Feb. 16, 2001

Volume 20, Number 25

features

Rockin' the Roadshow

Forget Pokémon and Britney Spears, Rosalind digs the Antiques Roadshow and got to meet her heroes in person when the show rolled through town.

BY BARBARA CHISHOLM

news

Bad Blood

Did the Austin Police Department Shut Down an Investigation of Its Own Cops?

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

Bastrop ISD explains Confederate flag incident, Texas Civil Rights Project files suit against Taco Cabana, Young Conservatives of Texas oppose hate crimes legislation.

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

The Hightower Lowdown

The "Prosperity Dividend," Bush's Energy Fraud, and the War on Colombia

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Tandoori Junkie

Over the years Austin has absorbed (and discarded) several new Indian restaurants, most in the mode of the classic Americanized Indian dining establishment. But within the past few years, we have been fortunate enough to attract a new class of Indian restaurants. Mick Vann has compiled a guide to them.

BY MICK VANN

Food-o-File

Who Wants to Eat Like a Millionaire? and more from Cuisines Editor Virginia B. Wood.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Continental

Rebecca Chastenet de Géry samples Austin's Continental restaurants in this week's "Second Helpings."

Food Reviews

music

Make Your Mama Proud

The Gospel According to Bill "The Mailman" Martin and Chester Baldwin

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Sister in the Spirit

Praising the Lord with one of Austin's most talented sisters

BY DAVID LYNCH

Dancing About Architecture

South by Southwest draws closer -- lots of news from SXSW 2001

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

Spoon

Girls Can Tell

Pat MacDonald

Begging Her Graces

Mandy Mercier

Wild Dreams of the Shy Boys

Ginger Mackenzie

All Too Human

Bedbug

Happiest of Hours

God-Stripe Gum

God-Stripe Gum

Kalpana, Bliss Blood, DR:OP:FR:AM+E, Void Failure, Vertigo Blue, Reverend Kathy Russell

Please Rewind and Play Again IV

Stinky del Negro

The Soft Favorites

We Talked About Murder

We Talked About Murder

Brave Combo, Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer

All Wound Up: A Family Music Party

Steven Fromholz

A Guest in Your Heart

Geronimo Treviño III

Trying to Break the Honky-Tonk Fever

Heymakers

Makin' Hey

Bobby Earl Smith

Rearview Mirror
screens

Something Weird

How Tim League discovered 110 drive-in films in an East Prairie warehouse and other stories of disappearing celluloid.

BY JERRY RENSHAW

Flies on the Wall With Attitude

Cinéma vérité pioneer Robert Drew, coming to town this Wednesday for the Texas Documentary Tour, speaks about the films he has made and the film style he helped create.

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Short Cuts

Mike Judge receives the Ernie Kovacs Award from the Dallas Video Festival and other news and events of interest to area filmmakers.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Just in time for Valentine's Day -- or to celebrate it being over -- Belinda Acosta offers her take on a few modern-day dating games.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

The Last Days of Disco

This Whit Stillman movie perfectly illustrates how white the disco fad became, but at times, the audience has to wonder if Stillman has any idea about the era that he's trying to capture.

Behind Locked Doors

Tor Johnson in a Forties noir? Directed by Budd Boetticher, the director of Westerns like The Cimarron Kid and The Tall T? Believe it.

The Fan

The Halston clothes, as beautiful relics of that era, are the best thing about this movie.

Film Reviews

Chunhyang

Down to Earth

One Day in September

Recipient of the 2000 Oscar for Best Documentary, this film unfolds the gripping drama that occurred on September 5, 1972, during the Munich Olympics, when eight armed Palestinian terrorists took 11 members of the Israeli delegation hostage.
arts & culture

Sin Fronteras

Most observers would agree that Austin has a Latino visual arts community, but within that community are many voices, many points of view, many styles -- and no borders.

BY ROB CURRAN

Articulations

A weekly rundown of the latest news in Austin's visual and performing arts scene.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

A Streetcar Named Desire

The Zachary Scott Theatre Center's new staging of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire attempts to jazz up the classic, but its intentional anachronisms, jarring musical score, and robotic Stanley result in a production that is painfully off-key.

A Raisin in the Sun

Pro Arts Collective's new production of A Raisin in the Sun does credit to Lorraine Hansberry's powerful script. Even though it runs for three hours, the show is gripping to the very end.
columns

Page Two

Good cops, bad cops, in the booming city.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Further Lost Austin fallout and enviro-rhetoric from our readers.

Public Notice

This week, "Public Notice" revels in the unconditional luv that is kids and pets … but mostly kids.

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3AM

Actions are our only true belongings.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Mr. Smarty Pants

A few Snausages for your dogs of thought.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

This week, join the Style Avatar for the second installment in a series about local fashion photographers.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Dry Comal Creek Vineyards and their user-friendly wines.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

The OZ Parties Dinner for HIV+ Singles.

Coach's Corner

In a very boring weekend, the very lowest point is watching the UT men's basketball team get thumped.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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