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July 8, 2005

Volume 24, Number 45

news

  • Keeping Austin Wild

    As the population swells, officials and activists look for ways to preserve open space

    BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

  • Weed Watch: Don't Bogart That Lollipot!

    Candies derived from marijuana flowers contain no THC, but still raise the ire of politicians

    BY JORDAN SMITH

  • The Real Austin?

    The capital of Texas ... a great place to hook up and throw up

    BY KEVIN BRASS

  • UT Raises the Solar Roof

    Students build all-solar house for national competition

    BY DANIEL MOTTOLA

  • Naked City

    Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

    BY LEE NICHOLS

  • Property Tax Fireworks Flare

    Proposals would actually tax Texans more, but with little extra for schools

    BY KIMBERLY REEVES

  • Point Austin: Thoughts After Celebration

    Beneath the rockets' red glare, the costs of our Iraq misadventure mount

    BY MICHAEL KING

  • The Hightower Report

    Corporations promising to relocate here and to create lots of jobs in exchange for tax breaks and other goodies are full of it; and Transportation Security Administration doing a lot more than making you take off your shoes

    BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

music

  • 99 Bands

    Ninety-nine local bands on Red River waiting to be heard

    BY DARCIE STEVENS

  • TCB

    Why everyone loves Alan Durham's Sex Drive; Trophy's and a slew of other music-sharing venues reshape the scene

    BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

screens

  • I Hope You're Happy Now

    Andrew Bujalski, who wrote 'Funny Ha Ha' in Austin and wrapped it in Boston, on the film's unlikely fate

    BY SPENCER PARSONS

  • Behind the Curtain

    The Texas Documentary Tour: Amy Grappell's 'Light From the East'

    BY ANNE S. LEWIS

  • In Print

    The creator of TV's cult classic Freaks and Geeks and writer of another memoir, Kick Me, Paul Feig is no stranger to mining embarrassment's riches, and Superstud ranks high among his work for going so low

    BY SPENCER PARSONS

  • Film News

    The Texas Film Commission copes with big departure; plus, Kat Candler, shooting updates, and casting calls

    BY JOE O'CONNELL

  • TV Eye

    Having been exiled from Austin for the month of June, I found myself longing for a decent breakfast taco

    BY BELINDA ACOSTA

  • Screens Reviews

  • Film Reviews

the arts

  • Music for the Eyes

    Annie Leibovitz's portraits of American musicians reveal her true oeuvre

    BY MARGARET MOSER

  • The Next Diegos

    Mexic-Arte's 'YLA No. 10' showcases the work of tomorrow's great Latino artists

    BY PATTI HADAD

  • Let the Spirit Move You

    The Spirit Echoes Fine Art Festival is your one-stop shop to fill all those one-of-a-kind sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, and jewelry needs

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Culture Flash!

    Last call for changes to the city arts funding guidelines, another cool two million for the Long Center, Sally Jacques gets touched by an angel, more Austin artists do New York, and another honor for Conspirare

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Arts Reviews

columns

  • Page Two

    Religious zealotry can have the effect of undoing basic morality

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Our readers talk back
  • Letters at 3AM

    'Practice,' in the modern sense, means to work at something persistently, trying to get it right – which also fits my meaning, my practice: the hour or so a day when I read my 'devotionals' (a Catholic usage), then to go to my altar to meditate and pray

    BY MICHAEL VENTURA

  • After a Fashion

    Where and with whom did Stephen sally forth this Fourth of July? And what else happened in town on this party weekend.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • About AIDS

    On the down-low ...?

    BY SANDY BARTLETT

  • To Your Health

    A decision on whether to supplement with ultratrace minerals or not depends on diet

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • Day Trips

    Lyfe Tyme barbecue pits love their smokers, and so will you

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

    LSD, chess, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and 12 pianos

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Oops!

    Our latest batch
  • The Luv Doc: To Tell The Truth

    If your GF actually cared what you thought, she would have asked you before she bought that dress

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books

sports

  • Soccer Watch

    Divine intervention lifts Austin Lightning

    BY NICK BARBARO