Sept. 1, 2000

Volume 20, Number 1

news

What's In Store

The city's self-storage business is changing as corporate giants push mom and pop operations aside.

BY ROB D'AMICO

Staff Infection

Sick of Low Wages, UT Staff Vow Three-Day 'Burnt Orange Flu'

BY ERICA C. BARNETT

Read My Chips

George Bush claims he supported Children's Health Insurance in the 1999 legislative session. He did, but only at the lowest level.

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

Naked City

Austin Energy's attempt to shut close its books to the public will be considered by city council September.
food

Hot Shots

Nearly 300 stalwart salsa chefs braved the heat and the potential ridicule of the preliminary judges to compete in the 10th Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival. Here's the list of those who came out on top.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Liquid Assets

Chronicle Wine writer Wes Marshall scours the city for fine wines both under $10 and over $10.

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood has finally found the perfect Helen Corbitt cookbook.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Bagels to Beignets to Donuts

Chronicle Cuisines writer MMPack provides the perfect dining guide for Austin's sweet tooths.

Food Reviews

music

For the Good Times

The Life and Times of Texas country crooner, Ray Price.

BY DAVID CANTWELL

Murder on Music Row

Nashville, we have a problem.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Dancing About Architecture

101X fires program director Alan Smith; Man's Ruin ain't coming back after all.

BY KEN LIECK

Live Shots

screens

A Fan's Notes

In Almost Famous, Cameron Crowe tells the story of his first assignment for Rolling Stone in 1973 and a day when the youth of America believed rock & roll could change the world.

BY SARAH HEPOLA

The Big Picture

Fall Movie Preview

BY SARAH HEPOLA

Screens Feature

winners of the the texas filmmakers production fund

Screens Feature

ALSO PLAYING

BY SARAH HEPOLA

QT Quattro Schedule

Short Cuts

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

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Television goes back to school; Fox Family picks up Freaks and Geeks; promising TV movie Witchblade could become a series.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

The Art of War

Bring It On

Catfights, navel-baring, a Top 40 soundtrack, sugarcoated sentiments: Cheerleaders grab center stage.

The Crew

arts & culture

Everything Is Possible ... Again

Seemingly unadaptable, Greil Marcus' 1989 opus Lipstick Traces proved to be the foundation for the Rude Mechanicals' strongest theatre work to date. As they revive their hit adaptation, the Rude Mechs reflect on its creation, its success, working as a collective, and being told by Marcus, "You staged the book I wanted to write."

BY ADA CALHOUN

Articulations

Another hefty infusion of cash for the Long Center, and no money necessary to see the new Austin Museum of Art exhibition

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Ann Pizer: Folly: The Natural Order

In the 16 color photographs that comprise the exhibition "Ann Pizer: Folly," the photographer captures some sense of the magic in formal gardens, of our foolishness in trying to tame nature, and of the way we sway between the two.

8 Tracks (No Disco): Get the Handcuffs

In the Earth and Sky Acting Co.'s 8 Tracks (No Disco), john daniels, jr. has conjured the Seventies rock world of hot chicks, backseat lovin', and sentimental ballads via a spate of endless musical numbers and ill-conceived poems and skits.
columns

Page Two

There'll be no hoolpa over our 19th anniversary.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Cap Metro wants to hear your complaints; a reader asks whether the Summer Smut issue was worth the offense it generated; a radio fan finds sustenance in a substitute; and more letters to the editor.

Public Notice

Public Notice asks you to notice what time of year it is. Yes, baby, it's Telethon Time.

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3AM

Al Gore is the only presidential candidate who's hot and bothered about global warming.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Fashion correspondent Tom Palmer reports from Iceland's Futurice fashion week.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

I'd like a scoop of Cherry Garcia and ... can I get a sample of that Dioxin Ripple?

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Coach's Corner

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Day Trips

Sleep and shop 19th-century style at the Comfort Common Bed and Breakfast in Comfort, TX.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

Could two diseases be better than one?

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Express Success

Sometimes a Round Rock Express game resembles a combination county fair and amusement park : with the baseball game as background more than a sporting event.

BY MIKE BUTTS

49th-Inning Stretch

Both the players and the announcer have the same dreams of going to the major leagues. The difference between the players and announcer Mike Capps is that none of the young men on the roster of the Round Rock Express earned an Emmy nomination, covered the Persian Gulf War for CNN, or did a 10-hour marathon broadcast of the end of the 51-day Branch Davidian siege in Waco.

BY MIKE BUTTS

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