Sept. 8, 2000

Volume 20, Number 2

features

ClickBeetleMania

Bug-nut Wayne Alan Brenner goes coo-coo for click beetles!

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

news

Ozone of His Own

Texas environmentalists wonder when George W. Bush will face up to the consequences of killing the Tejas emissions-reduction program.

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

Karl Rove's Quick Count

As the presidential race tightens, the Bush campaign doesn't seem to be worried.

BY ROBERT BRYCE

Southern Exposure

The 'Renaissance' of Far South Austin Pushes Upscale Development South of Stassney

BY AMY SMITH

The Hightower Lowdown

Naked City

It could be that the 20 reporters who showed up at the Governor's Mansion on the Sunday before Labor Day saw the only presidential debates that will occur this year; Hyde Park Baptist Church seems intent on moving "Forward Forever"; The light-rail train ride to the polls continues to build steam.

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

food

A Texan Does Toscana

While it's obvious that hours of work making stocks, sauces, marinades, and custards go into the production of every meal at Siena, the end result is an array of hearty and robust peasant dishes elegant in their simplicity and true to their heritage.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Anthony Bourdain is a hot literary dish, Rosa Salas, whose salsa was a huge hit at the recent Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival, is already serving her concoction at a local restaurant, and the details on learning how the ancients ate.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Smoothies

Cuisines writer Lorne Opler scouts out Austin's best smoothies.

Food Reviews

music

I Am Hiphop

One of the hiphop elders delivers a sermon.

BY ANDY LANGER

Local Flow

Austin hip-hop in the house -- really

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Dancing About Architecture

Is the Return of Wayne Douglas on the way? Bob Schneider gets a solo record deal.

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

Barbara Lynn

Hot Night Tonight

Cliff's Picks (Antone's)

Cliff's Picks

Darden Smith

Extra Extra Darden Smith Sings Twelve Songs by Heart

Ten Speed

The Beanhouse

Kevin Fowler

Beer, Bait, and Ammo

Flaco Jimenez

Sleepytown

The Horton Brothers

Heave Ho!

Little Jack Melody & His Young Turks

Live -- Noise and Smoke

Sexy Finger Champs

Trash Hits the Rock

The Futants

The Futants

Richard W. Cooper

Bright Ideas for a Better Tomorrow

Jeff Hellmer Trio

Peak Moments

Monroe Mustang

De Avonden 091099

Omar & the Howlers

The Screamin' Cat

Philo

Philo

Steamroller

Full Throttle

Ignorance Park

Bad Luck -- Or the Plan?

The Bulemics

Talk Dirty to Me

Hobble

Blackmassking

King's X

Please Come Home ... Mr. Bulbous

screens

Criminal Conversation

How Christopher McQuarrie, the writer of The Usual Suspects and the director of the upcoming The Way of the Gun, learned to say no.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Rush Hour

Todd Phillips' Frat House, screening at the Alamo this Wednesday as part of the Texas Documentary Tour, asks the question: Will you ever dick a brother?

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Short Cuts

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Memories of the Jerry Lewis telethon. Also, upcoming KLRU programming for September, Hispanic Heritage Month

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

Nurse Betty

The Tao of Steve

Easygoing romantic comedy about an unlikely ladies' man.

The Way of the Gun

Whipped

arts & culture

Life's Enriched Pageant

Good design, like good air, helps you breathe a little easier, and here are a few Austinites who are helping us all breathe easier through their work as graphic designers.

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Articulations

Director Don Toner makes his exit from the State Theater Company, and Austin creeps back into the pages of American Theatre magazine.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Lipstick Traces: Rock On!

With Lipstick Traces, the Rude Mechanicals have adeptly created a theatrical adaptation of Greil Marcus' legendary book that is loud, defiant, intelligent, funny, absurd, literate, physical, and fun, a rock concert for your head.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane: The Price of War

In the State Theater Company production of Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane, director Don Toner and a strong acting ensemble strikingly evoke a world of brutal feuds and long memories, where an unending series of bitter skirmishes between mother and daughter ends in tragedy.

Elytra: New Synthesis

With Elytra, the artists of the Vortex Repertory Company and Ethos achieve a new level in integrating cyber-opera style and story.
columns

Page Two

Rather than legislating by principal and vision, the influences on Bush are special interests, short-term voter response, and accident.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Yoga and Starbucks. Karaoke and republicans. Squirrel rifles and Al Gore. Together for the first time in this week's letters to the editor!

Public Notice

Public Notice asks not what it can do for its community but what you can. This week features a list of Austin area Volunteer opportunities.

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

Slightly shopworn but still vital and acerbic fashion authority available for hire ...

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

Lessons in underused geometric shapes.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Coach's Corner

Coach picks the AFC's winners and losers for the upcoming football season. And, as promising as the Longhorn football team looks, don't get carried away just yet.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Day Trips

The summer drought is making historical Indian sites throughout Texas more accesible to archaeologists ... and to looters.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

Genetically modified Salmonella bacteria look promising as an HIV vaccine.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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