March 15, 2002

Volume 21, Number 28

news

Riding the Tech Titanic

Austin looks for recovery after the dot-com bust.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Hightower Brings Thunder To Austin

Jim Hightower's Rolling Thunder Down-Home Democracy Tour promises to energize activists in a carnival atmosphere .

BY AMY SMITH

Sense Not So Common

BY JORDAN SMITH

Mueller Contenders Present Plans

The major contenders for the New Mueller development make their case to the city.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

A Fiery Farewell for Pato's

A fire started by transients brings an end to Pato's Good Tacos

BY LAURI APPLE

Kids Can Take Their Chances

BY JORDAN SMITH

Primary Election Night: A Roundup

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

Capitol Chronicle

A right-wing mailout stirs up a firestorm among Texas' Republican legislators.

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

The City Council prepares to decide which charter amendments go before the voters.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Lowdown

Dubya's "tax rebate" was really a deceptive slight of hand; overworked doctors endanger your life; and a contest to rename Enron.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Bar None

Please don't be offended by our assumption that you'll be spending a fair amount of time in our local bars while you're here for SXSW music. Here's the lowdown on downtown watering holes.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

Second Helpings: Breakfast Ole!

Where to find the best huevos rancheros, migas, and other tasty Mexican breakfast items in Austin.

Second Helpings: Downtown Coffeehouses

Downhome coffeehouses in today's "Second Helpings."

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

Second Helpings: Austin Barbecue

Austin barbecue joints in today's "Second Helpings"

Second Helpings: Regional Barbecue

Regional barbecue spots in today's "Second Helpings"

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

Second Helpings: Irish Pubs

Second Helpings: Vegetarian

WEEKLY ISSUE

Food-o-File

One of the only real drawbacks about working for a weekly newspaper is that it's virtually impossible to cover breaking news in anything like a timely fashion, Food Editor Virginia B. Wood writes. Here's the latest news, though, on restaurant closings and changes in Austin.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Happy Hour Buffets

Chronicle writer Greg Beets samples Austin's happy hour buffets in this week's Second Helpings.

Food Reviews

music

Never Mind the Bollocks

Ray Benson decides to cut a solo album

BY MICHAEL BERTIN

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

The Insider: Lorraine Ali

Brief Interviews With Important People

BY ANDY LANGER

Austin Music Awards

BY CHRISTOPHER HESS

Spotlight: Caitlin Cary

Fiddler Caitlin Cary strikes out on her own after Whiskeytown goes into the drink.

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Spotlights: Okkervil River

Local folk-popsters look for the doom in their Wheaties

BY CHRISTOPHER HESS

Spotlights: The Kingsbury Manx

Four mysterious school buddies get down to the Pink Floyd

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Spotlights: Norah Jones

Dallas-schooled AAA ingénue Norah Jones ain't jazz; she's a little bit country.

BY ANDY LANGER

Spotlights: Acid Mothers Temple/Mono

Two Japanese noise-rock bands descend on SXSW

BY MICHAEL CHAMY

Spotlights: Schatzi

Local poppers, not art-rockers Schatzi

BY ANDY LANGER

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

The Insider: Hiroshi Asada

Brief Interviews With Important People

BY ANDY LANGER

Spotlights: Clinic

Clinic goes for the creepy-crawlies.

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Spotlights: David Bridie

Down under comes up top.

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Spotlights: the Polyphonic Spree

The new rage, choir pop.

BY MICHAEL CHAMY

Spotlights: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, yeah yeah.

BY GREG BEETS

Spotlights: Tift Merritt

O Brother, Where Art Thou? label about to hit it again with alt.country phenom-to-be, Tift Merritt

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Spotlights: Masonic

Local psychedelic popsters Masonic get it together.

BY GREG BEETS

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

The Insider: Eddie Kramer

Brief Interviews With Important People

BY ANDY LANGER

Spotlight: T-Model Ford

The late-life blues bloom of T-Model Ford.

BY DAN OKO

Spotlight: The Hard Feelings

Punk blues mavens the Hard Feelings luv the music industry.

BY JERRY RENSHAW

Spotlight: Jerry Cantrell

Nu-metal master architect Jerry Cantrell returns with his second solo album.

BY MARGARET MOSER

Spotlight: Eels

E hates the record business.

BY ANDY LANGER

Spotlight: Li'l Cap'n Travis

Slack poppers Li'l Cap'n Travis and their unassuming ways

BY MICHAEL BERTIN

Spotlight: The Flatlanders

Still cut-ups after all these years

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

WEEKLY ISSUE

21 ... 21 ... 21 ... 21 ... 21

The Austin Chronicle's Music Poll

BY MARGARET MOSER

Hall of Fame

The Austin Chronicle's Music Poll

SXSW Picks & Sleepers

Picks & Sleepers

Dancing About Architecture

Steamboat returns, SXSW looms closer.

