May 9, 2003

Volume 22, Number 36

news

The Race Is to the Swift

In Texas, livestock are better vaccinated than children.

BY LUCIUS LOMAX

Election Wrap-up

Will Wynn does; surprising Libertarian strength; Place 5 heads to run-off; ACC is saved; and more

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Long Arm of the Lege May Strangle Webberville

Industry-backed bills would strip the newly incorporated village of its power to control strip mines and gravel pits.

BY LAURI APPLE

Re-Redistricting

If Tom DeLay has his way, Austin will have no voice in Congress.

BY MICHAEL KING

Naked City

Headlines

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Capitol Chronicle

Always count on the Texas Legislature to remember: The gold rules

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Your tax dollars pay for Bush's nonpropaganda, and Congress cuts Bush's budget robbery down to simple theft.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Hill Country Dreams

The 'Chronicle' food and wine update: spring, 2003

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

What do farmers' market and foodie films at the Alamo Drafthouse have in common? Virginia B. Wood tells you all about them in this week's "Food-o-File."

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: French/Continental

All of Europe and more can be yours in this week's "Second Helpings."
music

The Hills Are Alive

The Hill Country is teaming with Austin songwriters.

BY MARGARET MOSER

TCB

Rockin' out with KISS and Godsmack in spite of the poster ban and smoking ordinance

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases and Stages

Texas Outlaws

Texas Outlaws, Lonesome, On'ry and Mean: A Tribute to Waylon Jennings

A Salute to the Heroes of Texas Swing

A Salute to the Heroes of Western Swing

Eleven Hundred Springs

Broken Dreams

South San Gabriel

Welcome, Convalescence

Cadaques

Dance of Freedom

Ghandaia

Uno

Bozzio/Mastelotto

Bozzio / Mastelotto

Bigamy Sisters

Movies About Gladiators

Lovetron / Robots, Please!

All Across the Grand Charade, The Acropolis

The Reel Austin Vol. 2

The Reel Austin Vol. 2
screens

Get Folked!

An interview with the men behind the Folksmen.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Through a Student's Lens, Quirkily

Texas Documentary Tour presents "10 Under 10"

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Head to the Hills

The Blanco Film Society presents Texas Movie Month.

Short Cuts

Local writer Amanda Eyre Ward gets her debut novel, Sleep Toward Heaven, picked up by Sandra Bullock's Fortis Films.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

What a mess the FCC is making of things.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

The Killers (Double-Disc Special Edition)

Anyone who needs reminding of the glory that was film noir, and the belly flop that was 1960s cinema, need only rent the Criterion Collection's 2-DVD set of Ernest Hemingway's The Killers, filmed in 1946 and 1964 by Robert Siodmak and Don Siegel, respectively.

Film Reviews

The Lizzie McGuire Movie

A Mighty Wind

Christopher Guest and his recurring cast of players give Sixties-era folk music a gentle poke in the ribs.
arts & culture

All the Hill Country's a Stage

No matter where you are in the Hill Country, you're never too far from a theatre. From Boerne to Kerrville, Marble Falls to Uvalde, community theatres are enthusiastically serving up choruses of "76 Trombones" and Odd Couples with a Lone Star twang, as well as some theatrical surprises.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2002-2003

The full list of nominations for the 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

The voice of soprano and longtime UT voice teacher Martha Deatherage goes silent, and two Central Texas schools put on a show at the 2003 State UIL One-Act Play Contest.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

King Henry V

With only 11 players, two musicians, and the sparest of stage trappings, the Austin Shakespeare Festival's production of King Henry V provides a sweeping panorama of life during wartime, one that has much to say to a nation at war today.

The Ladee Leroy Show

In The Ladee Leroy Show, Lee Eddy's mostly one-woman show, the tall, lanky, slightly androgynous writer-actress can be a bit manic, a bit abrasive, and a bit loud, but she also can be quiet, innocent, dramatic, sincere, silly, and often just plain uncontrollably funny.
columns

Page Two

With few big surprises, the recent local election left us to ponder single-member districts, minority representation, and campaign spending. Also: the consequences of wristband counterfeiting, and The Chronicle Hour is no more.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

The SARS outbreak terrifies me, and I want to do what I can to protect myself. Are there any nutrients that might help?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

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