Nov. 1, 2002

Volume 22, Number 9

news

Cedar Park, Over Ice

Southwest Sports Group's high-powered campaign to win voter approval for an ice rink/concert complex could "put Cedar Park on the map."

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Caesar's Caesar

Karl Rove had a brief but interesting stint as a UT politics instructor.

BY LUCIUS LOMAX

I-35: TxDot Makes (or Breaks) History?

The I-35 expansion project runs into trouble as it tries to avoid "impacting" historic Eastside properties.

BY DAVE MANN

PODER vs. H-Zoning: Ready for Round Two?

Eastside gentrification task force recommends expanding, not abolishing, historic zoning.

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Seton vs. Hospital District?

BY AMY SMITH

Sophia King: What Happens Now?

The city, APD, and police union haggle over what kind of "independent" review will be made of the King shooting.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Once Burgled, Twice Busted

A 23-year-old Southwest Texas student spent five nights in county jail -- for having his checkbook stolen.

BY LAURI APPLE

Snyder Plea Spares Knee

BY JORDAN SMITH

Pssst. Rick Green Has Some Moldy Little Secrets

BY MICHAEL KING

The Chronicle Endorsements, Nov. 2002

The Chronicle endorses for the 2002 November general election

Naked City

News briefs from Austin and elsewhere.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Farewell to a Giant

The late Sen. Paul Wellstone was larger than life.

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Strictly Need to Know

Austin could learn something from Vancouver about public planning information.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

Saudi Arabia puts lipstick on a pig; and Gary Winnick puts lipstick on his greed.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

An Ancestral Flavor

Día de los Muertos: The dead can only consume the 'vapors' emitted by our festive foods, so the rest is for us.

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood breaks out.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings

Community-Supported Agriculture Subscription Farms
music

Gael Force

Austin's Celtic tributaries feed into Austin Celtic Festival -- and the larger whole.

BY MARGARET MOSER

Dancing About Architecture

Mars Music store goes the way of Halley's Comet.

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Nelson, Beaver

Legends of the Super Heroes

Buckner, Richard

Impasse

Johnson, Will

Murder of Tides

Fluffers Union

Sirens Disco

Midwood, Ramsay

Shootout at the OK Chinese Restaurant

Vaughan, Stevie Ray & Double Trouble

The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

Del Castillo

Vida

various

Dressed in Black

Sisters Morales

Para Gloria

Same Day Service, Split Christie

Endless Adolescence, Here Comes Lunch

Gravy Boat

Bars and Stars

Guy Forsyth

Voices Inside: An Acoustic Record

Mike McClure

Twelve Pieces

Western Keys

Damage

Scarface, Lil' Flip, Devin the Dude, Mirage, Arctectonics, Overlord

The Fix, Underground Legend, Just Trying Ta Live, Bonifide, Transistor, Back At Ya
screens

Jim Brown's Shades of Gray

Spike Lee's latest documentary, Jim Brown: All American, looks at the turbulent life of the "greatest football player ever." Lee and Brown will be in town Tuesday to present the film at the Westgate Cinema.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

French Free-for-All

The latest Austin Film Society free series surveys French cinema in the Nineties.

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Les Enfants Terribles

A brief survey of French cinema in the Nineties

Short Cuts

Good movies, good cause: LunaFest lands in town to raise cash for The Breast Cancer Fund.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

This year's political campaigns have been just as stupid and offensive as previous ones, but at least Jon Stewart knows how to wrangle a good punch line out of them.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Daughters of Darkness

Eurotrash, with teeth.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Sharing the Swing

Cabaret artist Ann Hampton Callaway returns to Austin to share not only her talents in performance, but, in working with a select group of local singers, she'll be sharing her insights into the form of cabaret, ways in which they might find their own place in it, and literally sharing the Scottish Rite stage with them.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

The Sporting Life

John Posey's Father, Son & Holy Ghost is football on the field on the stage.

BY BARRY PINEO

Arts Reviews

The Elixir of Love

Director Robert DeSimone relocates Gaetano Donizetti's comic opera The Elixir of Love action from the Basque countryside of the original to a 1950s-era bottling distribution warehouse, but he keeps the story clear, and his fine young cast delivers the warmth and humor of this charming opera with colorful aplomb.

Edmundo

Edmundo is writer-performer Jennifer Haley's imaginative, scurrilous, charming creation, part dusty, crude, but enjoyable vaudevillian, part raconteur of an era long past, and his story may be a bit dark, but Haley unfolds it with so much theatrical flair that it is impossible not to have something of a good laugh at the vagaries of Edmundo's chaotic existence.

Austintatious

Tapestry Dance Company's new paean to our fair city, Austintatious, made clear this company's innovative spirit and amalgamation of serious talent; we're lucky this sterling organization calls Austin home.
columns

Page Two

Bite the bullet and vote.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

My city recently voted to begin fluoridation of the municipal water supply. Should I be concerned, and if so, how would I remove the fluoride?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

Letters at 3AM

You can't always be who you want, but if you try sometime you just might find you can be who you need.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

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