Sept. 6, 2002

Volume 22, Number 1

news

Who's Texas?

The story of Texas history says a lot -- about the storytellers

BY LUCIUS LOMAX

Enviros for Energy

In a recent analysis titled "What Renewable Energy Means to Texas," environmental groups announced they're whole-hog on board with the emerging renewable energy industry, especially wind power.

BY LEE NICHOLS

Tulia, Too Late

Civil rights advocates and opponents of the "war on drugs" were relieved by the announcement last week that state Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate John Cornyn will initiate a probe into the notorious drug bust in the Panhandle town of Tulia. But is it too late?

BY LAURI APPLE

History vs. "Progress"

I-35 expansion opponents from Eastside neighborhoods plan to apply for national historic area designation and promise to fight TxDOT along the way to salvage historic structures in their neighborhood.

BY DAVE MANN

A Forced Confession?

Jurors spent much of week three of the yogurt shop murder trial of Michael Scott watching nearly 20 hours of an exhaustive videotaped confession he gave Austin police in September 1999.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Bottom of the Budget Barrel

City Hall scraped to the bone; now it cuts into it.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Naked City

Headlines

BY LAURI APPLE

Capitol Chronicle

Cheney's call to war is as illegitimate as ever.

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

Is "neighborhood planning" the tool for the job Austin needs done?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

Accenture proclaims its Bermudan heritage; Paul O'Neill calls the kettle black.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Location, Location, Location

The Y Bar & Grill's is a great place and has quite the popularity, but what about the food?

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood says step right up to the "Food-o-File Event-o-Rama"!

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Too Tough To Die

The last surviving real Ramone takes us back to the best years of our lives.

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Sugar on the Asphalt

How Jimmy Eat World bleeds teen angst tunefully, responsibly

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Dancing About Architecture

Labor Days ends, people bummed.

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Sparta, The Fall on Deaf Ears

Wiretap Scars, The Fall on Deaf Ears

Queens of the Stone Age

Songs for the Deaf

Sleater-Kinney

One-Beat

Interpol

Turn on the Bright Lights

Ride

Box Set

Tish Hinojosa

Live Shot
screens

(Backroom) Journeys With George (and James)

Revisiting The War Room -- the electrifying '92 campaign documentary starring the Lone Ranger and Tonto (Stephanopoulos and Carville) -- with executive producer R.J. Cutler.

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

World Without End

The Austin Film Society will be screening all-new 35mm prints in an eight-film retrospective of the work of Soviet filmmaker Alexander Dovzhenko.

BY MICHAEL CONNOR

Cinemakids 2002

Watch movies, make movies: It's all in a weekend's work at this year's Cinemakids program, an offshoot of the Cinematexas International Short Film Festival.

BY MARRIT INGMAN

Dangerzone

Austin's programming elite tangle Friday night at Mojo's in a Linux Top Gun contest.

BY LINDSEY SIMON

Short Cuts

The skies still may not be all that friendly, but at least hanging out at in the airport terminal's gotten better.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Fall is falling … or rather, fall TV is falling into our laps. The question is, will it be as welcome as a purring li'l kitty cat digging in for a nap, or as rank as last week's bong water seeping in to your new chinos?

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

American Pop

Ralph Bakshi, the animator behind Fritz the Cat, didn't invent rotoscoping, but he made it poetically epic with 1981's American Pop.

Film Reviews

Read My Lips

In this startling thriller, a mousy but frustrated office worker and an unrepentant thief pull off a heist that depends in equal measures on quick thinking and creative choreography.

Swimming

arts & culture

Birthday Cage

Pianist Michelle Schumann celebrates the 90th anniversary of the birth of musical innovator John Cage.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

The Austin Museum of Art's downtown home gets a shot in the arm, and local television devotes more attention to Austin's arts scene.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

Page Two

Editor in Chief Louis Black reflects on the Chronicle's 21st anniversary.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letter at 3AM

While remembering September 11, we owe it to ourselves to remember what its horrors have been shamelessly manipulated to obscure.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

Vylette gets the Sex and the City nod from USA Today and we turn four! Happy Birthday to us!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

I have now made it five years since breast cancer was diagnosed. I consider myself very fortunate and want to do everything I can to stay well and avoid future chemo. Where do I start?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

Involvement Helps HIV-Positive People Cope

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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