Nov. 23, 2001

Volume 21, Number 12

news

Cast a Giant Shadow

Evaluating the mayoral legacy of Kirk Watson

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Welcome Back, Gus!

A Heavy Agenda for Garcia's new council

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

In Memory of Bob Eckhardt: 1913-2001

A fighter for justice is remembered by family and friends.

BY MICHAEL KING

House Sitting

The Dickinson-Hannig House looks for a home

BY LAURI APPLE

Recruiting for Peace

BY LEE NICHOLS

Doggett Smells a Scam

BY LAURI APPLE

Palmer Picket Persists

BY MICHAEL KING

Yogurt Shop Case Takes a Twist

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

The Hightower Lowdown

The White House and Pentagon bomb us with propaganda; Enron's empire crumbles; stuff you don't need.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Counting Our Blessings

Considering what we're thankful for in the local food scene

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Food editor Virginia B. Wood makes corrections on the Chronicle's recent "Barbecue Dynasties" article and updates readers on local goings-on.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Home Away From Home: Dining Out for Thanksgiving

Tips on where to dine out on Thanksgiving Day
music

All-American

Jimmie Vaughan at 50

BY MARGARET MOSER

Dancing About Architecture

Death and rain come to CenTex

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

Live at Montreux 1982 & 1985

Matthew Robinson

Matthew Robinson & the Texas Blues Band

Converters

You Got 'Em

Goudie

Effects of Madness

Bella

Until the Morning

Milton Mapes

The State Line

Centro-matic

Distance & Clime
screens

The Magnificent Six

The cast and crew of the locally made omnibus film Six in Austin celebrate with a screening.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Cassavetes on Cassavetes

BY MARC SAVLOV

Songs for Cassavetes

BY MARC SAVLOV

DVolution

Local filmmaking classes for the digital auteur

BY MARC SAVLOV

Wintry Mix

Holiday Film Preview

Short Cuts

Entry deadline for the Dallas Video Festival and SXSW updates

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

How to escape turkey afterburn and family overkill

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Halfway Home

The Los Angeles County of Art's exhibition "The Road to Aztlan, Art From a Mythic Homeland" includes a wondrous survey of pre-conquest Mesoamerican art, but when it comes to contemporary Chicano works, the "road" doesn't take us all the way home.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Articulations

Austin quiz kids prove they know opera, the Texas Commission on the Arts proves it cares about Republic Square, and visual artist Tré Arenz proves she cares about humanity.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

theevolutionofwoman

In her new play theevolutionofwoman, author S. Lucia Del Vecchio offers exactly what this male reviewer seeks in the theatre: a peek into forbidden mirrors, possible answers to tough questions, and food fights.

Summer and Smoke

In the Different Stages revival of Summer and Smoke, the way that actors Rebecca Robinson and Joel Citty embody the conflicted and conflicting natures of their characters, two people whose differences keep them apart even when they are drawn to each other, provides the tension that gives this production its life.

Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief

In Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief, Shakespeare's Othello is retold from the women's point of view and as if Desdemona were just the sort of wanton slammerkin the titular Moor was tricked into thinking she was.
columns

Page Two

The current movement to restore public school prayer is an act of pure political nostalgia, a step backward toward our own theocracy.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Day Trips

Hermann Park offers a green respite from the concrete canyons of Houston.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

Guess who your Style Avatar flitted around town with this week? Check out this first installment about international salon god José Eber's visit to Austin.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

My mother often asked me if I had a bowel movement every day, but now that I am on my own, it's more like two to three per week. How can I get back to a daily BM without getting hooked on laxatives?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

World AIDS Day Observances Dec. 1

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

Coach is playing some serious golf on vacation. Why is it, though they change partners every day, his team always loses?

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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