June 15, 2001

Volume 20, Number 42

features

Mom's Travel Advisories

Guerrillas, drug lords, landmines, limb loss, organ malfunction … According to my mother, these are just a few of the terrors that await me when I arrive in South America.

BY KARLA ZIMMERMAN

news

Somebody Has to Die

The conviction of Robert Springsteen in the yogurt shop murders leaves many questions unanswered.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

Local news this week in Austin

BY ERICA C. BARNETT

The Hightower Lowdown

PG&E's shell game, Bush Incorporated & Nestle's genetic engineering

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Capitol Chronicle

A healthy death penalty, the Jenna and Barbara bust, and the Fannie Lou Hamer Project

BY MICHAEL KING

food

Eating Between the Lines

Literary Diversions for Foodies, With Recipes

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

If you're like me, Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood writes in this week's Food-o-File, and wondered why April came and went without the usual anti-hunger fundraising dinner, here's the scoop on what's happening.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Mediterranean

Meditteranean cuisine in this week's "Second Helpings"

Food Reviews

Los Comales

Chronicle Cuisines writer Rachel Feit stopped going to Los Comales a few years ago after she was served a slightly overaged carne asada. She recently returned and is happy to report that Los Comales (both locations) is back on her family's regular restaurant rotation.
music

The Innovators

Part 2 of "Jazz," by Harvey Pekar

BY HARVEY PEKAR

The Inexpressible

Ferreting out the local avant-garde jazz scene

BY CHRISTOPHER HESS

Chanson Anglais

Air heads in America.

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Dancing About Architecture

Another Sixth Street club discontinues live original music, as Davíd Garza struggles to get his heard.

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

Matthew Shipp

New Orbit

Tim Berne

The Shell Game

Spring Heel Jack

Masses

Archie Shepp

St. Louis Blues

Kenny Barron & Regina Carter

Freefall

Carla Helmbrecht

Be Cool Be Kind
screens

Thirty Years on Location

An overview of the Texas Film Commission, which has been wedding film production and the state economy for 30 years.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Short Cuts

Landmark's Paul Richardson talks strategy for saving the ailing theatre chain.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

PBS's landmark documentary series, "Point of View," announces its summer lineup.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

A Summer Place

Delmer Daves' A Summer Place is a juicy potboiler, oozing with angst over both young love and adultery.

The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle

This high-tech update of the beloved Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoon has none of the wit of the original.

Film Reviews

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Chopper

Story of legendary Australian renegade and dreamer.

The Girl

arts & culture

Waiting for Jerry

The arrangements were made, the interview set: Jerry Hall, one of the most glamorous and desirable women in the world, would be calling writer Stephen MacMillan Moser at home on his own telephone! And he waited. And waited. And waited …

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Austin Critics Table Winners 2000-01

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

The scoop on the 2000-01 Austin Critics Table awards ceremony

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Catfight

With improv comedy all over Austin and even on the tube, it's tougher than ever for improv newcomers to create laughs out of audience suggestions and comedic inspiration. But with a corps of female performers who are appealing and talented and share a sense of direction, the new troupe Catfight has the potential to fly, even here, even now.

The Sorcerer

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin's new revival of the G&S operetta The Sorcerer proves a genial spoof of class prejudice, at least as staged by G'Ann Boyd. Her uncluttered approach allows the work's understated satire to shine through the performers' presence and delivery of the songs.

The Apeman of Manhattan

Director Mark Ramont and his production team stage the world premiere of The Apeman of Manhattan fairly realistically, with some impressive acting, but Rosalyn Rosen's script, in which a well-off advertising executive struggles with her feelings for a former lover who is using her in the worst kind of way, may have you wondering what the show is really all about.
columns

Page Two

Editor Louis Black praises the Texas Film Commission's marriage of art and commerce, finds the Austin American-Statesman's coverage of George W. Bush's European trip untrustworthy, and urges readers to vote in our annual "Best of Austin" poll.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Readers sound off on a variety of touchy subjects: politicos, abandoned kittens, even the brachiation of apes.

Public Notice

Celebrate the emancipation of Texas slaves (albeit, two and a half years late) on Juneteenth!

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Fishing for striped bass in Lake Texoma.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

"After a Fashion" reviews the recent Summer Sweat & Schmoozarama presented by Star Costumes & Clothiers.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

This is what your brains wants when you aren't looking close enough.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

To Your Health

My 9-year old son is very active and somewhat easily distracted, so much so that I worry his teachers will someday suggest Ritalin or some other medication to control his behavior. If he really is ADHD, are there alternatives?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

Prevention is the Key!

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

What's worse, Patrick Roy's twitch, Dikembe Mutombo's stare, or what NBC laughably calls its "halftime show"? Coach gets a midnight call from his old pal, the Whipp.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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