April 19, 2002

Volume 21, Number 33

news

How Much Mold?

AISD's notion of mold remediation might be too little money, too few schools.

BY JORDAN SMITH

A Separate Peace

BY JORDAN SMITH

Litigious Linda

Even after being dropped, Linda Curtis' lawsuits could impact city politics.

BY LEE NICHOLS

Ethical Sunset

The Texas Ethics Commission faces Sunset Review; meanwhile, a commission watchdog faces a sunset of its own.

BY MICHAEL KING

Some Justice in Tulia

An "anomaly" in Tulia bust?

BY LAURI APPLE

Downtown Mobility? Take Your Turns

Transportation Department proposes new downtown mobility plan

BY JORDAN SMITH

May 4 Election at a Glance

Chronicle Endorsements

The Chronicle's endorsements for city council and charter amendment proposals

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

Looking for Leadership

It takes a community to support the schools.

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Analyzing the Analyst

A look at the proposed utility consumer analyst

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Lowdown

Alan Greenspan's laissez faire fantasy; a Congressman teaches the wrong lesson; and readers re-name Enron.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Beveridge Man

How a little Austin distillery caught the attention of worldwide vodka drinkers.

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

Why is Central Market Cooking School director Cathy Cochran-Lewis leaving the school?

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings

Food Editor Virginia B. Wood serves up bite-sized reviews of Austin's continental restaurants.
music

40 Questions About Songwriting

Divided by Two Singers Who Should Know

Dancing About Architecture

The outdoor shows continue …

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Live Shot

Blasters

Testament: The Complete Slash Recordings

Elvis Costello

When I Was Cruel

Suba

Tributo

Boards of Canada, Hood, L'Atra, Fog, Pan American, Fridge, Do Make Say Think, Fly Pan Am, Ativin, ST37, H.N.A.S., Mimir

Geogaddi, Cold House, In the Afternoon, Fog, The River Made No Sound, Happiness, & Yet & Yet, Ceux Qui Inventent N'ont Jamais Vecu, Interiors, Nunavut, Im Schatten der Möhre, Mimir
screens

Keeping the Faith

The Texas Documentary Tour presents festival hit Trembling Before G-d, in which Orthodox Jews try to reconcile religion with their homosexuality.

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Alien Nation

Experimental filmmaker Craig Baldwin is down on corporatization and up with aliens, presenting a compilation of his work at the Blue Theater's Blue Screen series.

BY MICHAEL CHAMY

Shake Whatcha Mama Gave Ya

'Viva Las Vegas' at Republic Square Park

Short Cuts

Here's a chance for you to give a little love to your friends at the Austin Film Society.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

If wishes were kangaroos, the Captain would be back on the tube ... And other "TV Eye" wishes for a brighter, better TV tomorrow.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Duck Soup

A sublime, Surrealist comedy from the Marx Brothers, in which Groucho plays the new dictator-for-life of tiny Freedonia who declares war on a whim on neighboring Sylvania.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Articulations

Sad songs for local choral companies -- Austin ProChorus ends its song and Chorus Austin lets go its executive director -- but a sweet tune for Arts Center Stage: a million-dollar donation from Southwestern Bell.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Medea Stories

With The Medea Stories, the St. Edward's University Theatre Department with guest artists from the SITI Company reinvents Euripides' tragedy as a modern courtroom drama and connects us to Medea's tale with immediacy and a great urgency.

The Rainbow Machine

Rick Ehrstin's play The Rainbow Machine is ultimately a tale of a man and a woman who simply cannot communicate, but this idea is drowned in a deluge of words and much tangential, quasi-absurdist schtick.

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off, Liz Lochhead's award-winning dramatization of the bonnie queen's reign, is an ambitious first production for Renaissance Austin Theatre Company, but producer Lorella Loftus prevails by enticing some of Austin's finest actors from the Shakespearean courts to the realm of the experimental.
columns

Page Two

The misleadingly named Austin Fair Elections Act proposes an unneeded "cure" for a healthy body politic.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

To Your Health

What is different about the "super water" now appearing in health food stores? Is it really healthier than regular bottled water?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

After a Fashion

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Coach's Corner

Tiger Woods is a column-killer; what more is there to say about The Glory of Tiger?

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Letters at 3AM

Why has the Bush administration ignored warnings about the catastrophes that would befall our nation as a result of a terrorist attack on any of our 103 nuclear plants?

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

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