Nov. 10, 2000

Volume 20, Number 11

features

The JFKonspiracy

Kathy McCarty wants to know "Why?" Why is wanting to know more about the Kennedy Assassination such social suicide?

BY KATHY MCCARTY

Giving Thanks

Features Editor Kate Messer offers thanks for Dallas' peaceful Thanks-Giving Square

BY KATE X MESSER

news

Election 2000

Chronicle Election Coverage

Terms of Enqueerment

What happened when gay Austinites decided to come out of gay bars and into straight ones

BY CLAY SMITH

Naked City

Nov. 7: Election Day. It was a dark and stormy night…

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

The Hightower Lowdown

Less Muckraking, More Fluffmaking; Battling Biopiracy

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Good Taste

You spontaneously slow down and breathe easier when you enter Basil's, Barbara Chisholm writes. This is not a hipster hot spot that is peopled with folks checking the door to see if someone more interesting than their current partner has entered. People come here to concentrate on each other without distraction.

BY BARBARA CHISHOLM

Will Travel For Food

Roving Chronicle Cuisines writers send dispatches from a variety of locales.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

The latest culinary news in Austin

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helping: Steak Out

Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood surveys Austin's steakhouses.
music

Sad Stories and Steel Guitars

Tearjoint Troubador Ted Roddy's Country Soul

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

After the Last Hurrah

Austin singer-songwriter-rocker Beaver Nelson returns with his second album.

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Redd Light Special

One right fine Tele-pickin' dude

BY JERRY RENSHAW

Dancing About Architecture

Election 2000 gets rained out.

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

U2

All That You Can't Leave Behind

P.J. Harvey

Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea

Doug Sahm

The Return of Wayne Douglas

Merle Haggard

I Wish I Could Fly

The V-Roys

Are You Through Yet?

Dwight Yoakam

Tomorrow's Sounds Today

Matthew Ryan

East Autumn Grin

Kid Ramos

West Coast House Party

St. Germain, Erik Trufazz

Tourist, The Mask

Underworld

Everything, Everything

Godspeed You Black Emperor!

Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven

Ekova

Heaven's Dust, Soft Breeze & Tsunami Breaks

Rubén González

Chanchullo

Jean Jacques Perrey, Gershon Kingsley, Buffalo Daughter, Cibo Matto, Beck, Sonic Youth, AIR, John McEntire, Will Oldham, Pavement, Bis

At Home With the Groovebox

Eleventh Dream Day

Stalled Parade

Richard Buckner

The Hill

Arab Strap

Elephant Shoe, Mad for Sadness

FSK

International

Gluecifer

Tender Is the Savage
screens

Dark Days

Six years ago, Marc Singer wasn't homeless, and he wasn't a filmmaker. With Dark Days, he became both.

BY PETER DEBRUGE

Short Cuts

Austin Film Festival 2000's Sundance Channel / Time Warner Cable Audience Award winners and upcoming events and workshops of interest to the Austin film community

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Why are this year's season premieres so darn dull? Also, a goodbye to Steve Allen and news on a class action suit alleging age discrimination filed by 28 TV writers.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

Bamboozled

Dark Days

The Fantasticks

Deep in your heart, you should "follow." Released just a few years ago, this film version of the Off Broadway workhorse captures the feeling of the innocent and bygone era of movie musicals. But it differs from the original work's romantic minimalism as it opens up the play cinematically.

Little Nicky

Men of Honor

Requiem for a Dream

Portrait of a young junkie – and those he loves.

Smiling Fish and Goat On Fire

Venus Beauty Institute

arts & culture

Image of a First Lady

Based on her physical appearance alone, Jean Stapleton is a natural to portray Eleanor. But it turns out that the accomplished actress' resemblance to the first lady doesn't end there. It extends to her idealism, her feminism, and even her awakening to activism.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Private History of a Campaign that Failed

Stand-up comic Eddie Gossling is not your president today, and he has a lot of people to blame for it. Here is his first-hand account of his weeklong campaign for the White House.

BY EDDIE GOSSLING

Articulations

Director Don Toner announces a new theatre company for himself, David Stevens announces his departure from Chorus Austin, and UT's Department of Art & Art History announces a rare meeting of critical minds.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Bingo: Scenes of Money and Death

A vague performance at the center of the Public Domain Theatre Company's production of Edward Bond's Bingo diminishes the impact of Bond's play, but does not eclipse it. It feels relevant right here, right now.

Fish

Here's Cyndi Williams' new play, Fish: an evocation of people and situations like the psychic furniture of a darker David Lynch film.

The Baltimore Waltz

The UT Department of Theatre & Dance production of Paula Vogel's The Baltimore Waltz is as technically solid as they come, but some of the performances are all over the map when they should be rooted in a terrifying reality.
columns

Page Two

Politics Editor Louis DuBose examines the ramifications of the Presidential and Light Rail votes.

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

Postmarks

Post-election political rumblings , and Music Editor Raoul Hernandez takes it on the chin from Nina Simone fans.

Public Notice

Eye of the Tiger, baby! Are you up to it? Up to this week's public service challenges? Kate and the Pee En crew takes you there.

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3AM

One week before the election, Michael Ventura examines the candidates’ campaigns and finds that Nader played to our fear of consequences, Gore to our fear of intelligence, and Bush to our fear of complexity.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

The Style Avatar takes on Reader X's challenge to not say "Wet," and weighs in on cargo pants.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Coach's Corner

To hell with the critics! Remember the Titans is a great sports movie -- the best since Rocky.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Day Trips

The Gulf Coast Bird Observatory's an ornithologist's paradise.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

The use of tampons as collection devices for HIV testing.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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