Jan. 2, 2004

Volume 23, Number 18

features

New Year's Eve Events

BY WELLS DUNBAR

news

News Top Tens

Naked City

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

Federal workers should not be paid below-poverty wages, and electronic voting machines should provide paper ballots.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

A Taste for Every Bud

The year in food, 2003

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

TOP TEN

Dead & Buried

Recapping 2003

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Critics Poll

Chronicle critics size up 2003

Texas Top 10s

Chronicle critics list their Top 10 Texas albums for 2003

BY GREG BEETS

National Top 10s

Chronicle critics list their Top 10 National albums

BY GREG BEETS

TCB

Fifteen music lists from 2003, plus a sample Austin Music Poll ballot. Fill yours out now!

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

screens

Translate This

2003 in Film

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Short Cuts

Austin film -- top 10 with a bullet

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

The best of TV in 2003 -- with some weirdness and disappointment in there somewhere

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

The top 10 ways to take Bill Murray home with you

Every girl's a sucker for a disheveled goofball who's crying on the inside.

Film Reviews

Calendar Girls

Middle-aged British women bare all for charity.

One From the Heart

Paycheck

Affleck and Uma race to descramble the past in this futuristic thriller based on a Philip K. Dick short story and directed by John Woo.
arts & culture

End of an Arts Era

The most prosperous period in Austin's cultural history came to a painful close in 2003.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

Former fixture on the Austin comedy scene Charlie Shannon has passed away.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

Page Two

History is speed-racing through this decade; we're queasy and anxious to get to the finish line.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Who was tops in 2003? Who will last into 2004?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Daytrips

The year in review, "Day Trips" style

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

'For the love of God, beam me up Scotty!'

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Some common issues that can arise with your bank

BY LUKE ELLIS

To Your Health

Can boys become anorexic?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

Research finally shows a 'best initial treatment'

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Luv Doc Recommends: The Diamond Smugglers

, Wednesday, December 31, 2003

BY THE LUV DOC

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