Oct. 18, 2002

Volume 22, Number 7

news

Running to the Middle

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

Weird, Spooky, and Rich

David Dewhurst runs against everybody but money.

BY ROBERT BRYCE

"It's Extremely Easy to Frighten People"

Insightful foreign policy critic Noam Chomsky explains the upcoming war, previewing his Austin appearances.

BY MICHAEL KING

ALLGO's HIV Funding Fight

New state funding systems leave Austin's largest Latino HIV-prevention program in danger of shutdown.

BY AMY SMITH

Unclear Air: Taggers vs. SUVs

BY WALTER HOWERTON JR

SBOE: A Green Challenge?

Green Party candidate Lesley Ramsey aims to bring progressive values to the right-wing State Board of Education.

BY LAURI APPLE

County Jail: Not So Bad

BY LAURI APPLE

King Inquiry: What Next?

BY JORDAN SMITH

Weed Watch

An overview of the latest developments on drug policy across the nation

BY JORDAN SMITH

Sour Notes For Robert Rodriguez

Robert Rodriguez runs into conflict with the Austin musicians' union over scoring his new release.

BY MICHAEL KING

The Chronicle Endorsements, Nov. 2002

The Chronicle endorses for the 2002 November general election

Naked City

Headlines

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Capitol Chronicle

The new Congressional districts alter the political makeup of Central Texas.

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

Everybody suddenly wants to take credit for commuter rail.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

Awash in Money; Fighting FrankenFish

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Cheese Stands Alone

Cheese, in all of its artisanal, aromatic glory, takes its rightful place at Austin's tables.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood's on her way to the Southern Foodways Alliance symposium in Oxford, Miss., but she still finds time to take you out to dinner and a movie in this week's "Food-o-File."

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Sandwich Boards

They say that lunchtime is the right time.
music

Cumbia Sobre El Rio

Monterrey's Celso Piña and his 21st Century cumbia

BY MELISSA SATTLEY

Omaggio a Tropicalista

Putting Brazil's musical poet laureate in his place.

BY MIKE QUINN

Dancing About Architecture

Another festival weekend, this time jazz; plus Mars Music not going under, and Bill Hicks -- still dead, more CDs.

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Delbert McClinton

Room to Breathe

James Luther Dickinson

Free Beer Tomorrow

Doug Martsch

Now You Know

Peter Gabriel

Up

Terrastock 5

Live Shot

Jurassic 5, Angie Martinez, Eve

Power in Numbers, Animal House, Eve-Olution, Brown Sugar Soundtrack, Topdog/Underdog

Beatles

A Hard Day's Night
screens

The Whole Schmear

The First Annual Austin Jewish Film Festival

BY MAYA CHURI

A Little Eclectic

Texas Documentary Tour brings Immy Humes to town.

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Wish You Were Here

Snapshots from the 2002 Austin Film Festival.

It's a Wrap

Film reviews from the 2002 Austin Film Festival, and lessons learned from the biz's top talents.

Short Cuts

SXSW entry deadlines, more classes, congratulations, and a whiff of debauchery

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Belinda Acosta has been having trouble watching television lately. It's what isn't on television that's keeping her up at nights --the conspicuous absences, the loud silences.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

The Burmese Harp

History, they say, is written by the victors, so it can be enlightening to revisit it through the eyes of the vanquished --as is the case in this affecting post-war drama.

Film Reviews

Amy's Orgasm

Knockaround Guys

The Last Kiss

The Italian film which was adapted for the American remake starring Zach Braff.

Punch-Drunk Love

Sandler plays a socially inept, outwardly calm warehouse worker who harbors a maelstrom of rage.

The Ring

An urban myth about a videotape that causes the death of anyone who watches it is given a good workout in this American remake of the Japanese horror sensation.

Scarlet Diva

Secretary

Ted Bundy

arts & culture

Fierce, Fierce Beauty

The title for Keith Carter's exhibition at the Austin Museum of Art, "A Poet of the Ordinary" describes the photographer to a tee, a man who takes subjects from the everyday world and takes pictures of them that tell their story with the distilled purity of expression that characterizes great poetry.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Being Edmundo

In her new cabaret performance piece Edmundo, writer and actor Jennifer Haley dallies with a man who needs to have it all.

BY BARRY PINEO

Piece of Work

A row of shining tines, wrought like the iron spire fences hemming in 18th-century churches, but burnished to blinding brilliance in ultra-modern stainless steel, stand at attention on the wall of D Berman Gallery, and the clash of the familiar and the novel is disarming.

BY MOLLY BETH BRENNER

Articulations

Ballet Austin buys itself a new home downtown, and Shakespeare at Winedale founder James Ayres receives UT's prestigious Civitatis Award.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Incubus Archives

With The Incubus Archives, playwright David Hancock, director Vicky Boone, the show's designers, and a group of actors as fierce and committed as they come have crafted a theatre-sized dreamscape, in which subjects seem to bubble up from the darkness of the subconscious and bizarre images erupt into view to ponder the nature of evil.

Copenhagen

If director Don Toner's staging of Copenhagen, a drama about 20th-century physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg, is good but unexceptional, the trouble may lie in Michael Frayn's script, which is full of intriguing ideas but less than satisfying as a story.

Charlie Victor Romeo

In Charlie Victor Romeo, New York City theatre company Collective: Unconscious acts out in-flight catastrophes mined from actual Cockpit Voice Recorder transcripts, and it's effective beyond all hype, beyond any amount of technical chicanery enjoined to provide fright in more fabricated productions.
columns

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

My bowel habits have been poor all my life, and seem to worsen as I get older. I am well aware of the importance of good elimination. How can I do better?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Letters at 3AM

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

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