July 20, 2001

Volume 20, Number 47

news

Pride of the Yankees?

Evan Smith translates a New York pedigree into the editorship of Texas Monthly.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Naked City

Farewell to ECB, Return to Tulia, APD Extends Knee, Ramping Up I-35, AAN Awards and Slacker Editor

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Lowdown

The Hightower Lowdown

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Star Billing

What is Star Canyon without its creator, Stephan Pyles?

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

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

Second Helpings: Ice Cream Parlors

Ice cream parlors in this week's "Second Helpings"

Food Reviews

music

You Can Leave Your Hat On

The ballad of Mambo John Treanor

BY ANDY LANGER

Dancing About Architecture

Ken say "blah blah blah"

BY KEN LIECK

Live Shots

screens

Small-Gauge Samurai

Super-8 enthusiast Cory Ryan brings Flicker to town.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Thank God It's Friday

UT grad Christian McLaughlin discusses Spyder Games, his MTV "soap opera on crack."

BY CLAY SMITH

Short Cuts

Busted legs galore and more on the Texas Production Filmmakers' Fund panelists.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

No Emmy nominations for Buffy

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Sergeant Rutledge

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

Chuck & Buck is often disturbing, but remains watchable thanks to director Arteta's fine blend of urban horror and dark humor.

Film Reviews

America's Sweethearts

The Apartment

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.

The Big Day

The Blues Brothers

Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror

Reanimated zombies invade a mansion filled with jet-setters.

Coal Miner's Daughter

Wonderful performances (Spacek won on Oscar) anchor this biopic of country star Loretta Lynn's rise to fame.

Come Undone

Flicker #four

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

Jurassic Park III

Lost and Delirious

Mommies & More: Baby Night

Mournful Indifference

National Lampoon's Animal House

The Johns – Belushi and Landis – both achieved their first huge film success with this popular hit.

The Odd Couple

The Princess and the Warrior

The Quiet Man

arts & culture

Almost Famous

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

Articulations

Executive Director Elizabeth Ferrer resigns from the Austin Museum of Art, and Allen Robertson's Jouét flies again at Louisville.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

This is Our Youth

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.

Cyrano de Bergerac

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.

The Will Rogers Follies

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.
columns

Page Two

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

Postmarks

Stirred up by the arts, sounding off on local TV

Public Notice

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

Letters at 3AM

The Holocauust reminds us that in order to save ouselves we must know ourselves

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

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

Day Trips

Babe's Chicken Dinner House in Roanoke

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants

The data dump in your mind's vast landfill

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

To Your Health

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.

About AIDS

African Bishops to Discuss Lifting Ban on Condoms

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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