City Council announces that it will buy land for a proposed homeless
shelter outright, after the Salvation Army placed stipulations on the sale
of the downtown land which the city said it was unable to meet. Also,
other council news.
You spontaneously slow down and breathe easier when you enter
Basil's, Barbara Chisholm writes. This is not a hipster hot spot that is
peopled with folks checking the door to see if someone more interesting
than their current partner has entered. People come here to concentrate
on each other without distraction.
Based on her physical appearance alone, Jean Stapleton is a natural to
portray Eleanor. But it turns out that the accomplished actress'
resemblance to the first lady doesn't end there. It extends to her idealism,
her feminism, and even her awakening to activism.
Director Don Toner announces a new theatre company for himself, David
Stevens announces his departure from Chorus Austin, and UT's
Department of Art & Art History announces a rare meeting of critical
One week before the election, Michael Ventura examines the candidates’ campaigns and finds that Nader played to our fear of consequences, Gore to our fear of intelligence, and Bush to our fear of complexity.