March 1, 2002

Volume 21, Number 26

news

Breaking the Chain

Troubling questions persist in the Rodney Reed / Stacey Stites murder case.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Endorsements: March 12 Primary

Welcome to the Primaries

A roundup of primary races important to the Austin area

Fresh Plus -- Minus Dave

Hyde Parkers mourn Dave Rackel's departure from the Fresh Plus grocery store.

BY LAURI APPLE

Here Come the Neighborhoods

BY LAURI APPLE

Advice Unvarnished -- and Unsolicited

Letters between governmental groups show that Bush's "unvarnished advice" was not coming from anyone interested in clean air.

BY LEE NICHOLS

Clash of the Titans

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Battle Over Downtown Block Continues

A downtown landowner continues his fight to keep the city from condemning his property.

BY AMY SMITH

Will Residents Bee Invited?

BY AMY SMITH

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

Questions for Tony and Dan

Gubernatorial debate promises much heat, less light

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: The Dunkerley Solution

Betty Dunkerley's "pragmatic" challenge to Beverly Griffith's obstinancy

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Lowdown

The Pentagon lies to us … and unashamedly admits it; Global Crossing investors and employees get Enronized; New York City whores its parks to the highest bidder.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

'Pizza ... Any Way You Slice It!' at the Austin Children's Museum

BY BARBARA CHISHOLM

Out All Night

Chronicle Food writer MM Pack gives the lowdown on where to eat in Austin if you're out all night.

BY MM PACK

Food-o-File

Food Editor Virginia B. Wood has had correspondence from several of the most tasteful men in Austin's food scene in the past week and it's all good news.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Smoothies

A panoply of smoothie connections in this week's "Second Helpings."
music

Picks to Click

Six Austin acts showcasing at SXSW 02

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Dancing About Architecture

Steamboat returns, SXSW looms closer.

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

South

From Here On In

Her Space Holiday

Manic Expressive

Starsailor

Love is Here

Bullfrog

Bullfrog

Kevin Salem

Ecstatic

Larry

Among Friends

Drive-by Truckers

Southern Rock Opera

Rodney Hayden

The Real Thing
screens

Disarming Dubya

First-time director Alexandra Pelosi discusses Journeys With George, her surprising and fascinating documentary on George W. Bush's 2000 presidential campaign, viewed from the back of the press plane.

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Information Wants to Be Worthless

Money was never the most interesting thing about the Internet. Which is a good thing, since now it's gone.

BY BRUCE STERLING

Cubicle Consciousness

A symbiotic relationship between socially conscious high tech professionals and community causes is becoming increasingly common, and a few Austin social entrepreneurs are leading the charge.

BY MICHAEL CONNOR

Too Tough to Die

As the commercial Web narrows and consolidates, independent Web sites become ever more numerous, varied, and participatory.

BY MICHAEL CONNOR

Behind the Web Site That Works

The crude charms of Heavy.com.

BY ROGER GATHMAN

Inherit the Net

Lawyer and Stanford professor Lawrence Lessig talks copyright law and the Internet.

BY ROGER GATHMAN

High Tech Hijinks

SXSW Interactive features two contests to determine the geekiest of them all: The Iron Webmaster Showdown and the Sexiest Geek Alive.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Really Rad Rachel

Media darling Rachel Muir and her nonprofit Girlstart earn the Dewey Winburne Community Service Award.

BY SARAH HEPOLA

Pieces of Time

The legendary Peter Bogdanovich discusses his latest film, The Cat's Meow, about a hush-hush Hearst scandal of long ago.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

The Dukes of URL

Web sites have their eyes on the prize -- SXSW Interactive's Earl Awards.

BY MICHAEL CONNOR

Barbara Jordan National Forum on Public Policy

This year's Barbara Jordan National Forum on Public Policy tackled the digital divide.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Telling It Like It is

UT and SXSW host an all-day documentary summit.

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

SXSW Film 2002 News

BY MARC SAVLOV

Short Cuts

More Harry to love: Ain't It Cool News guru Harry Knowles hits the shelves and the airwaves.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Are you a Survivor? That's what 300-some Central Texans wanted to know when they auditioned for the CBS reality show.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

It Should Happen to You

Judy Holliday's expertly hilarious It Should Happen to You was created when the idea that someone could be famous for doing absolutely nothing at all was still novel and strange.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

You Made Me Love You

What is this thing called crush? Specifically, what makes us swoon over people we've never met? The creative minds at the Blue Theater have gathered over two dozen actors, musicians, artists, writers, and puppeteers to create art, wall-writing, and short performance pieces to address that very question in Celebrity Crush.

BY KATHERINE CATMULL

Law and Other Performing Arts

The hottest arts venue in Austin this week may well be the UT Law School, where internationally renowned cultural figures, local arts luminaries, and prominent legal experts are converging there for a symposium on law and the performing arts.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

After seven months as the Austin Museum of Art's interim executive director, Dana Friis-Hansen has been named the permanent successor to Elizabeth Ferrer as AMOA's executive director.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Fugitive Pieces

The Salvage Vanguard Theater production of Caridad Svich's Fugitive Pieces is a nowhere road reminiscent of the Tom Waits milieu, with vagabonds hopping trains to anywhere other than where they are now. But while it's not for everyone, it's worth the journey.

Once on This Island

Lynn Ahrens' and Steven Flaherty's musical Once on This Island has a fairy tale feel, but director-choreographer Kevin Archambault can't always get the large-student cast of this St. Edward's University production to bring its colorful, swirling world to magical life.

Conception of Fate

The Austin Symphony's performance of the program Conception of Fate, with its works by Mozart, Brahms, and Beethoven, melded craft and style into a profound, spirited, joyful night of art.
columns

Page Two

Even a lot of memorializing would not have been enough to pay tribute to Waylon Jennings, who had a profound and spiritual impact on Austin and its music; the Austin Music Awards will feature a salute to Ray Benson; our preview coverage of SXSW Interactive and Film gets under way with a tech-centric meditation by Bruce Sterling and an interview with Journeys With George director Alexandra Pelosi.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar asks, "What's black & white and splooged all over …???" And keep your eyes peeled locally, kids, in the next few weeks, Austin becomes celebrity central.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

Travel is no fun any longer because of motion sickness. With vacation approaching I would like to head off this problem for my whole family. Where do I start?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

Coach's new dog, Jasper, is a joy. So was the Canadian gold medal in men's hockey.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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