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June 8, 2001

Volume 20, Number 41

features

news

  • University High

    Community colleges are pushing "college credit" courses for high school students -- but the education is in doubt.

    BY KEVIN FULLERTON

  • Naked City

    Local news this week in Austin.

    BY ERICA C. BARNETT

  • The Hightower Lowdown

    CEO hogs, the Bush / Cheney energy hypocrisy & science for sale

    BY JIM HIGHTOWER

  • Capitol Chronicle

    No Mercy: Perry to Decide If Texas Will Continue to Execute Mentally Retarded

    BY MICHAEL KING

food

  • Diverse Portfolio

    The boom in Austin may be busting, but the 183 / MoPac tech force will always be hungry around noon, Pableaux Johnson writes in his review of Sushi Sake.

    BY PABLEAUX JOHNSON

  • Food-o-File

    There's nothing new about fundraising events in Austin, but a friend-raiser is a new concept in River City. That's what the board members, staff, and community volunteers associated with the Sustainable Food Center / Austin Community Gardens (SFC / ACG) chose to call the event they threw this past Sunday afternoon.

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

  • Second Helpings: American Cafes

    The Chronicle's roundup of diners and cafes in this week's "Second Helpings."
  • Food Reviews

music

screens

the arts

  • Homecoming Queen

    Many actors leave Austin seeking a career on the stage and are never heard from by the folks in their old hometown. But Austin native Starla Benford has come home as the star of a national tour. She talks about starting out at Harvard, making her mark as a professional, and nine months on the road with The Vagina Monologues.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Articulations

    An invitation to the city's loosest arts awards ceremony from the Austin Critics Table, a happy birthday to the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, and playwright Ruth Margraff is a hit in Big D.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Arts Reviews

columns

  • Page Two

    Editor Louis Black comments on our brief reunion with cover subject (and onetime Chronicle illustrator) Keith Graves, reconsiders Joan Micklin Silver's Chilly Scenes of Winter, and says "get well" to KVET talk-show mainstay Sammy Allred and "farewell" to former staffer Sarah Hepola.

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    The environment, the alleged marijuana, the traffic, Ventura's highway, and more.
  • Public Notice

    Austin's wheely hot this week and next with these fine skating fundraisers!

    BY KATE X MESSER

  • Letters at 3AM

    Monet's Water Lilies transport us to a time before the definition of eyesight and humanity.

    BY MICHAEL VENTURA

  • After a Fashion

    Our resident fashionista delivers a play-by-play account of the newest (fictional) reality game, Shopping Survivor; he also recommends the straight-to-video feature Intern, a bitchy, insidery take on the high-fashion industry, and Swap & Bop, an open-air flea market / music event at Waterloo Brewing Company this Saturday.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • Day Trips

    San Antonio's Texas Folklife Festival

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • To Your Health

    When I picked up a prescription a few days ago, my pharmacist advised me not to use grapefruit juice while I was taking the medication. Why would that make any difference?

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • About AIDS

    Inaccurate Statistics via the News Media.

    BY SANDY BARTLETT

  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    Canny confections for your forebrain's sweet-tooth

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Coach's Corner

    BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

  • The Luv Doc: Where is Dan Savage?

    The Luv Doc's knowledge of analingus is abominably sparse

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books

  • Uncle Blubbafink

    Keith Graves, the author of seriously ridiculous stories like Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance, is garnering Hollywood’s attention, but did he ever want it?

    BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

  • Postscripts

    "I have a big fan base of five-to-ten-year-olds," Austin actor Marco Perella confides in his new book Adventures of a No Name Actor. "I get invited to speak at elementary schools and Cub Scout pack meetings. I'm a big draw at after-school library parties."

    BY CLAY SMITH

  • Local Bestsellers

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