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March 30, 2001

Volume 20, Number 31

news

  • The People vs. Mike Sheffield

    The new APD oversight agreement is a first for Austin -- but will it do what it's supposed to do?

    BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

  • Naked City

    Harold Simmons' political contributions could get him a West Texas Waste Dump & Austin environmentalists rally around the documentary film Green.

    BY LOUIS DUBOSE

  • The Hightower Lowdown

    Star Wars boondoggle, MBNA's bankruptcy fraud, and the CIA's cooked books

    BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

  • Nouveau Bistro

    On any given evening, Rebecca Chastenet de Géry writes, Zoot's cozy, warmly lit dining room fills with a cross-section of the city. Seated around the white-clothed tables you find young and old, dates and small groups, black-clad hipsters and the obvious "out of towners," all nodding in approval as they spear forkfuls of sautéed veal sweetbreads, roasted chicken, or seared duck.
  • Food-o-File

    Why two new books that cover the basics of waiting tables are so necessary.

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

  • Second Helpings: Burger-Mania

    Burger-Mania in this week's "Second Helpings."
  • Food Reviews

music

screens

  • Like a Kid Again

    For Spy Kids, his first youth-oriented movie, director Robert Rodriguez maintains the spirit of youth -- and El Mariachi

    BY MARC SAVLOV

  • Short Cuts

    Bill Maher flops in onscreen attempt to cut Harry Knowles down to size.

    BY MARC SAVLOV

  • TV Eye

    "The Flintstones saved me." Belinda Acosta looks at the legacy of William Hanna, who died last week at the age of 90.

    BY BELINDA ACOSTA

  • Screens Reviews

    Joe, PCU, and The Baby
  • Film Reviews

the arts

  • Play On!

    In the backstage comedy Anton in Show Business, playwright Jane Martin wittily paints the contemporary stage as a madhouse overrun by loons and lunatics so preoccupied with money, image, and themselves that they can hardly be bothered to create art. And the State Theater Company's production takes us inside the insanity with an air of playfulness that keeps the audience primed for a good time.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Articulations

    Playwright Adam Sobsey cooks up some drama at Central Market, the UT Department of Theatre & Dance serves up six weeks of new works, and UT student Kristi McGarity snags the 2001 SEAMUS / ASCAP prize.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Arts Reviews

columns

  • Page Two

    There is probably no social agency we take for granted more than the police. In this week's cover story, Mike Clark-Madison offers a powerful profile of Mike Sheffield, 22-year APD veteran and head of the Austin Police Association.

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Notes on the music scene, the music seen, the music herd, and the music heard.
  • Public Notice

    Public Notice asks not what it can do for its community but what *you* can. This week features the second of a three-part list of Austin area Volunteer opportunities.

    BY KATE X MESSER

  • Walk Across Texas

    Remembering Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, the first white Texan.

    BY MICHAEL VENTURA

  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    The First Rule of Trivia Is: You Gotta Talk About the Trivial.

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • After a Fashion

    Since the SXSW dissipation, your Style Avatar looks to the International Scene for his dirt …

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • Day Trips

    Wings over the West: The Fredericksburg Butterfly Ranch and Habitat.

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • About AIDS

    The Cost of Treatment.

    BY SANDY BARTLETT

  • To Your Health

    I will be undergoing surgery in about a month. Are there certain nutrients that I should take before surgery?

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • Coach's Corner

    Live sporting events? Barely. TV is choking them to death.

    BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

  • The Luv Doc: Come On, Big Boy

    Sometimes it's hard to know when a woman is just begging for it

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books

  • India Ink

    Reality meets fantasy in three new novels set in India.

    BY DAVID GARZA

  • Palabras: A Latino Literary Festival

    What is the state of Chicano arts and letters today? That question is part of what inspired Palabras: A Latino Literary Festival, which takes place for the first time this weekend at Mexic-Arte Museum.

    BY BELINDA ACOSTA

  • Postscripts

    Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Edna Buchanan's latest detective novel, and upcoming events.

    BY CLAY SMITH

  • Local Bestsellers

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