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2001 ISSUES

February 2, 2001

Volume 20, Number 23

features

news

  • Wall of Separation

    Neighbors of Hyde Park Baptist Church Take a Final Stand Against Its Proposed Parking Garage

    BY ERICA C. BARNETT

  • Lobbying for Little People

    A Profile of Austin's Center for Public Policy Priorities

    BY ROBERT BRYCE

  • Naked City

    Conservative Federal Judge Edith Jones speaks to Federalist students at the UT School of Law. Will Jones be Bush's first Supreme Court pick?

    BY LOUIS DUBOSE

  • The Hightower Lowdown

    Hardcore Corporate Action; Hardwired Fashion

    BY JIM HIGHTOWER

  • Capitol Chronicle

    The New Governor opens his campaign for re-election.

    BY MICHAEL KING

food

music

screens

  • Thou Shalt Not ...

    Each one of Krzysztof Kieslowski's 10-part Decalogue is constructed carefully enough to be seen on its own. But together, they are a jigsaw puzzle of color, texture, emotion, and meaning. We take a look at this extraordinary series, which the Austin Film Society will screen at the Alamo Drafthouse on Saturdays through March 3.

    BY MARRIT INGMAN

  • Alive and Kicking

    Just when a heavy cynicism about the future of independent film has overtaken the industry and most of its observers, the Sundance Film Festival came along during the early weeks of 2001 and, almost unexpectedly, brightened the downcast mood shared by its most dour participants.

    BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

  • Short Cuts

    Back from Sundance and the town of Austin is springing back to life.

    BY MARC SAVLOV

  • TV Eye

    For those of you yawning through The Mole and gagging through Temptation Island, Survivor is back, here to remind us what we liked (and loathed) about "reality TV" in the first place.

    BY BELINDA ACOSTA

  • Screens Reviews

  • Film Reviews

the arts

columns

  • Page Two

    Lost Austin behind us, Smart Growth ahead?

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Development peccadillos and Lost Austin kudos.
  • Public Notice

    This week's "Public Notice" is all about that animal urge. Woof!

    BY KATE X MESSER

  • After a Fashion

    One of the family passed on this week. The Style Avatar's sister remembers the Houston Chronicle's Maxine Mesinger.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    A little meat for your cerebral sandwich.

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Day Trips

    Houston's Museum of Printing History reconstructs Gutenberg and more.

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • Letters at 3AM

    If you want to understand the legacy of Bill Clinton forget the Elvis analogies and remember Orson Welles, who created film characters marked by their own self-corruption.

    BY MICHAEL VENTURA

  • About AIDS

    How Papilloma accelerates HIV.

    BY SANDY BARTLETT

  • Coach's Corner

    Well, the bad guys won the Super Bowl -- led by genuine bad guy Ray Lewis -- but Jennifer Capriati made her own good news down in Australia.

    BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

  • The Luv Doc: Girl Farts

    She farts a lot

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books

  • Making a Living, Making a Life

    Judging from the coverage he has been receiving, the most popular story trailing Robert Reich as he travels around the nation talking about his new book The Future of Success is an entirely personal one. Books Editor Clay Smith interviews the former Clinton administration secretary of labor and finds out a few other stories about the popularizing public intellectual.

    BY CLAY SMITH

  • The High Life

    Too-often regarded as dull compilations of dusty facts, biographies are rarely bestsellers, Amanda Eyre Ward writes. But Amanda Foreman's Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire reads like a racy novel, complete with enough rocky relationships, torrid trysts, and illegitimate childbirths to keep Jerry Springer in business for weeks.

    BY AMANDA EYRE WARD

  • Postscripts

    BookPeople is making it easier than ever to contribute to local nonprofits and other independent businesses on its Web site.

    BY CLAY SMITH

  • Local Bestsellers

    Local bestsellers are based on recent sales at Austin bookstores selected to reflect varied reading interests.
  • Book Reviews