Volume 20, Number 5
The Ninth Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest
BY CLAY SMITH
Newly elected Council Member Danny Thomas is in a position to end the fighting over the Place 6 council seat.
BY LOUIS DUBOSE
Seven council members. One coveted position. And, in the end, only one survivor.
BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON
Bush and NARAL, GetHeard.org voters Web site, Kay Bailey Hutchison on abortion, Carole Keeton Rylander speaks to Austin Rotary and attacks AISD, Mike Levy for Mayor, Austin Police endorse Ronnie Earle
BY LOUIS DUBOSE
Motorola's Chinese Chips; Bush League Public Ed; Devil in the Details
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
Lorne Oppler gives the lowdown on eating kosher in Austin.
BY LORNE OPLER
The details about how to benefit the Austin Museum of Art while eating, the news on four new restaurants, and what to expect during Texas Wine Month.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
More local barbecue joints in this week's Second Helpings.
New York Deli in Round Rock has attitude. Chronicle Cuisines writer MM Pack explains why she likes it that way.
What happened when Saveur magazine editors came to Rough Creek Lodge, near Glen Rose, Texas.
TMG label rises from the ashes of Watermelon and Antone's.
BY JIM CALIGIURI
16 HP's David Eugene Edwards sounds off about his band's holy-roller music
BY MARGARET MOSER
Q&A with the "King of the Blues"
BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ
Don Walser and Willie Nelson come up winners; Sixth Street still not quite dead.
BY KEN LIECK
A Life of Saturdays
The Harsh Light of Day
I'll Hold You in My Heart
Milk Cow Blues
Texas Prison Recordings, 1933-34
Blaze Foley Inside: BFI Three
Watching Life Through a Windshield
The Trouble With Being Nice
R.I.P. Good Times
Water Damage Re-issues, Vol. 1: Box Fetish, Water Damage Re-issues, Vol. 2: The Flying Ballerina
Dubs in the Key of Life
Aquatica: Electronic Sounds from the Silicon Hills
Soundscape, TX Resident, Arctectonics, City of Syrup, The Writing's on the Wall
Though they claim to only answer to their man-on-the-streets tastes, both these Web sites demonstrate how diverse the dialogue on
arts becomes when just the right voices cut in.
BY DAVID GARZA
Nine days and nights at the Toronto International Film Festival
BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN
BY MARC SAVLOV
If you're looking for reviews of The Nutty Professor, John Pierson's Split Screen isn't your show. If you like insightful, sometimes peculiar excursions into the independent film world, Split Screen will please you more than a stolen afternoon at a weekday matinee. Also, Olympic fever spreads -- but not without a few complaints.
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
This campy send-up of surf and slasher movies uses Gidget movies as its comic template.
arts & culture
MoMFest 2000 is sending a bracing blast of theatrical energy into Austin this autumn, with more than 50 companies and solo performers offering a performance buffet of short stage works, solo shows, poetry readings, dance, and comedy sketches. Here is an introduction to a few of the participating artists.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
The passing of Austin's "favorite piano teacher."
BY ROBERT FAIRES
The murder in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's 1871 novel The Possessed and the 1999 murders at Columbine High School, though far apart in time and seemingly so in circumstance, become almost impossible to differentiate in The American Demons, a collaborative production of Salvage Vanguard Theater and Deborah Hay Dance Company.
Though it shows evidence of higher aspirations, the Austin Shakespeare Festival production of Julius Caesar, directed by Ev Lunning Jr. is a one-dimensional melodrama, lacking the rhetorical firepower and guiding vision that gives this drama its political punch.
As its title suggests, Preaching to the Perverted is unlikely to deliver much that's new to its expected audience. Still, Holly Hughes' new solo piece serves as both intelligent entertainment and rousing battle cry for those who see all too clearly the many faults in the logic of the mainstream.
Editor Louis Black takes the light rail argument into Austin's farther future.
BY LOUIS BLACK
Readers weigh in on the recent Best Of Austin issue, and the Save Our Volente committe rebuts an article.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, among other things, and "Public Notice" wants you to feel the love.
BY KATE X MESSER
Michael ventura mediatates on the permeability of reality.
BY MICHAEL VENTURA
Glossing the heights and depths of fashion, as reflected by last Saturday's big show at the Austin Music Hall.
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
Trivia with a bite -- and these are its teeth.
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
Recycled Books, Denton's premiere used bookstore, features a world-class collection of fine editions, vinyl records and CDs in a historic downtown building.
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
The HIV Wellness Center's offering a Healing Breath course -- and here's what it does.
Patrick Ewing deserves better. And so does the Coach, who's been forced to watch (gasp!) the Olympics.
BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON
Letters to the editor, published daily