Oct. 17, 2003

Volume 23, Number 7

ON THE COVER:
news

Why Is Doil Lane Still on Death Row?

Despite a Supreme Court ban on the execution of the mentally retarded, those prisoners remain on Texas' death row.

BY RITA RADOSTITZ

'There's Going to Be Some Changes'

The latest Mala Sangre testimony dismantles the APD party line

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Beast Wins a Round

Preliminary approval -- but still grave concern -- for two South Austin Supercenters

BY AMY SMITH

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Naked City

The Propaganda Industry: A Conversation with Sheldon rampton

BY LEE NICHOLS

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

Despite the outrage of the land pimps, Austin's dis-invitation to Wal-Mart is democratic, legal, and honorable.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Capitol Chronicle

The gavel comes down on the Lege that wouldn't Leave

BY MICHAEL KING

On the Lege

Redistricting: the end? the feds and the courts pick up the shattered pieces of Texas

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Lowdown

Wellstone supporters continue his legacy; and the Beef Association crams more fat into your arteries.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Golden Plum Shines On

Mirabelle means inventive and impressive by any name

BY BARBARA CHISHOLM

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood loads up your plate with events and a piece of the Big Apple.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Farmstands

Food Reviews

From My Mexican Kitchen

Diana Kennedy
music

Down South Jukin'

The South rises again even if Southern rockers deny it.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

TCB

Slow news week in the Live Music Capital

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

KNIFE IN THE WATER

Phases and Stages

Knife in the Water

Plays One Sound and Others, Cut the Cord, Red River

Willie Nelson, Willie Nelson, Willie Nelson, Willie Nelson

Pancho & Lefty, Greatest Hits (& Some That Will Be), Tougher Than Leather, Always on My Mind

Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez

The Trouble With Humans

Lyle Lovett

My Baby Don't Tolerate

Rodney Hayden

Living the Good Life

Kinky Friedman

Sold American 30th Anniversary Edition

Lucky Tomblin

The Lucky Tomblin Band

Flaco Jimenez

Squeeze Box King

Lavelle White, Texas Soul SistersSpeer

Into the Mystic, Texas Soul Sisters

Speer

Sixes & Sevens

Pieces of East

Shadow Box

Onion Creek Crawdaddies, Crazy Chester, Slim Richey's Dream Band, Railroad Earth, Peter Rowan, Gourds

Live Shot: Harvest Moon Festival

Peter Stopschinski, Graham Reynolds

Live Shot: Golden Hornet Project: Symphony III
screens

On Ondine on Film

The pope and the artist, the hotel and the factory

BY LOUIS BLACK

On Ondine on Film: Editor's Cut

This is an extended version of the story that ran in the print edition.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Ondine on Edie, On Warhol, on Ondine

A 'Chronicle' reprint

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN AND LOUIS BLACK

The Eyes of CinemaTexas

A brief reminiscence

BY LOUIS BLACK

Unrelentingly Hostile

Three decades later, 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre' is still about everyday evil. In 1977, two UT grad students explained.

BY LOUIS BLACK AND ED LOWRY

Unrelentingly Hostile: Editor's Cut

This is an extended version of the story that ran in the print edition.

BY LOUIS BLACK AND ED LOWRY

Frames from the 10th annual Austin Film Festival

In Space

There's a new -tober in town, or at least online. Try "Gothtober," as in Gothtober.com -- the advent calendar for the grue-lovin', candy-corn-pervertin' set.

BY CINDY WIDNER

Short Cuts

Marc Savlov's not mad, but everyone else is.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

NBC's Boomtown might be bust, while Independent Lens' Foto-Novelas 2 saves the day.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Comedian

Poor Orny Adams.

Film Reviews

Good Boy!

A boy is the only human who can understand the mission of his dog from outer space.

House of the Dead

Students are stranded on an island of zombies; viewers are stranded by the filmmakers.

Mystic River

Clint Eastwood's newest is a dark, lachrymose tale of slowly snaking evil.

Prey for Rock & Roll

Gina Gershon plays a rock & roll grrrl pushing 40.

September 11

Compelling but uneven omnibus film showcases 11 films by 11 international directors.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The Texas hills are again alive with the sound of chainsaws.

Veronica Guerin

Journalist's brave story remains curiously aloof.
arts & culture

'You Were Right, Andy'

Getting beneath the surface of Andy Warhol with Tom Sokolowski

BY JACQUELINE MAY

Master of the Speedy Stroke

Gordon Fowler wastes no time when it comes to making his mark in watercolor.

BY RACHEL KOPER

Articulations

Last week for comments on the revamp of the city's cultural funding process, and chroegrapher Ann Carlson returns to UT.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

The Zachary Scott Theatre Center revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a real horror show, making the clash of Edward Albee's middle-aged marrieds George and Martha both titanic and terrifying.

Mister Z Loves Company: An X-Rated Self-Help Odyssey

Austin Symphony with the Eroica Trio

A concert showcasing a variety of tempos, intensities, and moods -- from cheeky Beethoven to hypnotic Kilar -- made this particular outing of the Austin Symphony with the Eroica Trio a memorable success.
columns

Page Two

Contemplating the devastating effects of redistricting on democracy and the transformational effects of knowing Ondine and Ed Lowry.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letters at 3AM

Forgive Elia Kazan his sins, but never forget his lousy deeds.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

How badly did Stephen's illustrious editor screw up his column last week? You'll just have to read to see -- but trust us, it's worth it, if only for the amazing list of haute fashion events listed herein. Your social calendar will thank you.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Daytrips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

Why do so few calcium supplements have phosphate? Isn't phosphate needed for bones?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

I got laid off from my job more than three weeks ago. How can I get my old boss to pay me without a big hassle?

BY LUKE ELLIS

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

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