March 19, 2004

Volume 23, Number 29

news

Welcome to Tomstown

In the burgeoning Tomstown scandal, you can't tell the players or the plot without a program

BY MICHAEL KING

American Ho

An old friend from work turns up in a very different occupation

BY LUCIUS LOMAX

Will Supremes' Ruling Scuttle Yogurt-Shop Cases?

The high court's unanimous Sixth Amendment ruling gives hope to attorneys for Robert Springsteen and Michael Scott

BY JORDAN SMITH

AISD Board to Consider $420 Million Bond Package

The Citizens' Bond Advisory Committee settles on a figure that offers relief while still being acceptable to voters

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Midnight Art Heist at Z'Tejas

Z'Tejas art theft has the artist, restaurant, and police baffled

BY JORDAN SMITH

Meet-and-Confer Draws Fire

Council takes a deep breath, gets reassurances from staff about police contract

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from around the world

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin @ Large: While Elephants Sleep

The breakdown of the Travis Co. primary vote suggests interesting possibilities come November

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

Costco breaks the corporate greed mold; and mad cow disease may already be here

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

San Francisco in South Austin

Finding dim sum and Cantonese seafood, early birds and all-nighters, at Marco Polo

BY MICK VANN

The Insatiable Taste for Tunes

In Austin, the self-proclaimed Live Music Capital of the World, seeing great music doesn't always have to mean fighting the crowds at a smoky nightclub

BY RACHEL FEIT

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

Second Helpings: Comfort Food

Second Helpings: Mexican Breakfast

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

Second Helpings: Barbecue in Town

Second Helpings: Barbecue Out of Town

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

Second Helpings: Bakeries

Second Helpings: Downtown Coffee Shops

WEEKLY ISSUE

Food-o-File

Serving up more news than you can shake a badge at …

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Irish Pubs

music

Wop-bop-a-loo-bop

Little Richard, the pompadour himself, raps a little

BY JERRY RENSHAW

SXSW Picks & Sleepers

Blurbing the SXSW music festival

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

2003-04 Austin Music Awards

Austin Music Hall, Wednesday, March 17

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

The Insider: John Pantle

Brief conversations with very important people

BY ANDY LANGER

Spotlight: DJ Jester the Filipino Fist

Breakdancing with Willie, Biz, and Weird Al.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Spotlight: Mission of Burma

Once I had my heroes…

BY KATE X MESSER

Spotlight: Mindy Smith

Don't pigeonhole Mindy Smith … just ask Dolly

BY ANDY LANGER

Spotlight: Gary U.S. Bonds

Gary U.S. Bonds, still partying after all these years.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Spotlight: HeKill Three

Austin's Hekill Three, a cock-rock band stuck in a heavy-metal band's body

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Spotlight: The Cooper Temple Clause

No more games with customs

BY ANDY LANGER

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

The Insider: Joe Perry

Brief conversations with very important people

BY ANDY LANGER

Spotlight: The Ends

The Ends just wanna destroy

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Spotlight: Jessi Colter

Jessi Colter picks up the pieces and the pace.

BY JERRY RENSHAW

Spotlight: Broken Social Scene

Strike the "next" from Next Big Thing

BY MICHAEL CHAMY

Spotlight: Secret Machines

The secret railroad from Dallas to NYC

BY ANDY LANGER

Spotlight: British Sea Power

Two if by land, one if by British Sea Power.

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Spotlight: American Music Club

The American Music Club is open

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Big Star Myths

Dispelling Big Star myths

BY KENT H. BENJAMIN

Flatstock 4

SXSW's poster exhibition has grown exponentially in only its second year

BY MARC SAVLOV

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

Spotlight: Iron & Wine

Beard grooming tips from Iron & Wine's Sam Beam

BY DAVID LYNCH

Spotlight: Dramarama

I'll give Dramarama anything to reunite

BY MICHAEL CHAMY

Spotlight: Dizzee Rascal

Dirty South makes Brit rap star Dizzee Rascal dizzy

BY ROBERT GABRIEL

Spotlight: Scott H. Biram

Scott Biram stays one step ahead of the devil

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Spotlight: Flatstock 4

Two poster artists at Flatstock 4 equal dozens of SXSW 04 showcasers

BY MARC SAVLOV

Spotlight: Zykos

Zykos, the early years

BY MELANIE HAUPT

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

TCB

SXSW News

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

TCB

SXSW News

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

TCB

SXSW News

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

WEEKLY ISSUE

TCB

Will Wynn has it in for AMN, as does the Austin Hotel & Lodging Association

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

SXSW Records

SXSW Interview: Walter Yetnikoff

Ballroom Dancing: Music Panels

Health Care for Musicians: The AFTRA Deal

Ballroom Dancing: Music Panels

Mastering Engineers Talk Shop

Ballroom Dancing: Music Panels

The End of the Record Store?

