Volume 19, Number 36
Kids Summer Fun Guide
BY KEVIN WOOD
Austin Parks & Recreation Pool Schedule
Does Napster, the MP3-sharing software program that has spawned several lawsuits and been banned at universities across the nation, mean the end of music as we know it?
BY ERICA C. BARNETT
Funeral Scandal Is a Real Scene Stealer
BY ROBERT BRYCE
Will Wynn apologizes for calling himself an architect; political consultants Mike Blizzard and David Butts predict the outcome of the May 6 elections, Toritos restaurant fights sign violation case.
BY AMY SMITH
The Chronicle's endorsements explained; Council Watch writer JennyStaff Johnson says goodbye.
BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON
The profound underexposure of women among Austin's food luminaries causes one to wonder whether a certain locker-room mentality still prevails in kitchens around the city.
BY RACHEL FEIT
In this week's edition of Food-o-file, Chronicle Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood divulges her foodie news and gives a Mother's Day gift idea.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
Chronicle writer Greg Beets dishes up local pizza takeout and delivery establishments.
The search for, and subsequent conversation with, country singer James Hand
BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY
Drinks at Donn's Depot with Austin country music diva Susanna Van Tassel.
BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ
Ken rants about moving under the Congress Ave. bridge.
BY KEN LIECK
Places In Between
Happy To Be Here
Best of British
Another Kind of Blue
Rich From the Journey
Moment to Moment
Genuine Rhythm & the Blues
Fought Back and Lost
Live at the Opera House
A Class Act
Thing About Trains
Vera Takes the Cake
Reinventing the Steel
Lost Between the Lines, Southern Devils
Rock Opera Soundtrack
The Figshta Diaries
Machine Is Not Broken
From Hollywood to Austin and beyond: the rise and rise of short film online
BY SARAH HEPOLA
Upcoming events and workshops of interest to the Austin film community.
BY MARC SAVLOV
Television shows are using direct addresses to the audience more and more. What hath Ferris Bueller wrought? Also, say goodbye to Boy Meets World and, quite possibly, Sports Night.
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
arts & culture
With The Leaf Storm, choreographer José Luis Bustamante and songwriter Lourdes Pérez have become the wind, blowing past boundaries between artforms to share their vision in collaboration and spinning elements of their lives into an artistic whirlwind.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
The joyful debut of the new Austin Lyric Opera headquarters and community music school.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
With a pair of gut-bustingly funny solo shorts, Kings of the Universe Louis Wells and Chris Alonso stick their fingers in every dessert on the display tray, then refuse to order any : and that's satire.
Script-wise, Pride's Crossing is PBS-esque : one of those wistful period pieces about a lively old woman looking back on her privileged youth : but throw a bunch of charming actors into the mix and hip director Sarah Richardson, and you get a show happily at odds with this Masterpiece Theatre-worthy tale.
It's a pretty cool choice to produce a stage version of such a popular filmed story as A Clockwork Orange, and while there's plenty of enthusiasm in the performance of this Fabulous and Ridiculous Theatre production, director AnnaCatherine Rutledge's transgendered take on the tale doesn't quite pull this raskazz into belief-suspending terrorism.
Oops, yes, goodbye.
BY LOUIS BLACK
The Chronicle endorsements (or lack thereof) under fire.
"Public Notice" finds out where the Laydeez are this week, catches up on its reading, and gets ready to tune into Austin's newest radio station while finding a dress for the prom.
BY KATE X MESSER
Local merchant Blackmail made a decadent splash at the recent Club DeVille Spring Fashion Extravaganza.
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
Can a chicken be half-chaste? Schlotzky's Deli knows.
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
David Stern knows less about fixing the NBA than Coach knows about fixing a car.
BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON
The Dairy Queens and crumbling sandstone of Larry McMurtry's hometown, Archer City, Texas.
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
A new study shows that bone deterioration is a side-effect of HIV drugs, not the disease itself.
BY SANDY BARTLETT
Letters to the editor, published daily