Nov. 3, 2000

Volume 20, Number 10

features

Tit for a Tat

Five Snapshots in the Struggle Against Breast Cancer

BY MARGARET MOSER

news

Endorsements

Not Clucking Around

East Texas chicken magnate Bo Pilgrim wants a state permit to build a bigger chicken slaughterhouse and waste disposal facility -- right across the creek from Sen. Bill Ratliff's in-laws' vacation home.

BY ROBERT BRYCE

Down Came the Rainey

With downtown redevelopment encroaching and property values the highest they've ever been, Rainey Street residents are getting ready to cash in their chips and leave.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Deal of a Lifetime

TDHCA Board member Florita Bell Griffin is standing trial in a Houston federal courtroom on allegations that she, along with two co-defendants, conspired to profit from deals she helped approve.

BY KEVIN FULLERTON

Election 2000

Chronicle Election Preview

Light Rail Debate

Former City Council Member Max Nofziger vs. Current City Council Member Daryl Slusher

Naked City

Anti light rail faction makes final push. Austin politicians travel to Round Rock to promote a charter school.

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

The Hightower Lowdown

Shutting Out The Majority; 'Quality' Junk

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Art of Eating Well

Aquarelle brings to the Austin dining scene a studied elegance and a decidedly Old World taste for unrestrained luxury, Chronicle Cuisines writer Rachel Feit writes. But it is still a young restaurant.

BY RACHEL FEIT

Encyclopedia of Fire

Is Dave DeWitt the world's expert hothead?

BY SANDY SZWARC

Food-o-File

What's cooking in the Central Texas food scene.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Más Tacos

Greg Beets profiles some of Austin's taquerias.
music

Rock en Tijuana

The border city of Tijuana gives birth to the bastard genre of Norteño and Electronica, Nortec.

BY MELISSA SATTLEY

Favorite Sonero

Buena Vista Social Club Cowboy Eliades Ochoa

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Time to Bounce

Rapping with Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, the funkiest Connecticut Yankees in King Arthur's Court

BY JOHN G. LA BRIOLA

Dancing About Architecture

The Austin Music Network changes administrations once again.

BY KEN LIECK

Live Shots

screens

Texas Treasures

Moody Anderson and His Western Warehouse

BY MARC SAVLOV

Short Cuts

Turk Pipkin goes to The Sopranos and other upcoming events and workshops of interest to the Austin film community.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Belinda Acosta runs down programs to take our minds off the upcoming election, along with programs to make us confront it.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Arts Board Love Stories

That special thing that happens between artists and boards of directors can be a lot like a love relationship: Intimate. Fulfilling. Long-term. Working as one body. However, it can be and often is complicated.

BY C. DENBY SWANSON

Articulations

The project that director Vicky Boone and playwright David Hancock took to the Sundance Theatre Laboratory in 1999 -- or at least a form of it -- shows up onstage this week.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Snow Queen

In Second Youth's 10th anniversary production of The Snow Queen, the ending can be sensed from the beginning, but it's the journey that counts, and this journey is full of wonderful surprises and theatrical magic.

Hamlet

Long after everyone who was in Bass Concert Hall the night of October 29 has shuffled off this mortal coil, Stephen Mills' ballet of Hamlet will live. Ballet Austin's world premiere production looked and sounded sublime.

Full Mental Jacket

While writer-performer Wayne Alan Brenner has a quirky style and indisputable stage presence, his new show Full Mental Jacket is so self-referential that, like an overanalyzed relationship, it talks itself to some semblance of death.
columns

Page Two

Light rail: "It's the future, stupid."

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Readers' last gasps on light rail.

Public Notice

Our weekly calendar of activist and volunteer events and fundraisers.

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

Rants and raves about the state of the Austin fashion scene.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Coach's Corner

The Oklahoma Sooners have inspired Coach's first "all-college-football" column ever. Boomer Sooner! Boo Virginia Tech! Hail to Lou Holtz!

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Mr. Smarty Pants

Farewell, moon.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

The Varner-Hoogg Plantation State Historical Park, near Houston, has gone from a settler's cabin to a great sugar plantation to an oil wildcatter's weekend home.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

Expect no leadership on AIDS from either major-party presidential candidate.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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