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January 12, 2001

Volume 20, Number 20

features

  • Co-op in Smoke

    The fire that destroyed the Arrakis Co-op left more than embers in its wake.

    BY STUART PRESTIDGE

news

  • Sterling Lands' New Mission

    Sterling Lands II and the Eastside Social Action Coalition fight for equity in Austin's public schools.

    BY JORDAN SMITH

  • Big City Blues

    Although it has three of the 10 largest cities in the United States, Texas is still largely a state of home-rule cities. A brief look at the prospects for a real urban policy in Texas.

    BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

  • Naked City

    Opening day of the Lege, redistricting rumors, and Mike Levy vs. Kirk Watson

    BY LOUIS DUBOSE

  • The Hightower Lowdown

    A Little Help From My Friends; The Buddy System

    BY JIM HIGHTOWER

  • Capitol Chronicle

    The TNRCC reports that the Voluntary Emissions Reduction program has produced zero reductions in air pollution

    BY MICHAEL KING

food

  • New Kid on the Block

    ASTI is the perfect addition to Hyde Park's busiest corner

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

  • Will Travel for Food

    Dining in Dublin

    BY WES MARSHALL

  • Food-o-File

    Virginia B. Wood remembers two talented and hardworking women in Austin's culinary life who have recently died and also reveals some of her recent dining discoveries.

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

  • Second Helpings: Water's Edge

    Austin's Pacific Rim and Caribbean restaurants in this week's Second Helpings.

music

screens

  • Defying Gravity

    With Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Ang Lee took one of the most maligned of cinematic genres -- the kung fu film -- and created an epic many critics (this one included) are calling the year's best movie. We spoke with him about the film's grueling shoot, the refinement it makes to the martial arts genre, and more.

    BY SARAH HEPOLA

  • A Man of Character

    State and Main star William H. Macy talks about his iconic position as America's indie darling, the state of indie filmmaking today, and what on earth Gus Van Sant was thinking.

    BY MARC SAVLOV

  • A Walk on the Dark Side

    An interview with Karen Bernstein, producer of Lou Reed: Rock & Roll Heart (playing at the Alamo Drafthouse on Wednesday, Jan. 10), a breathless, soundtrack-shaped romp through Reed's career so far

    BY ANNE S. LEWIS

  • Short Cuts

    South by Southwest announces 2001 call for festival volunteer workers, and other news and events of interest to the local film community.

    BY MARC SAVLOV

  • TV Eye

    Will MTV's new "Fight for Your Rights" campaign against hate crimes call into question their longstanding promotion of rapper Eminem? Also, seats for sale on Politically Incorrect and fallout from this year's television top 10s.

    BY BELINDA ACOSTA

  • Screens Reviews

  • Film Reviews

the arts

  • Final Flowering

    With Cold Sassy Tree, distinguished composer Carlisle Floyd crafts an opera to crown his lengthy career.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • How Robin Got His Groove Back

    Musicologist Gillian Anderson has come to the rescue of Robin Hood, taking the 1922 Douglas Fairbanks film Robin Hood and restoring its original score. It's one of two dozen films from the earliest era of motion pictures for which Anderson has recovered, restored, or reconstructed the scores.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Articulations

    Austin native Starla Benford brings The Vagina Monologues to town, Kerthy Fix takes Heaving Shadows at the Skin Show to Chicago, and where does rm 120 theatre go?

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

  • Page Two

    Make sure we get the details right for the 2000 Austin Chronicle Music Poll by voting. Also, an introduction to the Politics staff and memories of watching 2001 for the first time.

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    A mixed salad of Green letters and more.
  • Public Notice

    From race riots in South Florida to the MLK Day March in Austin, "Public Notice" reflects on how far we've come and how far we've yet to go.

    BY KATE X MESSER

  • After a Fashion

    Your Style Avatar presents the first in a series of profiles of local high-profile fashion photogs!

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    Data snacks for your brain's buffet.

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Day Trips

    The geologic magnificence of Palo Duro Canyon.

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • About AIDS

    HIV-testing Docs: A Cautionary Note.

    BY SANDY BARTLETT

  • Coach's Corner

    A glacial pace and overzealous refs are killing college basketball. Who's in charge here?

    BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

  • The Luv Doc: In Through the Out Hole

    Like singing and dancing, everyone is a self-appointed expert when it comes to anal sex

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books