June 23, 2000

Volume 19, Number 43

features

Teaching the Teacher

Rosemary Vines has been shaking her booty with her three-year-old students at St. George’s Episcopal for 30 years.

BY DAVID GARZA

news

Welcome to Texasland

Bob Bullock's final monument to himself, the Texas State History Museum, won't have many historical documents, but it promises to be entertaining.

BY BILL CRAWFORD

Killing the Messenger

Seven years after the ATF's raid on the Branch Davidians' Waco compound, the government continues to blame the media for tipping off the Davidians about the raid while hiding information that tells a different story.

BY ROBERT BRYCE, JOE ELLIS AND JIM MOORE

Naked City

Ken Martin sells In Fact to Jo Clifton; Log Cabin Republicans set up a "booth in exile" at Republican convention; AustinAtWork.com debuts; Whole Foods closes its Web site.

BY AMY SMITH

Council Watch

New council members are sworn in.

BY KEVIN FULLERTON

food

Get Yer Red Hots

"The moment I walked into Lucky Dog on Spicewood Springs Road," Cuisines writer MM Pack writes, "I knew I wasn't in Austin hot-dog land. For one thing, people working there were wearing Bulls' caps, and they hadn't learned to pronounce those flat As in Longview."

BY MM PACK

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood explains why Texas Folklife Resources' new exhibit "The Welcoming Table" is worth a visit and updates readers on local culinary news.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: American Cafes

Chronicle Cuisines writer MM Pack on Austin’s American cafes.

Food Reviews

music

The Rules Have Changed

Two veteran music writers conduct an e-mail correspondence in order to look at new ways of reinventing the music industry.

BY DAVE MARSH AND DANIEL J. WOLFF

The Return of Wayne Douglas

A flood of posthumous Doug Sahm CDs, both old and new, hits record stores

BY JERRY RENSHAW

Dancing About Architecture

The war betwixt Dynamite Hack and Vallejo escalates, in truth and in fiction; Watchtower gears up to rock Germany's ass off; Hank's Roadside Cafe bites the dust.

BY KEN LIECK

Live Shots

screens

Love Thy Neighbor

Christine Fugate's new documentary The Girl Next Door follows Stacy Baker from her childhood in Tulsa to her rise as porn star Stacy Valentine.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Short Cuts

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

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Iron Chef, the addictive and absorbing Japanese show which presents cooking as a sports event, comes to Manhattan with Iron Chef NY Battle, which pits Japanese chef Masaharu Morimoto against American Bobby Flay.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

Boys and Girls

Chicken Run

Absolutely delightful filmmaking, chock-full of gorgeously goofy animation and a storyline that cleverly echoes everything from Stalag 17 to Cool Hand Luke. – Marc Savlov

Fantasia

The Girl Next Door

Hamlet

You have to admire Michael Almereyda's contemporary rendition of Shakespeare's Hamlet if for no other reason than its audacity in staging one of the passive prince's timeless soliloquies in the Action aisle of his local Blockbuster. “Go Home Happy,” chirps the store banner in the background.

Me, Myself & Irene

Orphans

arts & culture

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

The new photo exhibitions “Kosova24: Life After Wartime” and “The Welcoming Table” may document radically different experiences, but they share a sense of life turning from season to season, generation to generation, persisting even in the face of dramatic upheavals. Life goes on, and both shows offer portraits of human resilience and perseverance.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

A new CEO for ARTSCenter Stage; some bad luck for a pair of former Austin actors.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

columns

Page Two

North by Northeast introduces club-hopping to Toronto.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Raves for Marc Savlov's recent article on Ecstasy.

Public Notice

Watch out far too many local public service organizations are holding very cool events this hot summer.

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3AM

The paperback reissue of Steve Erickson's The Sea Came In at Midnight prompts a reflection on his writing.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Isn't any fashion show better than no fashion shows? Definitely maybe.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

Perhaps soon, Florida's waters will smell lemon-balmy instead.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Coach's Corner

Coach, on vacation in Cozumel, is having a little trouble keeping up with sports, but his cap's off to those gutty Pacers!

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Day Trips

Barry's Coffee Company in Temple provides fuel for the discerning I-35 driver in the form of real coffee, desserts, and the best chicken salad sandwiches in the universe.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

Denying the denialists, part two.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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