Volume 20, Number 23
One man's journey to the Bush inauguration confirms more than it denies.
BY MICHAEL BOLDUC
Neighbors of Hyde Park Baptist Church Take a Final Stand Against Its Proposed Parking Garage
BY ERICA C. BARNETT
A Profile of Austin's Center for Public Policy Priorities
BY ROBERT BRYCE
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
Hardcore Corporate Action; Hardwired Fashion
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
The New Governor opens his campaign for re-election.
BY MICHAEL KING
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.
Chef news and upcoming culinary events in town.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
Beverly Gannon and Bonnie Friedman
Famed superharpist James Cotton settles into Austin.
BY MARGARET MOSER
The IAJE vision of jazz's future.
BY JAY TRACHTENBERG
The Austin Music Awards lineup starts to trickle out.
BY KEN LIECK
KVRX Local Live Vol. 5: Aural Fixation
The Real Heroes
Death of the Alphabet EP
Head for Cover
Ah-Haa! Goes Grass: A Bluegrass Tribute to Bob Wills
Place I Call Home
Smoke & Ash
You'll Never Get to Heaven If You Break My Heart
Ok, Let's Play
Will Taylor and Strings Attached
La Cuidad del Tango
Straight Outta Castro: Greatest Hits 1998-2000, Restoration, Product
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
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
Back from Sundance and the town of Austin is springing back to life.
BY MARC SAVLOV
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
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.
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.
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.
arts & culture
A roundup of the FronteraFest 2001 Long Fringe.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
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
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.
Lost Austin behind us, Smart Growth ahead?
BY LOUIS BLACK
Development peccadillos and Lost Austin kudos.
This week's "Public Notice" is all about that animal urge. Woof!
BY KATE X MESSER
One of the family passed on this week. The Style Avatar's sister remembers the Houston Chronicle's Maxine Mesinger.
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
A little meat for your cerebral sandwich.
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
Houston's Museum of Printing History reconstructs Gutenberg and more.
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
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
How Papilloma accelerates HIV.
BY SANDY BARTLETT
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
Letters to the editor, published daily