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2001 ISSUES

May 18, 2001

Volume 20, Number 38

features

  • Three Canyons

    The Southwest Edge of Texas Hill Country -- Home to Lost Maples and Garner State Park -- Is Rich in Both Beauty and History

    BY BRANT BINGAMON

news

  • Boards! ... and Commissions

    An insider's overview of and commentary on the city's boards and commissions

    BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

  • Naked City

    Local news in Austin, Texas

    BY ERICA C. BARNETT

  • Capitol Chronicle

    The Legislature enters the home stretch -- two weeks to go.

    BY MICHAEL KING

  • The Hightower Lowdown

    Bush and children, Bush and Big Oil, & the Inventor of the Slim Jim

    BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

music

screens

  • Working Girls

    What do the eight films in the Austin Film Society's latest free series "Dance, Girl, Dance: Women Directors of the 70s and 80s" have in common? They are all works by inherently feminist filmmakers, and the chronological order of the series tracks the growth of American feminist thought during these two decades.

    BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

  • Short Cuts

    Upcoming summer filmmaking activities

    BY MARC SAVLOV

  • TV Eye

    Summer TV used to mean boring reruns, but these days, cable takes advantage of the networks' hibernation to launch their own season of special movie events and series. Belinda Acosta offers a list of some of the upcoming "must check out" programs.

    BY BELINDA ACOSTA

  • Screens Reviews

  • Film Reviews

the arts

  • She Got Rhythm

    In the world of rhythm tap, female dancers are a minority, and women who are masters of the form, as Acia Gray is, are merely a fraction of the whole. But with the debut of the Soul to Sole Festival, Gray hopes to give women who tap their due.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Austin Theatre Critics Table 2000-2001 Nominations

    The Austin Theatre Critics Table have announced the nominations for their ninth annual awards for achievement in the arts.
  • Articulations

    In honor of this week's commencement ceremonies at UT, here's a roundup of recent college-related honors for theatre historian Oscar Brockett, composers, Kent Kennan and Kevin Putz, late playwright David Mark Cohen, and UT theatre department alum Marcia Gay Harden. Plus, the 2001 Funniest Person in Austin is Rich Gabe.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Arts Reviews

columns

  • Page Two

    Why Mike Clark-Madison's cover story will be informative even to the most experienced city veteran, and why the work of exploitation director Stephanie Rothman deserves serious study.

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Everybody talk about: pop music, aquifer protection, police presence, even doggie do and doggie don't.
  • Public Notice

    In honor of the O. Henry Pun-Off, Public Notice swears off the puns this week.

    BY KATE X MESSER

  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    A smorgasbord of mental morsels on a pretty paper plate.

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Day Trips

    Off-road biking trails of the Lone Star State.

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • After a Fashion

    The Anthony-Nak Fall 2001 Collection raises the bar on local designers.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • About AIDS

    Health Care for the HIV Positive

    BY SANDY BARTLETT

  • To Your Health

    My mother does not admit to having a problem with alcohol, but it worries me a lot when I see how much she drinks. Her favorite drink is a margarita and she has one or two almost every day, along with some wine with meals, though I have never seen her actually drunk. Am I being overly anxious and should I just keep quiet?

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • Coach's Corner

    As the NBAplayoffs wind toward their conclusion, Coach is struck by how bland the announcers still are.

    BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

  • The Luv Doc: Come On, Big Boy

    Sometimes it's hard to know when a woman is just begging for it

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books

  • All Creatures Great and Small

    With the current state of the environment, long belabored by activists and scientists who point to any number of warning signs of planetary collapse, it makes sense, Chronicle contributor Dan Oko writes, that writers with deep green inclinations would juggle literary aesthetics and scientific data in their efforts to jar us from the stupefying impact of too much information and too much bad news.

    BY DAN OKO

  • Postscripts

    The 24th Annual O.Henry Pun-Off World Championships and other upcoming literary events.

    BY CLAY SMITH

  • Local Bestsellers

    Local bestsellers are based on recent sales at Austin bookstores selected to reflect varied reading interests.
  • Book Reviews