April 11, 2003

Volume 22, Number 32

news

A Lege Too Far

With Six Weeks to Go, the Legislative Future Looks Dark and Darker

BY MICHAEL KING

The Reason Why

BY GEORGE MCGOVERN

Endorsements

The Chronicle endorsements

T.A.B., Mussolini: Earle Can't Tell the Difference

The DA lays into the Texas Association of Business as he tries to keep his criminal campaign finance probe alive.

BY AMY SMITH

Dell Promises to Take It Back

BY LEE NICHOLS

Horsepower Now, Health Care ... Whenever

BY MICHAEL KING

After Mosley Murder, Tough Questions About AISD Campus Violence

The stabbing of a Reagan High student is a symptom of a much larger problem, say community leaders

BY JORDAN SMITH

Candidates, Money Both Talk

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

'Showdown in Texas' Takes on Bush in His Old Back Yard

The American Friends Service Committee's May 3 rally aims to be a global multi-issue challenge to the Bush agenda.

BY LAURI APPLE

Get Your War On(line)

BY LEE NICHOLS

Naked City

Headlines

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Capitol Chronicle: Patriotic Gore

The Texas House wants to cut health care, human services, and education, but it's really enthusiastic about war.

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large: Smoke and Mirrors

The new Austin smoking ordinance is a solution in search of a problem.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

Richard Perle uses our government to line his pockets; and Congress wraps tax cuts for the rich in the flag.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

An Appetizer Adventure

Virginia B. Wood interviews Chronicle contributor Mick Vann and Arthur Meyer, authors of The Appetizer Atlas.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Now Singing Her Praises

The Chronicle's Virginia B. Wood receives the Saveur Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival's award for Unsung Hero, and other award-winners.

BY MM PACK

2003 Award Winners, 'Saveur' Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival

Food-o-File

Just Austin being Austin

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Indian, Part I

Bollyfood, in this week's "Second Helpings."
music

The Latin Flare

2002-03 AMA Band of the Year winners Del Castillo ride a wave of Latinization.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

TCB

Austin soldiers on beyond SXSW with hot rods, SPAM, and puking

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases and Stages

The Swells

Waymarked Ways

Matt the Electrician

Made for Working …

Ray Wylie Hubbard

Growl

Violet Crown, Standing Waves

These Are the Days, A Short History of Standing Waves

Spacetruck

Night Rider

We Talked About Murder

Expecting the Explosion

Glover Gill

Solo Tango

The Beat Divas, Maryann Price

Live at Reed's, Lone-Star State o' Grace

Eliza Wren, Hallicrafters

Peradventure, Pony

Willie Nelson

The Essential Willie Nelson

Rusty Wier

"Under My Hat"

Townes Van Zandt

In the Beginning

... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, 20-Eyed Dragon, National Pastime, A Tiger Named Lovesick, Single Frame Ashtray, Migas, Moonlight Towers, Kissinger, Burden Brothers

The Secret of Elena's Tomb, …At the Still, Learn Your Lesson, "Enemy Camps (Song for a Spy)", Burn Radio Airtest, Migas, Moonlight Towers, Rock & Roll Ain't Cheap, Queen o' Spades
screens

Do Aibos Dream of Electric Corner Kicks?

Gearing up for RoboCup VII

BY SIDNEY MOODY

Stan Brakhage

Remembering Stan Brakhage, a giant of experimental film.

BY WILL ROBINSON SHEFF

Stone Cold Genius

MP4.com highlights the work of Bob Ray.

BY MARC SAVLOV

New on DVD

Sam Peckinpah attracted controversy as reliably as a dog attracts fleas. Upon their release, each of his films would stimulate new debate about the uses of onscreen violence and his manhandling of women, as was the case with 1971's Straw Dogs.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Short Cuts

Film on, as resistance.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

What on TV is bugging "TV Eye"? Pretty much everything.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Greed (1925)

Erich von Stroheim's 10-hour masterpiece-cum-folly, 1925's Greed, is the Holy Grail of Silent Film, a film which exists only in dusty script fragments, fading publicity stills, and the imaginations of dreamers.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Talking the Talk

Angela Kariotis knows that everyone has their own stories, and in Reminiscence of the Ghetto & Other Things That raiZed Me, her one-woman show about growing up poor in New Jersey, premiering at UT's David Mark Cohen New Works Festival, Kariotis tells hers in her very own way.

BY SARAH HEPOLA

Piece of Work

Consisting of a vintage dental cabinet, two scrolls of paper, and a tree-painted background, Celia Alvarez Muñoz's installation "Stories Your Mother Never Told You" is an interactive tour de force that touches on those very issues central to Muñoz's artmaking practice: memory, personal identity, and community.

BY ERINA DUGANNE

Articulations

A painful week for friends of the theatre with the passing of educator and director Gil Sharp and producer, director, and actor Don Phillips, Jr.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Traveling Lady

With The Traveling Lady, Different Stages has mounted a pleasant, innocuous little drama by Texas playwright Horton Foote, but while the actors are honest and heartfelt in portraying its awkward, kind-hearted small-town souls, the scenes sometimes play out in ways that betray the intimacy of small-town life.

Veris Dulcis: Music of Medieval Germany

On a night in the spring of 2003, the Texas Early Music Project took an Austin audience back to medieval Germany with songs of the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries that sounded as authentic and as full of life as the time when the music was born.

Pains of Youth

In the iron belly muses production of Pains of Youth, a group of young, wealthy medical students in 1920s Austria have, well, a lot of sex with each other, and while the actors work it for all they're worth, the quick tempo and constant physical movement lead to a lack of clarity in the story and a lack of, well, sexiness in the sex.
columns

Page Two

If we want to make sure this country remembers its commitment to Iraq and does not get into other military misadventures, a new kind of political activism must evolve.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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