Sept. 29, 2000

Volume 20, Number 5

features

Chronicles

The Ninth Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest

BY CLAY SMITH

news

Doubting Thomas

Newly elected Council Member Danny Thomas is in a position to end the fighting over the Place 6 council seat.

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

Who Will Survive?

Seven council members. One coveted position. And, in the end, only one survivor.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Naked City

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

The Hightower Lowdown

Motorola's Chinese Chips; Bush League Public Ed; Devil in the Details

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Noshing Kosher

Lorne Oppler gives the lowdown on eating kosher in Austin.

BY LORNE OPLER

Food-o-File

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

Second Helpings: More Local Barbecue Joints

More local barbecue joints in this week's Second Helpings.

Food Reviews

New York Deli

New York Deli in Round Rock has attitude. Chronicle Cuisines writer MM Pack explains why she likes it that way.

Saveur at Rough Creek Lodge

What happened when Saveur magazine editors came to Rough Creek Lodge, near Glen Rose, Texas.
music

Texas Music Group

TMG label rises from the ashes of Watermelon and Antone's.

BY JIM CALIGIURI

That Old Time Religion

16 HP's David Eugene Edwards sounds off about his band's holy-roller music

BY MARGARET MOSER

Paying the Cost To Be the Boss

Q&A with the "King of the Blues"

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Dancing About Architecture

Don Walser and Willie Nelson come up winners; Sixth Street still not quite dead.

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

Meat Puppets

Golden Lies

Dexter Freebish

A Life of Saturdays

Fastball

The Harsh Light of Day

Beaver Nelson

Little Brother

Don Walser

I'll Hold You in My Heart

Willie Nelson

Milk Cow Blues

Ervin Charles

Greyhound Blues

Guy Forsyth

Steak

Texas Prison Recordings

Texas Prison Recordings, 1933-34

Blaze Foley

Blaze Foley Inside: BFI Three

Bill & Bonnie Hearne

Watching Life Through a Windshield

Charlie Robison, Jack Ingram, Bruce Robison

Unleashed Live

Ryan Adams, Caitlin Cary

Heartbreaker, Waltzie

Lisa Tingle

Paradise

George DeVore

Wonderland

Household Names

The Trouble With Being Nice

The Search for Saturnalia

Four Letters

Brown Whörnet

12.15.99

The Chumps

R.I.P. Good Times

Drums & Tuba

Water Damage Re-issues, Vol. 1: Box Fetish, Water Damage Re-issues, Vol. 2: The Flying Ballerina

Sub Oslo

Dubs in the Key of Life

The Swells

Yesterday's Songs

Brent Bruning

Aquatica: Electronic Sounds from the Silicon Hills

Chask

Unay

Bavu & Nick Nack, Tee Double, Arctectonics, Big Moe, Destiny's Child

Soundscape, TX Resident, Arctectonics, City of Syrup, The Writing's on the Wall
screens

You Should Start a Web Site ...

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

Of Moose and Movies

Nine days and nights at the Toronto International Film Festival

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Short Cuts

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

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

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

Girlfight

Psycho Beach Party

This campy send-up of surf and slasher movies uses Gidget movies as its comic template.
arts & culture

MoM's Kids

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

Articulations

The passing of Austin's "favorite piano teacher."

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The American Demons

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.

Julius Caesar

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.

Preaching to the Perverted

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.
columns

Page Two

Editor Louis Black takes the light rail argument into Austin's farther future.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Readers weigh in on the recent Best Of Austin issue, and the Save Our Volente committe rebuts an article.

Public Notice

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, among other things, and "Public Notice" wants you to feel the love.

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3AM

Michael ventura mediatates on the permeability of reality.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Glossing the heights and depths of fashion, as reflected by last Saturday's big show at the Austin Music Hall.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

Trivia with a bite -- and these are its teeth.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

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

About AIDS

The HIV Wellness Center's offering a Healing Breath course -- and here's what it does.

Coach's Corner

Patrick Ewing deserves better. And so does the Coach, who's been forced to watch (gasp!) the Olympics.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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