Volume 20, Number 41
Celebrating the Life of Otto Hofmann,1918-2001
BY ROBYN TURNER
Community colleges are pushing "college credit" courses for high school students -- but the education is in doubt.
BY KEVIN FULLERTON
Local news this week in Austin.
BY ERICA C. BARNETT
CEO hogs, the Bush / Cheney energy hypocrisy & science for sale
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
No Mercy: Perry to Decide If Texas Will Continue to Execute Mentally Retarded
BY MICHAEL KING
The boom in Austin may be busting, but the 183 / MoPac tech force will always be hungry around noon, Pableaux Johnson writes in his review of Sushi Sake.
BY PABLEAUX JOHNSON
There's nothing new about fundraising events in Austin, but a friend-raiser is a new concept in River City. That's what the board members, staff, and community volunteers associated with the Sustainable Food Center / Austin Community Gardens (SFC / ACG) chose to call the event they threw this past Sunday afternoon.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
The Chronicle's roundup of diners and cafes in this week's "Second Helpings."
Rick Treviño returns to his roots.
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
Justin Trevino, the voice of angels
BY JIM CALIGIURI
Alt.rock and Woodshock out, Michael Corcoran back in.
BY KEN LIECK
Revelling / Reckoning
Electric Pocket Radio
The Ghost of Fashion
Here and Now
New computer and video game reviews for the summertime gaming shut-in season
Sony Pics faux crix, 10-year Slacker reunion.
BY MARC SAVLOV
The cure to the summer rerun doldrums? HBO's Sex and the City and Six Feet Under.
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
Three childhood friends experience tragedy as adults when one of them runs away with the gangster boyfriend of another.
Spike Lee imbues School Daze with as much race and identity politics as is possible without losing his focus in a film that should be rightfully viewed as a musical.
Yet another bloodbath featuring guns, vampires, and naked women.
arts & culture
Many actors leave Austin seeking a career on the stage and are never heard from by the folks in their old hometown. But Austin native Starla Benford has come home as the star of a national tour. She talks about starting out at Harvard, making her mark as a professional, and nine months on the road with The Vagina Monologues.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
An invitation to the city's loosest arts awards ceremony from the Austin Critics Table, a happy birthday to the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, and playwright Ruth Margraff is a hit in Big D.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
You know the way Dilbert can sometimes get the whole office / cyber scene down perfectly? That's what Tapestry Dance Company does in their new show .com, and just as cleverly -- but with dance. And with some real depth and beauty worked in there, too. It was like the best of Dilbert, but with Dilbert as drawn by one of the Wyeths.
The penultimate night of the 2001 New Texas Festival saw a reduced Conspirare Choir of 12 singers under the direction of Craig Hella Johnson compare and contrast selections by 16th-century composer Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina and 20th-century composer Arvo Pärt in an evening that displayed just how exquisite Johnson's choir is.
Editor Louis Black comments on our brief reunion with cover subject (and onetime Chronicle illustrator) Keith Graves, reconsiders Joan Micklin Silver's Chilly Scenes of Winter, and says "get well" to KVET talk-show mainstay Sammy Allred and "farewell" to former staffer Sarah Hepola.
BY LOUIS BLACK
The environment, the alleged marijuana, the traffic, Ventura's highway, and more.
Austin's wheely hot this week and next with these fine skating fundraisers!
BY KATE X MESSER
Monet's Water Lilies transport us to a time before the definition of eyesight and humanity.
BY MICHAEL VENTURA
Our resident fashionista delivers a play-by-play account of the newest (fictional) reality game, Shopping Survivor; he also recommends the straight-to-video feature Intern, a bitchy, insidery take on the high-fashion industry, and Swap & Bop, an open-air flea market / music event at Waterloo Brewing Company this Saturday.
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
San Antonio's Texas Folklife Festival
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
When I picked up a prescription a few days ago, my pharmacist advised me not to use grapefruit juice while I was taking the medication. Why would that make any difference?
BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.
Inaccurate Statistics via the News Media.
BY SANDY BARTLETT
Canny confections for your forebrain's sweet-tooth
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON
Letters to the editor, published daily