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Point Austin: Oregon Dreams, Austin Nightmare
Leave for a week, and there goes the neighborhood
"...Tuesday night in Austin, after a traffic accident, a feckless crowd of 3,000 Juneteenth revelers stood idly by while..."

June 29, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Letters @ 3AM
When your novel crawls along at about a paragraph per night and your apartment is tired of your company, then hooray for Hollywood and trans-fat popcorn: A summary of the movies seen by Ventura in 2006.
"...But I guess it would have been just as lifeless anywhere...."

Jan. 5, 2007 Column by Michael Ventura

Film News
Last thoughts on Altman, courtesy of collaborator Stephen Harrigan; plus, incentives and local interest
" know that, until the last day of his life, he was looking forward to his next project." As..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Day Trips
The Rio Chama is a beautiful day-trip destination in nearby New Mexico
"...El Vado Lake dam and Lake Abiquiu northwest of Santa Fe...."

July 21, 2006 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Scott H. Biram
Record review
"...Hank Williams meets Doug Sahm. Trucker's lament "18 Wheeler Fever" rolls on a walking bass line, Chili Cold Blood..."

July 21, 2006 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

FINO is only getting better; plus, Starlite's descendants and the Eastside Cafe's new marketing strategy.
"...after honing his cooking chops in Los Angeles and Santa Fe, while pastry chef Amanda Rockman comes to FINO..."

June 2, 2006 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Letters at 3AM: Effete!
It's never too late to see yourself as you are
"...As a boy I was fragile, effeminate, or at least quite delicate. And different. At 10,..."

April 14, 2006 Column by Michael Ventura

In Space
The meme machine
"...and you'll find communities of photographers – amateur and professional – rising to the challenge of "doing the Lynndie"..."

April 14, 2006 Screens Feature by Marrit Ingman

Weed Watch
U.S. Supreme Court clears way for small sect of O Centro Espirita Beneficente Uniao Do Vegetal church to continue sacramental use of ayahuasca tea.
"...On Feb. 21, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for..."

March 10, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Idea Man for the Future
Ian Cion is out to build a better world, through public art
"...from Columbia University; and travels to, and work in, Santa Fe, Santiago, Bangkok, Amsterdam, Jerusalem, and New York. His..."

March 3, 2006 Arts Feature by Rachel Koper

To Marfa, on a Tuesday in December
When high art and hipness move in, what happens to a tiny Texas town?
"...I should not have been so surprised. The opening featured the dream yarns and hacksawed Americana of Matthew Day..."

Dec. 23, 2005 Arts Feature by Dan Keane

The Roberts Court Begins Its First Term
Abortion, assisted suicide, and free speech vs. campaign reform on the docket
"...In Gonzales, et al. v. Oregon, et al., the feds argue that Oregon law runs afoul of the Controlled..."

Oct. 14, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Day Trips
The High Plains wine country offers wine lovers a nice selection of quality wineries to tour and enjoy a sampling of their wares
"...It wasn't until 1971 that two Texas Tech University professors began experimenting with growing commercial varieties of grapes in..."

Sept. 23, 2005 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
The Texas Metal Arts Festival in Gruene features 25 of the top creative metalworkers in the state showing their creations ranging from fine jewelry to large outdoor sculptures
"...The Texas Metal Arts festival rocks and rolls with the heavy guns of regional..."

Sept. 9, 2005 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Good Art Hunting
'Cracks in the Pavement' is back, giving Austinites another chance to discover art left on sidewalks, under bridges, beside freeways, in park bushes, and in other unlikely corners of the cityscape
" "Your happiness is intertwined with your outlook on life. Lucky Numbers 12, 19, 30, 34, 44, 46." It..."

June 24, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Our readers talk back.
"...and acquaintances have asked as to why I don't transfer my bright child to Matthews or Lee. I am..."

June 3, 2005 Column

It Was the Readers Poll Result, Voted on by Our Readers
"...a break [Food, May 20]! With Austin's own Anderson's Coffee Co., that's like comparing McDonald’s to Dan's or Fran's...."

May 31, 2005 Postmarks

Film News
The pair behind 'Dear Pillow' is at it again; plus, IFP issues, Cannes kudos, and Digital Light Processing lightsabers
"...and both rewriting the script by former UT Michener fellows Tasca Shadix (she wrote the dreamy The Book of..."

May 27, 2005 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...– State Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, attacking state Rep...."

April 29, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Luv Doc Recommends: Austin Lounge Lizards' 25th Anniversary Show
Texas Union Ballroom, Saturday, January 29, 2005
"...home. Or maybe you should just swing for the fence and get a timeshare in Santa Fe. Word on..."

Jan. 28, 2005 Column by The Luv Doc

Soldier's Heart
Thousands of Iraq War veterans will come home to face serious psychological problems and a system unready to help them
" morning Joshua saw the dried blood on his wife. "Oh God," she recalls him saying. "I did that."..."

Dec. 24, 2004 News Feature by Dan Frosch

The True Cost of Empire
The sacrifices of U.S. soldiers represent only an installment on the payments due
"...The Chronicle's news feature story this week is unusual, both in its particular..."

Dec. 24, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Counting the Felonies
A list of the persons and corporations indicted in the TRMPAC investigation, and the charges against them
"...The 32 felony indictments announced Sept. 21 by Travis Co. prosecutors charge..."

Oct. 1, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Counting the Felonies
A list of the persons and corporations indicted in the TRMPAC investigation, and the charges against them
"...The 32 felony indictments announced Sept. 21 by Travis Co. prosecutors charge..."

Sept. 24, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Texican Cafe
Recognizing a long-overlooked far-South gem
"...Texican Cafe11940 Manchaca Rd., 282-9094..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Food Review by Mick Vann

Make room for some foodie news
"...pears at all area farmers' markets for the next few weekends...."

Sept. 10, 2004 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

If it's late August, it must be heaven for Austin chile heads; plus, paying visits to husband-and-wife teams living their restaurant dreams
"...the past couple of weekends and met two delightful husband-and-wife teams who have forsaken the big city to live..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The Art of the Business of Art
Gallery owners David Berman, Wally Workman, and Steve Clark talk about their lives promoting artists and selling art
"...across a canvas or the satisfying slice of a knife making its way through a fresh hunk of clay...."

July 30, 2004 Arts Feature by Sam Martin

Lioness in Winter
Eliza Gilkyson finds her roar
"...scene, Eliza Gilkyson with him, the love of her life. They cuddle on a living room chair together, gazing..."

April 30, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

When Wagner Became WAGNER
With 'The Flying Dutchman,' Richard Wagner made opera bigger than big
"...and the whole story for the entire opera," says professor John Weinstock of the Department of Germanic Studies at..."

March 26, 2004 Arts Feature by Jerry Young

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