Dec. 29, 2000

Volume 20, Number 18

features

A Small Green Cow

He Waits and Watches Quietly as the World Moves On Around Him

BY JAY HARDWIG

news

Making a List

Examining the prospects for Austin's lobby at the 77th Legislature

BY AMY SMITH

Looking for Mr. Goodbill

A look at what's been filed for the 77th session at the Texas Legislature

BY MICHAEL KING AND JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

Off the Desk

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

The Hightower Lowdown

Gifts for pets and corporate spies, and Michael Milken lobbies for a presidential pardon.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Confounded Carnivore

One bite of steak from Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and we were in meat-eater heaven, Mick Vann writes. It was the consummate carnivore's dream. Unfortunately, it's not a consistently dreamy experience at Ruth's Chris.

BY MICK VANN

Food-o-File

The holiday season has been like a runaway train for Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood; here's a list of the new restaurants in Austin she wants to try out in January.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: New Sushi

Chronicle Cuisines writer Wes Marshall surveys new sushi restaurants.
music

Blue Monday

Antone's Blue Mondays continues, 25 years later.

BY MARGARET MOSER

Outlaw Blues

Think Sinatra did it his way? Try this long-haired, Harley-riding redneck David Allan Coe

BY JERRY RENSHAW

Dancing About Architecture

Sandy and Bob are almost done in, while Kirsty MacColl isn't so lucky, and Pops Staples goes onto his great reward. Dopey the Goat, meanwhile, becomes cabrito.

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

Outkast

Stankonia

Erykah Badu

Mama's Gun

Roni Size & Reprezant

In the Mode

Rage Against the Machine

Renegades

Various Artists

Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska

Keith Jarrett

Whisper Not
screens

Lost at Sea and Back Again

Bill Broyles' Extraordinary Adventure Story

BY SARAH HEPOLA

Short Cuts

A new film series begins at the Off Center, introducing avant-garde films and a new theatrical venue to Austin moviegoers.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

The Mole, Temptation Island, and Survivor II -- get ready for a whole new season of watching contestants backbite, cheat, weasel, outsmart, and canoodle their way to the win.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Restoration

Visually magnificent, Restoration is a lovely mess.

Isn't She Great

Isn't it awful?

The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Postman Always Rings Twice is a stunning achievement that will live forever.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Will Anybody Ever Love Neal Medlyn?

For vulnerable performer Neal Medlyn, Dork = Cool.

BY ADA CALHOUN

Karen Finley Reviewed

Articulations

Nine Austin arts organizations find grants in their stockings, courtesy of a Santa played by the National Endowment for the Arts.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Holy Cross Quadrilogy

Through his Holy Cross Quadrilogy, a solo show that tracks three friends through four years at a Catholic high school, writer-performer Rob Nash takes us back to adolescence, re-creating that time of life in all its cruelty, uncertainty, agitation, and yearning, but also blessing it with an abundance of good humor and compassion.
columns

Page Two

An integral creative talent of the past and present in this extraordinary town, Cast Away screenwriter Bill Broyles makes the perfect cover subject for this publication as we cross over into the new millennium.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

These letters spell highway violence, the environment, and a lost bracelet.

Public Notice

Gather round the Yule log and the figgy pudding, get out a paper and pen, and jot down some of these items from our Annual Holiday Wish List 2000, Part 2. Local organizations need you!

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

Somehow your Style Avatar remains faithful to fashion, even while bedridden. Read all about it …

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Baseball, bats, obits, no buts, and environmental action figure into this year-end wrap-up.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Coach's Corner

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

About AIDS

A note of hope and thanks for the new year.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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