Volume 20, Number 34
Life at Marbridge Ranch defies rehab and assisted living clichés.
BY STUART PRESTIDGE
The Economy Sneezes -- and Austin's Central Business District Catches a Cold
BY AMY SMITH
The news stories that didn't make the mainstream press in 2000
BY KARYNN M. FISH, TATE HAUSMAN, DON HAZEN AND TAMARA STRAUS
Campaign finance reform, Sixth Street recycling and events of the week
BY ERICA C. BARNETT
Bush's insane energy policy, Greenwashing on Earth Day, and the Washington Legal Foundation moves in on the White House
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
The Zinfandel Advocates and Producers Come to Austin
BY WES MARSHALL
Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood updates readers on the news from the 16th Annual Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival and mentions upcoming culinary events.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
Once an outlaw, always an outlaw: The Return of Steven Fromholz
BY ANDY LANGER
Guitarist, producer, and now indie label impresario Jim Stringer is still twanging after all these years.
BY JIM CALIGIURI
April 6-8: photos by John Carrico
BY JIM CALIGIURI
Joey Ramone is dead
BY KEN LIECK
They've made their films. They've done the festivals. Now, four filmmakers share stories about finding -- and losing -- distribution.
BY MARC SAVLOV
Austin Studios internship program wins grant from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
BY MARC SAVLOV
In anticipation of the upcoming writers' strike, networks are beefing up their reality programming, including Worst Case Scenario, No Boundaries, and -- yep, it's that bad -- another Big Brother.
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
Joan Crawford plays Congresswoman Agatha Reed in this ridiculous fluff made all the more ludicrous by its attempts at importance.
Divine decadence, darling
arts & culture
John Walch's new plays -- the monologue The Circumference of a Squirrel and the epic The Dinosaur Within -- are inextricably linked: In their ambitious scope, in their genesis, and in the amount of national attention they're generating for this award-winning Austin playwright.
BY ROBI POLGAR
Another Austin theatre company suffers a mid-performance disaster and responds to it with resourcefulness and pluck, and the Austin Community College Drama Department marks Shakespeare's 437th birth with an all-star "Billy Bash."
BY ROBERT FAIRES
This Zachary Scott Theatre Center production of Allen Robertson's original musical Jouét is a slick theatrical product, with enough gadgetry and opulent design work to fill the space with a rich, powerful sound and imagery, but it's difficult to sympathize with its diva-ish heroine and her mixed messages about compassion.
For the 10th year, Charles Santos and the Austin Festival of Dance offer a spectacularly diverse evening of modern dance, ballet, and jazz, with plenty of skin and choreographic tricks from rope and trapeze work to strobe lights and shadow play to create an incredible show.
In Connie Arismendi's new exhibition "Pasajero" -- which can mean "the flight of a bird, a place that is visited frequently, traveler" -- the artist simulates the experience of traveling, opening her life to the art tourist in installations of unusual beauty.
The real tragedy of downtown construction, the life of Steven Fromholz, and the death of Joey Ramone
BY LOUIS BLACK
The Balcones Situation argued, "Zionism" attributed, and some
retaliatory kudos for DAILY TEXAN comics.
Free speech, free thought, free kittens
Ah it's good to be free. It's good to be Public Notice.
BY KATE X MESSER
The grains of factiod salt on your half-baked pretzel of
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
AAF takes a well deserved break at a local spa. Oooooh, that feels goooooood.
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
San Antonio's funtastic and 75-years-young Kiddie Park.
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
What is conjugated linoleic acid? I found it on the Internet among the new cancer therapies, but I thought linoleic acid was bad if you have cancer.
BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.
The Potential Criminality of HIV Transmission.
BY SANDY BARTLETT
Letters to the editor, published daily