Oct. 13, 2000

Volume 20, Number 7

news

Take the A-Train

Mike Clark-Madison discusses 10 years covering light rail, and urges voters to support it.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Art of the Deal

City Coucil wants to cut a deal with Stratus Properties on the Barton Creek properties because they think House Bill 1704 gives them no other option.

BY AMY SMITH

If You Can't Stand the Heat ...

Republican Jill Warren is behind in the polls and going negative on her Democratic opponent Ann Kitchen, in the race for House District 48 in Travis County.

BY ROB D'AMICO

He's Coming Back

Who gets punished when George W. Bush comes home to Austin after losing the election.

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

Naked City

Doggett in Austin to lead meeting in opposition to the Longhorn Pipeline, Log Cabin Republicans endorse local republicans, Mike Levy will not run for mayor. Ralph Nader in Austin, protesters prepare for Fortune 500.

The Hightower Lowdown

Creative Destruction; Poor People Don't Vote

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Paggi Principle

The Paggi House opened in 1980, and immediately became known as one of Austin's most beautiful and best dining establishments. Twenty years later, the restaurant is still one of Austin's finest.

BY RACHEL FEIT

First Round Draft Picks

As owners, brewers and distributors of Austin's Live Oak Brewing Company, Chip McElroy and Brian Peters have reached the highest level of malty geekdom. They are self-described "beer nerds gone pro."

BY PABLEAUX JOHNSON

Food-o-File

You can tell it's October in Austin by the number of food and wine-related events packed into the coming week. Chronicle Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood informs readers of all of them.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: More Tex-Mex

More Tex-Mex in this week's Second Helpings.
music

Too Much Caffeine Woman

Watching Jean Caffeine's eyes light up.

BY MARGARET MOSER

Hello Dottie

Austinite old-school punker Dottie Farrell explains the meaning of the word 'splooge.'

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Dancing About Architecture

FCC raids shuts down the third and last local microradio station.

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

Madonna

Music

Britney Spears

Oops... I Did It Again

Joan Osborne

Righteous Love

Kasey Chambers

The Captain

Björk

Selmasongs

Elastica

The Menace

Bettie Serveert

Private Suit

Elysian Fields

Queen of the Meadow

Chantal Kreviazuk

Colour Moving and Still

Emmylou Harris

Red Dirt Girl

Allison Moorer

The Hardest Part

Amy Rigby

The Sugar Tree

Dar Williams

The Green World

Maria Ochoa

Asi Quiero Vivir

Patricia Barber

Nightclub

Irma Thomas

My Heart's in Memphis: The Songs of Dan Penn

Shemekia Copeland

Wicked
screens

Top of His Craft

Prior to his appearance at the Austin Film Festival, writer / director Steven Zaillian remembers his first film, his most successful, and the lessons he's learned along the way.

BY SARAH HEPOLA

Screen Play

Austin Film Festival Reviews and Recommendations

Austin Film Festival Screenings

CinemaTexas5

International Short Film and Video Festival Schedule

Short Cuts

Upcoming events and workshops of interest to the Austin film community.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Keeping one eye on television and the other on pop culture.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

Best in Show

In Guest's parodic hands, the Westminster Dog Show goes to the hounds.

The Contender

Digimon: The Movie

Dr. T & the Women

arts & culture

Something Wicked This Way Comes ... Again!

Dueling Macbeths on the stages of Austin prove once again this Shakespearean killer's undying popularity.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

A weekly rundown of the latest news in Austin's visual and performing arts scene.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Bianka's Wake

The premiere production of Bianka's Wake, Blake Yelavich's farce about a badly behaved Madonna-like celeb has some solid physical comedy and pleasing physicality, but the lack of internal logic and shallow humor make it a weak evening of theatre.

Body and Soul

The Subterranean Theatre Company production of John Mighton's Body and Soul is provocative and features a talented cast, but it never lets us get to know the play's characters.
columns

Page Two

Editor Louis Black weighs in on the Light Rail question.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Light Rail, Green Politics, and much ado about the city's growing pains.

Public Notice

Our weekly calendar of activist and volunteer events and fundraisers.

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3AM

Being president of America is not good for one's health.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

New shop Chimera is spotlighted and Therapy's spooky exhibits elicit a few kudos, too.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

Trivia-a-go-go for your next brainsnack.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Coach's Corner

Coach went to his first Texas / OU football game last weekend, and boy, was it a doozie.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Day Trips

The natural glory of the Hill Country's Westcave Preserve and its 40-foot waterfall.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

News of the October 15th AIDS WALK AUSTIN 5K

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