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2001 ISSUES

July 6, 2001

Volume 20, Number 45

news

  • Isn't It FABulous?

    Austin considers a $95 million incentives package for AMD

    BY AMY SMITH

  • A Liquid Proposition

    Austin's Water Quality Protection Lands are few and far between: can they do the job they are meant to do?

    BY DAN OKO

  • Naked City

    Local news this week in Austin.

    BY ERICA C. BARNETT

  • The Hightower Lowdown

    A real Fourth of July, bushwa from D.C., & airline fairness

    BY JIM HIGHTOWER

  • Capitol Chronicle

    Marty Akins for Governor, and few dozen others for statewide office

    BY MICHAEL KING

food

  • Ceviche Sublime

    Cool ceviche -- with its clean, fresh flavors of citrus-cured seafood -- is proving to be the hot dish in restaurants all over Austin this summer.

    BY REBECCA CHASTENET DÉ GERY

  • Food-o-File

    Cuisines Editor Virginia B. Wood reveals some recent sandwich finds and shares the latest culinary news.

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

  • Second Helpings

    Local pizza chains in this week's Second Helpings.

music

screens

the arts

  • The Forest for the Trees

    The Austin Arts Commission has never been a model of bureaucratic efficiency, but this year it seems to have become a big cliché in action, a body so focused on procedure and minutiae and the concerns of the moment that it can't see the forest for the trees. It's compounding the problems in Austin's profoundly flawed public arts funding system and demonstrating just how poorly that process serves not only the city's artists but all its citizens.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Articulations

    Ratgirl drops her tights to comment on Wayne Alan Brenner's review of Uncaged.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Arts Reviews

columns

  • Page Two

    The fact that City of Austin staff is often inspiring and committed makes snafus like downtown traffic and the Fourth of July fiasco all the more perplexing.

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Readers weigh in on the criminality of musicians, the integrity of neighborhoods, and more.
  • Letters at 3AM

    Robert Bly's new book of poems is a haunting work that evokes all hisotry and culture.

    BY MICHAEL VENTURA

  • Public Notice

    Public Notice asks not what it can do for its community but what you can. This week, you can sing, give blood, or watch movies -- all for good causes.

    BY KATE X MESSER

  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    The dark matter in your ever-expanding universe of thought.

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Day Trips

    Take a dip in these secret swimming holes.

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • After a Fashion

    "After a Fashion" tosses a few words around about local designer Brian Frisbie, and guess what this Thursday is?

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • To Your Health

    Since my 4-year-old has been in preschool, she has constantly been afflicted by colds and other infections. It just seems like her immune system is stretched too far. She can't swallow pills like my husband and I, but I want to build up her system. Where do I start?

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • About AIDS

    Drug Ads Foster Dangerous Misconceptions About AIDS

    BY SANDY BARTLETT

  • Coach's Corner

    Travelling in Colorado with his daughter, Coach has time to take in some sports, and contemplate some truths about global warming and Major League baseball.

    BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

  • The Luv Doc: Something Vaguely Comprehensible

    Sometimes what you believe to be your strength is actually a weakness

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books

  • The Player

    With Adventures of a No Name Actor, a comic memoir of his adventures in the screen trade, anonymous player Marco Perella is finding literary stardom.

    BY KATHERINE CATMULL

  • Postscripts

    Should authors really worry if publishers are reporting a rise in the number of unsold books being returned to them from bookstores?

    BY CLAY SMITH

  • Local Bestsellers

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