What is it about Texas and barbecue? Chronicle Food Editor Virginia B. Wood knows, and she knows we know, but the Southern Foodways Alliance is about to find out on their Taste of Texas Field Trip. Plus, "The Barbecue Song"!?
Sidney Brammer | Alleywood Auteurs | Ninth Annual CineSol Latino Film Festival | Betty Kaplan | Esmerelda Santiago | Almost a Woman | Jesüs Nebot | No Turning Back | Eighth Annual San Antonio Underground Film Festival | Yvette Pita | "Pan y Libertad" | Director's Guild of America EastGo to the beach or go to the movies? You don't have to decide -- South Padre's CineSol Latino Film Festival has both.
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum's exhibition on Davy Crockett features a short stage show with the hero of the Alamo appearing live and in person. The two Austin actors who alternate in the show describe how they bring that King of the Wild Frontier to life day in and day out.
Tom Doyal reviews Sam Houston, Austin author James Haley's new biography on the Texas legend, and finds that the biographer's "hard work is almost invisible to the reader; he makes this complex life accessible, even understandable, in light of the times in which Houston lived."