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Off the Record
Ben Kweller saddles up in Austin, Willie Nelson and company share one last night in the Backyard, and Bavu Blakes and others gear up for election night
"...Looking for a soundtrack for Nov. 4? Of Great and..."

Oct. 31, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Riding the 'Wave'
Bud Shrake compacts his far-flung, storied career in his new collection
"...than most writers could imagine, and his writing has been equally varied, from pounding out police blotters to bringing..."

April 25, 2008 Books Feature by Spencer Parsons

Naked City
"...at Barger (and missed) several times. Barger returned fire, striking Lamar in the leg before Lamar fled, locking himself..."

April 27, 2007 News Feature

Food-o-File
Getting whiskful about Carmelo's 21st birthday
"...whisk with a thermometer in the handle in the King Arthur Flour Baker's Catalogue (www.kingarthurflour.com) and put it on..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...reflects who I am," said Kocurek, the day before making a formal declaration at a Downtown reception. "My principles..."

June 9, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...victorious in a campaign." – State Rep. Carter Casteel, speaking for campaign finance reform (see p.40)Headlines• Thousands of demonstrators..."

May 5, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...a way to support the Austin Public Library while making purchases via the Internet. ShopForTheLibrary.net will contribute a percentage..."

March 25, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
"...to the influence music instruction can have on mathematical thinking to the ever-popular "imagine 30 kindergartners with scissors" safety..."

Feb. 18, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...ahead on its new store in the village of Bee Cave, west of Austin. That project has already come..."

Dec. 31, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Michael Jackson
Gift guide
"...the brothers (not Michael) excitedly exclaims, "I want the Bee Gees to hear this shit!" Quincy Jones took that..."

Dec. 10, 2004 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...– U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land, talking out his hind end. See p.26...."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Breaking news from Austin and beyond.
"...(www.cityofaustin.org). This précis of "frequently asked questions" about the long-in-the-making deal to reinvent the old airport will pave the..."

Nov. 19, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...lawyer from Texas – members of the breed having been placed on both the state Supreme Court and the..."

Nov. 12, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

31 Nights
Darcie Stevens braves 31 nights in a row out in the Live Music Capital of the World. Too bad she didn't live to see it.
"...dried up. Sixth Street was washed up, too. The creaking of shoes on the sidewalk turned into sluggish beats...."

Sept. 10, 2004 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...power) that Will Wynn and other city topsiders have been wooing for more than a year to open up..."

July 2, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...have to choose from? There should have at least been a box marked "other" on the survey. Of course,..."

May 28, 2004 Column

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...300 supporters. Also this week, the family of Sophia King announced it was dropping – at least for now..."

Feb. 27, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...many punches, Matthews falsely assumes there is nobility in taking a beating, if it is fighting the good fight...."

Aug. 29, 2003 Column

Dancing About Architecture
Mars Music store goes the way of Halley's Comet.
"...in early January. The landlords are reportedly concerned that parking for the Satellite will cripple their weekend dinner business..."

Nov. 1, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Running to the Middle
Part II of the Chronicle's preview of the Nov. 5 general election
"...Margaret Mirabal, an experienced appeals judge. All the serious thinking and money (both Democrat and Republican) is on Mirabal's..."

Oct. 18, 2002 News Feature

A2K Meets 'ACL'
The rise of Charlie Jones, local promoter extraordinaire, ACL Fest main man.
"...varying soundtrack, from Ray Charles and Weezer to B.B. King and the Insane Clown Posse...."

Sept. 20, 2002 Music Feature by Andy Langer

In Memoriam
Longtime friends and colleagues of Eagle Pennell remember the filmmaker.
"...at the Alamo, that stand as classics of regional filmmaking and influenced the generations of filmmakers who followed him...."

Aug. 30, 2002 Screens Feature

Naked City
"...the idea of a next-generation community activist coalition has been gestating for months. -- M.C.M...."

June 28, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Pop Beloved
Revisting the Reivers
"...once opened for Houston's the Judys, is now a parking lot. Soap Creek Saloon? Subsumed in Bee Caves development...."

April 26, 2002 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

Food-o-file
Upcoming culinary events in Austin.
"...lineup includes such vocal and culinary notables as Shelley King, Susanna Sharpe, the Texana Dames, the Beat Divas, the..."

Feb. 22, 2002 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

When the Dog Bites
Richard Rodgers knew well the dog's bite, the bee's sting, plagued as he was by inner demons, personal trials, and psychic pain. Yet he was able somehow to produce from this dark world music of sweetness and light.
"...from Syracuse, Too Many Girls, and Pal Joey, Hart's drinking had begun to compromise his health. Frequent blackouts and..."

Nov. 30, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Critic's Picks
Architecture & Lodging
"...brown Lone Star plopped in front of the building, looking as if it fell from some dung-colored galaxy. Yeah,..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

Coach's Corner
On a drive through the Hill Country and up to West Texas, Coach falls in love with the land all over again.
"...a 757, and I could just as well be looking down at the steppes of Russia. But at 35,000..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Dancing About Architecture
Girls and Cats this week: Schrödinger's Cat, Libbi Bosworth, Lucinda Williams, Dixie Chicks, Shawn Colvin
"...Some local bands have let Shiner beer lead them on a gilded path. Some have taken..."

Aug. 17, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Private Dancers
Watching (bad) movies with Mr. Sinus
"...homage to this period in Ms. Berkley's career, often asking when the actress appeared, "Hey, where's Screech?" or suggesting..."

Aug. 10, 2001 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

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