April 13, 2001

Volume 20, Number 33

features

South Austin Secede!

Our second installment in a series about South Austin explores the roots of "Bubba" and the rivalry between North Austin and south of the river.

BY ROB D'AMICO

news

Flippin' the Birds

Closing parts of Balcones Canyon Preserve angers mountain bikers and doesn't do enough to save wildlife.

BY DAN OKO

Naked City

Hyde Park lawsuit sutra, Glen Maxey's retirement dilemma, parking lot battle in Judges' Hill neighborhood, Sixth Street recycling, and the anti-growth blues

The Hightower Lowdown

Bush's regulatory rollback, the Codex Alimentarius & McCain-Feingold

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Capitol Chronicle

The State Policy Committee Politically Purges the State Employees' Charitable Campaign

BY MICHAEL KING

food

Hill Country Food & Wine Guide

by Virginia B. Wood & the Cuisines staff

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood on the good news coming out of the Austin restaurant scene this week

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Burger-Mania, Round Two

More burger joints in this week's Second Helpings.
music

Humor, Introspection, Ecstasy

UT Composer Dan Welcher is one step away from greatness.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

God Willing

Two disparate cultures come together in Austin's Ojalá.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Dancing About Architecture

Our resident Marshmallow Peep relates the news and hearsay in and around the Live Music Capital...

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

Old 97's

Satellite Rides

Redd Volkaert

No Stranger to a Tele

Gnappy

Gnappy

Blue Noise Band

Brad Green From Queens

Get It On Production

Get It On Productions

Ünloco

Healing

The Action Is

Blackbelt

Shearwater

The Dissolving Room

Shawn Colvin

Whole New You

Mike Nicolai

Woody Allen Stunt Footage

The Groobees

Buy One, Get Eleven Free

Cory Morrow & Pat Green

Songs We Wish We'd Written

Roger Wallace

That Kind of Lonely
screens

Cinema of the Americas

A Festival of Latino Films Showcases New Visions of an Old and Resurging Culture

BY DAVID GARZA

Short Cuts

You may remember reading about local Web-based animator Alan Watts in this space from time to time, but you're about to be hearing a lot more about him.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Belinda Acosta was all set to hate The Oblongs, the new animated series on the WB about mutants living near a toxic waste dump. But then something unexpected happened: It was funny.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Cruel Intentions

Made-for-TV acting quality that can't begin to grasp the nuances of the story -- but the kids seem to like it.

His Girl Friday

One of the finest examples of screwball comedy and an excellent adaptation of a story that has been told many times

Se7en

David Fincher's stunning directorial debut about a psychopath who uses the seven deadly sins as a model for his grotesque murders

Film Reviews

Amores Perros

Three stories about beast and man.

Bridget Jones's Diary

romantic fantasy as it is social satire.

The Caveman's Valentine

Joe Dirt

Josie and the Pussycats

It's far more subversive than the Seventies Hanna-Barbera cartoon on which it's based.

Me You Them

arts & culture

Theatre -- ALL CAPS, All the Time

There's nothing lower-case or lethargic about theatre director, actor, and producer Sharon Sparlin. She's bold, animated, even electric, and channeling all that high-voltage energy into creating equally energetic theatre all the time.

BY C. DENBY SWANSON

Articulations

Real drama bled into the staged kind when actress Latifah Taormina cut herself during a performance of Adam Sobsey's Hang Town Fry, and Salvage Vanguard releases The Cry Pitch Carrolls on CD.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Devil's Disciple

Director Norman Blumensaadt's rendering of The Devil's Disciple for Different Stages may be uneven in the quality of the performances, but the actors deliver Shaw's text clearly, and there's more than a little something to be said for that.

Raised by Lesbians

In the Subterranean Theatre Company production of Raised by Lesbians, writer Leah Ryan and director Ken Webster transport the audience to the heart of The Who's "Teenage Wasteland," dealing with adolescence, lesbians, and men and women's notions of each other without laughing at teens or distorting them with nostalgia.
columns

Page Two

The paper for Central Texas reminded us again this week that it is still very much run out of Atlanta, Georgia.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

The union's due, the boys in blue, The Sopranos' view, and Miracle Mike takes it on the, um, chin.

Public Notice

This week, our sassy public service column "Public Notice" goes to the dogs.

BY KATE X MESSER

The Gospel According to Hollywood

Easter is a time for resurrectiing Hollywood's biblical epics.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Mr. Smarty Pants

Dig the groovy threads in this factoid suit, daddio!

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

Follow a local dress as it makes it way off the bolt, into an Austin boutique, and across the country to Hollywood for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton's!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

The Cider Mill and Country Store is the apple of Medina's eye.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

My cat, Freya (named after a Norwegian goddess), has become very irritable. My vet thinks she needs more taurine. I get irritable every once in a while too (especially around my period). Do I need taurine?

About AIDS

Newfangled prophylactics

Coach's Corner

Land of the underdog? Not hardly. Nowadays everyone roots for the frontrunner -- just look at Duke and Tiger Woods.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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