July 4, 2003

Volume 22, Number 44

features

Same as It Never Was

Some airports, forts, and boondoggles were never meant to be

BY DEVIN GREANEY

Get It While You Can

Much of Old Austin survives -- and thrives -- for now

BY LEE NICHOLS

The Living Library

Grassroots historians team up with local agencies to bring past and future history to light

BY ABE LOUISE YOUNG

news

The Roots of the Left

From Scholz Garten to 'The Daryl Herald,' four slices of progressive Austin life

'A Proprietary Love'

High-strung, hot-tempered Tom Miller made self-interest -- and his feuds with LBJ -- into Austin history.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Gavel Comes Down on Redistricting A-Go-Go

The Lege returns, and the gentlemen start their engines.

BY MICHAEL KING

Dumb and Dapper

The former AG lands in solitary in Lockhart after trying to buy two fancy cars while claiming to be indigent.

BY LAURI APPLE AND MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Merchants Talk, City Listens

The city postpones plans to tear up Lamar Boulevard during the holiday season

BY AMY SMITH

Naked City

Headlines

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Capitol Chronicle

Chapter Two: The Re-Redistricting Hearings Produce Much Heat, Little Light

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

Smart Growth wouldn't be dead if it had stayed in touch with reality

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Lowdown

John Ashcroft snuffs out medical marijuana; corporate execs get slapped on the wrist.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Jimmie and Georgia

At their Southern Dinette, family-style soul food took on a whole new meaning.

BY MICK VANN

From Scratch

Starting in the Seventies with an old house and old equipment, Sweetish Hill soon baked its way into Austin lore

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood invites you to a BookPeople celebration of Chronicle Food writers, asks for your help on a story, and tells you to look for Austin on the TV Food Network in this week's "Food-o-File."

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Bright Lights, Inner City

When Austin's Eastside music scene was lit up like Broadway

BY MARGARET MOSER

TCB

Willie, ghosts, and the White Stripes … all in all, a good week

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

screens

Lights Out

The Seventies represented the heyday for film programming at the University of Texas. Marjorie Baumgarten recollects the days of CinemaTexas and the Texas Union Theater.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Have You Ever Been to Carrascolendas?

The Bilingual Education Act in 1968 sparked an unprecedented number of bilingual television programs for children, and the Austin-produced children's series Carrascolendas, which premiered in 1970, was among the first.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Short Cuts

"That's not art, and I hate it": Things get heated at the Cinemaker Co-op party at Gallery Lombardi.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Screens Reviews

Throne of Blood

Akira Kurosawa and longtime lead Toshiro Mifune together interpreted Macbeth to legendary effect.

Film Reviews

The Trip

Winged Migration

Aviary rapture.
arts & culture

Up for Grabs

How a Harlem-born photographer came to capture East Austin at the end of an Era

BY CINDY WIDNER

Articulations

The city is hot to find "a creative, energetic, and innovative leader" to head its revamped Cultural Arts Program, now located in the city's Economic Growth and Redevelopment Office, where it will coordinate support and advocacy for Austin's performing arts, visual arts, music, film, and interactive communities.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Fully Committed

Zachary Scott Theatre Center's production of the comedy Fully Committed is a thrill ride for an audience, with Becky Mode's script and Dave Steakley's choice direction wittily capturing the mania of restaurant life, while Martin Burke's chameleonlike star turn -- playing 40 characters -- imbues the central character with heart and soul in the midst of a soulless, if comic, mob.
columns

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BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

A "northern stream" of high fashion comes to Austin… And what celebrity was sighted among the frat daddies on the Drag? Where did she go, and what did she buy?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

I sometimes feel calmer after drinking green tea despite its caffeine content. Could it be the theanine in the tea?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY PAMELA VILLARS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

El Diablo

Digging down into the depths of history (segregation) for the story of Willie "El Diablo" Wells and Austin black baseball.

BY MICHAEL CHAMY

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