Jan. 3, 2003

Volume 22, Number 18

news

News Top 10s

Naked City

Austin Stories

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

An anonymous Congressman gives generously to Eli Lilly by sticking it to autistic children; and something stinks at the Pentagon -- literally.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Tasting 2002

The Austin Chronicle Food staff looks back at the year in food, 2002.
music

Mad World

The year in albums, 2002

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Critics Poll

Texas Top 10s

National Top 10s

Dancing About Architecture

The last installment of "Dancing About Architecture."

BY KEN LIECK

screens

Top 10s of 2002

The Austin Chronicle film reviewers offer their end-of-the-year lists and combine their individual lists to reach a group Top 10.

Short Cuts

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

TV Top 10s

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

About Schmidt

Chicago

This film adaptation doesn't so much recall the glory days of movie musicals as give it a new, era-specific reason to wake up and shake its tail feather.

Pinocchio

arts & culture

One Extreme to the Other

For every creative triumph in the Austin arts community in 2002 -- and they were plentiful -- there seemed to be a corresponding defeat, usually tied to the economic downturn and its problems for the arts community.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

Ridiculous Theatre Company's Everett Quinton comes to Austin to do a "twisted" version of Oliver! for Zach, Ballet Austin gets in touch with New York, and honors for painter Michael Ray Charles and Austin Babtist Women.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

Page Two

Our Top 10s give you another chance to laugh, and rail, at us; Republican dominance and a state budget crisis bode ill for government services, and for Austin; we bid a fond farewell to "Dancing About Architecture" and chart a new course, a bit.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letters at 3AM

In 2002, cinema has been the healthiest of our arts. The movies' range and variety relieve what has otherwise been a bleak time for our culture and our Constitution.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

What do "green drinks" provide in the way of nutrients, and are they any better than eating green vegetables?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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