Jan. 3, 1997

Volume 16, Number 18

news

Mayfield Fights Back

Ward and June Say Nay in Northwest Hills

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Anti-sex Crusader

Christian Virgin Wyatt Roberts Keeps It Clean

BY AMY SMITH

Schools in Session

Legislators Study Issues: From Vouchers to Combat Pay

BY ROSEANA AUTEN

Mediocre Media '96

A Rough Beast Kicks in the Water

BY CHRIS WALTERS

food

Soup's On

Eat Warm in Winter

BY REBECCA CHASTENET DÉ GERY

Food-o-File

music

Also Playing

Road Shows

Perpetuating Preservation

Austin's Historic Victory Grill

BY CHRISTOPHER HESS

Dancing About Architecture

'Twas the Season...

Record Reviews

screens

Scanlines

The Young Ones in "Demolition," "Bomb," & "Sick"

Silent Days and Nights

Discovering Live Cinema... Again

Shortcuts

Film Reviews

Akira

This animated science fiction based on a graphic novel set the modern standard of excellence for Japanese anime.

Ava

International espionage with a body count

Dead

Comedy about raising the dead doesn't raise too many laughs

Foster Boy

The for-profit foster system exposed in this heartrending drama

Gremlin

Some presents should stay unwrapped in this twisted horror

Kajillionaire

The con is on in Miranda July's oddball crime caper

The Last Shift

Different visions of the modern American working class, all beaten by the same system

Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles

Cake and art mix in this portrayal of consumable creativity at the Met

Push

Documentary exposes how faceless landlords turn homes into assets

Rad

Hal Needham's BMX action flick restored

RPG Metanoia

Filipino animated gaming adventure gets a U.S. release

Shortcut

Mangled Italian creature feature should be even shorter

Still Life

Jia Zhangke’s 2006 masterpiece on a changing China finally reaches America

Sweetness in the Belly

Unusual take on the white savior narrative, set against the Ethiopian civil war

The Trial of the Chicago 7

The famous anti-protestor show trial recounted
arts & culture

New Territories

Austin Lyric Opera Ventures Into the Frontier Once More

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Local Palette

Work by Matthew Feiner

Articulations

Honors
columns

Coach's Corner

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Page Two

BY LOUIS BLACK

Public Notice

Party Like It's 1997

BY KATE X MESSER

Postmarks

Pagan Cheer

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows...

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Missive to the Ending Year

Letters at 3AM

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

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