Sept. 14, 2001

Volume 21, Number 2

news

Is Knowledge Power?

A profile of precarious global intelligence firm Stratfor

BY MICHAEL ERARD

Something Stinks

There is a continuing odor over Georgetown's wastewater treatment plant.

BY MICHAEL KING AND JORDAN SMITH

Eyewitness to Terror

EZ Does It?

The city hopes HUD Empowerment Zones will bring in money for East Austin.

BY AMY SMITH

Surgery or Slaughter?

Austin Energy calls it "progressive forestry"; some of their customers call it "tree mutilation."

BY LEE NICHOLS

Tattoo Coup

A Leander PTA president is forced to resign because of -- aaaiiiggghheee -- piercings!

BY LAURI APPLE

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

Capitol Chronicle

Three longtime state employees are dismissed -- with prejudice -- in a witch hunt over sexual harassment allegations.

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Lowdown

American CEOs are overpaid; missile defense shield money could be better spent; and art snobs need to not have a cow.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Austin @ Large

SOS & Smart Growth, and the candidates

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

food

Solid as a Rock

Casual reliability at Stone House Grill

BY RACHEL FEIT

Food-o-File

Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood explains why the loss of Waterloo Brewing Company has hit her hard -- and she's not even a beer drinker.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings

Bagels, beignets, and doughnuts in this week's "Second Helpings"

Food Reviews

Pastaman Vibrations

What Chronicle Cuisines writer MM Pack found unobtrusively nestled in a South Austin strip center was the cutest little pasta manufactory imaginable. Here's her interview with Bottega della Pasta owner Rino Lanzillotti.
music

Juke Joint Madonna

Toni Price comes clean.

BY MARGARET MOSER

Dancing About Architecture

Terrorist attacks rock America while Frank Kozik drops his own bomb.

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Joy Division

Heart & Soul

Bob Dylan

Love and Theft

Varnaline

Songs in a Northern Key

Acetone

York Blvd.

The White Stripes

White Blood Cells

Curt Kirkwood

Live Shot

U2

Niall Stokes

Open Sky: Sonny Rollins and His World of Improvisation

Eric Nisenson
screens

The Long and the Short of It

The expansive Cinematexas short film festival

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Bedtime Stories

Eric Rohmer's "Moral Tales" and "Proverbs and Fables"

BY WILL ROBINSON SHEFF

TFPF Grant Recipients Announced

Short Cuts

Call for SXSW entries

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Belinda Acosta picks Emmy winners.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Man of La Mancha

You may think you know Don Quixote, but did you know that Man of La Mancha made him a hero to the counterculture?

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

In the wake of the horrible tragedy at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, some words of comfort and encouragement from Tuna producer Charles Duggan.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Big Love

Charles Mee's Big Love swirls almost madly from brainy discourse to visceral activity to contemplative imagery and back again, like a manic dance or, well, life, and the Rude Mechanicals, who are always up for a good dance, take Mee's play and tear up the floor with it.

The Deluge

In his new musical, playwright-composer Kirk Smith uses the story of Noah and his wife to look at the seeping, leaking, dripping, pouring inevitability of loss and renewed hope, and the Vortex Repertory Company production makes for a dreamy and wet world, sometimes punctuated with lightning and thunder, but mostly pleasantly adrift in an ocean of sweet, melancholic rain.
columns

Page Two

Acting decently and continuing to live as we've always lived are the best acts of revenge in response to recent terrorism; our redesign debuts but will take some time to refine.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

The Clark-Madison brouhaha continues amidst tributes to Mambo John and more.

Day Trips

Helping protect the San Marcos River

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

It's a new day! "After a Fashion" moves to the front of the Chronicle and to the front of the velvet ropes, as your Style Avatar takes you on a li'l club tour of Austin style.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

About AIDS

Lipodystrophy and Neuropathy: a Seminar.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

To Your Health

I seem to be getting more and more depressed and lethargic. I notice that it now takes three cups of coffee in the morning to get me going and three to four more cups during the day to stay alert enough to manage a day's work. I am only 31, and I don't see why I should feel this way. I already take a good multivitamin/mineral. Is there more I should do?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

Coach's Corner

Odds and Ends: NFL referees have an over-inflated view of their own importance; the U.S. Open proved that in tennis, as elsewhere, youth will be served; and if people think Coach ignores UT football, well, there are good reasons for that.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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