Dec. 8, 2000

Volume 20, Number 15

features

Saving All Our Changes

Cyber-castoffs are curated at Austin's Goodwill Computer.

BY MICHAEL KING

news

Looking for Tony

Democrats are settling on Tony Sanchez as their next gubernatorial candidate before anyone has an idea who he is.

BY AMY SMITH

Naked City

City council continues to keep public out of Stratus negotiations. Paul Robbins urges individuals and publications to count Floridal votes, A Georgia company sold a flawed list of ineligible voters to Florida.

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

Capitol Chronicle

Political commentary on the career of Henry B. Gonzalez

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Lowdown

Monsanto Cares; Welcome to the 'New Economy'

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Specialties of the House

Recent Publications From Our Contributors

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

What two local moguls were "generally acting like delighted boys with a brand new toy" at a new Krispy Kreme Donut shop last Saturday?

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Interior Mexican (Beyond Tex-Mex)

MM Pack takes readers beyond Tex-Mex with her listings of local interior Mexican restaurants in this week's "Second Helpings."
music

Young, Loud, and Cheap

The Skunks were a band. A loud one.

BY KEN LIECK

Here Comes the Nice

Small Face Ronnie Lane's tenure in Austin is preserved on Live in Austin.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Dancing About Architecture

Christmastime comes to Austin.

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

Big Youth

Natty Universal Dread 1973-1979

Sun Ra

Greatest Hits: Easy Listening for Intergalactic Travel, The Great Lost Sun Ra Albums: Cymbals and Crystal Spears, Pathways to Unknown Worlds + Friendly Love, When Angels Speak of Love, Lanquidity

Thelonious Monk

The Complete Prestige Recordings

Boozoo Chavis, Champion Jack Dupree, Johnny Adams, Roomful of Blues

Johnnie Billygoat, A Portrait of Champion Jack Dupree, There Is Always One More Time, The Blues'll Make You Happy, Too

Nick Drake

Five Leaves Left, Pink Moon, Bryter Layter

Joy Division, New Order

The Complete BBC Recordings, BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert

ELO

Flashback

Beach Boys

Sunflower / Surf's Up, Carl & the Passions: "So Tough" / Holland, The Beach Boys in Concert, 15 Big Ones / Love You, M.I.U. Album / L.A. (Light Album), Keepin' the Summer Alive / The Beach Boys

Paul Revere & the Raiders

Mojo Workout

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Anthology: Through the Years

America

Highway: 30 Years of America

Cat Stevens

Buddha and the Chocolate Box, Teaser and the Firecat, Catch the Bull at Four, Tea for the Tillerman, Greatest Hits, Mother Bone Jakon, Foreigner

Joe "King" Carrasco

Tales From the Crypt

Blur

Best of

The Gits

Seafish Louisville

Peter Frampton

Wind of Change, Frampton's Camel, Something's Happening, Frampton, I'm in You
screens

Austin Studios Takes Flight

The past year has been witness to an amazingly cooperative tag-team project between the Austin Film Society, the Austin City Council, and the Mueller Neighborhood Coalition that -- as of now -- has resulted in a superstar studio setup that could well change the very fabric of filmmaking in Austin.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Short Cuts

A reminder of SXSW Interactive and Film submission notices and deadlines, including Web site competition

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

What's the real meaning of Christmas? Well, it's doubtful you'll find it in the typical cheery holiday TV programming. But two upcoming documentaries -- The Forgotten Americans and First Person Plural -- remind us of the importance of home and family and offer a thought-provoking alternative to more traditional holiday fare.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Sid and Nancy

Although it was described as "pure fantasy" by the Sex Pistols' Johnny Rotten, Sid and Nancy gives the impression that it's not that far off the mark.

Snow Day

From winter fun to first love, Snow Day is a modest but entertaining effort.

Gladiator

Gladiator: the most overhyped epic of the year.

A Scandal in Paris

A Scandal in Paris is Douglas Sirk before Douglas Sirk became good.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Dancing the Christmas Spirit

An eight-year-old fan of The Nutcracker has her dream come true when she gets to talk to a choreographer and ballerina -- Ballet Austin's Stephen Mills and Gina Patterson -- about the ballet that helps Christmas feel like Christmas.

BY ROSALIND FAIRES

Articulations

Memorial notices for actor and talk radio pioneer Harv Morgan and UT art historian Marian B. Davis.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Virtual Devotion

Scott Kanoff launches his tenure as the State Theater Company's new producing artistic director with Eric Coble's Virtual Devotion, and while the performances and design work are laudatory, they're brought to bear on a lackluster script that looks poor in comparison to the least that, say, MAD TV has to offer.

The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?

Robert Dubac's The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? has its moments, but its stereotypes and reliance on material recycled from the men-are-from-Mars-women-are-from-Venus catalog make it more soapbox than entertainment.

Using the F Word: A Commentary On Feminism

In the nine choreographed dance-theatre pieces that make up Using the F-Word, REALMdanceproject fashions a collaborative yet tenaciously personal portrait of feminism.
columns

Page Two

Wondering why Tony Sanchez is on this issue's cover?

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Politics & music & the politics of music.

Public Notice

Take a break from the holiday Hades and serve a good cause. Our chock-full list of this week's is brimming over with opportunities waiting for you.

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3AM

The collapse of the American political process in Election Year 2000 is both an event in itself and a world-class metaphor: The American Century is over.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Local openings and changes, plus a few words to the wise re the use and abuse of culottes and, ugh, mullets.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

A few more pins for the happy hour bowling alley of your mind.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Coach's Corner

Where's the pixie dust falling? In a mid-season NFL wrapup, Coach looks at the season's surprises thus far.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Day Trips

The Texana Cigar and Coffee Company in Chappell Hill manufactures the state's newest custom-made cigars, roasts coffee, and showcases the owner's one-of-a-kind collection of antiques.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

DEA Approves CA marijuana study.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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