Feb. 2, 2001

Volume 20, Number 23

features

Fear & Loathing on the Inaugural Trail

One man's journey to the Bush inauguration confirms more than it denies.

BY MICHAEL BOLDUC

news

Wall of Separation

Neighbors of Hyde Park Baptist Church Take a Final Stand Against Its Proposed Parking Garage

BY ERICA C. BARNETT

Lobbying for Little People

A Profile of Austin's Center for Public Policy Priorities

BY ROBERT BRYCE

Naked City

Conservative Federal Judge Edith Jones speaks to Federalist students at the UT School of Law. Will Jones be Bush's first Supreme Court pick?

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

The Hightower Lowdown

Hardcore Corporate Action; Hardwired Fashion

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Capitol Chronicle

The New Governor opens his campaign for re-election.

BY MICHAEL KING

food

Echoes of Excellence

Louie's signature Mediterranean fare claims a strong spot in the city's collective gustatory memory, Rebecca Chastenet de Géry writes. Indeed for many Austinites, Louie's 106 provided initiation into the world of Spanish tapas and introduced the vibrant, if now omnipresent, "Mediterranean" cooking style.

Food-o-File

Chef news and upcoming culinary events in town.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Dining Fine

Food Reviews

music

Born on Highway 61

Famed superharpist James Cotton settles into Austin.

BY MARGARET MOSER

Jazz's Generational Divide

The IAJE vision of jazz's future.

BY JAY TRACHTENBERG

Dancing About Architecture

The Austin Music Awards lineup starts to trickle out.

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

Stretford

Short Circuit

Barkers, Adult Rodeo, Okkervil River, Subset, Tamasha Africana, Orange Mothers, Li'l Cap'n Travis, Mandarin, Japancakes, Golden Arm Trio, Dylan Group

KVRX Local Live Vol. 5: Aural Fixation

The Real Heroes

The Real Heroes

Schatzi

Death of the Alphabet EP

7 Stones

7 Stones

The Stingers

The Stingers

Jeff Hughes and Chaparral

Head for Cover

Rod Moag

Ah-Haa! Goes Grass: A Bluegrass Tribute to Bob Wills

The James Hyland Band

Place I Call Home

Dirk Hamilton

SEXspringEverything

Aaron Calhoun

Smoke & Ash

Jeff Klein

You'll Never Get to Heaven If You Break My Heart

Speedy Sparks

Ok, Let's Play

Will Taylor and Strings Attached

Will Taylor and Strings Attached

Tosca

La Cuidad del Tango

Ghetto Rainbow, R.U.G.G.E.D., Up South

Straight Outta Castro: Greatest Hits 1998-2000, Restoration, Product
screens

Thou Shalt Not ...

Each one of Krzysztof Kieslowski's 10-part Decalogue is constructed carefully enough to be seen on its own. But together, they are a jigsaw puzzle of color, texture, emotion, and meaning. We take a look at this extraordinary series, which the Austin Film Society will screen at the Alamo Drafthouse on Saturdays through March 3.

BY MARRIT INGMAN

Alive and Kicking

Just when a heavy cynicism about the future of independent film has overtaken the industry and most of its observers, the Sundance Film Festival came along during the early weeks of 2001 and, almost unexpectedly, brightened the downcast mood shared by its most dour participants.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Short Cuts

Back from Sundance and the town of Austin is springing back to life.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

For those of you yawning through The Mole and gagging through Temptation Island, Survivor is back, here to remind us what we liked (and loathed) about "reality TV" in the first place.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Woodstock ... 3 Days of Peace & Music

Michael Wadleigh's original cut of the three-day peace and music festival, released in 1970, is perhaps the best rock concert documentary ever made. This director's cut DVD is even better.

Wolfen

Director Michael Wadleigh's only narrative effort is a terrific post-George Romero modernist horror film about ancient spirits, deadly animals, and the nightmare landscape of the modern urban city.

A Perfect World

Kevin Costner is superb in this sometimes charming coming-of-age / crime caper film directed by Clint Eastwood, but A Perfect World is not a perfect film.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Dispatches From the Edge

A roundup of the FronteraFest 2001 Long Fringe.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

A new economic report shows the arts in Texas to be fundamental part of the economy, and Austin theatres enjoy a booming beginning to 2001.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

'"Anacronistas"'

With blown glass in colors as bright as stained glass in the sunshine and materials from the city dump, Einar and Jamex de la Torre create havoc. Their uncompromising, irreverent mixed-media pieces could adorn an Internet cafe, a 15th-century Spanish altar, or an Aztec household and still be shocking fun.
columns

Page Two

Lost Austin behind us, Smart Growth ahead?

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Development peccadillos and Lost Austin kudos.

Public Notice

This week's "Public Notice" is all about that animal urge. Woof!

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

One of the family passed on this week. The Style Avatar's sister remembers the Houston Chronicle's Maxine Mesinger.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

A little meat for your cerebral sandwich.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Houston's Museum of Printing History reconstructs Gutenberg and more.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Letters at 3AM

If you want to understand the legacy of Bill Clinton forget the Elvis analogies and remember Orson Welles, who created film characters marked by their own self-corruption.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

About AIDS

How Papilloma accelerates HIV.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

Well, the bad guys won the Super Bowl -- led by genuine bad guy Ray Lewis -- but Jennifer Capriati made her own good news down in Australia.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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