia Lunch, Dexter Romweber, Knoxville Girls, Preacher Boy, Sally Norvell, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Floyd Dixon, Andre Williams

New Coat of Paint: Songs of Tom Waits

Pedro the Lion

Winners Never Quit

Dolly Varden

The Dumbest Magnets

Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts

Beneath the Country Underdog

Virgínia Rodrigues

Nós

Susana Baca

Eco de Sombras

Omara Portuondo

The Buena Vista Social Club Presents Omara Portuondo

Steve Lacy 3, Steve Lacy Trio, Steve Lacy/Roswell Rudd

N.Y. Capers & Quirks, The Rent, Monk's Dream

Third World Cop, Monty Alexander, Horace Andy

Monty Meets Sly and Robbie, Living In the Flood

Suba, Caipiríssima: Batucada ElectRonica

São Paulo Confessions

William Orbit

Pieces in a Modern Style

Fatboy Slim

The Fatboy Slim / Norman Cook Collection, On the Floor at the Boutique: Mixed by Fatboy Slim

Alex Gopher

You, My Baby, & I

Great Lakes

Great Lakes
screens

Technically Speaking

The Digital World Turns the Page

BY SARAH HEPOLA

Short Cuts

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

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Is there anything worse than that long stretch before the start of the fall season? Thank God for cable.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Truth and Reconciliation

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

Austin Theatre Critics Table 1999-2000 Winners

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

Articulations

Goodbyes and good news at the 2000 Austin Theatre Critics Table Awards.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

In the Wee Hours: Mister Sandman ...

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.

The Intergalactic Nemesis: 'Not the mind-whammy again!'

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.
columns

Page Two

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Public Notice

Public Notice says, "Keep cool this summer and volunteer for a local public service organization.

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Coach's Corner

Coach can't hit a wedge shot, or make a putt, but he's trying.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Day Trips

The defunct Comal Power Plant in New Braunfels finds new life as a hotel.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

HIV Doesn't Cause AIDS? Who Says?

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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