Nov. 24, 2000

Volume 20, Number 13

features

The Bride From Hell

The Austin Chronicle's style avatar wants your wedding to be the peachiest. Here, he offers helpful hints to make your wedding panning that much less disastrous.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

news

Women on Top

The risks and rewards of being a woman in Austin's high tech world

BY ERICA C. BARNETT

The Making of a President

While waiting for election recount results, George W. Bush is imitating Lyndon B. Johnson while allowing his staff to run the show.

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

Election 2000

Analysis of the Nov. 7, 2000 election in Travis County, focusing on turnout, the rail vote, and Ralph Nader.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Naked City

The George Bush campaign office's e-mail volume increased after Election Day and Elliott Naishtat could be veto bait if Bush continues as governor.

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

The Hightower Lowdown

Corporate Criminals Come Clean; What's in a Name?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Capitol Chronicle

Liberals blame Ralph Nader for Al Gore's defeat; media frenzy at the Governor's Mansion

BY MICHAEL KING

food

A Place, a Time, a Memory

Chronicle Cuisines writers share their Thanksgiving memories.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Local culinary news

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Home Away From Home

How to have Thanksgiving by letting others do all of the work
music

The Future's Still Bright

Barbara K, the woman who turned down $900,000

BY ANDY LANGER

Where Idealism Is Still Alive

The first Annual Americana Music Association meeting

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Love Walks In

The first Rockrgrl Music Conference gets a blessing from Seattle's rain goddess.

BY MARGARET MOSER

Dancing About Architecture

Freddy Fender is diagnosed with Hepatitis C, as news comes in that Direct Events owner and longtime local live music promoter Tim O'Connor is getting ready to retire.

BY KEN LIECK

Beat Box

Azatat, TrappHouse

Corporate Chains, Body Entrappment

KGSR

KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 8

Adam Carroll

Lookin' Out the Screen Door

Reckless Kelly

The Day

Danny Barnes

Minor Dings

Eric Johnson -- Alien Love Child

Live and Beyond

Chris Duarte

Love > Me

Tina Marsh & the Bob Rodriguez Trio

Out of Time

Laura Scarborough

Chapter One: Desire

Various Artists

The Peek-a-Boo Book of Spells

Monroe Mustang

I Am the Only Running Footman

Silver Scooter

Goodbye EP

Jason Blum

Jason Blum & the Essentials

The Playthings

Demo Mode

Rhythm of Black Lines

Set a Summery Table

The Bigamy Sisters

Beyond the Ha Ha

Kissinger

Charm

Experimental Aircraft

Experimental Aircraft

The Spiders

Sex Is Thicker Than Blood

Zulu As Kono

II

Rhythm Rats

Ratrospect

Marti Brom

Fuedin' and Fightin'

Sue Foley

Back to the Blues

Eliza Gilkyson

Hard Times in Babylon

The East Side Band

No Sleep

Johnny Bush

Lost Highway Saloon, Johnny Bush Sings Bob Wills

Correo Aereo

Lo Que Me Dijo el Viento
screens

The Great Escape

Chain gangs! Cast aways! Kung Fu! Chocolate! … It's Time for the Holiday Film Previews

BY SARAH HEPOLA

Short Cuts

The Austin Film Society announces ticket sales for the locally filmed Miss Congeniality benefiting the Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund, and other news, workshops, and gatherings of interest to the film community.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Spike Lee's Bamboozled, a satire about the return of the minstrel show on television, is a powerful indictment of the entertainment industry.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Plunkett & Macleane

Plunkett & Macleane, the first film from Jake Scott (son of Ridley), is a lush but troubled debut.

The Caretakers

Even for die-hard Joan Crawford fans, The Caretaker (aka Della) is hard to stomach.

The Grissom Gang

The Grissom Gang is a good afternoon's crime film.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

To Ancient Troy (By Way of Denver)

Ancient Greece and modern Denver may seem an incongruous pairing, but in the new Greek epic Tantalus, produced by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, they prove a striking fit, creating a work that's heroic.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

More Austin theatre turning up in New York: Despair’s Book of Dreams and Lipstick Traces set for spring 2001 runs.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Bridge Burner

Aaron Brown can write, no doubt about that, but in his new play The Bridge Burner the Austin playwright has used his fine ear for dialogue, skills of characterization, and sense of outrage to cover familiar territory in the vein of dysfunctional family drama.

'Pio Pulido'

Brave enough to use symbols like the butterfly, the flower, the heart, the egg, and the dove, Austin artist Pio Pulido also proves in his new exhibition at the Dougherty Arts Center that he is wily enough to find new energies in these tired subjects.

One Flea Spare

Telling the story of unlikely roommates – a staunch middle-aged couple and two young stowaway servants – trapped in a house in 1665 London at the height of the plague, One Flea Spare is an altogether decent sex-and-death psychodrama, and the high caliber of this production an altogether auspicious beginning for School of Night Productions.
columns

Page Two

Chronicle editor Louis Black on Election 2000: This isn't a crisis; this is a robust burp.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Public Notice

Hey! It's Thanksgiving, kids! And, wow, we are so honored, so thankful that you or that anybody for that matter is reading this, our humble little public service column, instead of remaining glued to the tube in breathless anticipation of a Chief to sing "Hail to the ..." to or some stupid holiday bowl game ... Hello?... Where'd they go? ... Helloooooooo? Is anybody out there?

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3AM

The current election crisis proves the strength and integrity of our political institutions.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

World AIDS Day offers varied observances on Dec. 1.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

Coach wrests the TV Room away from the womenfolk to watch college football's "Rivalry Saturday" -- but what a disappointment!

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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