Oct. 11, 2002

Volume 22, Number 6

news

Can Lazarus Rise Again?

Gary Bradley faces bankruptcy, and Austin wonders if he'll survive and thrive one more time.

BY AMY SMITH

Room at the Top?

Part I of the Chronicle's preview of the Nov. 5 general election

BY MICHAEL KING

Shoal Creek Showdown

Neighbors and cyclists compromise on Shoal Creek Blvd. project -- but city staff has other ideas.

BY DAVE MANN

Oppel's Memory Hole

Statesman editor Rich Oppel blasts Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos, but may not have checked his facts.

BY MICHAEL KING

Clergy: Bush Shalt Not Kill

BY LEE NICHOLS

KAOS at KOOP

Austin's "community-owned" radio station is once again fractured into factions.

BY LAURI APPLE

Trouble Tackling Tulia

BY LAURI APPLE

Naked City

Breaking news from Austin, Texas, and the World

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Capitol Chronicle

Hopwood lawyer Steven Wayne Smith aspires to the Texas Supreme Court.

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

City Hall's M.O. and the sins of Vision Village

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Lowdown

Terror strikes Georgetown … not quite; and Bush warms up to polluters.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

A Shared Vision

MM Pack reports on the combination of generosity and hard work that built the Institute of Hospitality & Culinary Arts at Travis High School.

BY MM PACK

Food-o-File

"Talk about your big party weekends," writes Virginia B. Wood in this week's "Food-o-File." "If you don't find some great food and wine to enjoy with this lineup available, you're just not trying hard enough!"

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Bagels to Beignets to Doughnuts

Starch: "Second Helpings" thinks it just makes sense.
music

Psychedelic Warlords

The kings of Texas psyche rock, ST 37

BY MICHAEL CHAMY

The Ballad of El Molino

Unearthing one of the great "lost" albums of Texas rock & roll history

BY BILL BENTLEY

Dancing About Architecture

Everything from 20+ years ago is coming back, starting with Elvis Costello.

BY KEN LIECK

Carrasco Reviewed

Joe "King" Carrasco

Joe "King" Carrasco and El Molina

Slobberbone

Slippage

Lowery 66

Holiday with Genie

Alex Coke

New Texas Swing

Rajamani

Pakiam

Govinda

Echoes of Eden

1001 Nights Orchestra

Music From the Middle East & Beyond

Mingo Saldivar

A Taste of Texas

Steve Earle

Jerusalem

Guy Clark

The Dark

Johnny Dowd

The Pawnbroker's Wife

Rhett Miller

The Instigator

The Coffee Sergeants

Consolation Has No Phone…

Craig Marshall

Popular Crimes

Asylum Street Spankers

My Favorite Record

Broken Teeth, Streetwalkin Cheetahs

Guilty Pleasures, In Rock We Trust

The Cruel & Unusual

Killtime

Sniffy

No Secrets in Sweatpants

Hug

Lickable

Recover

Ceci N'est Pas Recover

Shearwater

Everybody Makes Mistakes

Susanna Van Tassel

My Little Star
screens

Eight Days a Week

Austin Film Festival 2002

Pauline & Paulettes

A last conversation with Kael, the last decade with her successor, and a few words from online armchair critics

Short Cuts

More festival fever.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Assuming for a moment that I rely on popular culture for all my information, what I want to know is, where do we learn to grow old?

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Spring Forward

Though this bittersweet story languished foolishly on the shelf after a Sundance premiere, and limited theatrical release two years ago, it is finally available on video.

Film Reviews

Brown Sugar

Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie

Animated Old Testament.

Pokémon 4ever

The Rules of Attraction

Roger Avary does Bret Easton Ellis.

Spirited Away

Spirited Away, about a young girl who is trapped between the real and the ghost-worlds, melds bits of Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz with Eastern-angled spookiness and an outré sensibility that borders on the indescribable.

The Transporter

Tuck Everlasting

White Oleander

arts & culture

A Better Tomorrow

For years, the city of Austin's arts funding process has been mired in perpetual gloom, but with the city reviewing its Cultural Contracts Program, artists and arts companies talking with each other about collaborations and a shared vision of what the arts mean to Austin, there are glimmers of light on the city's arts funding horizon.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

A weekly rundown of the latest news in Austin's visual and performing arts scene

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Proof

In David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Proof, mathematicians are shown to be unsure about many things -- the work they do, the methods they use, their lives, even their sanity -- and the State Theater Company's production beautifully captures the uncertainty of this world.

Carmina Burana/Hymn to the Earth

For its first concert of the 2002-03 season, Conspirare offered a striking premiere of Hymn to the Earth, by local composer Donald Grantham, then conductor Craig Hella Johnson led a gregarious and eager mob in a sing-along version of Carl Orff's popular Carmina Burana.
columns

Page Two

The impending misadventure in Iraq is almost too heartbreaking to write about.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

To Your Health

I am very concerned about my 12-year-old son. He mopes around the house, doesn't seem to have hobbies or friends, and the friends he does have are rather unsavory characters. I was like that when I was a teenager, but I don't want him to suffer like I did, even to the point of having suicidal thoughts. How can I help him?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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