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2001 ISSUES

April 27, 2001

Volume 20, Number 35

news

  • Soda Jerks

    The AISD Vending Machine Scandal and the World of Snacks and Sodas

    BY KEVIN FULLERTON

  • Feeling the Heat

    A profile of the new Texas ACLU and Executive Director Will Harrell

    BY MICHAEL ERARD

  • Naked City

    The Greater Chamber of Commerce wants AMD to build its next mega chip facility in Austin; Gary Bradley is calling on his friends at the Lege for help; the city's libraries have been hit with a budget crunch; Molly Ivins is glad she's left the Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Austin police spokeswoman Sally Muir has moved upstairs to become Chief Stan Knee's assistant.

    BY AMY SMITH

  • The Hightower Lowdown

    Bush Talks Tough; Mad Cows, Beautiful Lips

    BY JIM HIGHTOWER

  • Capitol Chronicle

    An Update on Work in Progress at the Lege

    BY MICHAEL KING

food

music

screens

  • Jesus Is Coming

    The video mailed across the state, the Christian film that found an audience in Austin, and other stories of evangelicals using film to spread the word

    BY SARAH HEPOLA

  • Traditions in Transition

    The latter half of the 20th century has brought rapid change, sometimes extinction, to cultures which once seemed almost frozen in time. UT's Ethnographic Film Festival, April 27-29, shows how cultures all over the globe are handling that change.

    BY CHALE NAFUS

  • Short Cuts

    A Slacker reunion and a Waking Life sale top Linklater's agenda; entry deadlines announced for Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund grants, Austin Film Festival and Heart of Film Screenwriters Conference submissions, and new Cinemaker Co-op fest; and Jon Favreau comes to Austin.

    BY MARC SAVLOV

  • TV Eye

    Talk about your stakes through the heart -- Buffy the Vampire Slayer moves to the UPN and with that, moves out of Austin

    BY BELINDA ACOSTA

  • Screens Reviews

  • Film Reviews

the arts

  • They're History

    The Blue Genie boys -- those whimsical artists responsible for the armadillo-festooned entrance to Threadgill's World Headquarters, the guitar gal atop Fran's Hamburgers, and other mini-landmarks around Austin -- have been fun for the people who see them and fun for the people who made them. Making giant panels for the new Texas State History Museum, though, was a bit more than just that.

    BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

  • Articulations

    An era ends: After 10 years, Vicky Boone resigns as artistic director of Frontera Productions.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Arts Reviews

columns

  • Page Two

    Louis Black shares his thoughts on the new Christian cinema: "I've seen only two of the new Christian movies, but I'm enthralled."

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Austin - bands, bikes, billboards, ballots, Bradley, and beyond - under scrutiny.
  • Public Notice

    Hey, what's going on this week in Austin, public service-wise? Just read this!

    BY KATE X MESSER

  • Letters at 3AM

    McGuffey's Readers helped establish American education as we know it (or knew it).

    BY MICHAEL VENTURA

  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    Little flecks of factoid flavor for the coded oatmeal of your mind.

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Day Trips

    Earl Abel's Coffee Shop in San Antonio has that vintage advantage.

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • After a Fashion

    Local fashion steps out at the Designers' Guild of Austin second showing.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • About AIDS

    HIV considered as a deadly weapon

    BY SANDY BARTLETT

  • To Your Health

    Every time I eat peanuts or peanut butter, I get a scratchy throat. About a year ago, I had some allergy testing and peanuts were not a problem. What's going on?

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • Coach's Corner

    Every Joe Fan thinks he could run a sports franchise -- and maybe he's right. After all, there are plenty of examples of how easy it is to run one badly.

    BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

  • The Luv Doc: Your Public Scent

    The Luv Doc finally recommends moderation

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books