May 3, 2002

Volume 21, Number 35

news

Beverly Besieged

Mike Clark-Madison previews the Place 4 City Council race.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Hell Hath No Fury

Former friends become bitter foes in the Place 1 race.

BY AMY SMITH

A Civil Action

Preview of Place 3 City Council Race

BY MICHAEL KING

Drawing Lines on Prop. 1

The city debates campaign finance reform.

BY LEE NICHOLS

Chronicle Endorsements

Chronicle Endorsements, May 4 election

No Bilingual Blueprint?

Forgione's new blueprint attracts critics who worry it will mean the end of the dual language program.

BY MICHAEL MAY

Noise Ordinance for Pipelines Needed?

BY AMY SMITH

War: Made in Texas?

BY LEE NICHOLS

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

Capitol Chronicle

The Lege attempt at air pollution control gets shot down in court.

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

The Chieftains of the Green Tribe need to remember that City Council represents all Austinites.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Lowdown

Kmart gives its CEO the blue light and workers the pink slip; corporate taxes disappear into the Bermuda Triangle; Vignette rewards failure.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Taste of Mexico

International culinary diplomacy, Austin-style.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Austin's latest culinary news in this week's "Food-o-File."

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings

Food Editor Virginia B. Wood continues the catfish onslaught in this week's "Second Helpings."

Food Reviews

Texas on the Plate

Terry Thompson-Anderson
music

Keeping the Peace

Andy Langer examines round one of trying to establish a new city noise ordinance for Austin.

BY ANDY LANGER

Rock & Roll Ghost

Paul Westerberg looks forward, talks backward.

BY MICHAEL BERTIN

Dancing About Architecture

Noise ordinance debate blows over -- for now -- while Internet radio crisis threatens, and SIMS crisis subsides.

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Nathan Hamilton, Damnations, Roger Wallace, Dale Watson, Carla Bozulich, the Nels Cline Singers

Waylon Jennings Hoot Night / Carla Bozulich & Friends perform Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger

Cee-lo, Nappy Roots, Old Dirty Bastard, Various Artists, N.E.R.D., Blackalicious

Cee-lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections, Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz, The Trials and Tribulations of Russell Jones, Rewind!, In Search of…, Blazing Arrow

Bob Mould, LoudBomb

Modulate, Long Playing Grooves

Sheryl Crow

C'mon, C'mon

Wilco

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
screens

The Woodman Cometh

In promotion of his new film 'Hollywood Ending,' reluctant traveler Woody Allen appeared briefly in Austin to talk bats, barbecue, and why he'll never go back to stand-up.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Fast Cars, Strip Bars, and Elvis, Even

What's new, Pussycat? Onetime Russ Meyer leading lady Tura Satana comes to town for the first annual Alamo Drive-In.

BY JERRY RENSHAW

Better Git Hit in Your Soul

Former Austinite George Ratliff returns to town with his new documentary, Hell House, which explores the Trinity Church's way of converting teens to Christ -- by scaring the pants off them.

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

The Sights and Sounds of Art in Sync

Ron Mann's jazz avant-garde exploration Imagine the Sound provides the perfect counterpoint to Austin Eye+Ear (which will screen Mann's film this Sunday in an E+E benefit): Both are bent on the blurring of artistic lines.

BY WILL ROBINSON SHEFF

New in Print

Dallas author Sam Staggs writes with zeal and authority in his exposé of Billy Wilder's classic camp 'Sunset Boulevard.'

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Short Cuts

The Austin film community appears ready to rumble as the Austin Film Office (under the aegis of the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau) files suit against the Austin Film Commission, whose name and mission statement the AFO thinks is too close for comfort.

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

Friday the 13th Part 3

1982's Friday the 13th Part 3 holds a special place in the hearts of fans: It's schlocky and stupid, yet somehow scary, it's goofy, yet often gory, and it explains the origin of Jason's signature facewear.

Film Reviews

Deuces Wild

Happenstance

The horoscope of a young woman (Amélie's Tautou) predicts that love is just around the corner.

Hollywood Ending

Jason X

Although the serial killer Jason has been cryogenically frozen at the start of this 10th outing, the hockey-masked one ends up defrosting on a spaceship in the year 2455.

Son of the Bride

In this Argentinean film, a single dad and businessman struggles to keep his personal life afloat while undergoing a midlife crisis.
arts & culture

Extending a Dance's Life: Deborah Hay

Deborah Hay forges her own answer to the issue of how one keeps choreography alive beyond one's own physical and mortal limitations with Nine Nights of Music in May, in which her solo "Music" is performed and adapted by four diverse artists.

BY DAWN DAVIS LORING

Articulations

Seven Austin arts organizations receive outreach grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, playwright C. Denby Swanson receives a McKnight Advancement Grant, and Peter Pan receives his own Amy's Ice Cream flavor.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

Page Two

Endorsements are a pain, but we think they are also a service to our readers.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letters at 3AM

The gargoyles guarding the great cathedrals are a part of religion, a part of humanity, even a part of God. You come to be redeemed, but it's possible you'll be devoured.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

To Your Health

My thighs look like orange peel! I've seen this on older women, but I am only 28. My friends call it cellulite, so what is cellulite and more important, how do I make it go away?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

After a Fashion

There's no lack of fashion at Groopie; hair online; Marcy gets well soon, and another José Eber sighting. All inside!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

About AIDS

BY ERIC CRABTREE

Coach's Corner

Odds and ends: David Stern … Drew Bledsoe … KevinGarnett … Rick Reilly … and more.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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