Oct. 26, 2001

Volume 21, Number 8

news

Endorsements

Rio Grande No Longer?

An overview of the ecological crisis along the Rio Grande

BY DAN OKO

The Last Texas Ranger

They don't make 'Rangers' like Walker anymore.

BY LUCIUS LOMAX

Brackenridge Choice Still Pending

The city is still weighing options on how to provide reproductive services at Brackenridge.

BY LAURI APPLE

The Other Kirk Watch

Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk returns home to Austin to pitch his senate bid … and inadvertently "retires" Glen Maxey.

BY MICHAEL KING

It's a Vision Thing

What's up with regional planning?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

Amend This!

Political commentary on the constitutional amendment process

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Love Children

Political commentary on the minor candidates for mayor

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Lowdown

Our friends look a lot like our enemies; the Charleston Five; and burning your feet for Burger King!

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Unwrapping the Package

Beneath all the glitter and glamour at Kenichi lies a restaurant of authentic substance, Chronicle Food writer Rachel Feit observes. Kenichi's executive chef Shane Stark knows more than the fine art of raw fish and rice.

BY RACHEL FEIT

Will Travel for Food

How Chronicle Food writer Rebecca Chastenet de Géry's Oklahoma parents found flaming mussels in a French seaside town.

Food-o-File

Food Editor Virginia B. Wood gets ready to attend the Southern Foodways Symposium.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Sushi - Part One

Wes Marshall surveys some of Austin's sushi restaurants in this week's "Second Helpings."

Food Reviews

Spicy Tandoor Restaurant

Chronicle Food writer Mick Vann writes that Spicy Tandoor is Austin's latest Indo-Paki-Bangladeshi restaurant, the most fun and flavorful combination of foods to be found in town.
music

Dead Man Blues

7-CD box set contains all anyone could ever want to know about Charley Patton.

BY CLAY SMITH

Dancing About Architecture

That was the week that was in the Live Music Capital…

BY KEN LIECK

DERAILERS

Phases and Stages

The Strokes

The Strokes @ Stubb's

Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain

Charles R. Cross

The Derailers

Here Come the Derailers

Beachwood Sparks

Once We Were Trees

Buddy & Julie Miller

Buddy & Julie Miller
screens

The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

A Dream Collaboration: Richard Linklater and 30 animators team up to produce a startling, surreal new film.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

"Can I Get a Side of Ribs With That?'

Massacre for two?

BY MARC SAVLOV

Lucio Fulci Memorial Splatterfest

BY MARC SAVLOV

Short Cuts

SXSW web competition entry rules and another Linklater premiere at the Paramount

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

The best of the new fall shows

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

The Fall of the House of Usher

By far the best of Roger Corman's Poe-inspired films, The Fall of the House of Usher takes the author's gloriously claustrophobic tale of mad Roderick Usher and his undead sister Madeline and fleshes it out into some sort of minor drive-in masterpiece.

Bruiser

George Romero's latest, long-anticipated offering -- the straight-to-video Bruiser -- sorely tests the loyalty of his fans.

The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror

Far more readable than the majority of critical studies of pop-culture grue, David Skal's The Monster Show is a landmark work and nearly as entertaining as that dead clown underneath your bed.

Film Reviews

L.I.E.

My First Mister

On the Line

Waking Life

This animated journey through one character's dreams is a stirring, motivational, and metaphysical head trip.
arts & culture

Playwright as Architect

In a conversation on art and craft, playwrights Dan Dietz and Wayne Alan Brenner discuss making the blueprints for and building a drama.

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Invasion of the Amazing Colossal Artists

In the final days of October, Central Texas plays host to the winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature, Derek Walcott; winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Music, John Corigliano; and two-time finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN / Faulkner award, Russell Banks.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

Memorializing The Public Domain Theatre Company, 1993-2001

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Tempest

In the State Theater Company's new staging of The Tempest, director Scott Kanoff offers a carefully considered, vividly imagined, and vividly theatrical exploration of Shakespeare's text, sounding its themes of family, aging, freedom, justice, and mercy.

Shopping and Fucking

From the first stomach-turning minute, audiences for the Vortex Repertory Company production of Shopping and Fucking are in for a rough ride; they're witness to the horrible depths to which its characters have sunk and the desperation with which they try to claw their way out.

References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot

José Rivera's References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot is a magical love story in which nature reflects human relationships, and this Refraction Arts Project production is beautiful to look at with several stand-out performances.
columns

Postmarks

Rape saga redux and other local imbroglios.

Day Trips

Captain Day Trips scares us with spooky stories of Texas.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants

Come & get your Doctorate of Trivialogy.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

The Club DeVille Fall Fashion Extravaganza leads this week's list of what's hot.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

About AIDS

Give what you can because it ain't over yet.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

To Your Health

I have been taking methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis for more than two years with good results, but now my doctor is advising me to discontinue it because he says my liver enzymes are becoming elevated. Is there a way to avoid this side effect?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

Coach's Corner

UTmay finish in the Top Ten for the first time in 17 years -- but it won't be enough for Longhorn Fan, the nation's most spoiled and delusional sportsfan. Part two of a two-part series.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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