Volume 19, Number 44
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
Mueller Airport Redevelopment Project Inches Toward Council Approval
BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON
More men are taking time off from work to enjoy fatherhood
BY JONATHAN DAVID CARROLL
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
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
Ken Martin sells In Fact Daily to reporter Jo Clifton to focus on his monthly magazine, The Good Life.
BY LEE NICHOLS
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
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
Chronicle writer Greg Beets surveys Austin's Chinese restaurants.
The Mother of all pop bands
BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY
Grand Champeen eschew Minneapolis for Austin even though they just want to rawk!
BY CHRISTOPHER HESS
Carrie Clark quits Sixteen Deluxe; Sire Records is in a muddle.
BY KEN LIECK
Vision Take Me Make Me Never Forsake Me
¿Quien Es el Pinche Hombre?
Li'l Cap'n Travis
Sign of Truth
Conjunto con Padres
The Gospel According to Austin, TX
Green and Blue
There's a Movie Goin' On
Live at Antone's
Too Hot for Snakes
Texas Dance Time!
Prisoner of Love
The Ridgetop Sessions
Everything You Thought Was Right Was Wrong Today
Smiling Into Nowhere
How Strange, Innocence
dissatisfied customers of hallucination
Song for Newborn
Austin Screenwriter Bill Wittliff Discusses The Perfect Storm
BY SARAH HEPOLA
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
Upcoming events and workshops of interest to the Austin film community.
BY MARC SAVLOV
A tribute to Nancy Marchand, matriarch of The Sopranos, who died of lung cancer on June 18.
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
arts & culture
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.
A new performance space in South Austin: the Bad Dog Comedy Theater
BY ROBERT FAIRES
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.
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.
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?"
BY LOUIS BLACK
Our readers talk back.
"Public Notice" notes a few great ways to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday weekend by helping a good cause.
BY KATE X MESSER
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
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
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
The AIDS Denialists; What Does Cause AIDS?
BY SANDY BARTLETT
Letters to the editor, published daily