Feb. 15, 2002

Volume 21, Number 24

news

Chartering a Course

A preview of the Charter Revisions Proposals

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Living by the Line

People who live by the Longhorn Pipeline fight to keep the gas turned off.

BY AMY SMITH

Stupid White Guilt

BY CLAY SMITH

Desperately Seeking Quality Control

BY JORDAN SMITH

Building Black Momentum

A report on the African-American Legislative Summit

BY LAURI APPLE

David (and Jesus) vs. Goliath

The city alleges that Time Warner Cable is offering illegal discounts to snuff out competition.

BY LEE NICHOLS

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

Coming to terms: The limited wisdom of term limits

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Capitol Chronicle

John Sharp would balance the budget by cutting Medicaid.

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Lowdown

Brazil's indigenous people battle corporate biopirates; the Bush appointee calendar is 12 months of ugly; and the Century Club lets in the riff-raff.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Mix and Match

Don't sweat it trying to create the perfect mating of beer and food, Chronicle Food writer Wes Marshall writes in a review of North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery. Pick a drink you like, pick a dish you like, and just enjoy them.

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

How Virginia B. Wood joined the Local Yokel Coalition and a chance to meet Bill Jamison and Cheryl Alter Jamison, the authors of A Real American Breakfast: The Best Meal of the Day, Any Time of Day.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Tex-Mex

Tex-Mex restaurants in this week's "Second Helpings"
music

Be Real

The Bottle Rockets cut one helluva tribute to Doug Sahm.

BY JERRY RENSHAW

Breaking Down the Barricades

Aussie songstress Kasey Chambers becomes Austin's darling.

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Dancing About Architecture

Neil Diamond comes to town, the Metro stays open, Cotton Mather searches for a deal, Hamstein sells its publishing, Wynton Marsalis visits the Elephant Room, and much, much more.

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

The Byrds

The Preflyte Sessions

The B-52's

Nude on the Moon

Thuja, Alastair Galbraith & Matt De Gennaro

Ghost Plants, Long Wires in Dark Museums (Vol. 1)

Catscratch, Hipshot, Wild Things, Miss Spent Youth, Spitfire

Catscratch, Hipshot, Wild Things, Miss Spent Youth, Spitfire@La Zona Rosa

Girl Singer: An Autobiography
Liberace: An American Boy
The Sammy Davis, Jr. Reader

Rosemary Clooney with Joan Barthel, Darden Asbury Pyron and Gerald Early
screens

Fandemonium!

Television fans who organize to keep their favorite shows on the air, or even don the occasional Star Fleet Commanding Officer's uniform, are often depicted as lonely losers with too much time on their hands. According to TV columnist Belinda Acosta, the truth is quite the opposite.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

The Naked Truth

Legendary exploitation producer Dave Friedman comes to town to present Mau Mau Sex Sex, the documentary of his career with Dan Sonney.

BY JERRY RENSHAW

American Cinematheque's Universal Appeal

BY WILL ROBINSON SHEFF

New on DVD

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Short Cuts

The Arbor gets the axe from Simon Property Group.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Memo to America: The Olympics aren't about one, but all.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Crossroads

Britney's screen debut.

Hart's War

Metropolis

arts & culture

What Lies Beneath

Sydney Yeager's new paintings at D Berman Gallery represent a departure in the artist's work, a potential turning point from the figurative images that made Yeager's work recognizable for nearly a decade to what has always been the real strength of her paintings: the abstraction beneath.

BY MADELINE IRVINE

The Basics, With Bogart

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

The Austin Arts Commission defuses a community controversy by restarting the process of selecting public art for the soon-to-be-expanded George Washington Carver Museum and Library.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Gin Game

Onstage Theatre Company's production of The Gin Game manages to do justice to D.L. Coburn's 1978 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, taking two people who sit around playing cards and holding our attention for the better part of two hours.

Una Panthera: Music from the Trecento and Early Renaissance Italy

In Una Panthera: Music from the Trecento and Early Renaissance Italy, a concert of love songs from 14th-century Europe presented as part of the 2002 Mid-Winter Festival of Music, exquisite pain and longing were brought to exquisite life in the enrapturing voices and instruments of Texas Early Music Project singers and musicians.
columns

Page Two

Single-member districts would wrest control of the City Council from the residents of heavy-voting, progressive / environmental Central Austin, but would not be a quick fix for any of the civic problems currently laid, somewhat inaccurately, at the feet of the current council.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

To Your Health

I stopped eating nuts a few years ago when I found out about aflatoxins, but now I am hearing more about nuts being good for us. Should I reconsider?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

After a Fashion

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Coach's Corner

Coach pretty much stays out of political discussions these days -- but did you catch our president at the Olympics the other night? What a doofus!

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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