Ballroom Dancing: Music Panels

Petty Booka, the Winks, Robyn Hitchcock

in-store (and booth)-o-rama

Jolie Holland

Scout Niblett

The Veils

screens

Hall Ball

The Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards, March 12, Austin Studios. Photos by Todd V. Wolfson.

SXSW Film 04 Awards

The best of the Fest

Big Fat Independent Movies

SXSW Film 04 reviews

Something More Than Just Cerebral

This is a different Kaufman, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind marks a different kind of picture for the writer

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

SXSW Interactive 04 Web Awards

SXSW Interactive 04 announced its Webbie Award winners on Sunday, March 15

Hell on Earth

Packed house at the Paramount for a first look at Hellboy

BY MARC SAVLOV

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

Daydream Believer

George Hickenlooper and 'Mayor of the Sunset Strip'

BY SHAWN BADGLEY

Past Is Prologue

Rodney Evans and 'Brother to Brother'

BY ROBERT FAIRES

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

I'm Not Really Lovin' It

Morgan Spurlock and 'Super Size Me'

BY PETER DEBRUGE

'Antone's: Home of the Blues'

The world premiere: Friday, March 12, Paramount Theatre

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

Freedom's Just Another Word

Allison Berg and 'Witches in Exile'

BY MARRIT INGMAN

Reality Really, Really Bites

Kris Lefcoe and 'Public Domain'

BY MARRIT INGMAN

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

SXSW Film Reviews

Read 'em and see 'em – or not

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

SXSW Interactive 04

Exclusive Web-only 'Austin Chronicle' coverage of the wonks, the weekend, and the wilder side of cyberspace

WEEKLY ISSUE

Short Cuts

How is this year's South by Southwest Film Festival and Conference shaping up compared to previous years?

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Is the old genre new again with Deadwood, a gritty, decidedly unromantic look at how the West was won?

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

La Chamade (Heartbeat)

Catherine Deneuve. Assez dit, n'est-ce pas?

Film Reviews

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Love is never having to say "I erased you."

Taking Lives

Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke star in this disappointing thriller.
arts & culture

Our Country Mapped in Music

The Austin Symphony's concert with Grantham's Southern Harmony, Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite, and Gershwin's Second Rhapsody gives audiences a chance to hear how some composers describe an American sense of place through music

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Mothersbaugh's Antique Freaks

Mark Mothersbaugh's "Beautiful Mutations" aren't vintage shots of circus freaks but antique photos altered to make their subjects look disturbing yet eerily beautiful

BY KATE X MESSER

Happy Bachday!

What do you give a famous composer for his 419th birthday? The Budjanova Quartet is giving J.S. Bach a concert of his music performed by some of Austin's most gifted musicians.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

The LBJ Library swaps paintings with the National Gallery of Art, the Blanton Museum of Art gets $1 million for a new gallery, and Patsy Cline teaches you how to apply make-up

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Kiss Me, Kate

Cole Porter's 'Kiss Me Kate' is revived by the Austin Playhouse in such an atmosphere of fun (and ever-so-slightly wicked humor) that the production is rather endearing

Hamlet

Through the vision and skill of choreographer Stephen Mills, Ballet Austin told the story of 'Hamlet' with an urgency and imagination made the prince's pain palpable
columns

Page Two

The nose knows when SXSW is coming

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letters at 3AM

The Bush-Ashcroft Justice Department is invading our privates

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Day Trips

Fickle Pickles, the best in the world

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

Is Stephen your style avatar or Eddie Izzard? Who was that man behind the shades at the Texas Film Hall of Fame?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar goes out of his way to not mention his sister's fashion faux pas from last year's Austin Music Awards Show but somehow manages to … and how is that new Nicole Kidman movie at the film festival, anyway?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

WEEKLY ISSUE

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

Austin style avatar Stephen puts his most certainly Queer Eye on a local band, gives them an up-do for the festival, and gets away with it… Plus, where's he going tomorrow and upon whom did he spy at the Mark Mothersbaugh art show?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

After a Fashion

Hangin' with your Style Avatar, the B-52's, Pam Des Barres, Miss Kitty, and mo' – oh, and some ho's … San Ho's that is …

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

The Common Law

My friend said that she just got a traffic ticket for not slowing down when a police car with flashing lights was stopped on the side of the road. Can you really get a ticket for that?

BY LUKE ELLIS

To Your Health

Can any nutrients help fend off an imminent headache?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

All stressed up and nowhere to go?

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Luv Doc Recommends: SXSW Free Concert

Auditorium Shores at the Long Center, Friday, March 19, 2004

BY THE LUV DOC

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