June 29, 2001

Volume 20, Number 44

news

Now Serving ... Time

Robert Conran sat down to dinner at Furr's, and walked out in handcuffs. After four years in prison on a shaky conviction, he's got a chance of parole -- then he faces deportation

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

Austin Stories

BY ERICA C. BARNETT

The Hightower Lowdown

Jeffords and the Lobby, Karl Rove's ethics & the New Fast Track

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Capitol Chronicle

Governor Perry and his 82 vetoes: Government by Negation

BY MICHAEL KING

food

Fun With Frugality

Cuisines writer Barbara Chisholm challenged her colleagues to host a dinner party for $50 or less; here's what each of them came up with.

BY BARBARA CHISHOLM

Food-o-File

Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood remembers Ninfa Laurenzo, the founder of the popular Ninfa's Tex-Mex chain, who passed away last week, and updates readers on the culinary news around Austin.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Local Pizza Takeout

Where to order Austin-made pizza.
music

Right Man for the Job

Charlie Robison says 'fuck everybody.'

BY ANDY LANGER

Dancing About Architecture

Butthole Surfers and Austin City Limits suffer set backs while Riverfest marches on.

BY KEN LIECK

GRAND CHAMPEEN

Record Reviews

Ray Wylie Hubbard

Eternal & Lowdown

Willie Nelson, Jackie King

Rainbow Connection, The Gypsy

Asleep at the Wheel

The Best of Asleep at the Wheel, The Very Best of Asleep at the Wheel

Various Artists

More Songs of Route 66

Lee Roy Parnell

Tell the Truth

The Fencecutters

Horses and Asses

Grand Champeen

Battle Cry for Help

The American People

Because We Can

Teen Cool

Adolessons

Blunt Force Trauma

Blunt Force Trauma

Quatropaw

Flight

The American Analog Set

Through the 90s: Singles and Unreleased

Legendary Crystal Chandelier

Beyond Indifference

The Impossibles

4-Song Brick Bomb

Punchy

Just My Type

Rainravens

One Last Saturday Night

Albert & Gage

Burnin' Moonlight

Radney Foster

Are You Ready for the Big Show

Ian Moore

Via Satellite

Various Artists

Texas Blues Evolution -- Texas Blues Evolution
screens

Slack Where We Started

Richard Linklater and John Pierson Ponder 'Slacker' and Its Aftermath

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Short Cuts

To auteur or not to auteur, a fabulous gay movie awards ceremony, kraut-rock!, and now boarding for Lonesome Dove.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Remembering Carroll O'Connor, the man who immortalized Archie Bunker, and giving chickens their due.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Gowns by Adrian

A tribute to Gowns by Adrian

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Hearts and Violins

Jennifer Bourianoff has found happiness playing chamber music and living in Austin.

BY ROBI POLGAR

Articulations

Flood relief is on the way for Houston arts organizations devastated by Tropical Storm Allison and a memorial service is being held for longtime Austin actress Judi Sklar Becker.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Uncaged

Wayne Alan Brenner's friend Sylvia has an opinion about the Vortex Repertory Company's workshop performance Uncaged: The public deserves more for its money than an end-of-the-workshop variety show unless what's onstage is well-performed and original, and except for a handful of pieces by a few participants -- most notably the emcee Ratgirl -- she thinks this isn't.

The Fantasticks

Although Austin Playhouse's revival of The Fantasticks is burdened with more than a few trips and stumbles, the show has evident charms, and here familiarity breeds not contempt but something warmer.

House

As Victor, a septic tank salesman burying a shitload of anger in Daniel MacIvor's solo show House, Ken Webster brings the house down, then builds new theatre for the audience.
columns

Page Two

Even being in Slacker didn't prepare Chronicle Editor Louis Black for the film's eventual impact.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our Free Radio coverage generates some audio radiance, and more.

Public Notice

Free wheelchairs, fan-tasic, and Grrrrrrrrly Action: What a hot summer it's heating up to be in Austin's public-service community.

BY KATE X MESSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

If information's a microbrew, here's your favorite pub.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Meet the grill of your dreams at the New Braunfels Smoker Company.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

Ubermodels take the stage at a local bar. Why? Why is the Austin fashion scene so divided? Work with me, baby …

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

A friend recently had the silver fillings in her teeth removed and replaced with ceramic fillings. Although it set her back over $2,000, she says she is feeling better already. Is this something I should do?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

Condom Ads Conspicuously Absent from TV

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

A few observations on the U.S. Open and Wimbledon

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Not Your Mother's Hockey Puck

Austin's Women's Hockey Team, the Roadrunners, Face Off Against the Gender Gap.

BY EMILY PYLE

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