Jan. 7, 2005

Volume 24, Number 19

news

Top 10 Local Stories

Central Texas in 2005

Top 10 State Stories

Our state leaders bumble through the year

Top 10 Media Stories

The year in print and broadcasting

Top 10 Election Moments: From Their Lips to God's Ear

From their lips to God's ear

Top 10 Law Enforcement/Public Safety Stories

Year in review for cops and firefighters

Top 10 Drug-War Stories

Struggling against the hysteria

Top 10 Reasons to Give It Up and Turn Republican

Stop fighting it

Top 10 Reasons I'm Leaving the 'Chronicle'

Mike Clark-Madison has left the building

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Naked City

Happenings from Austin and beyond

BY LEE NICHOLS

The Hightower Report

The Pentagon bills an injured soldier, and Home Depot gets a tax break

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Dependables and The Discoveries

The year in food, 2004

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Apeman Hop

An extended music haiku for 2004

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Critics Poll

The 'Chronicle's music staff rates the best local and roadshows, new acts, and more

Texas Top 10s

The Chronicle music staff picks its Texas Top 10

BY GREG BEETS

National Top 10s

'The Chronicle' Music staff's Top 10 national albums

BY GREG BEETS

TCB

Closing out a turbulent year

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

screens

Few 'Sideways' Glances

The critical consensus at 'The Austin Chronicle' deems 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' the best movie of the year

Anybody's Home?

The Texas Documentary Tour: Liz Lambert's 'The Last Days of the San José'

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

With A Little Help From His Friends

Children's author Trevor Romain tries out DVD

BY MARRIT INGMAN

Film News

Despite a forlorn fall, Austin racked up its second best film year ever in 2004, and, cross your fingers, 2005 is starting off strong

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

Just before I threw out her TV (or at least thought about it), I looked back at television in 2004

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

DiG!

DiG! transcends the typical "rock movie" format and aspires to something greater: an examination of why we create and what we receive from art.

Red Lights

Leave it to the French to fashion an anguished psychological thriller that, in its last moments, also turns out to be a tender love story.

White Noise

That droning sound you hear is White Noise.
arts & culture

Never Say Die!

Austin's arts scene plays 'the comeback kid' in 2004

BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

Page Two

Gratitude and goodbye to Will Eisner, whose comic 'The Spirit' is the epitome of great American art

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letters at 3AM

This month celebrates the 400th anniversary of Cervantes' 'Don Quixote,' the first great novel of Western literature and the most prophetic, in which deconstruction, postmodernism, and literary theory wind up bumping into one another and falling down hard

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

About AIDS

Don't toss extra meds!

BY SANDY BARTLETT

After a Fashion

Stephen gives you 10 good reasons to love our culture. Oh wait, those aren't good reasons.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

A look back at 2004

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Deadly dental plaque, world's wealthiest pals, and burnt matches on an ironing board

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Top 10 Stories of 2004

BY NICK BARBARO

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