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February 1, 2002

Volume 21, Number 22

news

food

  • Pure Beef

    Some years ago, Barbara Chisholm writes, hipsters clearly informed us that Thai, Indian, Italian even -- anything but a steak house -- was cool. Not a slave to fashion, Austin Land and Cattle Company proudly flew its steak house flag. It was beefy when beefy wasn't cool.

    BY BARBARA CHISHOLM

  • Food-o-File

    Food Editor Virginia B. Wood reveals the best bet for your Valentine's Day plans, among other tantalizing tidbits.

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

  • Second Helpings: Hometown Buffets

    Hometown buffets in this week's "Second Helpings"

music

screens

the arts

  • Close to the Edge

    The Chronicle Arts team hits the 2002 FronteraFest Long Fringe to find how close to the edge this year's artists take us.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • If It's Thursday, This Must Be Texas

    On the morning of January 24, NY Loves America: The Broadway Tour delivered a Big Apple thank you in the form of a dozen beautifully belted show tunes to a small but appreciative audience in the Texas State Capitol Rotunda.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Carl Hiaasen's Latest

    Carl Hiaasen fans have come to expect novels full of wit and wisdom, bile and brilliance. His latest, Basket Case (Knopf, $25.95), doesn't break any new ground, but it is almost exactly that type of book, reviewer Rick Klaw writes.

    BY RICK KLAW

  • Articulations

    Salvage Vanguard Theater loses Dan Dietz as co-Artistic Director, the National Endowments for the Arts loses its new director, and the Rude Mechanicals sell out their Mid-America tour of Lipstick Traces.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

  • Page Two

    It’s five weeks until SXSW season, which kicks off with SXSW Film presenting Peter Bogdanovich and his new film. If that weren’t enough, the Texas Film Hall of Fame will feature Sissy Spacek inducting Terrence Malick, along with presenters and inductees Marcia Gay Harden, Cyd Charisse, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Dan Rather, Bill Broyles, Bill Wittliff, Jack Valenti, Cheech Marin, and Dennis Hopper.

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Our readers talk back.
  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    More trivia than you c an shake a stick at

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Day Trips

    The exhibit of flags in Houston reminds us of what it took to come this far.

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • After a Fashion

    Harken back to the days of yore … on the dancefloor, as "After a Fashion" trips the disco ball fantastic in this boogie down Memory Lane.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • To Your Health

    Every once in a while, without overdoing, my back "goes out." It isn't bad enough to see the doctor, and I'm nervous about trying a chiropractor. What else is possible?

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • About AIDS

    HIV-positive people: Help choose what services are provided

    BY SANDY BARTLETT

  • Coach's Corner

    The agony and the ecstasy of the Bears

    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

  • The Pine Curtain

    First-time author Dina Temple-Raston's A Death in Texas pulls the James Byrd Jr. murder out of the East Texas woods.

    BY CLAY SMITH

  • Postscripts

    Upcoming events in Austin's literary scene

    BY CLAY SMITH