April 12, 2002

Volume 21, Number 32

news

Governing Post-Boom Austin

Now that the lawsuits are over, we hope the council campaigns will turn to issues.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Run-off Election Night

Primary Run-off Report

BY MICHAEL KING

Asking Questions Later

BY JORDAN SMITH

Notes of an Old Leftist

Lone Star liberal Dave Richards releases his memoir at the Scholz Garten to much fanfare.

BY CLAY SMITH

Spreading Mono

BY LEE NICHOLS

Great Streets, Not So Great Parks

Battle at the park over Riverside Drive

BY LAURI APPLE

Military Out of Mabry?

A West Austin resident says moving the Texas National Guard out of Camp Mabry would be better for both the neighborhood and military.

BY LEE NICHOLS

Naked City

Capitol Chronicle

Everyone in Texas wants better schools, but no one wants to pay the tab.

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

If Mueller is a model, then why wasn't it followed with the Villas?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Lowdown

Dubya will save us from pollution -- with gas masks; polluters get "greenwashing" awards; the Cardinals pitch St. Louis a screwball.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Minding Your Manners

Though it doesn't make it into the paper, we do get a fair amount of correspondence via phone, e-mail, or snail mail in which readers air their complaints about experiences in local restaurants. We don't print it because it's Chronicle policy not to take a position on business complaints about incidents we didn't witness and can't substantiate, but it does make for very interesting reading. It was certainly food for thought in the development of this special Chronicle pop quiz.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Taking Stock

Food Editor Virginia B. Wood reports from the 17th Annual Texas Hill Country Food & Wine Festival.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

What's cooking in the Central Texas food scene.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Burger-Mania, Part Two

Chronicle Food Editor Virginia B. Wood feeds our burger-mania in this week's Second Helpings.
music

Mind Wide Open

D: Fuse, one of the world's biggest emerging DJs, hails from A-town.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Dancing About Architecture

The rain couldn't stop the flood of Austin's outdoor music shows last weekend.

BY KEN LIECK

MY EDUCATION

Phases and Stages

... And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead

Source Tags & Codes

Areola 51

Areola 51

Independence: An Austin Sampler

Independence Day

Auna

Secretly To ...

Mike Hall & the Woodpeckers

Lucky Too

Mike Rosenthal

Movin' In

Coco Candissi

Bricks Have Eyes

the Peenbeets

The Peenbeets Get Cancelled

Meat Purveyors

All Relationships Are Doomed to Fail

Tommy Shane Steiner

Then Came the Night

Texas Redemptors

Milagros

Sara Hickman

Faithful Heart

Michelle Shocked

Deep Natural with Dub Natural

Cinders, My Education

Live in the Chapel, 5 Popes
screens

Been Around the World

Cine las Americas enters its fifth year as the premier festival of Latino filmmaking … only they're not calling it "Latino" anymore.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

The Weakness of the Flesh

Actor Bill Paxton gets behind the camera for his directorial debut, the Texas gothic terror tale, Frailty.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Something to Talk About

Silent but deadly are the grandes dames of pre-talkie Hollywood: Garbo, Bow, Gish, Pickford, Brooks. The Austin Film Society presents a new series honoring their early work.

BY WILL ROBINSON SHEFF

An Unsentimental Education

A/V Geek Skip Elsheimer is a curator of a certain brand of pop-culture ephemera: the forgotten "educational" film.

BY JERRY RENSHAW

A Blue Ribbon Benefit

"Grand Champion" Premiere

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Short Cuts

It's a moviehouse melee as a rumored three more suitors enter into the Great Hills 8 bidding war.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Disappointingly, Julia Louis-Dreyfus' new sitcom didn't prove self-fulfilling -- no one is watching Watching Ellie. "TV Eye" explains why you should.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

arts & culture

The Secret History of Tuna

Tuna isn't the only Texas town with which actor-writers Jaston Williams and Joe Sears can be closely identified. Austin has played a significant role in the development of their town, and in return Sears and Williams have changed the face of the capital city.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Rite of Spring: The Austin Fine Arts Festival

Local sculptor Damian Priour talks about being Featured Artist for one of the city's rites of spring: the Austin Fine Arts Festival.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

Austin Lyric Opera hires a new managing director, Horton Foote's The Carpetbagger's Children is named best new play by America's theatre critics, and half-price tickets are back at BookPeople.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

True West

Boys will be boys -- especially if they're brothers and they're written by Sam Shepard. And this offering of True West from 4th &1 does a damned fine job of showing us what that means.

'David Douglas Duncan'

David Douglas Duncan inaugurated the David Douglas Duncan Endowed Lecture Series in Photojournalism by talking about his dog Yo-Yo, a small terrier, and providing the audience with an intimate and entertaining slide show from one of the world's master photographers.

Blade to the Heat

The Nushank Theater Collective produces a cast of powerful performers for its production of Oliver Mayer's glove love drama Blade to the Heat.

As You Like It

Director Johanna McKeon opens her UT Department of Theatre & Dance staging of As You Like It in a court of stylish bleakness, but when she moves it to the Forest of Arden, spring permeates the production and a buzzing, exuberant spirit takes over.
columns

Page Two

Like all morality-based movements designed to eat away at our most basic freedoms, term limits and campaign finance reform are inherently anti-democratic.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

To Your Health

Is earwax supposed to be dry or sticky? Mine seems to be too dry and is hard to remove. Is there a remedy other than having a doctor remove it?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

After a Fashion

Some upcoming events to keep you off the street and a little story about your Style Avatar and why he should probably stay off the streets …

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Coach's Corner

San Antonio and Dallas are two of the best teams in pro basketball. Their meeting this weekend was just a preview of a playoff showdown.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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