Volume 20, Number 9
Meiling Guentzel explores her fascination with small local graveyards and death and learns about life in the process.
BY MEILING GUENTZEL
The David Fisher-Todd Staples Senate Contest in East Texas Will Decide the Fate of the State Senate -- and the U.S. House
BY MICHAEL KING
When Bush Marches on Washington, the Deck Gets Shuffled. Our Predictions:
BY ROBERT BRYCE
Democrat Donna Howard faces self-proclaimed moderate Republican Cynthia Thornton in the general election for Austin's seat on the State Board of Education
BY KEVIN FULLERTON
An industry pollution control program started backed by Gov. George W. Bush has cleaned less than 3% of the industrial toxic emissions it aimed to clean up.
BY LOUIS DUBOSE
Daryl Slusher debates Max Nofziger on light rail; Garnet Coleman fights with Hugo Berlanga at the St. Louis presidential debate; Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins support a soft money campaign for Ralph Nader; the Statesman buries a Bush funeral scandal story.
BY LOUIS DUBOSE
Congress and China Trade; Rewarding Failure
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
On 620, about halfway between Mansfield Dam and Lakeway, in Lakeway Plaza, is one of Austin's best pan-Asian restaurants. It's a small spot with limited seating and tiny tables turning out some of the finest Thai, Cambodian, Laotian, and Burmese cuisine around. As a matter of fact, they turn out the only Cambodian, Laotian, and Burmese cuisine in Austin, and it's not even on the menu!
BY MICK VANN
Upcoming food and wine festivals, updates on local culinary news.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
Casual fine dining in Austin.
Austin has grown so far north that Dot's Place is no longer really in the country; the construction worker clientele is now joined by hungry high tech office workers from the Silicon Hills. Diners patiently snake their way through a maze inside the front door to a cafeteria line loaded daily with an embarrassment of riches.
Lady sings the blues
BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY
'Bo Knows Not to be Stupid'
BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ
Eddie Stout's Shoestring Label Sticks Close to Its R&B Roots
BY JERRY RENSHAW
What's up in the live music capital this week
BY KEN LIECK
The Marshall Mathers LP, G.O.A.T., Let's Get Ready, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, You Nasty, To Put It Bluntly, Art Official Intelligence, The Ecleftic, Stankonia, New Beats from the Delta
Barcelona, London, Dublin, Paris, Hamburg, Stockholm
The Friends Of Rachel Worth
Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia
Love Ways EP
Damon & Naomi with Ghost
The Spectacular Sadness Of Rex Hobart & The Misery Boys
Electric Waco Chair
Relationship of Command
The unassuming, 42-year-old Bill Jones is Austin's premier garage-kit model maker, and that Godzilla leering down at you from the corner of the room is only 1 / 500th scale. Lucky you.
BY MARC SAVLOV
Photos and award winners from Cinematexas5
In 1967, Hobart Ison shot and killed Hugh O'Connor, who was filming a documentary on Ison's property. In her documentary Stranger With a Camera (showing at the Alamo Drafthouse this Wednesday, November 1), Elizabeth Barret examines the context that brought these two men together -- one with a gun and one with a camera.
BY ANNE S. LEWIS
A new documentary on IFC examines seminal horror films of the Sixties and Seventies and persuasively argues that the images and ideology of these groundbreaking films were influenced by the mood of the times.
BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN
Upcoming events and workshops of interest to the Austin film community.
BY MARC SAVLOV
Does it seem like this new crop of series, including Ed and Gideon's Crossing, mask their chauvinism under fresh-faced idealism and earnestness -- or is it just us?
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
Louis Black reviews Night of the Living Dead, Last House on the Left, Texas Chain-saw Massacre, and Halloween -- all featured in IFC's new documentary, American Nightmare
Carax's follow-up to The Lovers on the Bridge is based on Herman Melville's novel Pierre, or the Ambiguities, and is rich in images and ideas. A man who shuffles between the houses of his mother and fiancée becomes involved with a woman who says she is his illegitimate sister.
arts & culture
As he was completing the final design for the Austin Museum of Art's long-awaited downtown facility, architect Richard Gluckman took time to discuss the project, his approach to architecture, and what it means to design buildings for a boomtown.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
Austin playwrights are drawing attention around the nation, and one theatre company is getting hit by the Macbeth curse smack in the face.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
In the State Theater Company production A Macbeth, director Guy Chandler Roberts strips the Scottish Play of its dramatic spectacle and boils it down into a compelling ritual of human evil, a Black Mass.
Director Marshall Ryan Maresca may lose the audience at times in the female-dominated world of his Macbeth, but he keeps hearts pounding on a trip through the supernatural world of Dunsinane and the many worlds of human psychosis.
The opposition to Light Rail is rebutted by our Editor.
BY LOUIS BLACK
More Light Rail hubbub and a few Naderite cries in the wilderness.
PN takes you through the final weeks of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and looks ahead to events on the public service horizon.
BY KATE X MESSER
Michael Ventura reflects on the gateway of Time.
BY MICHAEL VENTURA
The Style Avatar digs into the subatomic particles of the Atomic Cafe Fashion show and goes on a "Bender"
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
Coach is having none of this "Subway Series" BS. Only question is: Which team does he hate the most?
BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON
More intriguing lumber for your mental woodpile.
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
From Galveston to Cozumel on a Carnival cruise ship: food, gambling, food, and ruins.
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
Volunteer Call for peer counelors at the HIV Wellness Center.
BY LEAH GRAHAM
Letters to the editor, published daily