Oct. 6, 2000

Volume 20, Number 6

features

Field of Dreams

Confessions of a Sensitive Jock

BY LORNE OPLER

news

Rerun at the D.A. Corral

Republican Shane Phelps challenges Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle for a second time, and seems to be trailing.

BY AMY SMITH

Totally PC

When it comes to city planning, nothing's constant but change.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Naked City

S.O.S vows to fight Stratus deal on Edwards Aquifer land, TARAL supports pro-choice candidates and raises money.

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

The Hightower Lowdown

Over the Counter Fraud; Shell Games

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Operatic Success

La Traviata, a new Italian Trattoria in downton Austin, is a smashing new eatery which hopefully has many years of innovation and success ahead.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Four Austin restaurants are among the best in Texas, according to Gourmet magazine. Virginia B. Wood reveals which ones and updates readers on Austin's culinary news.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Coffeehouses

Where to get coffee that is "really more like Al Green than coffee" and other mysteries of Austin coffeehouses.

Food Reviews

music

Radio, Radio

Satellite radio, the burgeoning technology that may ultimately shake up the broadcast world the most, is right around the corner.

BY JERRY RENSHAW

Trio 2000

Q&A with one of jazz's premier guitarists.

BY JAY TRACHTENBERG

Leaving Town

On the verge of their hard-earned future, Dexter Freebish contemplates a life of Saturdays.

BY KEN LIECK

Dancing About Architecture

Austin's live music scene turns up missing.

BY KEN LIECK

Live Shots

screens

Altman Speaks!

The ultimate indie director shoots straight about breaking into the business, staying there, and loving it.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Touched by a Charlie's Angel

John August, screenwriter of Go and the upcoming Charlie's Angels, on breaking into the biz and turning pop culture into mainstream cinema.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Strength of Character

Like John Irving, Peter Hedges can create characters with such depth and originality it’s as if you have spent a lifetime in search of their company.

BY SARAH HEPOLA

A Night at the Opera

Jon Else's Sing Faster, showing this Wednesday as part of the Texas Documentary Tour, shows us opera Like we've never seen it before from the stagehands' perspective.

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Short Cuts

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

For working-class people who didn't get a college education handed to them, CBS' That's Life rings true. Also, reports on the loss of UPN in Austin, the upcoming Larry David series, and Buffy & Angel season premieres.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

Dancer in the Dark

Björk goes goes to the death chamber in musical interludes.

Human Resources

arts & culture

Poetry in Emotion

Katherine Catmull never intended to pursue a career in acting. In fact, she seriously avoided it for as long as she could, choosing instead to earn her degree in English literature. Why is revealed in this profile of one of Austin's most sophisticated and literate performers.

BY ROBI POLGAR

Articulations

The Blanton Museum of Art gets an architect (for the second time), and the Paramount and State theatres move a step closer to partnership.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

A Chorus Line

The performers in Austin Musical Theatre’s revival of A Chorus Line dance and sing and act, well, like they have been doing this on Broadway stages all their careers. But poor tech and dated writing make this once-groundbreaking musical appear to be languishing in its former glory.

Waiting for Godot

In its new staging of Samuel Beckett's signature play Waiting for Godot, the Gate Theatre Company of Dublin has succeeded in creating a definitive production of a major theatrical work.

Krapp's Last Tape

There was so much to enjoy in the Gate Theatre of Dublin's production of Samuel Beckett's play Krapp's Last Tape, most particularly David Kelly's poignant, honest, simple, straightforward, performance as Krapp, but understanding the tape itself was so difficult that it almost destroyed the experience.
columns

Page Two

It's time to start thinking of the upcoming election's other candidates and issues.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

We're sorry you feel that way.

Public Notice

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

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

A recent gala IDoL-ized Austin fashionistas.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

Alert Jerry Falwell! More Teletubbies debauchery!

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

A heroic swimmer falls from grace and becomes addicted to dope. A story ripped from the Olympic headlines? Why no, it's the strange tale of Priscilla the Pig, whose memory is enshrined in a Houston home.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

Then along comes the right wing in South Carolina and bingo!, one step backward.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

Ratings, schmatings! Why the big obsession about how many people are watching which sporting events on TV?

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Out of Left Field

Tim Walker looks at this abysmal year in Texas baseball.

BY TIM WALKER

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