Feb. 8, 2002

Volume 21, Number 23

news

A Shifting Landscape

Texas Parks & Wildlife at an organizational crossroads

BY DAN OKO

Neighborly Planning

The city, businesses, and residents all seem pleased with the results of the East Martin Luther King Neighborhood Planning Workshop.

BY LAURI APPLE

Making Hay at the ARA

The city's Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office moves on up to the Eastside.

BY LAURI APPLE

Human Rights Complaint Filed Against State Senate

Three former Senate staffers have filed suit for discriminatory firing.

BY MICHAEL KING

An Abstinence of Judgment

The Bush administration's new appointee to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV / AIDS is motivated more by ideology than science, critics warn.

BY LAURI APPLE

Brack Plans Face New Roadblock

The city's plans to create a hospital-within-a-hospital at Brack hit yet another snag.

BY LAURI APPLE

Who Owns the Ancestors?

Excavations near Victoria promise a scientific gold mine, but possible objections from Native American leaders leave the project's fate uncertain.

BY LEE NICHOLS

Glore Case: Shut and Open

An update on the Virginia Glore Case

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

The charter vs. the election code in court

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Capitol Chronicle

NMD is a bad idea, says Nobel Prize winner Steven Weinberg.

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Lowdown

Linda Lay is a poor little rich girl; the WTO bites its own creators; Enron got what it paid for.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Miguel and the Miracles

Why Austin's most revered restaurant, Fonda San Miguel, is still in business against all odds.

BY CLAY SMITH

Food-o-File

All the restaurant news that fits

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Interior Mexican

Interior Mexican restaurants
music

Waitin' 'Round to Live

The making and subsequent success of Poet: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt

BY ANDY LANGER

I Come From the Water

Sideman / producer Gurf Morlix delivers album number two.

BY MARGARET MOSER

Dancing About Architecture

The Austin Music Awards lineup is announced, as are new ratings points for KUT.

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Slayer

Slayer@La Zona Rosa

Meat Purveyors, American People

American People, Meat Purveyors@Hole In The Wall

Texas Eastside Kings

Texas Eastside Kings@Victory Grill

Wynton Marsalis & the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson & Big Bop Nouveau

Wynton Marsalis & the Lincoln Jazz Center Orchestra@Paramount Theatre / Maynard Ferguson & Big Bop Nouveau@One World Theatre

the Breeders

The Breeders@Emo's
screens

Film on the Fringe

The Blue Theater's new experimental film and video series Blue Screen looks to redefine the parameters of 'independent' cinema.

BY MARC SAVLOV

The Next Party

SXSW Film gets political.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Afternoon Snack

A local arts program provides fun for kids after school.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Shooting Gallery

BY MARC SAVLOV

Love and a VCR

Don't have any one to cuddle up to on Valentine's Day? Hunker down with the most romantic moments in movies instead.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Short Cuts

Michael Bay gets into "Leather" …

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

"Down There" gets its proper due on HBO.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

arts & culture

How Playfest's Bernadette Nason Got Hooked on Theatre

As Playfest begins its 10th season this week, the Chronicle turned to actor-storyteller Bernadette Nason, one of the longtime regular contributors to the festival, to see what part theatre played in her childhood and how it influenced her current work.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

Pat Jasper gets a Valentine's tribute for her years at Texas Folklife Resources, and playwrights John Walch and Paullette MacDougal enjoy a couple of out of town openings.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

In the Zachary Scott Theatre Center's production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Andrew Rannells is wonderfully ablaze in the role of the German-born rocker whose sex-change operation was botched, and everything about this hilarious musical spectacle has been fine-tuned to maximum pleasure.

Madame X

In Madame X, playwright Ann Ciccolella dramatizes the events surrounding the creation of Sargent's famous portrait of Virginie Gautrau, using them as a springboard for an absorbing inquiry into the meaning and relationships of art, beauty, and society.
columns

Page Two

The events of the week form themselves into a kind of poetry.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letters at 3AM

To be an artist is to live a life of service to one's gift.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Day Trips

After a relaxing walk on the beach, grab a cuppa joe and a pastry at Beeman's Coffee Bar.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

To Your Health

I am trying to convince my husband to reduce his salt intake. He doesn't have high blood pressure, but it does run in his family. What reasons can I give him?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

Missionary Talks About AIDS in Africa Feb. 20

BY SANDY BARTLETT

After a Fashion

Pills in the hand are worth a mouthful of Bush and some Texas Film Hall of Fame teasers are the tip of this week's dish iceberg.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Coach's Corner

Mark Cuban has transformed the once-pathetic Dallas Mavericks into an elite NBA squad -- but they're not quite there yet.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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