Volume 19, Number 14
Arts writer Robi Polgar finds the true meaning of Chanukah, if not the true spelling ...
BY ROBI POLGAR
Seven longtime Austinites talk about Smart Growth, neighborhood planning, and the future of Central Austin in an October roundtable discussion.
BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON
Shane Phelps will run against Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle, Sam Billings quit the Cap Metro board; Larry Paul Manley runs up against neighborhood opposition.
BY ERICA C. BARNETT, ROBERT BRYCE AND KEVIN FULLERTON
Travis Country residents battle with private school's placement of its athletic field
BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON
Gentle Heat and Soothing Sweet at Mirabelle
BY PABLEAUX JOHNSON
Virginia B. Wood discovers a new Japanese fast food joint in town; mentions upcoming Central Market Cooking School classes; and updates readers on recent happenings among restaurants and restaurant owners in the Hill Country.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
Tasty, bite-sized restaurant listings compiled from new and previous reviews, guides, and poll results. This week's entries were compiled by Mick Vann.
Greg Beets sends up Austin's wacky pop-punk-cum-Saturday-morning-send-up band, the Peenbeets.
BY GREG BEETS
Middle school teacher Mindy LaBernz teaches her students about "real life" and pop music magic.
BY MINDY LABERNZ
Final fareweall to the Texas Tornado; Frank Kozik Sells Out?; Sixteen Deluxe and Meat Purveyors shake up, but don't break up.
BY KEN LIECK
My Perfect World
People I've Known, Places I've Been
Meet the Mrs.
Stars Too Small to Use
Lost Love and Highways
Kingdom Come and Go
You Know How It Is
Two Dollar Buffet
Entwined & Entranced
Tired of Adventures
Gargantuan Fantasy Mall
Live at Dante's Pleasure Palace
If Arsenic Fails, Try Algebra
Texacala Jones & Her T.J. Hookers
The Search for Saturnalia
New singles from Spoon, Knife in the Water, the Put Downs, the Beach Birds, and Roar! Lion
Man of the Century director Adam Abraham talks about old-style Hollywood panache, the precarious nature of a career in independent cinema, and a little film that could -- and did.
BY SARAH HEPOLA
Producer Fred Miller remembers the making of this antiwar documentary, which focuses on the music of folk legends Peter, Paul & Mary.
BY ANNE S. LEWIS
Upcoming events and workshops of interest to the Austin film community.
BY MARC SAVLOV
Reflections on the memorable television specials of Christmas past
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
arts & culture
Take a peek behind the dressing room doors of Austin theatre through the lens of photographer Bret Brookshire.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
Farewell to two local galleries, welcome to the new dean of the UT College of Fine Arts.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
Ada Calhoun covers Laura Somers' desire, a "reconsideration" of Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms.
Skipper Chong Warson examines Different Stages' new take on Uncle Vanya.
The Evil Regents Return.
BY LOUIS BLACK
More tributes to Doug Sahm
Public Notice is noticing a lot of public service types getting into the holiday spirit. Events big and small are happening all over town, as are opportunities to give, give, give.
BY KATE X MESSER
Impressionistic poultry patching and a proclivity for plynths
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
Our style avatar branches out to service and sales.
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
Eat barbecue for breakfast at Zimmerhanzel's BBQ in Smithville.
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
Always pick the team with the most to play for.
BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON
Silence is proving deadly for Latino communities.
BY SANDY BARTLETT
Letters to the editor, published daily