July 14, 2000

Volume 19, Number 46

news

When Cable Attacks!

The Good, the Bad, and the Struggling: Where Cable TV is Going and How It'sChanged

BY ERICA C. BARNETT

Naked City

State employees get the shaft again; the last vacancy in the pool of City Council aides has been filled; the Austin Lesbian/Gay Political Caucus is giving Dr. Laura some guff.

BY AMY SMITH

Media Clips

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones fields allegations that he's been stifling free expression on Austin Cable Access television.

BY LEE NICHOLS

food

A Taste of Summer

This week, the Chronicle Cuisines writers savor their summer food memories. They're free, they're delectable, and best of all this time of year, they won't heat up the house.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood surveys some local restaurateur's recent offerings.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: American Cafes, Part Three

Chronicle writer Greg Beets dishes out the third installment of Austin's American cafes.
music

Chief Priest of the Shrine

The epic life story of Nigerian soul superstar Fela Kuti.

BY DAVID LYNCH

Dancing About Architecture

The ins and outs of Sixteen Deluxe; Josh Cisneros has a couple clubs he hopes will save Austin music.

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

B.B. King, B.B. King & Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page & the Black Crowes

Making Love Is Good for You, Riding With the King, Live at the Greek

Carter Family, Robert Johnson, Monroe Brothers, Heavenly Gospel Singers, Al Hopkins, Blue Sky Boys, Bukka White, Blind Alfred Reed, Roosevelt Graves, Memphis Jug Band

Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music, Volume Four

Bob Neuwirth

Havana Midnight

Ann Dyer & No Good Time Fairies

Revolver: A New Spin

Sinéad O'Connor

Faith and Courage

Travis

The Man Who

Richard Ashcroft

Alone With Everybody

Sonic Youth

NYC Ghosts & Flowers

Steve Turre

In the Spur of the Moment

Cheikh Lô

Bambay Gueej

Lil Band O Gold

Lil Band O Gold

Hank Penny

Crazy Rhythm/The Standard Transcriptions
screens

Short Cuts

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

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Television's latest phenomenon Big Brother is here -- and it couldn't be more boring; also, Freaks &Geeks finds a home, and Austin at Issue introduces us to new council members.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Nailing the Market

The next time you go out to eat, keep an eye out for the work of Austin artist Elizabeth Guenthner. She's showing in almost every cafe where it's possible to display art, and her works' precise, distinctly disturbing beauty is simply transcendent.

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Articulations

A new tool in finding performance space in Austin.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Tapestry: The Music of Carole King

Zachary Scott Theatre Center's original production Tapestry: The Music of Carole King celebrates King's landmark album with both deeply felt renditions of its songs by an ensemble of singers who can rattle your soul and the testimony of women who heard those songs speak to them in profound ways.

Goldie (a fish story)

Goldie (a fish story), an original musical from the kidsActing troupe that pokes extremely corny fun at the Hollywood mythos in an undersea milieu, is a happy spectacle of acting and directing and singing and costuming.

And You Come From Where ...?

Writer-performer Brian Shapiro opens And You Come From Where ...? with a bang -- a solid, vivid tale of family that's enough to make you fall hard for the show. But the rest of this multiple-character one-man show never quite achieves the same excitement, and you may find your love waning.
columns

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BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Public Notice

Whoa! More nun action from your friends at Public Notice, plus,more opportunities for you to support good causes.

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Coach's Corner

Pat Cash tried to impugn the Williams sisters' Wimbledon accomplishment, but they're bigger than him and that simpering Chris Evert put together.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

About AIDS

Durban Declaration Affirms HIV-AIDS Relationship

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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