Aug. 30, 2002

Volume 21, Number 52

news

Road Rage

The Barton Springs Road project has encountered more than few speed bumps

BY AMY SMITH

Yogurt Shop Trial Turns Fiery

Week Two of the capital murder trial of Michael Scott, the second defendant charged in Yogurt Shop Murders.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Read the Fine Print

With arbitration clauses, homebuilders are erecting a legal wall to keep themselves out of court.

BY EMILY PYLE

No Sports, Lots of Spin

BY LEE NICHOLS

In Loco Parentis ("Beep-Beep')

BY WALTER HOWERTON JR

Man Bites Prairie Dogs!

BY DAVE MANN

Conservative Coalition Caught in Anti-Porn Ring!

Legislators vow to crack down on Internet child porn, even where it doesn't exist.

BY MICHAEL KING

Nuts About Needles

BY JORDAN SMITH

Council Does the Money Mambo

The bones of the city -- roads, sewers, power lines -- took center stage for last Thursday's installment at City Council of "Budget: How Low Can We Go?" Not as low as we might like.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Naked City

Headlines

BY LAURI APPLE

The Other Guys

The Greens and the Libertarians present alternative candidates for governor

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Bulletproofing Betty

Despite being a council freshman, Betty Dunkerley has already taken the lead on health care.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

Bush's long vacation benefits America; his Ag Department pick ain't exactly a family farmer.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Hotly Anticipated

The 12th annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival Contest results are here!

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood will get back to the restaurant news and advisories next week; for now, she just has to tell you about Timothy Taylor's debut novel, which has quite the culinary theme its own self.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helping: American Cafes

music

Up South

Austin MC Bavu Blakes takes it to the streets.

BY CHALE NAFUS

Dancing About Architecture

Rave chaos part 2, plus Kerrville Kaos brings Direct Events Ghenghis Kahn Tim O'Connor out of retirement.

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Beck

Live Shot

Norah Jones

Live Shot

Cher

Live Shot

Bow Wow, IMX, B2K

Live Shot
screens

In Memoriam

Longtime friends and colleagues of Eagle Pennell remember the filmmaker.

Down Mexico Way

South of the border, six stories high, at the Texas State History Museum's IMAX theatre

BY WILL ROBINSON SHEFF

In Play

BY MARCEL MEYER

Mum's the Word

AustinMama.com

BY MARRIT INGMAN

Short Cuts

Sure, you can call a spade a spade, but the Statesman can't call a dildo a dildo. Try "female sex toys" instead.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

The next few weeks bring numerous 9 / 11 specials.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Umberto D.

Of the more than 30 films directed by neo-realist auteur Vittorio De Sica, this was his own favorite.

Film Reviews

Elling

My Wife Is an Actress

Possession

This dual love story spanning two centuries, taken from A.S. Byatt's Booker Prize-winning novel, is handled with typical LaBute pessimism.
arts & culture

An Artist, a Life, a World

"The Mystical World of Kelly Fearing: A Sixty-Year Retrospective" covers the work of this longtime Texas artist from his days with the Fort Worth Circle, introducing modernism to the Lone Star State in the 1940s, through his 48-year career on the UT-Austin Department of Art faculty, experimenting with form and style.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Payne the Town Red

What might be considered the theatrical fringe in other cities is more and more the theatrical mainstream in Austin, an idea that was reinforced with the announcement of the nominations for the 2001-02 B. Iden Payne Theatre Awards.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

The Dallas-based Meadows Foundation proves to be a true friend to the Austin arts in hard times with three special grants to Austin Lyric Opera, Zachary Scott Theatre Center, and Mexic-Arte Museum.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Mulligan's Jacket: Boy Gets Chick

Mulligan Lankwood, the protagonist of Ronnie Karam's ingenious and consistently entertaining solo show Mulligan's Jacket, has never had much in life, but we get plenty from his story, as related by a batch of outlandish characters, all portrayed by Karam with an enthusiasm that's infectious.

Lisa Giobbi Movement Theatre: What Must It BeLike to Fly?

Choreographer Lisa Giobbi seems to have found a way to affect the act of flight with grace and apparent ease, and in the intimacy of the One World Theatre, Giobbi and her company used flying and falling to describe all manner of human interaction with beautiful, hypnotic, and occasionally comedic results.
columns

Page Two

Returning from vacation offers a new appreciation for the city -- and for uniquely Austin events like the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

Stephen hobnobs with Cyndi Lauper, but not with Cher.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

Since heart disease runs in my family I have tried to "eat healthy" for several years. Recently I have been hearing about vitamin supplements that may help prevent heart disease. What are the best ones?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

Coach's farewell column, after a 10-year run, laments the bloated, mercenary state of "amateur" athletics in the U.S.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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