Jan. 5, 2001

Volume 20, Number 19

features

Affronts to Gracious Living

Your Style Avatar ticks through the 10 worst fashion and style trends of the Year 2000.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

news

The Year That Wasn't

Naked City

Zaffirini and the Senate vote for lieutenant governor, handicapping the recession, and the debate videotape mystery

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

The Hightower Lowdown

Major league baseball ticket gouging in New York, grassroots rebellion in Carmel, Ca., the oil industry's assault on the Project on Government Oversight, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce attacks new OSHA protections for workers.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Best Bites

The Cuisines staff recalls their favorite eats of 2000.

Food-o-File

Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood on the year that was in Austin's culinary life.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Gasoline Dreams

Rounding up 2000 LPs.

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Identity Crisis

Looking back at the highlights of Austin's music scene in 2000.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Critics Poll 2000

National Top 10s

BY GREG BEETS

Top 10 Texas Platters

BY GREG BEETS

screens

The Year in Film

The Best and Worst of the Movies of 2000

BY SARAH HEPOLA

Critics Poll 2000

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Short Cuts

Cutting-edge indie films and filmmaking aids can be sought out on the following Web sites.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

The year on television -- things we thought we'd never see, things we'd like to see more of, and reasons to keep watching.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Real Estate and Perfect Mates

The year 2000 in the Austin arts, with Top 10 lists by Chronicle Arts critics and their picks for stories and personalities of the year.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

For the new year, resolve to support the new in the local arts scene. Here are several new projects that would welcome support.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

Page Two

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Public Notice

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

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3AM

They may not truthfully reflect the way we live, but sometimes the big and small screen present honest explorations of the way we dream. The year 2000 gave us some exceptionally fine works in this regard.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

Okay, Mr. Style Avatar is really losing it. This week, he's contemplating not only making slipcovers for his Yellow Pages, but the life of the family in the lawyer's ad on the cover. Lord.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Tunnel Vision

BY TAYLOR HOLLAND

About AIDS

UT-HSC Teen Chlamydia Picture Not Encouraging

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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