Volume 19, Number 43
Rosemary Vines has been shaking her booty with her
three-year-old students at St. George’s Episcopal for
BY DAVID GARZA
Bob Bullock's final monument to himself, the Texas
State History Museum, won't have many historical
documents, but it promises to be entertaining.
BY BILL CRAWFORD
Seven years after the ATF's raid on the Branch
Davidians' Waco compound, the government
continues to blame the media for tipping off the
Davidians about the raid while hiding information that
tells a different story.
BY ROBERT BRYCE, JOE ELLIS AND JIM MOORE
Ken Martin sells In Fact to Jo Clifton; Log Cabin Republicans set up a "booth in exile" at Republican convention; AustinAtWork.com debuts; Whole Foods closes its Web site.
BY AMY SMITH
New council members are sworn in.
BY KEVIN FULLERTON
"The moment I walked into Lucky Dog on Spicewood
Springs Road," Cuisines writer MM Pack writes, "I
knew I wasn't in Austin hot-dog land. For one thing,
people working there were wearing Bulls' caps, and
they hadn't learned to pronounce those flat As in
BY MM PACK
Virginia B. Wood explains why Texas Folklife Resources' new exhibit "The Welcoming Table" is worth a visit and updates readers on local culinary news.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
Chronicle Cuisines writer MM Pack on Austin’s
Two veteran music writers conduct an e-mail
correspondence in order to look at new ways of
reinventing the music industry.
BY DAVE MARSH AND DANIEL J. WOLFF
A flood of posthumous Doug Sahm CDs, both old and
new, hits record stores
BY JERRY RENSHAW
The war betwixt Dynamite Hack and Vallejo escalates, in truth and in fiction; Watchtower gears up to rock Germany's ass off; Hank's Roadside Cafe bites the dust.
BY KEN LIECK
Oliver St. John Gogarty's
Christine Fugate's new documentary The Girl Next
Door follows Stacy Baker from her childhood in
to her rise as porn star Stacy Valentine.
BY MARC SAVLOV
Upcoming events and workshops of interest to the
Austin film community.
BY MARC SAVLOV
Iron Chef, the addictive and absorbing
which presents cooking as a sports event, comes to
Manhattan with Iron Chef NY Battle, which pits
Japanese chef Masaharu Morimoto against American
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
Absolutely delightful filmmaking, chock-full of gorgeously goofy animation and a storyline that cleverly echoes everything from Stalag 17 to Cool Hand Luke. – Marc Savlov
You have to admire Michael Almereyda's contemporary rendition of Shakespeare's Hamlet if for no other reason than its audacity in staging one of the passive prince's timeless soliloquies in the Action aisle of his local Blockbuster. “Go Home Happy,” chirps the store banner in the background.
arts & culture
The new photo exhibitions “Kosova24: Life After
Wartime” and “The Welcoming Table” may document
radically different experiences, but they share a sense
of life turning from season to season, generation to
generation, persisting even in the face of dramatic
upheavals. Life goes on, and both shows offer
portraits of human resilience and perseverance.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
A new CEO for ARTSCenter Stage; some bad luck for a pair of former Austin actors.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
North by Northeast introduces club-hopping to
BY LOUIS BLACK
Raves for Marc Savlov's recent article on Ecstasy.
Watch out far too many local public service organizations are holding very cool events this hot summer.
BY KATE X MESSER
The paperback reissue of Steve Erickson's The
Came In at Midnight prompts a reflection on his
BY MICHAEL VENTURA
Isn't any fashion show better than no fashion shows?
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
Perhaps soon, Florida's waters will smell lemon-balmy
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
Coach, on vacation in Cozumel, is having a little
trouble keeping up with sports, but his cap's off to
those gutty Pacers!
BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON
Barry's Coffee Company in Temple provides fuel for
the discerning I-35 driver in the form of real coffee,
desserts, and the best chicken salad sandwiches in
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
Denying the denialists, part two.
BY SANDY BARTLETT
Letters to the editor, published daily