July 28, 1995

Volume 14, Number 47

news

Budgeting for Happiness

Parks and Rec Finds Its Bottom Line

The "Yuppie Chow" Market

Austin's Grocery Stores Duke It Out

BY AMY SMITH

Paying More for Less in East Austin

Naked City

Your Tax Dollars at Play

The Rosewood Entertainment Center

Happy Trails on the Horizon?

AMTC's Vision Quest

Council Watch

Bum Deal for the Mayor

BY ALEX DE MARBAN

music

Austin Aqua Festival

Bonus Tracks

Cash From Chaos

Reissue Issues

Roadkill

Absolutely Frank

Ryko Reissues Zappa

BY KEN LIECK

Reissues

Dancing About Architecture

Lollapalosers and Winners

BY KEN LIECK

Screens

Film Reviews

The Chinese Feast

Ermo

I Am Cuba

I Am Cuba was actually shot as an elaborate pro-Castro piece of Soviet propaganda, but instead it's as if everyone in question just went gaga, drunk on the sheer beauty of Cuba and making up new film techniques as they went along. The film is a stylistically brilliant quartet of vignettes set during the waning years of the Batista regime. The interconnecting stories that propel the film along were written by Russian poet laureate Yevgeny Yevtushenko.

The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love

The Last Hero in China

Operation Dumbo Drop

Rebel Without a Cause

If you haven't ever seen this Nicholas Ray/James Dean classic in widescreen … trust me, you've never really seen it. It's been 40 years since James Dean essayed his quintessential role in as a troubled American teen and, along with co-stars Wood and Mineo, established an iconography of adolescence whose potency extends into the present. Ray, who told stories that were "bigger than life" and pulsing with "hot blood," was one of the most dynamic directors of the American screen and his capacity to tell a widescreen story was as articulate as his ability to pinpoint an individual stuck "in a lonely place."

The Teardrop Pearl

arts & culture

TFAA Director Sandra Greagor Igniting a Fire for the Arts

Awake in the Dark

BY PATRICK TAGGART

Microserfs Struggling in Legoland The Voice of a Generation Breaks

You'll Never Cook Again The Deli Explosion

25 Years of Shakespeare in Central Texas

The Days of Winedale and Roses

Conversations With Builder Paul Lamb and Architect Don Crowell Is This My Beautiful House?

Winedale Lessons

Scanlines

food-o-file

columns

About AIDS

Coach's Corner

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows...

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

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