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2002 ISSUES

June 14, 2002

Volume 21, Number 41

news

food

  • Barbecue Summer Camp!

    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"!?

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

  • Food-o-File

    Food Editor Virginia B. Wood has news from Central Market Cooking Schools and restaurants reinventing themselves in this week's "Food-o-File."

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

  • Second Helpings

    Erin Mosow again investigates Austin's Italian offerings in this week's "Second Helpings."

music

screens

  • Melville in Cubicle Hell

    Tyro film director Jonathan Parker brings "Bartleby the Scrivener" back to the future. And who better to ride shotgun than freaky, geeky Crispin Glover?

    BY SIDNEY MOODY

  • Are You Experienced?

    In its continuing endeavor to be coolest enterprise in Austin, the Alamo Drafthouse served up BBQ, Baby Ruths, beer, and Corey "Mouth" Feldman at last weekend's Ultimate Goonies Experience.

    BY KIMBERLEY JONES

  • Flicker's Got Super-8 for a Super Dad

    How to buy Dad a beer for his special day but still avoid the Hooters' cliché.

    BY MARC SAVLOV

  • Short Cuts

    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.

    BY MARC SAVLOV

  • TV Eye

    The TNT action-adventure show Witchblade strikes out with its Groundhog Day-like season premiere, while HBO hits another one out of the park with cop drama The Wire.

    BY BELINDA ACOSTA

  • Screens Reviews

  • Film Reviews

the arts

columns

  • Page Two

    Our cover story delves into the complex legacy of Townes Van Zandt, an artist who cared more about music than business, who literally lived his whole life for the sake of the song.

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Our readers talk back.
  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Day Trips

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • After a Fashion

    See where Austin ranks in a national list of most creative cities and then wonder why Dallas also made the list once you find out that the cheesy reality TV show Cheaters is based there …

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • To Your Health

    I am 68 years old, and I can't decide how best to delay the aging process. I exercise some, eat sensibly, and take a multivitamin. What else works?

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • About AIDS

    HIV-negative? Help With Vaccine Research, Get Paid!

    BY SANDY BARTLETT

  • Letters at 3AM

    Learning about "manhood" from the movies

    BY MICHAEL VENTURA

  • Coach's Corner

    Attending his son's graduation at UC-Santa Cruz, Coach is struck by a sudden infatuation with alternative sports: college baseball, horse racing, hockey, even World Cup soccer.

    BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

  • The Luv Doc: Too Much Christmas

    Lasting oppression really only works if you have a really good PR campaign

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books

  • Destiny's Child

    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."

    BY TOM DOYAL

  • Write On

    The 2002-03 Dobie Paisano Fellows are Oscar Casares and Todd Hearon.

    BY SHAWN BADGLEY

  • Book Review

    BY SHAWN BADGLEY