BY KEN LIECK

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

SXSW News

BY KEN LIECK

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

SXSW News

BY KEN LIECK

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

SXSW News

BY KEN LIECK

WEEKLY ISSUE

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

Phases and Stages

Managers as Adversaries

Conference Panel

SXSW Interview: Peter Guralnick

Conference Panel

Running a Dom Perignon PR Campaign on a Miller Lite Budget

Conference Panel

Subscription Services' Hurdles to Leap

Conference Panel

Performance Anxiety Workshop

Conference Panel

Norah Jones

Music Showcase

Imperial Teen

Music Showcase

Moldy Peaches

Photo: The Moldy Peaches

Petty Booka

Photo: Petty Booka

The Mooney Suzuki

Photo: The Mooney Suzuki

B-Boy City

Breakdance Competition

Joselo, Genitallica

Joselo/Genitallica

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Music Showcase

Starsailor

Music Showcase

Paul Burch & WPA Ballclub

Music Showcase

Minus the Bear, Six Parts Seven

Minus the Bear/the Six Parts Seven

Caitlin Cary

Music Showcase

Kissinger

Music Showcase

The Converters

Music Showcase
screens

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

Scenes From a Correction

SXSW Interactive Photos

SXSW Film Reviews

What we think about what you're watching.

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

WEEKLY ISSUE

SXSW Film Winners

SXSW announces its 2002 Film Awards winners.

SXSW 2002 Web Awards

This year's Earl Award winners

BY MICHAEL CONNOR

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

Blog to the Future

Where P2P might be taking journalism, or not

BY ROGER GATHMAN

Learning to Play Nice

SXSW Interactive panelists discuss the future of the tech industry. A lot.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

State of Independents

Content and design at SXSW Interactive

BY DAVID GARZA

Cyborgs, smart leotards, and the info-pocalypse

SXSW panelists discuss the potential futures of tech.

BY MICHAEL CONNOR

The Beauty of DIY

Josh Davis and Praystation.com

BY DAVID GARZA

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

But Seriously, Folks

CQ's Roman Coppola

BY SHAWN BADGLEY

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

The People's "Party'

Rebecca Chaiklin & Donovan Leitch

BY SARAH HEPOLA

WEEKLY ISSUE

Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards

The stars at night were big and bright at the Second Annual Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards.

SXSW Film Reviews

Short reviews from the festival's competition and non-competition lineup.

BY CINDY WIDNER

Short Cuts

It wouldn't be a film festival without the deals, steals, and rash of black turtlenecks.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Not only does reality television keep on trucking, it's getting better and better.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

The Affair of the Necklace

All About the Benjamins

The Devil's Backbone

Set in a crumbling boys' school/orphanage/fallout shelter during the Spanish Civil War, the lost boys of this haunting film contend with a vengeful ghost as well as the more worldly traumas of war, greed, and abandonment.

Harrison's Flowers

Ice Age

Prehistoric buddy cartoon.

Little Otik

Brazenly bizarre animated feature by Czech filmmaker Svankmajer.

Monsoon Wedding

The father of the bride is broke; the bride is having an affair with a married man; the caretaker uncle is just a little too familiar with the bride's pre-adolescent sister; and the bride and the groom have never met each other. Despite what these foreboding elements might portend, Monsoon Wedding is a joyous celebration of family.

Resident Evil

arts & culture

Our Town, Our Time

Zachary Scott Theatre Center's production of The Laramie Project retells the story of Matthew Shepard's murder in a compelling, heartfelt way, but it also tells a town's story and gives us the opportunity to see our town in its reflection.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

The UT symposium "From Text to Performance: Law and Other Performing Arts" proved to be a stimulating blend of scholarly thought, intellectual inquiry, thoughtful performance, amicable conversation, fiery debate, and amusing anecdotes.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

Page Two

The forest fire that is SXSW continues to blaze, fueled by the SXSW Film Awards, the Austin Music Awards show, and upcoming Chronicle daily editions.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

To Your Health

I plan to visit the Northeast this summer and I worry about Lyme disease. How can I avoid getting bitten by ticks, and are there nutrients that would help if I do get Lyme disease?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

After a Fashion

The Texas Film Hall of Fame honors the legs that launched a thousand clips -- Texas legend Cyd Charisse, and your Style Avatar is off and running in the SXSW sweepstakes.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

After a Fashion

SXSW Thursday

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

After a Fashion

SXSW Friday

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

After a Fashion

SXSW Saturday

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Coach's Corner

It's odds & ends week as the basketball playoffs (college and pro) approach.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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