Volume 20, Number 49
The Fish & Wildlife Service faults the EPA for failing to protect the Barton Springs Watershed.
BY AMY SMITH
A preview of the city's proposed (and shrinking) budget
BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON
Clean Campaigns heat wave, Alcoa's new problems, No Pipeline solutions at AAS, Personnel puzzles at AISD, City resignations, Mueller redevelopment candidates, Hyde Park meets again & Ed Herman's letter to the Times
BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON AND MICHAEL KING
The Army cares about residents near its waste incinerator, the post office is watching you, and Americans are overworked.
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
GOP redistricting plan targets progressive Democrats
BY MICHAEL KING
The Summer Reading Menu
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
On select Saturday nights for the past 16 months, an adventurous group of Austin diners has gathered in a chef's test kitchen to taste a cookbook in progress.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
In the first of a two-part special, "Second Helpings" guru Greg Beets informs readers about Austin's Chinese restaurants and the cutthroat world of Chinese lunch specials.
MTV forces American youth to sell their souls, but has Joan Jett in a bikini!
BY GREG BEETS
The future of Music Televison
BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY
The Live Music Capital threatens another stake in the heart of live local music.
BY KEN LIECK
Musical Typewriter, Noites do Norte
Hot Shots II
Oh, Inverted World
Ancient Melodies of the Future
Invisible Airline, Rooty
In the Fishtank
Thus Always to Tyrants
Back to Bogalusa
Crystal Days 1979-1999
Piano Music, Das Buch Der Klänge (The Book of Sounds, Klavierstücke, A Recollection, Schneewittchen (Snow White), Verklärte Nacht, Zehetmair String Quartett, The Seven Words
Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund underwrites independent film and video
BY MARC SAVLOV
Is online gaming phenomenon Diablo II: Lords of Destruction (Expansion Set) selling kids violence?
BY MARCEL MEYER
Austin mourns the death of filmmaker David Boone.
BY MARC SAVLOV
The legend of James Dean, and TNT's take on it
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
Part action movie, part absurdist comedy, part protest piece, this film (based on Patty Hearst's abduction) has everything that makes a John Waters movie great.
Serial Mom allows John Waters to explore his darkest interests, but his version of a suburban mother gone haywire is striking on a few levels.
Cry-Baby is definitely one of the better Fifties flashbacks, thanks to Waters' flair for visuals and a vivid memory of the Eisenhower era.
It's the movie that turned Anne Hathaway into a star, and the ordinary girl she plays into a princess.
arts & culture
The Dirigo Group's 'Gypsy Chain' Speaks for the Trees
BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER
More bouquets for Lipstick Traces in The New York Times, and Austin theatre critics continue to take over the world
BY ROBERT FAIRES
Looking forward and backward on the eve of the Chronicle's 20th anniversary; a farewell to influential local filmmaker and friend David Boone, who died unexpectedly last week
BY LOUIS BLACK
Urban planning and noise in the Hood
Our weekly calendar of activist and volunteer events and fundraisers
BY KATE X MESSER
The total absence of popular backlash to the paganism of The Mists of Avalon shows that the American fundamentalist influeunce has begun to ebb.
BY MICHAEL VENTURA
Fighting for medical use of marijuana
BY SANDY BARTLETT
Our Style Avatar turns Japanese.
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
Detours on the roadmap to data Nirvana
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
By the books: two new tomes to whet your traveler's appetite for adventure
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
Is there any meat that is safe from contamination by the "Mad Cow" disease agent, or is there any way to protect against it?
BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.
Letters to the editor, published daily