Oct. 4, 2002

Volume 22, Number 5

news

Pipe Dreams

Chapter 37 From Robert Bryce's new book on Enron

BY ROBERT BRYCE

Enron's Masters of the Universe

A Conversation with Robert Bryce

BY MICHAEL KING

The Devil in the Details

After 10 years, the Great Streets master plan runs into controversy over two-way streets.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

No Dove of Peace Over Georgetown

Charges continue to fly over the defective Dove Springs Wastewater plant.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Austin's Creative Clash

Austin's arts funding process leaves much to be desired -- and consulted.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

War Drums

BY MICHAEL KING

Vision Villains?

The director of Vision Village project pleads guilty for failing to monitor the doomed venture.

BY AMY SMITH

Delamora Denied

BY JORDAN SMITH

Discovering Chief Knee

BY JORDAN SMITH

Maxey Gets Roasty

BY MICHAEL KING

Naked City

A look at breaking news items from around the city, state, and world

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Smells Like Victory

For a change, this November's state elections might actually be interesting.

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Be a Jewel; Truly Beautiful Art

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Secret Ingredients

Meet the best chefs you've never heard of.

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood catches up on culinary news in this week's "Food-o-File."

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings

If you're not waking up in glorious Mexico, you might as well wake up to migas, galletas, pan dulces, piedras, or buñuelos at one of Austin's Mexican bakeries.

Food Reviews

Texicalli Grille

Rachel Feit writes that "sandwiches are Texicalli Grille's real specialty." Read on to see if they live up to the legend.
music

Highest Stakes

Groobee gal Susan Gibson steps out on her own, chin up.

BY MARGARET MOSER

Immigrant Song

Kim Richey -- outta Nashville, into Austin.

BY JOHN T. DAVIS

'ACL' Live Shots

Dancing About Architecture

Our resident Marshmallow Peep relates the news and hearsay in and around the Live Music Capital...

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Beck

Sea Change

Sixteen Horsepower

Folklore

Bright Eyes

Lifted, or the Story is in the Soil Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Coldplay

A Rush of Blood to the Head

The Who

My Generation

The Who

The Who live
screens

Migrating North

As the Texas and national film industry feels the burn of runaway production, many agree with one directive: Blame Canada.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Something Wild

There's no pussyfooting about it: The Truth About Charlie is a remake -- of the widely adored Charade -- and Jonathan Demme isn't apologizing for it.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

You're Looking at It

The heart of rock 'n' roll may be Cleveland, but the "Heart of Film"? You're looking at it.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Short Cuts

Classes and a contest.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Live From New York … the sometimes sordid history of Saturday Night Live.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

King Rat (1965)

King Rat is a terribly honest and brutally realistic film about WWII P.O.W.s -- a perfect counter to its story of terribly dishonest people living in brutal times.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

The Long Incubation of the Incubus

Playwright David Hancock and director Vicky Boone reveal how they developed the play The Incubus Archives over six years, through 11 sometimes radically different versions.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Heroism in Flight

When the New York stage company Collective Unconscious took transcripts of Cockpit Voice Recorder tapes from six real-life airline emergencies and performed them on stage under the title Charlie Victor Romeo, they created a theatrical sensation and a testament to the strength and spirit of humans in crisis.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

The winners are in for the 28th annual B. Iden Payne Awards, honoring outstanding achievements in Austin theatre from August 2001 through July 2002.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

My Fair Lady

Austin Musical Theatre's production of My Fair Lady serves up the tale of a Cockney flower girl's transformation at the hands of an egotistical phonetics professor with a lavish look and a playful spirit, creating a delightful dance of elegance and frivolity.

Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Saint Mary

For a concert in Austin, modern Houston-based music ensemble Istanpitta chose about a dozen medieval songs about the Virgin Mary and gave them a charming airing.

Dirty Blonde

The Zachary Scott Theatre Center production of Claudia Shear's Dirty Blonde does not always work, but when it does -- such as any time Rosalie Teneth struts and curves and bends around the stage as Mae West -- the show embodies everything truly amazing about theatre.
columns

Page Two

Leaving us no time to catch our breaths after the Austin City Limits, Pecan Street, and Cinematexas festivals, our little city is graced next with the Heart of Film Screenwriters Conference and Austin Film Festival, unofficially kicked off by a screening (co-sponsored by the Austin Film Society) of Jonathan Demme's new film, The Truth About Charlie.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

Stephen takes you to the Emmy's and deems them not worthy of any particular awards. Plus, a local retail roundup and more!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

A trainer where I work out has recommended a supplement called MCT oil. He says it will improve athletic performance and help with weight loss. How can increased fat in the diet help with weight loss?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Letters @ 3AM

The author offers notes for a poem that tells how the America of our hearts is a forgotten country.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

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