June 30, 2000

Volume 19, Number 44

features

Snot Flap Manifesto

Snot-nosed Chronicle commentator Wayne Alan Brenner comments on the nature of mucous and somehow relates all this to one the great deities of the Roman Age. Okay!

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

news

Prepare for Departure

Mueller Airport Redevelopment Project Inches Toward Council Approval

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Mr. Mom

More men are taking time off from work to enjoy fatherhood

BY JONATHAN DAVID CARROLL

Naked City

City Council will decide whether to pay money for hotel venture; Pflugerville is considering building an airport; Jerry Weissberg resigns as CEO from ibooks.com; City Council to decide whether civilians or police should handle junk car enforcement.

BY AMY SMITH

Council Watch

The council approves on first reading an East Austin apartment complex 500 feet away from a plant where toxic chemicals are stored, but some council members are promising to scuttle the project if it comes back for final approval.

BY KEVIN FULLERTON

Media Clips

Ken Martin sells In Fact Daily to reporter Jo Clifton to focus on his monthly magazine, The Good Life.

BY LEE NICHOLS

food

Collective Sole

City Grill hasn't lost its stride, Barbara Chisholm writes. In its early days, it was one of a few spots in Austin that offered good dining in a sophisticated atmosphere. These days, the competition in that arena is considerably more intense, and yet it remains popular and perfectly in style. It's not an easy trick.

BY BARBARA CHISHOLM

Food-o-File

Virginia B.Wood doles out some needed advice about how to capture the best Hill Country peaches and updates readers on the local culinary news.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Chinese Restaurants

Chronicle writer Greg Beets surveys Austin's Chinese restaurants.

Food Reviews

music

I Am the Jellyfish That Walks Upon the Land

The Mother of all pop bands

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

GRAND CHAMPEEN

Before They Get Stupid

Grand Champeen eschew Minneapolis for Austin even though they just want to rawk!

BY CHRISTOPHER HESS

Dancing About Architecture

Carrie Clark quits Sixteen Deluxe; Sire Records is in a muddle.

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

Sixteen Deluxe

Vision Take Me Make Me Never Forsake Me

Deep Sombreros

¿Quien Es el Pinche Hombre?

Dynamite Hack

Superfast

Li'l Cap'n Travis

Li'l Cap'n Travis

Jean Caffeine

Idée Fixe

Tish Hinojosa

Sign of Truth

Hermanos Treviño

Conjunto con Padres

Malford Milligan, Stephen Bruton, Billy Joe Shaver, The Bells of Joy, Ruben Ramos, Johnny Nicholas, Don Walser, Guy Forsyth, Gospel Stars, Lisa Tingle, Kyle Family, Larry Gatlin

The Gospel According to Austin, TX

Michael O'Connor

Green and Blue

Dickie Lee Erwin

There's a Movie Goin' On

Phil Pritchett

Heritage Way

Joe Ely

Live at Antone's

The Shakin' Apostles

Too Hot for Snakes

Hank Thompson

Seven Decades

Steve James

Boom Chang

Herb Steiner

Texas Dance Time!

Ray Price

Prisoner of Love

Bad Livers

The Ridgetop Sessions

Brobdingnagian Bards

Gullible's Travels

Slobberbone

Everything You Thought Was Right Was Wrong Today

Nathan Hamilton

Tuscola

Subset

Overpass

Stickpony

Smiling Into Nowhere

Kapsize

The Gift

The Privateers

The Privateers

Erik the Butcher

Happy Land

Explosions in the Sky

How Strange, Innocence

Foot Foot

Post Normal

Mazinga Phaser

dissatisfied customers of hallucination

Lucid Dementia

Song for Newborn
screens

Making Waves

Austin Screenwriter Bill Wittliff Discusses The Perfect Storm

BY SARAH HEPOLA

The Life of the Party

Marc Savlov talks with San Francisco-based director Greg Harrison about his new film, Groove and the burgeoning rave movement it depicts.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Short Cuts

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

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

A tribute to Nancy Marchand, matriarch of The Sopranos, who died of lung cancer on June 18.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Getting the Joke

Comedy isn't the funny business it was in the Eighties, what with fewer clubs and audiences burned out by comedy on cable and hack comics. Seven Austin comics discuss the current state of stand-up in a round-table discussion.

Articulations

A new performance space in South Austin: the Bad Dog Comedy Theater

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Blue Pearl: A Heart-rending, Joyous Affirmation of Life

In the profoundly beautiful world of Blue Pearl, the third installment of her scaffold trilogy, choreographer Sally Jacques gave us an extended collaborative offering of movement, sound, and light and more, a heart-rending and joyous affirmation of life.

Merton of the Movies: Gone Soft

In 1922, George Kaufman and Marc Connelly's Merton of the Movies was a pointed satire of Hollywood, but 80 years have softened the play's sharpness, so the Different Stages revival is little more than nice.

Company: Idiosyncratic Dinner Guests

Sitting through the UT Opera Theatre production of Stephen Sondheim's Company is not unlike having a dinner party for people who are pleasant enough if you can get past their idiosyncrasies, such as a tendency to make noises at the end of their questions: "What would we do without you-ooh?"
columns

Page Two

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Public Notice

"Public Notice" notes a few great ways to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday weekend by helping a good cause.

BY KATE X MESSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Coach's Corner

The mid-summer drought in traditional sports is on (the Olympics don't count). Also, Monday Night Football will try not to suck so bad; Mike Tyson's a bore, and Sampras and Agassi may be getting too old.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

The AIDS Denialists; What Does Cause AIDS?

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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