Volume 20, Number 47
Evan Smith translates a New York pedigree into the editorship of Texas Monthly.
BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON
Farewell to ECB, Return to Tulia, APD Extends Knee, Ramping Up I-35, AAN Awards and Slacker Editor
BY MICHAEL KING
The Hightower Lowdown
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
What is Star Canyon without its creator, Stephan Pyles?
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
As a birthday gift last week, my family and friends treated me to a plane ticket to Greensboro, NC, so I could attend a Southern Foodways Alliance field trip investigating the foods of the Carolina Piedmont.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
Ice cream parlors in this week's "Second Helpings"
The ballad of Mambo John Treanor
BY ANDY LANGER
Ken say "blah blah blah"
BY KEN LIECK
Super-8 enthusiast Cory Ryan brings Flicker to town.
BY MARC SAVLOV
UT grad Christian McLaughlin discusses Spyder Games, his MTV "soap opera on crack."
BY CLAY SMITH
Busted legs galore and more on the Texas Production Filmmakers' Fund panelists.
BY MARC SAVLOV
No Emmy nominations for Buffy
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
John Ford's Sergeant Rutledge, about the trial of a black Army officer accused of murder and rape, has a striking, formal sort of beauty.
Chuck & Buck is often disturbing, but remains watchable thanks to director Arteta's fine blend of urban horror and dark humor.
Lemmon plays a company man who tries to climb the corporate ladder by loaning out his bachelor pad to illicitly trysting higher-ups. As usual, office politics makes for some strange bedfellows in this comedy.
Reanimated zombies invade a mansion filled with jet-setters.
Wonderful performances (Spacek won on Oscar) anchor this biopic of country star Loretta Lynn's rise to fame.
The Johns – Belushi and Landis – both achieved their first huge film success with this popular hit.
arts & culture
Three years after leaving Austin for Hollywood, comics Chip Pope and Howard Kremer still aren't celebs, but with pilots for HBO and Comedy Central and a willingness to schmooze, they've come agonizingly close.
BY J. C. SHAKESPEARE
Executive Director Elizabeth Ferrer resigns from the Austin Museum of Art, and Allen Robertson's Jouét flies again at Louisville.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
The characters in Kenneth Lonergan's This is Our Youth are coping with the fallout from having grown up in dysfunctional families and tangled in friendships that were often abusive reiterations of those families, and Saints and Poets Theatre bring them to pure, unfiltered life, every twitch and slouch, every blame and whine and burst of cheap violence.
The Vortex Summer Youth Theatre production of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac plays up the comic elements of the story, mostly to good effect, without ever losing touch with its romantic theatricality and verve.
More than the life of Will Rogers, The Will Rogers Follies is about production values, singing, dancing -- entertainment with a capital "E" -- but with its poorly executed set, distracting costumes, problematic lighting and sound, the 43rd annual Zilker Summer Musical production is unable to deliver.
We say goodbye to visionary writer and Chronicle co-founder Jeff Whittington, who passed away last week at the age of 46.
BY LOUIS BLACK
Stirred up by the arts, sounding off on local TV
Hey, lookee! More info on the Wizard of Oz Sing-Along and some lowdown on Meals on Wheels beat the heat program.
BY KATE X MESSER
The Holocauust reminds us that in order to save ouselves we must know ourselves
BY MICHAEL VENTURA
What's this we hear about a new studio next to the Continental Club, and what well-known out-of-towner is involved?
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
Babe's Chicken Dinner House in Roanoke
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
The data dump in your mind's vast landfill
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
My 3-year-old daughter likes to eat dog biscuits. I have been hiding them from her, but she occasionally finds them anyway and helps herself. Is there anything wrong with this?
BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.
African Bishops to Discuss Lifting Ban on Condoms
BY SANDY BARTLETT
BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON
Letters to the editor, published daily