June 8, 2001

Volume 20, Number 41

features

An Austin Original

Celebrating the Life of Otto Hofmann,1918-2001

BY ROBYN TURNER

news

University High

Community colleges are pushing "college credit" courses for high school students -- but the education is in doubt.

BY KEVIN FULLERTON

Naked City

Local news this week in Austin.

BY ERICA C. BARNETT

The Hightower Lowdown

CEO hogs, the Bush / Cheney energy hypocrisy & science for sale

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Capitol Chronicle

No Mercy: Perry to Decide If Texas Will Continue to Execute Mentally Retarded

BY MICHAEL KING

food

Diverse Portfolio

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

Food-o-File

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

Second Helpings: American Cafes

The Chronicle's roundup of diners and cafes in this week's "Second Helpings."

Food Reviews

music

Mi Son

Rick Treviño returns to his roots.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

The Country Shuffle

Justin Trevino, the voice of angels

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Dancing About Architecture

Alt.rock and Woodshock out, Michael Corcoran back in.

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

Lucinda Williams

Essence

Ani DiFranco

Revelling / Reckoning

Incredible Leroy Moses

Electric Pocket Radio

Radiohead

Amnesiac

Sigur Rós

Agaetis Byrjun

Mogwai

Rock Action

Tool

Lateralus

Red House Painters

Old Ramon

Whiskeytown

Pneumonia

Clem Snide

The Ghost of Fashion

Olu Dara

Neighborhoods

Ike Turner

Here and Now
screens

Boo-ya!

New computer and video game reviews for the summertime gaming shut-in season

Short Cuts

Sony Pics faux crix, 10-year Slacker reunion.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

The cure to the summer rerun doldrums? HBO's Sex and the City and Six Feet Under.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Three on a Match

Three childhood friends experience tragedy as adults when one of them runs away with the gangster boyfriend of another.

School Daze

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.

From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter

Yet another bloodbath featuring guns, vampires, and naked women.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Homecoming Queen

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

Articulations

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

Arts Reviews

.com

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.

Palestrina and Pärt

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.
columns

Page Two

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

Postmarks

The environment, the alleged marijuana, the traffic, Ventura's highway, and more.

Public Notice

Austin's wheely hot this week and next with these fine skating fundraisers!

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3AM

Monet's Water Lilies transport us to a time before the definition of eyesight and humanity.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

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

Day Trips

San Antonio's Texas Folklife Festival

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

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.

About AIDS

Inaccurate Statistics via the News Media.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Mr. Smarty Pants

Canny confections for your forebrain's sweet-tooth

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Coach's Corner

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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