Aug. 4, 2000

Volume 19, Number 49

news

Tiger, Tiger

Creatures Great and Small Live Together on Noah's Land

BY KATE X MESSER

Natural State

San Antonio-based Presidian wants to enter into public private partnerships with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

BY DAN OKO

Domestic Bliss

As gays and lesbians gain acceptance in society, more and more companies are offering health care benefits to their employees' domestic partners.

BY JONATHAN DAVID CARROLL

Meow Mix

Texans Are Wild About Exotic Cats, but at What Cost?

BY CHERYL SMITH

Naked City

Council will appoint nine members to the Mueller Municipal Airport Implementation Advisory Commission; city may implement new septic tank rules; Suzanne Gamboa has left the Statesman; Brigid Shea starts a new consulting firm; UT professor Emerson Tiller has been nominated for the board of ICANN; Triangle project action postponed for a week

BY AMY SMITH

food

Going Home Again

"East Side Cafe is obviously doing something right," Chronicle Cuisines writer Rebecca Chastenet de Géry writes. "You don't draw waiting crowds continually for over a decade without conscious effort. The cafe's menu certainly isn't Austin's splashiest, but for many, the cafe simply feels right. There's no place like home."

BY REBECCA CHASTENET DÉ GERY

Food-o-File

Updates on the upcoming winery Harvest Festivities.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Nuovo Italiano

Food Reviews

music

Throwing Down Love

The seven-year rise of Knolly Williams, the Master P of Christian hip-hop

BY ANDY LANGER

Heaven's Metal

Austin Christian metal magazine is a must-read to those moshing for Jesus

BY ANDY LANGER

Fear Not

Salvador rocks for the Lord, and plans to sell a lot of records.

BY DAVID GARZA

Dancing About Architecture

Jump on It skips a beat but keeps on keepin' on; Solid Gold 40 gives up the ghost.

BY KEN LIECK

Live Shots

screens

Dear Everyone ...

Online Diarists Show Us a Little More

BY KIM MELLEN

More Local Online Diaries

BY KIM MELLEN

Short Cuts

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

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

For your consideration : the comedy series and performers nominated for the 2000 Emmy Awards

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Bad Dog's Good Deeds

Contrary to its name, the new Bad Dog Comedy Theater isn't a mean spoiler on Austin's comedy scene. It's about bringing things together, like improv / sketch comedy and stand-up, two veins of comedy that are almost always separate.

Home for Heroes (and Others)

Transforming the storefront at 617 Congress into The Hideout, a multilevel arts venue, has been a learning process for proprietors Shana Merlin and Sean Hill. But after $250,000 of investment, the developer's dance of securing permits, and many hours of hard labor, they have created one of Austin's most user-friendly theatre spaces.

BY PHIL WEST

Articulations

An architect to design the next stage for the Zachary Scott Theatre Center.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Upright Citizens Brigade: Group Alchemy

The Bad Dog Comedy Theater promised to bring the best in sketch comedy to Austin, and with its combination of clever intellectual comedy and slapstick nonsense, the Upright Citizens Brigade delivered on that promise in spades.

Invisible Moments: Sleepy, Dreamy, Pleasing Invisible Moments

With its sleepy, dreamy atmosphere, repetitious images, and low-key, self-referential presentation, Jason Phelps and Stephen Pruitt's installation-cum-performance piece Invisible Moments is one of those works that audiences are going to either love or hate.

Ragtime: America in Motion

The musical version of Ragtime is a story of America and of people in motion, and in the powerfully realized national touring production, their journeys move us, haunt us.
columns

Page Two

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. would call it a Wampeter.

BY NICK BARBARO

Postmarks

Neighbors relate their own housing crunches in response to last week's cover story.

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

Letters at 3AM

Hot news about global warming.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Idol worshipping and Gucci goo.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

Holy shrinking pyramids, Batman!

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Coach's Corner

Golf Wars: Coach barely survives a brutal midsummer struggle against Lions Muni Golf Course.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Day Trips

Get your jitters all over Central Texas at these rural coffeeshops.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

AIDS Services of Austin offers a new bereavement support group.

BY BETH POMEROY

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