Nov. 15, 2002

Volume 22, Number 11

features

Not Your Daddy's Facial Hair

Kate Messer brings us up to date on the drag king scene in Austin.

BY KATE X MESSER

news

Between Round Rock and a Hard Place

Northridge Acres can't find water, water anywhere.

BY WALTER HOWERTON JR

A Place for Democrats

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Preparing for Springsteen's Appeals

Two attorneys build separate cases for overturning yogurt-shop defendant Robert Springsteen's death sentence.

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Business of Educations at T.A.B.

The Texas Association of Business carried out an "educational" campaign for this election.

BY AMY SMITH

Naked City

Headlines

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Speak, Mr. Craddick

The new choice for state House Speaker circles his political wagons.

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

It's my 737, I'll land if I want to; and a Day of Action against Wal-Mart.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Northwest Neighborhood Treasures, Near and Far

Virginia B. Wood and Erin Mosow report with five new reviews of family-friendly ethnic cafes and East Coast-style pizza parlors.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings

This sandwich is your sandwich, in this week's "Second Helpings."
music

Take It or Leave It

Are the Strokes great? The Chronicle's Christopher Gray says no, but talks to them anyway.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Tracks of My Tears

A new documentary, Standing in the Shadows of Motown, signs a light on the men behind the Motown sound, the Funk Brothers.

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Dancing About Architecture

American Idol picks Austinite Dana Clark to hopefully win the hearts of America in the next round of finals.

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Beck, The Flaming Lips

Beck & The Flaming Lips

Case, Neko

Blacklisted

Petty, Tom & the Heartbreakers

The Last DJ
screens

All Attitude

"I'm a very nice girl -- who happens to be completely amoral," says cult queen Mary Woronov. She'll present two films -- Death Race 2000 and Rock 'n' Roll High School --at the Rolling Roadshow's Rock 'n Roll Drive-In this Saturday.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

'Idol' Chatter

Local celebrity judge Belinda Acosta graded Austin's American Idol hopefuls.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

The Artful 'Dodger'

First-time writer / director Dylan Kidd talks about his award-winning indie debut, Roger Dodger.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Short Cuts

A new Vietnam Film Series, a Cine Las Americas call for entries, aGLIFF's "Secret Cinema," and a fond farewell to AFS film programmer Salvatore Botti.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

More adventures in Idoldom.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Ride in the Whirlwind

Hellman's cult uses Western frontier justice to reflect the political climate of the mid-Sixties.

Film Reviews

The Grey Zone

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

The second year at the Hogwarts is better than the first, but still a bit sophomoric.

Roger Dodger

arts & culture

Articulations

The threat to Austin Musical Theatre and the passing of Austin storyteller and artist Helen Handley

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Presidents

In The Presidents, Rich Little mimics every president from JFK to the present occupant of the Oval Office, and in his visit to the Paramount Theatre the impressionist nailed them all with his utter ease of delivery and master craftsmanship.

Billy Budd

With its exploration of men's actions in the midst of war, Herman Melville's Billy Budd could not be more timely and relevant, but while Mainline Theater Project's production is perfectly cast, poor artistic choices cause the show as a whole to fall flat.
columns

Page Two

Denuded of ideological trimmings and vicious rhetoric, much of the agenda that motivates talk radio hosts is common to most of us.

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've decided I'm ready to give up coffee and thinking of switching to tea. What are my other options for a replacement?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

Letters at 3AM

America has engaged in a long-term strategy, through three presidential administrations, to take over the Iraqi people whom we've made helpless from a ruthless form of bio-warfare.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle