April 26, 2002

Volume 21, Number 34

news

Common Ground on the Colorado

The new Eastside Colorado River Park begins to take shape.

BY DAN OKO

A Primer on Prop. 1

Mike Clark-Madison summarizes the Austin Fair Elections Act.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

A Race for the Aquifer

BY AMY SMITH

The Gridlock at TxDOT and 51st Street

Traffic jam on 51st Street defies highway solution.

BY MICHAEL KING

Stop! Hey! What's That Sound?

Proposed noise ordinance threatens downtown clubs.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Knee-Jerk Reporting

BY JORDAN SMITH

McCracken's Mud

BY LEE NICHOLS

Warring Over Wimberley's Future

Developers, editors, and environmentalists battle over the future of Wimberley.

BY AMY SMITH

May 4 Election

It's time to pick ACC Board members again.

BY CATHY VAUGHAN

Election at a Glance

Chronicle Endorsements

Chronicle Endorsements, May 4 election

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large: Money Changes Everything

In budget crunch, how will Austin decide which 'pet projects' get spayed?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Lowdown

Bush likes democracy, except when he doesn't; business is a poor model for government; The Book Thing gives reading material to the needy.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Home Grown

Why Chef Louis Lambert's Palate Is a Product of his Texas Roots

BY BARBARA CHISHOLM

Food-o-File

Great food and creative fundraising go hand in hand here in Austin for the next few weeks.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings

Food Editor Virginia B. Wood reveals Austin's catfish hot spots in the first of a two-week series.
music

Pop Beloved

Revisting the Reivers

BY MICHAEL BERTIN

Dancing About Architecture

The city's noise ordinance proposes to drown out live music in Austin.

BY KEN LIECK

THE OCTOPUS PROJECT

KNIFE IN THE WATER

Phases and Stages

W.C. Clark

From Austin With Soul

Soul Survivors: The Official Autobiography of Destiny's Child

Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams, with James Patrick Herman

Shelley King, Joanna Ramirez, Rebecca Cole, Jennifer Koury, Catherine Berry, Cowgirl Sue, Briggitte London, Mary Welch, Mwhaha

Midnight Pumpkin, Satisfy Me, Drink the Rain, Colors of My Vision, Geography, Giddyup Whoa, Untravelled Road, Visions of You, Catscratch

Tee Double

Dub-Plates

The Gloria Record

Start Here

The Octopus Project

Identification Parade

Wammo

Faster Than the Speed of Suck

Steve Earle

Sidetracks

Stanley Smith

In the Land of Dreams

Knife in the Water

Crosspross Bells EP

Hidden Speaker

The May Collection EP

Ben Kweller

Sha Sha

Meat Puppets

Live

The Sons of Hercules

Right Now

The Hard Feelings

You Won't Like It ('Cause it's Rock & Roll)

Reverend Horton Heat

Lucky 7
screens

Online, Unplugged

Wireless Internet is cost-effective, accessible, of the people rather than gouging the people. So what are you waiting for? It's time to cut the cord.

BY MICHAEL CONNOR

Crimes and Misdemeanors

Right stuff, 'Wrong Numbers': 26-year-old Alex Holdridge's feature debut is not only the little movie that could, but did, and in the process could become very big, indeed.

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Reel Women Host Movie Hoot

Local femme-centric film collective Reel Women presents Movie Hoot: local bands covering film's classic sounds

BY WILL ROBINSON SHEFF

Hold the Mayo

The Lucky Bum Film Tour rolls into town with tasty treats for local cineastes with the munchies for movies that bypass the run-of-the-mill.

BY MERLE BERTRAND

Short Cuts

Support local film and bunk out at Club DeVille for their two benefits this week. Plus, Austin film den mother Anne del Castillo heads for greener pastures.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Technology is making great strides in the development of interactive TV. Now when are TV execs going to start paying attention?

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Another State of Mind

Back in 1984, when it was neither profitable, nor especially safe, to be a Mohawk-wearing punk rocker, the tour doc Another State of Mind showed a softer side of hardcore -- the positive, politically conscious one.

Film Reviews

Pauline & Paulette

This Belgian drama tells a deceptively simple story about the complex relationships of four elderly sisters, one of whom is mentally handicapped.

What Time is it There?

arts & culture

Moving Backward to Go Forward

The opening of its fourth season finds the Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company moving backward in order to go forward.

BY DAWN DAVIS LORING

Articulations

The renovation of Laguna Gloria is a go, Charo is not, and Flaming Idiot Rob Williams whips up one of his bologna specials for Katie Couric.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Portraying the kids from the Peanuts comic strips is trickier than you might think, but two of the performers in the Silver Star Theater Group production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown radiate the bold outline and broad humor -- the cartoon essence -- of the source material.

Seven Deadly Sins

The seven short plays that make up iron belly muses' production Seven Deadly Sins aren't always pleasurable to watch, but several capture that desperation behind sins' commission and ask interesting questions about transgression itself.

A Streetcar Named Desire

Doghouse Theatre's production of A Streetcar Named Desire creates an interesting environment in the back yard of a University neighborhood, but the story gets lost in the show's directorial freedoms and delivery.
columns

Page Two

The city of Austin claims to support live music and film, but its actions speak louder than its slogans.Chronicle AISD Endorsements, 2002Endorsements in Austin Community College Board Election. The Chronicle Endorsements for the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

To Your Health

I was born six weeks premature, and as a result I have some visual problems. I'm now 28 years old and I need to make a decision soon about starting a family. I've been concerned that there might be problems if I had a premature baby. Can these problems be avoided now?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

After a Fashion

Is hair there and everywhere? Do the Eighties give you the Shiverz? And who's got Anthony's Nak? Read inside to see!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Coach's Corner

Kings?Blazers?Mavericks? Forget it -- the only team with a chance to unthrone the Lakers is the San Antonio Spurs. And that second-round series will likely be decided by a couple of injuries.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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