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October 6, 2000

Volume 20, Number 6

 
features
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
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

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

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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