Archives - May 24, 2002 Issue - The Austin Chronicle

May 24, 2002

Volume 21, Number 38

news

Who Killed Stacey Stites?

A re-examination of a Bastrop murder case leaves many unanswered questions.

BY JORDAN SMITH

More Bleeding at APD?

BY JORDAN SMITH

Hooks Digs In

BY LAURI APPLE

A Bigger, Better Convention Center

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

Austin needs an honest discussion of how much we spend on public safety.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Lowdown

Wal-Mart cares about its employees -- especially the dead ones; giving the finger to corporations could cost you your privacy; and Tattered Cover stands up for its customers' rights.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The 2002 Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Marshmallow Love

The 31st annual Kerrville Folk Festival

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Dancing About Architecture

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

The Flatlanders

Now Again

Lisa Mednick

Semaphore

Lourdes Pérez

Selections from Tres Oraciones

Divahn

Divahn

Windsor for the Derby

The Emotional Rescue, Earnest Powers +

Orange Mothers

Traditional Love

D.B. Harris

Can I Return These Flowers

Deryl Dodd

Pearl Snaps

George Washington

Texas Platters

Shawn Pittman

Full Circle

the Ritchie Whites

Snitches Get Stitches

Woozyhelmet

Woozyhelmet

Traygod Shekhem, Doszastro, Emcee, Big Moe, Genuine Latin Love Machine

7 Link Circle, Grey Market Tatiks, Get Low, 2 Sheets 1 / 3 Freedom, Purple World, Introducing The Neat Beat
screens

The Giving Tree

Making movies takes money. Lots of it. From grants to bakes sales, credit card max-outs to benevolent rich uncles, local filmmakers struggle to come up with the cash.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Why Ask Why?

Local art collective How+Why? stages its latest event, titled "Now More Than Ever," where art will co-opt advertising instead of vice versa.

BY MICHAEL CONNOR

War and Remembrance

Time Warner Cable and the LBJ Library and Museum hosted a local premiere of HBO Films' new LBJ film 'Path to War.'

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Biz Buzz

Texas Production News

BY MARC SAVLOV

New on DVD

Rhino Video, packager of subcultural phenomena, a few months ago released Battle of the Planets / Gatchaman DVDs that include episodes of Asian anime series Gatchaman and corresponding episodes of its surreal American knockoff, Battle of the Planets.

BY JASON HENDERSON

Short Cuts

Austin institutions: Hippies. The bats. Kelso. Ethan Hawke and Russell Crowe? Rumor has it the two River City regulars have signed on for The Alamo, the not-yet-greenlit, big-budget remake tentatively set to film just outside Austin.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Screenwriter Daniel Giat, recently in town for the Austin premiere of his 'Path to War,' talks about LBJ's legacy.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Camera Buff

Grave, dryly funny, even farcical, Camera Buff is a little-seen but worthy effort from the late Polish master Kieslowski.

Film Reviews

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

Animated equine love story that's also a fresh take on the standard cowboys-and-Indians tropes.

Visitor Q

arts & culture

More Places at the Table

The Austin Critics Table is about to hand out its annual awards for achievement in the arts for the 10th year, and the list of nominees is longer than ever.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

The Blanton Museum of Art gets a cool million for its new building, Austin Museum of Art gets a new director of development to raise money for its new building, and a whole lotta Austin Artists get nominations for the 2001-02 Critics Table Awards.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Well Inside

In The Well Inside, Sally Jacques' extraordinary site-specific work, dancers suspended high in the air swing and sway and spin, right side-up and upside-down, exhibiting athleticism and daring that take your breath away but also convey an isolation and yearning for connection with amazing grace.

What Goes Up

In their new show What Goes Up, advertising "40 percent new Idiocy," those juggling, bantering fools the Flaming Idiots incorporate a Sam Hurt cartoon, giant puppet limbs, and lots of audience participation for a family-friendly show guaranteed to get you on your feet and clapping.

Dinner With Friends

The State Theater Company's production of Dinner With Friends brings into crystalline focus the many facets of friendship and love that playwright Donald Margulies has exposed in his Pulitzer-winning script, and does so with crisp timing, finely blended humor, and moments of genuine theatrical honesty.
columns

Page Two

Are you sure about that Rodney Reed death penalty? And, the second installment World Cup "Soccer Watch" from our esteemed publisher.

BY NICK BARBARO

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

Celebrity sightings … and slightings. Bitchy, bitchy, biiiiitcheeeeee …

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY MAUREEN KEELEY, PH.D

Coach's Corner

Mike Tyson's a punk who doesn't deserve the cover of Sports Illustrated; the Spurs and Mavs are pretenders who don't deserve better than they got; and baseball fans … well, they deserve a league that can deal with its labor problems

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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