Volume 19, Number 35
New Ballpark Gem Sets Round Rock Apart
In Texas Prisons, It's Hard to Tell Who Your Enemies Are
BY NATE BLAKESLEE
Local activists remember Cesar Chavez on the seventh anniversary of his death.
BY PAUL CIAVARRI
Willie Lewis and Danny Thomas campaigns turn ugly; Jeff Jack gets aide appointment in Beverly Griffith's office, Richard Arellano leaves Jackie Goodman's office.
BY AMY SMITH
City lays out new housing program, Southpark Meadows goes for world-class venue, Zilker Neighborhood Association holds council candidates forum
BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON
During Gov. Bush's campaign for his party's presidential nomination last fall, reporters asked the candidate to comment on a federal government report asserting that many Texans, including large numbers of children, were going to bed hungry. "I saw the report that children in Texas are going hungry. Where?" he demanded, going on to say, "You'd think the governor would have heard if there are pockets of hunger in Texas." Indeed, you would, especially if one of those pockets is just a few miles from his front door, Virginia B. Wood explains as she explores the very pockets of hunger in Austin Bush has difficulty fathoming.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
Updates on upcoming culinary events.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
Chronicle writer Greg Beets surveys local pizza establishments in this week's Second Helpings.
Love Supreme frontman Noah Lit shares his interests and disinterests - and talks about his band occasionally.
BY MINDY LABERNZ
Q&A with Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power
BY CHRISTOPHER HESS
Austin leaves Ken Lieck homeless and fuming.
BY KEN LIECK
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Price of Glory
The Virgin Suicides
The Million Dollar Hotel
BY SARAH HEPOLA
The Taos Talking Pictures Festival has carved out a place as one of the country's top 10 film festivals with an eclectic, mellow mix of artists, activist politics, panels, and New Age philosophy.
BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN
Upcoming events and workshops of interest to the Austin film community
BY MARC SAVLOV
After federal agents stormed the Gonzalez house last Saturday, it was all Elián, all the time on cable television : but doesn't it feel more like a movie of the week than breaking news? Also, upcoming May television events, and networks announce series renewals.
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
arts & culture
Soft-spoken and self-effacing choreographer Stephen Mills seems an unlikely candidate for rebellious Prodigal Son. But he was, breaking away from Ballet Austin in 1996, only to return two years later. Now the newly named artistic director of Ballet Austin, Mills talks about his departure, his return, and the future of the company.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
They're horrible! They're evil, mean, and terrible! They're New Yorkers! They're the Fabulous and Ridiculous Theatre, and they're giving laid-back Austin a shot of scrappy, sophisticated, lowbrow, smart-ass theatre.
BY ADA CALHOUN
An honor for Don Toner at the State Theater.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
Louis Black sounds off on the Chronicle endorsement process.
BY LOUIS BLACK
Readers are baffled by the Chronicle's "no endorsement" for the mayoral
Public Notice straps on the skates, picks some flowers for mom, and finds out if it is eligible to donate to the Mother's Milk Bank
BY KATE X MESSER
Why a sizable number of heterosexuals feel threatened by the concept of gay marriage
BY MICHAEL VENTURA
A fetish club turned into a fashion catwalk at Atomic Cafe's recent fashion show.
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
This week's hot topics: obituary attainment, bodily proportions, laugh tracks, magic numbers, and leaded gasoline
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
Aging stars and aging boomers spell an ongoing decline in the popularity of tennis, Coach muses, while dropping a bundle in a Vegas sports book.
BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON
Day trip in style with a Harley from Austin's EagleRider Motorcycle Rentals.
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
A new bereavement support group is getting underway thanks to AIDS Services of Austin.
BY BETH POMEROY
Letters to the editor, published daily