March 29, 2002

Volume 21, Number 30

news

Accepting the Challenge

Meet the candidates for AISD Board of Trustees.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Running Off at the Primary

Kirk vs. Morales, Lulu vs. Eddie: Get your pencils ready.

BY MICHAEL KING

Dove Springs Whitewash?

Georgetown mayor defends the sewage plant.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Hightower's Hoedown

Jim Hightower's Rolling Thunder Down-Home Democracy Tour kicks off in Austin.

BY LAURI APPLE

Max vs. Metro

Max is back, and he has an alternative to light rail.

BY MICHAEL KING

Rock Creek Rolls Forward

Cypress' Rock Creek project moves along after Fish & Wildlife approves its permit.

BY AMY SMITH

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

Capitol Chronicle

Despite promise of good times, too many Texans go hungry.

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Lowdown

Disney shows its commitment to journalism with the Koppel-Letterman flap; the Bushites are Bozos.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Latest Catch

Food writer Mick Vann on the hits -- and the misses -- of Roy's

BY MICK VANN

Food-o-File

Permanent changes at Star Canyon and an update on the Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Thai

Little Thailand | Classic Thai | Thai Village | Bangkok Cuisine | Thai Spice Restaurant | Thai Spice Buffet & Restaurant | Thai Garden

Food Reviews

La Cabana Mexican Grill

Chronicle Food writer Wes Marshall explains why, even in an area as rich with wonderful Mexican restaurants as Central Texas, La Cabana Grill merits a trip.
music

Showers of Sound

The Bubble, the only place to record for Austin's indie elite

BY MARC SAVLOV

Dancing About Architecture

SXSW is still over, and now so is the new Emo's and the Metro. True Believers are back, though.

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Fatboy Slim

Fatboy Slim@Austin Music Hall

Molto Agitato: The Mayhem Behind the Music at the Metropolitan Opera

Johanna Fielder

Joey Ramone

Don't Worry About Me

Billy Bragg

England / Half English

Uncle Tupelo

89 / 93: An Anthology

Cassandra Wilson

Belly of the Sun

Kenny Garrett

Happy People
screens

Wiseman at Last

Doc Tour Screens Two Vérité Classics

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

The Mythos and the Masterpieces

'The Oxford American' Southern Movie Issue

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Primetime Blues

Scholar Donald Bogle adds another exceptional book to his works about African-Americans in film and television.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Get in the Game

Xbox's Project Gotham Racing and Halo screech and soar, respectively, into gameplayers' hearts; NBA Live 2002 and NBA2K2 for Playstation2 amp up the defense.

Short Cuts

Local animator Lance Myers heads to L.A. to complete animation on the latest music video by the Riddlin' Kids, plus AIVF and Cine las Americas.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Ten pins, go-go dancers, a wise-cracking organist … Comedy Central's Let's Bowl lets contestants settle disputes the old-fashioned way.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

The Southerner

The Southerner, Jean Renoir's last great film, and the only one to earn him an Academy Award nomination.

Film Reviews

Panic Room

The Rookie

The film recounts the baseball career of Texan Jim Morris, who, in 1999, became the oldest rookie major-league pitcher to take the field in 40 years.

Under the Sun

arts & culture

Articulations

The folks in Tuna offer support to Austin Musical Theatre students, Austin's Santa finds his Mrs. Claus, and the city seeks Art in Public Places panelists.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Glass Menagerie

If any 20th-century American play deserves to be called "classic," it is Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie but the State Theater Company's puzzling production seems to ignore what is most obvious in the play, only rarely connecting with the story.

Blues in the Night

Austin Playhouse's production of the musical Blues in the Night pinpoints feelings of love and loss among three women all hurt in love, with singers Jacqui Cross, Janis Stinson, and Melanie Wilkinson blending their three strong voices into a mighty harmony and reclaiming blues music for their sex.
columns

Page Two

Life inside and outside the bubble

BY NICK BARBARO

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

To Your Health

I am trying to avoid diabetes, which runs in my family, by choosing foods for their low glycemic index. Some of the foods I want to eat because they ought to have a low glycemic index are not on anyone's list. Is there some way to calculate the glycemic index myself?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

After a Fashion

You'd think we'd be all star-f***ed out after SXSW, but here it is, Oscar-time and we are just beside ourselves with the bold type and the dropped names!

What? No silly. We said "fawned."

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Coach's Corner

Let's have a little historical perspective here. Rick Barnes is doing a fine job as the UT basketball coach, but he didn't single-handedly create the UT basketball program. That was Abe Lemmons, in 1976.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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