Aug. 18, 2000

Volume 19, Number 51

features

Child's Play

Writer Kevin Wood discovers that there's a lot to learn while teaching kids.

BY KEVIN WOOD

news

That Figures

City Manager Jesus Garza introduces a budget that focuses on roads, utilities, and cops, and skates around a needed tax increase.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Trial and Error

Questions raised about whether cards were stacked against Davidians in their civil suit against the federal government.

BY ROBERT BRYCE

Naked City

Cox Enterprises won't confirm or deny rumors that it's considering acquiring several area community newspapers owned by Westward Communications; New Times buys FW Weekly; Margaret Thatcher will speak to the Texas Public Policy Foundation next year.

BY AMY SMITH

food

Decidedly Mex-Mex

Jalisco seems to be one of those places that certainly has the right idea, but suffers from poor management, or perhaps just a general carelessness on the part of its staff. Its recipes are fine : the stewed meats, sauces, salsas, rice, and beans are all first-rate. But it's clear that the kitchen skimps on the quality of their meat and fish.

BY RACHEL FEIT

The Traditional Drinks of Mexico

Given this year's incredibly hot Austin summer, you might enjoy trying some of the fabulously refreshing traditional cold drinks of Mexico. Chronicle Cuisines writer Wes Marshall shows you how to concoct them.

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

The details on the upcoming Fourth Annual Texas Fiery Foods Show and the 10th Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Contest.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Tex-Mex Restaurants

Chronicle writer Greg Beets on Austin's Mexican restuarants.
music

Total Entertainment Package

Rockin' out with Austin's Latin-metal crossover darlings

BY ANDY LANGER

Someday Still Wants More

Austin singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa is back with a shorter, spunkier 'do after a four-year absence.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Dancing About Architecture

Ritalin Kids sign a record deal; Steve Wertheimer gets wet all over.

BY KEN LIECK

screens

Win, Lose, or Draw

What 16 Color offers is an incredibly user-friendly template for people interested in making short (15 seconds), Web-based animations. His press release says it best: "Alan Watts dreams of ways to help people procrastinate."

BY MARC SAVLOV

Gray Matter

Milkshake Media's Katherine Jones was trained in medical illustration -- but with her work on Fight Club and The Cell, she got a lesson in Hollywood.

BY SARAH HEPOLA

Short Cuts

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

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Television's best girl-power trio isn't on primetime -- it's the Cartoon Network's The Powerpuff Girls

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Live and Let Live

Too Much Bitching Can Be Hazardous to Theatre's Health

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

Artistic director resignations, more traveling Austin artists, and the missing BS.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Second Austin Latino Comedy Fiesta: A Long Way

Mad Dog Blues: So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star?

ONE Theatre Company brings some unique touches to Sam Shepard's Mad Dog Blues, but ultimately, the show is the portrait of a playwright living out his rock star phase -- self-indulgent and rather embarrassing.

UP: Left in the Dark

UP, the first piece from Spank, Ellen Bartel's new dance company, contains moments of lovely counterpoint and top-notch technique, but its repetitiveness and murky intention leave one with too many questions that don't get answered.
columns

Page Two

Anarchists being politic?

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Last week's Summer Smut Issue gets a whuppin' from some prudent readers.

Public Notice

After watching two national political conventions in a row, you are probably ready to get real and back to real life, where people help each other and work for the greater good -- without corporate backing! Public Notice offers many options for this mid-August week.

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3AM

Preparing for War With Europe

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

This season, it's all about fashion.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

Prairie dogs have housing crunches, too.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Remembering Bob Roberts, the dean of Texas barbecue.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Coach's Corner

Coach, to his own great surprise, has become a huge Harry Potter fan. Quiddich being in the off-season, however, let's take a brief look at baseball…

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

About AIDS

Those ever-progressive Canadians recently awarded funding to test the "invisible" condom.

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