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2001 ISSUES

April 13, 2001

Volume 20, Number 33

features

  • South Austin Secede!

    Our second installment in a series about South Austin explores the roots of "Bubba" and the rivalry between North Austin and south of the river.

    BY ROB D'AMICO

news

  • Flippin' the Birds

    Closing parts of Balcones Canyon Preserve angers mountain bikers and doesn't do enough to save wildlife.

    BY DAN OKO

  • Naked City

    Hyde Park lawsuit sutra, Glen Maxey's retirement dilemma, parking lot battle in Judges' Hill neighborhood, Sixth Street recycling, and the anti-growth blues
  • The Hightower Lowdown

    Bush's regulatory rollback, the Codex Alimentarius & McCain-Feingold

    BY JIM HIGHTOWER

  • Capitol Chronicle

    The State Policy Committee Politically Purges the State Employees' Charitable Campaign

    BY MICHAEL KING

food

music

screens

the arts

  • Theatre -- ALL CAPS, All the Time

    There's nothing lower-case or lethargic about theatre director, actor, and producer Sharon Sparlin. She's bold, animated, even electric, and channeling all that high-voltage energy into creating equally energetic theatre all the time.

    BY C. DENBY SWANSON

  • Articulations

    Real drama bled into the staged kind when actress Latifah Taormina cut herself during a performance of Adam Sobsey's Hang Town Fry, and Salvage Vanguard releases The Cry Pitch Carrolls on CD.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Arts Reviews

columns

  • Page Two

    The paper for Central Texas reminded us again this week that it is still very much run out of Atlanta, Georgia.

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    The union's due, the boys in blue, The Sopranos' view, and Miracle Mike takes it on the, um, chin.
  • Public Notice

    This week, our sassy public service column "Public Notice" goes to the dogs.

    BY KATE X MESSER

  • The Gospel According to Hollywood

    Easter is a time for resurrectiing Hollywood's biblical epics.

    BY MICHAEL VENTURA

  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    Dig the groovy threads in this factoid suit, daddio!

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • After a Fashion

    Follow a local dress as it makes it way off the bolt, into an Austin boutique, and across the country to Hollywood for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton's!

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • Day Trips

    The Cider Mill and Country Store is the apple of Medina's eye.

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • To Your Health

    My cat, Freya (named after a Norwegian goddess), has become very irritable. My vet thinks she needs more taurine. I get irritable every once in a while too (especially around my period). Do I need taurine?
  • About AIDS

    Newfangled prophylactics
  • Coach's Corner

    Land of the underdog? Not hardly. Nowadays everyone roots for the frontrunner -- just look at Duke and Tiger Woods.

    BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

  • The Luv Doc: Too Much Christmas

    Lasting oppression really only works if you have a really good PR campaign

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books

  • Modern Taste

    "There are these conundrums," Steven Watson said at lunch the day before he headed off to the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at UT to try and unravel some of them. Clarifying the enigmas of modernism and avant-garde artists is something that Watson has become quite proficient at.

    BY CLAY SMITH

  • The Dreamer

    The Protagonist of Denise Chávez's New Novel Is in Love With a Long-Dead Movie Star

    BY BELINDA ACOSTA

  • Postscripts

    How the Gutenberg Bible and the world's first photograph was moved from the Harry Ransom Center to the LBJ Library.

    BY CLAY SMITH

  • Local Bestsellers

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