Oct. 25, 2002

Volume 22, Number 8

news

Weak at the Knee?

Chief Stan Knee's tenure at the APD has had many external successes, and several internal failures.

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Roads to Commissioners Court ...

The Chronicle handicaps at the county races.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Chronicle Endorsements, Nov. 2002

The Chronicle endorses for the 2002 November general election

The Whole Foods Cure for Herpes

Whole Foods Market lays off a group of low-wage employees.

BY LAURI APPLE

Supremes vs. 'Texecutions'

BY JORDAN SMITH

Battle for the 403rd

The race for the 403rd District Criminal Court heats up.

BY LAURI APPLE

Chomsky on Power and Hope

BY MICHAEL KING

City Pipeline Proposal: Too Weak?

Austin's draft pipeline ordinance isn't strong enough for activists.

BY AMY SMITH

Naked City

Breaking news from Austin and elsewhere

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Capitol Chronicle

State Sen. Jeff Wentworth and Rep. Rick Green are accused of improper lobbying for "legal speed" maker Metabolife.

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Bush preserves democracy by coddling tyrants; Phil Gramm cashes in at the bank.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Hybridity Principle

A diverse, ambitious crop of restaurateurs is feeding Austin's cosmopolitan cravings.

BY RACHEL FEIT

Food-o-File

Eat, Drink, Watch Movies at the Alamo Drafthouse North, or just eat and drink in Fredericksburg, in this week's "Food-o-File."

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Farmstands and Farmers' Markets

"Second Helpings" gets fresh with local farmstands and farmers' markets.
music

Those Magic Moments

Composer, classicist Stephen Barber's encoding and imprinting

BY ANDY LANGER

Dancing About Architecture

American Idol comes to town, the Funk Bros leave -- a little poorer for the musical wear and tear.

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Miles Davis

The Complete Miles Davis in Montreux 1973-1991

Golden Hornet Project

CD-R

Charlie Christian

The Genius of Electric Guitar

Creative Opportunity Orchestra, Alex Coke's Spiritual Unity Quartet

Austin Jazz & Arts Festival

A Jazz Odyssey: The Life of Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson

Diana Krall, Patricia Barber, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Karrin Allyson, Tierney Sutton, Brad Mehldau, Chris Potter, Ben Allison, Jason Moran, Charles Lloyd

Live in Paris, Verse, This is New, In Blue, Something Cool, Largo, Traveling Mercies, Peace Pipe, Modernistic, Lift Every Voice

Faith in Time: The Life of Jimmy Scott

David Ritz

Jimmy Scott

Falling In Love is Wonderful
screens

Mr. Demme's Holiday

Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme takes a trip to the city of lights and of love, of Tati and Truffaut, in his latest, The Truth About Charlie.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Confessions of a Trash-Lovin' Mama

Old viewing habits die hard for a new mom.

BY MARRIT INGMAN

A Monster Bash

Austin Studios will host a free outdoor screening this Saturday evening of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, which, despite its singular title, also manages to cram in both Dracula and the Wolfman.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Short Cuts

Austinites make good as Nicholls finalists, Cinemaker presents local animation superstar Eric Patrick on optical printing, and Concordia gets its screen scream on Friday.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Sometimes real life is much scarier than scary movies.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

I Married a Witch

Sexy and enduringly bewitching, 1942's I Married a Witch is a four-star Hollywood incantation.

Film Reviews

Real Women Have Curves

Satin Rouge

A dutiful Tunisian widow and mother of a teenage girl is awakened to self-actualization through the allure of belly-dancing.

The Truth About Charlie

arts & culture

B-Boy City Freestylin'

Roméo Navarro's freewheeling philosophy of dance has inspired a vibrant freestyle dance community in Austin for the past decade, and now his B-Boy City events, gathering 350-400 dancers from all over the South and Southwest and points beyond, are realizing a dream of freestylin' dancers on an even grander scale.

BY DEBORAH HAY AND CHALE NAFUS

The 411 on 411

Hidden inside that nondescript complex at 411 Brazos is a wealth of compelling work by provocative artists just waiting to be discovered.

BY SARAH HEPOLA

A Piece of Work

In her landscape narrative featuring two rows of large glass bottles, each filled with soil samples collected on a trip from Texas to California and labeled with a description of the soil's composition, artist Kate Catterall suggests her present-time impressions of each landscape, and hints at its history, both geologic and human.

BY MOLLY BETH BRENNER

Articulations

The passing of Texas regionalist pioneer painter Everett Spruce

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Austin Symphony with Caitlin Tully

Giselle

As staged by Ballet Austin, the 1841 ballet Giselle showed its age in the first act, with cartoonish characters cluttering the stage and a distinct lack of fireworks in the dancing, but after the death of the title character, the production came alive with a breathtaking performance from Gina Patterson.

Pearl Cleage Tonight

Pro Arts Collective's presentation of two Pearl Cleage one-act plays delivered this playwright's poetic, often witty dialogue with style and some convincing performances; the only thing missing from this quality production was the audience.
columns

Page Two

Instead of ideas, this year's election campaigns are serving up character assassination from all sides.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

This week is all about Austin's best regular fashion show: Club DeVille!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

I've been considering adding coenzyme Q-10 to my supplement program, but I couldn't really decide if CoQ is an essential nutrient or not. How does CoQ help, if it does?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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