Dec. 27, 1996

Volume 16, Number 17

news

Good Works

Faith United Behind a Paint Scraper

Pray For Politicians

Religious Beliefs Play a Political Role, Like It or Not

BY ROBERT BRYCE

The Religious Left

Texas Faith Network Unites Against the Right

BY AMY SMITH

Hell Yeah, I'm Spiritual

The Natural Way to Salvation

BY SUZY BANKS

East of Austin

Why Is This Buddha Smiling?

The Word Made Flesh

Ebenezer Baptist Blends the Spiritual and Temporal

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Jewish in Austin

A Texas Jewboy Misses Home

God on the Bench

Some Judges Look to a Higher Authority

BY BOB ELDER

Austin Ain't Boys' Town

Meet the Most Reverend John McCarthy

BY ROSEANA AUTEN

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows a Bit About Religion

Religion Poll Results

Gay Friendly

St. Luke's: Should We Be a Reconciled Congregation?

BY AUDREY DUFF

Concrete Carpet Ride

Jim Bob's Road to Nowhere

BY ALEX DE MARBAN

food

A Toast to Tradition

The Foods of New Year's Around the World

BY REBECCA CHASTENET DÉ GERY

Black-eyes for '97

Food-O-File

music

The Great Roots-Rock Scare of '96

The Americana Chart, Alternative Country, and Austin

Great Expectations

Assessing Austin's Class of '96

BY ANDY LANGER

Also Playing

Road Shows

Dancing About Architecture

Lights! Camera! Gilmore!

Record Reviews

screens

Fargo, You Betcha

Society of Texas Film Critics Announce Awards

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

The Grinch v. Charlie Brown

The Great Christmas Special Debate

The Man Behind the TV Grinch

Scanlines

The Frighteners

Film Reviews

Michael

Travolta plays an unkempt, beer-swilling, Beatles-quoting angel who – yes – also dances.
arts & culture

Art of the State

Art:

Dance With the Devil

Getting Austin Artists in Step With Their Audience

BY BRETT HOLLOWAY-REEVES

Articulations

Season in the Sun, Part III
columns

Coach's Corner

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Page Two

BY ROBERT BRYCE

Public Notice

BY KATE X MESSER

Postmarks

Crisis Controversy

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows...

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

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