Volume 20, Number 32
The new census numbers are out, and here's what to look for in the Lege's plans for redistricting.
BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON
Labor lawyer David Van Os stands accused by former employees of blocking their attempts to organize
BY KEVIN FULLERTON
Local news this week in Austin.
BY ERICA C. BARNETT
The Bush budget and children's welfare, Pete Domenici and nuclear power & Jonah Goldberg on the joys of sweatshops
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
The grandfathered pollution exemption celebrates its 30th birthday, and the Lege takes another look at cleaning up the air
BY MICHAEL KING
Spotlighting This Year's Visiting Celebrities
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood tracks down the latest restaurant news in this week's Food-o-File.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
The final installment of Chronicle writer Mick Vann's series of reviews of Vietnamese restaurants in this week's Second Helpings.
Was America Really Made for Dick Price?
BY CLAY SMITH
The last release from pop noir princess Laura Nyro.
BY MARGARET MOSER
Our resident Marshmallow Peep relates the news and hearsay in and around the Live Music Capital...
BY KEN LIECK
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
A report from the Vanity Fair Oscars party and other film-related news and upcoming events.
BY MARC SAVLOV
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
Following John Phillips' career from his early folk music roots, Straight Shooter contains astounding footage documenting the formation of the Mamas and the Papas.
Not nearly as remarkable as its distinguished cast, but fine entertainment for a lazy day.
arts & culture
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
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
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.
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.
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
Policing the media, mediating the police.
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
Our Style Avatar goes to Hollywood (well, via his TV set!) and reports, Oscar style!
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
More nuggets from information's mother lode.
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
Houston's bibliophiliac dream: The Detering Book Gallery.
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
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.
BY SANDY BARTLETT
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
Letters to the editor, published daily