Oct. 27, 2000

Volume 20, Number 9

features

Grave Importance

Meiling Guentzel explores her fascination with small local graveyards and death and learns about life in the process.

BY MEILING GUENTZEL

news

Endorsements

The Hottest Race in Texas

The David Fisher-Todd Staples Senate Contest in East Texas Will Decide the Fate of the State Senate -- and the U.S. House

BY MICHAEL KING

Cowboy Poker

When Bush Marches on Washington, the Deck Gets Shuffled. Our Predictions:

BY ROBERT BRYCE

All the Right Moves

Democrat Donna Howard faces self-proclaimed moderate Republican Cynthia Thornton in the general election for Austin's seat on the State Board of Education

BY KEVIN FULLERTON

The Greening of George W. Bush

An industry pollution control program started backed by Gov. George W. Bush has cleaned less than 3% of the industrial toxic emissions it aimed to clean up.

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

Naked City

Daryl Slusher debates Max Nofziger on light rail; Garnet Coleman fights with Hugo Berlanga at the St. Louis presidential debate; Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins support a soft money campaign for Ralph Nader; the Statesman buries a Bush funeral scandal story.

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

The Hightower Lowdown

Congress and China Trade; Rewarding Failure

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Southeast Feast

On 620, about halfway between Mansfield Dam and Lakeway, in Lakeway Plaza, is one of Austin's best pan-Asian restaurants. It's a small spot with limited seating and tiny tables turning out some of the finest Thai, Cambodian, Laotian, and Burmese cuisine around. As a matter of fact, they turn out the only Cambodian, Laotian, and Burmese cuisine in Austin, and it's not even on the menu!

BY MICK VANN

Food-o-File

Upcoming food and wine festivals, updates on local culinary news.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Casual Fine

Casual fine dining in Austin.

Food Reviews

Dot's Place

Austin has grown so far north that Dot's Place is no longer really in the country; the construction worker clientele is now joined by hungry high tech office workers from the Silicon Hills. Diners patiently snake their way through a maze inside the front door to a cafeteria line loaded daily with an embarrassment of riches.
music

Still a Good Thing

Lady sings the blues

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Diddley Daddy

'Bo Knows Not to be Stupid'

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Dialtone, Please

Eddie Stout's Shoestring Label Sticks Close to Its R&B Roots

BY JERRY RENSHAW

Dancing About Architecture

What's up in the live music capital this week

BY KEN LIECK

Beat Box

Eminem, L.L. Cool J, Mystikal, Kimp Bizkit, Too Short, Dirty Walt, De La Soul, Wyclef Jean, Outkast

The Marshall Mathers LP, G.O.A.T., Let's Get Ready, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, You Nasty, To Put It Bluntly, Art Official Intelligence, The Ecleftic, Stankonia, New Beats from the Delta

Radiohead

Kid A

Pearl Jam

Barcelona, London, Dublin, Paris, Hamburg, Stockholm

Go-Betweens

The Friends Of Rachel Worth

2gether

Again

Dandy Warhols

Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia

Spoon

Love Ways EP

Damon & Naomi, Ghost

Damon & Naomi with Ghost

Youssou N'Dour

Joko

Caetano Veloso

Aprenda Minha

Jimmy Scott

Mood Indigo

Keith Jarrett

Whisper Not

Rex Hobart & The Misery Boys

The Spectacular Sadness Of Rex Hobart & The Misery Boys

The Waco Brothers

Electric Waco Chair

At the Drive-In

Relationship of Command
screens

It's Alive!

The unassuming, 42-year-old Bill Jones is Austin's premier garage-kit model maker, and that Godzilla leering down at you from the corner of the room is only 1 / 500th scale. Lucky you.

BY MARC SAVLOV

CinemaTexas

Photos and award winners from Cinematexas5

Ask Questions First, Shoot Later

In 1967, Hobart Ison shot and killed Hugh O'Connor, who was filming a documentary on Ison's property. In her documentary Stranger With a Camera (showing at the Alamo Drafthouse this Wednesday, November 1), Elizabeth Barret examines the context that brought these two men together -- one with a gun and one with a camera.

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

American Nightmare

A new documentary on IFC examines seminal horror films of the Sixties and Seventies and persuasively argues that the images and ideology of these groundbreaking films were influenced by the mood of the times.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Short Cuts

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

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Does it seem like this new crop of series, including Ed and Gideon's Crossing, mask their chauvinism under fresh-faced idealism and earnestness -- or is it just us?

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Night of the Living Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, Last House on the Left

Louis Black reviews Night of the Living Dead, Last House on the Left, Texas Chain-saw Massacre, and Halloween -- all featured in IFC's new documentary, American Nightmare

Film Reviews

Lucky Numbers

Pola X

Carax's follow-up to The Lovers on the Bridge is based on Herman Melville's novel Pierre, or the Ambiguities, and is rich in images and ideas. A man who shuffles between the houses of his mother and fiancée becomes involved with a woman who says she is his illegitimate sister.

The Yards

arts & culture

Making a Front Porch for the City

As he was completing the final design for the Austin Museum of Art's long-awaited downtown facility, architect Richard Gluckman took time to discuss the project, his approach to architecture, and what it means to design buildings for a boomtown.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

Austin playwrights are drawing attention around the nation, and one theatre company is getting hit by the Macbeth curse smack in the face.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

A Macbeth

In the State Theater Company production A Macbeth, director Guy Chandler Roberts strips the Scottish Play of its dramatic spectacle and boils it down into a compelling ritual of human evil, a Black Mass.

Macbeth

Director Marshall Ryan Maresca may lose the audience at times in the female-dominated world of his Macbeth, but he keeps hearts pounding on a trip through the supernatural world of Dunsinane and the many worlds of human psychosis.
columns

Page Two

The opposition to Light Rail is rebutted by our Editor.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

More Light Rail hubbub and a few Naderite cries in the wilderness.

Public Notice

PN takes you through the final weeks of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and looks ahead to events on the public service horizon.

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3AM

Michael Ventura reflects on the gateway of Time.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

The Style Avatar digs into the subatomic particles of the Atomic Cafe Fashion show and goes on a "Bender"…

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Coach's Corner

Coach is having none of this "Subway Series" BS. Only question is: Which team does he hate the most?

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Mr. Smarty Pants

More intriguing lumber for your mental woodpile.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

From Galveston to Cozumel on a Carnival cruise ship: food, gambling, food, and ruins.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

Volunteer Call for peer counelors at the HIV Wellness Center.

BY LEAH GRAHAM

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