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2006 ISSUES

January 20, 2006

Volume 25, Number 21

news

food

  • Uncommon Generosity

    Following restaurateur Michael Vilim's time and money

    BY WES MARSHALL

  • Hungry Planet: What the World Eats

    Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio have produced what can only be called an extraordinary book

    BY MICK VANN

  • Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South

    Marcie Cohen Ferris traces the story of the Jewish immigrants in the South from larger urban centers like Savannah and Atlanta to more rural areas like the Mississippi Delta

    BY ERIN MOSOW

  • Food-o-File

    Ambling around the aisles at HEB Plus! and marvelling at how busy Martin Yan is these days

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

screens

the arts

  • Hang the DJ

    The new political theatre invites you into its messy, sexy conversation

    BY KATHERINE CATMULL

  • Tapestry's 'JASS'

    In remounting Tapestry Dance Company's 'JASS,' Artistic Director Acia Gray is seeing how dancers, like jazz musicians, take their time as they get older

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Spank Dance Company

    The fire at 304 E. Fifth has forced choreographer Ellen Bartel of Spank Dance Company to close Center Studio, the dance space she's been managing there for a decade

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • The Gospel of Lead

    Arthouse's Talking Art with Dario Robleto and Jeremy Blake is a good bet for a stimulating afternoon, with two rising art stars who have a history of weirdly personal, spicy commentary

    BY RACHEL KOPER

  • Arts Reviews

columns

  • Page Two: Prayer for the Common Man

    In the religious right's new democracy, principles prescribed by man have no value in the war between heaven and hell

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Our readers talk back.
  • Letters at 3AM

    Silence is not an option, if our Constitution is ever again to rise from the paper on which it was written

    BY MICHAEL VENTURA

  • After a Fashion

    Stephen remembers the bawdy Shelley Winters and goes to an all-girl affair!

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • To Your Health

    What is the evidence that hoodia works as an appetite-suppressant?

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • The Common Law

    Austin smoking ordinance – what's the skinny?

    BY LUKE ELLIS

  • Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

    The rules of bowling, and one doozy of a Chilean diplomat

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Day Trips

    San Luis de Las Amarillas Presidio once stood on the world stage as Spain's most remote outpost against French expansion into Middle America

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • The Luv Doc: Thanks, SCOTUS

    Americans should be highly suspicious of people walking around in robes

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books

  • The Latest in Paper

    In his clear, descriptive style, Christian Parenti delivers not only the now-familiar voice of the "embedded" journalist, but also that of one who is intelligent and curious enough to seek out the resistance.

    BY DIANA WELCH

sports

  • Soccer Watch

    Good luck scoring World Cup tickets, the San Jose Earthquakes move to Houston, and more

    BY NICK BARBARO