Feb. 20, 2004

Volume 23, Number 25

ON THE COVER:
news

How Safe Is Your E-Vote?

Proponents of electronic voting promise no repeat of Florida in 2000, but critics say it could be even worse

BY LEE NICHOLS

Endorsements

Our endorsements for the March 9 Republican and Democratic primaries

Elsewhere, They Have Congressmen

The congressional landscape, Tom DeLay style

BY MICHAEL KING

Battle Lines Drawn in City-Police Dispute

The police union walks away from contract talks, leaving civilian oversight in limbo

BY JORDAN SMITH

After 18 Months, APD Releases Report on King Shooting

The APD report on the Sophia King shooting answers some questions, leaves others unaddressed

BY LUCIUS LOMAX

TAE Charter Faces Crisis of Dollars and Confidence

Teachers at the Texas Academy of Excellence charter school walk for nonpayment, and the school stumbles on

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin @ Large: System Failure

The city's response to the Eastside police crisis remains inadequate

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

A Failure of Intelligence

It won't do just to point fingers at Bush for the lies about Iraq

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Think local, buy local; and, polluters have no trouble following the law – they wrote it

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler, Already!

Cultivating a Mardi Gras tradition in River City

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

V.B.W. dishes out the scoops

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Sushi, Part IV

music

Dream Lady

Cindy Walker, the queen of Western Swing, reflects on a lifetime of songwriting

BY JERRY RENSHAW

Zombie Heaven

Two former Zombies, back from the dead

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

TCB

Amplified Heat; Arctic Blast; and smoke-free Mondays

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Reissues

the Cure

Join the Dots: B-Sides & Rarities 1978-2001

Echo & the Bunnymen

Crocodiles, Heaven Up Here, Echo & the Bunnymen, Porcupine, Ocean Rain

Tom Waits

One From the Heart

Terry Allen

Juarez

Frank Zappa

Does Humor Belong in Music?
screens

Being Robert McNamara

Through 'The Fog of War,' Errol Morris gets inside a mind full of hindsight, regret, and the lessons of Vietnam

BY MARC SAVLOV

The Sources + the Resources

'The Austin Chronicle' Guide to Film + Media arts groups

BY LOUIS BLACK

The Kids on the Web

Late Train Productions' Self-Inflicted 30-Day Film Festival

BY MARC SAVLOV

There Is No Try ...

Foleyvision does the Turkish 'Star Wars'

BY MARC SAVLOV

Short Cuts

File under: cleaning up after somebody else's mess

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

The line between titillating and tawdry is always moving, and women rarely get to decide when and how far it moves

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Against the Ropes

Like a lot of sports movies, this biopic about boxing promoter Jackie Kallen is better than it has to be but not as good as it ought to be.

The Dreamers

The NC-17 rating is revived for Bertolucci's fervent ode to cinema and the idealism of youth.

Eurotrip

A kinder, gentler teen sex comedy?

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

An affectionate parody of 1950s sci-fi movies, The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra spoofs ’til it poops out.

Touching the Void

Two glacier climbers face the worst and live to tell about it in this harrowingly intimate documentary report.

Welcome to Mooseport

Ray Romano, Gene Hackman, Maura Tierney, and Marcia Gay Harden search in vain for a laughtrack in Mooseport, Maine.
arts & culture

Austin's Cultural Makeover

Which arts facilities from the boom years were built, which weren't built, and why

BY ROBERT FAIRES

The Place Where Worlds Join

Aztlan Dance Company explores the cultural interaction of old and new in Veracruz

BY BARRY PINEO

'All That Remains - Life, Death and Rebirth: Kosova 1996-2002'

Martha Grenon's short visit to Albania in 1992 was so powerful and affecting, she has made 10 more trips there and to Kosova, recording with her camera the area's tumultuous upheaval

BY MADELINE IRVINE

Articulations

Deborah Hay wins raves, The Match in New York, and Ballet Austin brings a New York dancer to town to play Hamlet

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

I'm Not Lying

You think you know who Jaston Williams is, but unless you've seen his autobiographical solo show I'm Not Lying, you don't. Not by a very long shot.

Miró Quartet

For their second concert of the season, the lavish tone and flawlessness of the Miró Quartet served Beethoven better than Ives and Crumb

Le Muse Giocose (The Playful Muses)

Le Muse Giocose took Italian Baroque love songs as its heart, and the quality – and approachability – of the enchanting soprano Jenifer Thyssen and her musical collaborators was of the highest magnitude
columns

The Common Law

What happens when you have problems with the repair shop?

BY LUKE ELLIS

To Your Health

I suspect I have some food allergies, and I want to have some tests done. What test should I start with?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

HIV-positive? Avoid Getting Re-infected!

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

What Stephen watches and where Stephen shops

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Letters at 3AM

In the world of Charlie Chaplin chaos reigns … and is celebrated: The Little Tramp turns 90

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Rosenwald Schools were a source of education and pride for African-American communities during segregation

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Shake-up for the women's national team; and the return of the Champion's League

BY NICK BARBARO

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