Archives - June 28, 2002 Issue - The Austin Chronicle

June 28, 2002

Volume 21, Number 43

news

Loving and Fighting

A history of struggle at Blackshear Elementary

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Time to Buy that Bike!

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Bare-Bones Blanton

The economic downturn hits the world of art museums, including UT's Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Midwives on the Move

Local midwives pressure hospitals to continue midwifery programs.

BY LAURI APPLE

Knee-Deep in Hot Water

A retired investigator testifies that APD might engage in selective prosecution.

BY JORDAN SMITH

SOS Sues Over Stratus Plan

Stratus Properties plans to develop 1,253 acres in the Barton Springs watershed, but the Save Our Springs Alliance believes state law prohibits their lofty plans.

BY AMY SMITH

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

Cruel and Unusual

The Supreme Court decides the death houses can do without a few more victims

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Canary in the Data Mine

Profile of the 2002 Central Texas Sustainability Indicators Project

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

The Business Roundtable fights for CEOs' rights to rip off stockholders; Bushites fight for more bureaucracy and big government; and Tom DeLay fights for the rich.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

A Cook's Tour

You just had to be there: The Chronicle's Mick Vann compasses the cuisine of Thailand, in Bangkok and beyond.

BY MICK VANN

Second Helpings: Ice Cream

Hurry, before it melts! Erin Mosow chills out at local ice creameries in this week's "Second Helpings."

Food-o-File

Food Editor Virginia B. Wood plates up the news that's good for you in this week's "Food-o-File."

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Paradise

Ten years after Gravity, Alejandro Escovedo finds his "Paradise."

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Music Feature

Dancing About Architecture

Goodbye to the Hole, hello Trail of Dead. Imus falls for the Flatlanders.

BY KEN LIECK

HONKY

Phases and Stages

David Bowie

Heathen

Weezer

Maladroit

Depeche Mode

One Night in Paris
screens

Stuart Bloody Stuart

Filmmaker Stuart Gordon hits the Alamo with his latest H.P. Lovecraft adaptation.

BY MARC SAVLOV

'Flesh' Parade

The Dobie screens the X-rated director's cut of Seventies Flash Gordon parody Flesh Gordon at midnight.

BY JERRY RENSHAW

'Neverwinter Nights'

A revolutionary new RPG freezes out the competition.

BY MARCEL MEYER

On the Web

Look what the Web coughed up: a Web site review

BY MARRIT INGMAN

Short Cuts

Tim League says "blow me!" with his brand-new, German-imported, inflatable screen; plus, The Sixth Sense's Haley Joel Osment may soon be seen on Austin street corners, muttering "I see Texans."

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Good riddance to Bill Maher, with reservations.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

There's more than a Depression-era dime's worth of hokum in this story of a country bumpkin who inherits millions, then has his worm bitten in the Big Bad Apple, but at least it's Capra-corn.

Film Reviews

Dagon

This H.P. Lovecraft-inspired fish story is so extreme that it borders on camp.

Juwanna Mann

The Lady and the Duke

arts & culture

Coming Home

Steve Balgooyen knows the Vietnam War drama Tracers quite well, having been involved in five different productions, and he hopes the sixth, which he's staging at St. Edward's University, will bring the stories of Vietnam to still more audiences and perhaps heal some of the wounds it has left.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Ah, Sweet Air!

The 2002 Austin Chamber Music Festival

Articulations

People and organizations on the move: KMFA and the Austin Circle of Theatres look for new homes, and Austin Theatre Alliance CEO Dan Fallon and KMFA Director of Broadcast Operations Randy Harriman leave their respective companies.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

Page Two

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Check out the new poisonous fish exhibit at Fair Park in Dallas. Just don't touch!

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

I don't know whether to be worried about genetically modified food or not. Should I be, and if so why?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

After a Fashion

Follow Style Avatar Stephen as he follows Amy & Christina from Vylette on their fabulous NYC fashion buying trip!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

Attending an Astros game with the wife, in the sterility of the new Minute Maid Park, is an iffy proposition. But with the help of a friendly scalper and a lot of Shiner Bock, it's not half bad.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Letters at 3AM

With inaction, inattention, cowardice, and stupidity, Americans are watching tyranny take shape in plain sight before our eyes, while the overwhelming majority say and do nothing.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

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