April 6, 2001

Volume 20, Number 32

news

Redistricting 2001

The new census numbers are out, and here's what to look for in the Lege's plans for redistricting.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Union's Due

Labor lawyer David Van Os stands accused by former employees of blocking their attempts to organize

BY KEVIN FULLERTON

Naked City

Local news this week in Austin.

BY ERICA C. BARNETT

The Hightower Lowdown

The Bush budget and children's welfare, Pete Domenici and nuclear power & Jonah Goldberg on the joys of sweatshops

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Capitol Chronicle

The grandfathered pollution exemption celebrates its 30th birthday, and the Lege takes another look at cleaning up the air

BY MICHAEL KING

food

Hill Country Wine & Food Festival

Spotlighting This Year's Visiting Celebrities

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood tracks down the latest restaurant news in this week's Food-o-File.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Vietnamese, Round Three

The final installment of Chronicle writer Mick Vann's series of reviews of Vietnamese restaurants in this week's Second Helpings.

Food Reviews

music

Guys Like Me

Was America Really Made for Dick Price?

BY CLAY SMITH

Angel in the Dark

The last release from pop noir princess Laura Nyro.

BY MARGARET MOSER

Dancing About Architecture

Our resident Marshmallow Peep relates the news and hearsay in and around the Live Music Capital...

BY KEN LIECK

Live Shots

screens

Chick Flick

Who amongst ye could have conjured Mainer Janet Bonney's true chicken story? Mark Lewis' documentary The Natural History of Chickens, playing on Wednesday at the Alamo Drafthouse as part of the Texas Documentary Tour, features real-life stories of fowl play so strange they must be true.

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Short Cuts

A report from the Vanity Fair Oscars party and other film-related news and upcoming events.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

The most recent episode of The Sopranos illustrates the caste system among the women of the show -- but does watching a woman get beaten to death educate or entertain?

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Straight Shooter: the Story of the Mamas and the Papas

Following John Phillips' career from his early folk music roots, Straight Shooter contains astounding footage documenting the formation of the Mamas and the Papas.

How to Make an American Quilt

Not nearly as remarkable as its distinguished cast, but fine entertainment for a lazy day.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Search Through the Skies

The new musical Jouét represents a journey not only for the title character, a pop star in search of a home, but one for Austin composer Allen Robertson and for the city's Zachary Scott Theatre Center, which is producing its first original musical.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

The "first lady of Austin theatre" -- actress and educator Nan Cameron Elkins, whose credits included more than 300 Austin theatre productions and teaching speech and stage skills to thousands of Central Texas students -- has taken her final bow.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Drawers

In Drawers, Dawn Davis Loring and the other six members of her Mosaic Dance Body explore our relationship to our underwear with wit and -- á la the lingerie itself -- a certain delicacy, a subtle evocation of rhythm and juxtaposition of bodies in space.

Mahalia!

In the Austin Playhouse production of Mahalia!, director Don Toner has staged a neat chamber piece with a trio of talented actor / singers, allowing the singing to be spectacular and the rest of the play to operate simply.
columns

Page Two

Robert Rodriguez, Chris Ware, Ben Sargent -- what do these men have in common? They all worked as cartoonists for The Daily Texan.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Policing the media, mediating the police.

Public Notice

Public Notice asks not what it can do for its community but what you can. This week features the third of a three-part list of Austin area Volunteer Opportunities.

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

Our Style Avatar goes to Hollywood (well, via his TV set!) and reports, Oscar style!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

More nuggets from information's mother lode.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Houston's bibliophiliac dream: The Detering Book Gallery.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

I feel very blessed to come from a family that lives long and generally healthy lives. I am 40 and still feel good, but my doctor recommended I take an aspirin tablet every day to prevent heart problems. What are the pros and cons?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

Drug-resitant HIV

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

Opening day for major league baseball. A fresh start for last year's losers. Enjoy it while you can -- by June, the big-market teams will be back in control.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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