June 22, 2001

Volume 20, Number 43

features

Crying in the Chapel

The Texas Hill Country features an unexpected wonder: The Most Holy Theotokos of New Sarov sheds tears of myrrh at Christ of the Hills Monastery in Blanco

BY DEVIN GREANEY

news

The Death and Life of Free Radio

Austin microradio lived fast and died young -- can the movement live to broadcast another day?

BY EMILY PYLE

Neighborhood Bankers or International Big Shots?

Laredo National Bank opens a branch in Austin, trailing a big fine and a clouded political and financial history.

BY AMY SMITH

Naked City

Austin Stories

BY ERICA C. BARNETT

The Hightower Lowdown

ZapMe!'s snooping on kids, downsizing hurts the boss too, and Fleet Bank's fleeting sympathies

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Capitol Chronicle

Bush brings smog to Europe, and Rich Oppel blows smoke.

BY MICHAEL KING

food

Kitchen Education

For most of the past 200 years, there was one path to becoming a chef, Chronicle Cuisines writer Mick Vann observes. Young European men apprenticed themselves as teenagers and learned the culinary arts from the ground up. But with the advent of cooking schools, the role of chef has been legitimized into a respected profession, and a chef today can make a very handsome salary. Chefs can now attain the status of a rock star.

BY MICK VANN

Food-o-File

Things used to slow down here in the summer, but it looks like June could be the busiest month of the year for Austin-area chefs.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Gourmet Takeout

Gourmet takeout in this week's "Second Helpings"
music

Red River Valley

Red River, home to Austin's real live music venues

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Charity Begins at Home

The gospel music and charitable concern of the Imperial Golden Crown Harmonizers

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Dancing About Architecture

The Return of the Butthole Surfers and the christening of Beerland

BY KEN LIECK

Live Shots

screens

Light It Up

Director Lizzie Borden revisits her incendiary 1983 feminist classic, Born in Flames, showing as part of the Austin Film Society's series "Dance, Girl, Dance: Women Directors of the 70s and 80s."

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Their Gay Movies

The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival presents the First Annual My Gay Movie Challenge, a call for amateur movies with a queer sensibility.

BY CLAY SMITH

Short Cuts

Two don't-miss documentaries, works in progress at AIFV, and the Alamo makes it impossible for you to forget it.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

"TV Eye" delivers the skinny on the (mostly unimpressive) summer season debuts.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Intern

Intern isn't a particularly deep movie, but, to paraphrase Karl Lagerfeld, fashion is not the same thing as feeding the hungry and curing the ill.

The Cycle Savages

American Psycho

Mary Harron's film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' novel, American Psycho, frequently hits the mark, thanks to leading man Christian Bale.

Film Reviews

The Anniversary Party

Calle 54

Superstars of Latin jazz are captured as they perform in the studio.

Dr. Dolittle 2

arts & culture

The Art of Parenting With Art

Trying to find ways to make art while sustaining a family is no easy road.

BY ROBI POLGAR

Articulations

News of the death of longtime Austin actress Judi Sklar Becker and the birth of a new era at Hyde Park Theatre, with Ken Webster as Producing Artistic Director, Subterranean Theatre Company as producing company in residence, and Austin Script Works as a producing partner for FronteraFest.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Le Petomane: Anatomy of a Fartiste

It might be hard to imagine that a story about a man who breaks wind for fame and fortune could be called "sweet," but Tongue and Groove Theatre's original musical Le Petomane: Anatomy of a Fartiste, about the extraordinary French vaudevillian Joseph Pujol, combines good humor, fun song, bawdy dance, and just enough ribaldry to make for an engaging theatrical show.

The Metamorphosis

Capturing the creepy power and tone of Franz Kafka's novella The Metamorphosis, in which a man awakes one morning to find himself turned into a giant beetle, in a stage production may be as difficult as capturing the rare Megolaponera foetens. Still, the Refraction Arts / Public Domain co-production of The Metamorphosis is a valiant attempt, and possible required viewing for any Kafka aficionado.@META_Category_arts: Review
columns

Page Two

The FCC legalizes microradio, then regulates it out of existence. The forced demise of public access radio.

BY NICK BARBARO

Postmarks

Bush League lambasting, locally-grown concerns, and a side of jazz.

Public Notice

Check out ways to help the Houston flood victims, get a free HIV test, and find out what's up this week in Pride.

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3AM

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon asks whether we’re really living … and if not, why not?

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Day Trips

North Texas' Lake Texoma is about more than just fishing for stripers.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

Our Style Avatar gets a personal tune-up at Lakeline Plaza's Ulta salon.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

Bits of dark matter to keep your infoverse humming right along.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

To Your Health

Now that I am pregnant, my mother-in-law is very concerned about the vitamin A in a multivitamin I have used for years. Am I endangering my baby?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

National HIV Testing Day

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

It's wedding day for Coach's old fraternity pal, Dunn, in the swamps of Louisiana.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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