May 25, 2001

Volume 20, Number 39

features

The Graduates

Sarah Hepola goes back to Connally High School to find out how some of her ex-students are doing, now that they are preparing to graduate.

BY SARAH HEPOLA

news

Jesus Saves

With the city facing its biggest budget crunch in a decade, city manager Jesus Garza has begun to make some tough financial choices.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Naked City

Local news this week in Austin.

BY ERICA C. BARNETT

The Hightower Lowdown

Bush's Little Helpers; The Drug War's Dr. Strangelove

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The 2001 Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Welcome Wagon

Doyle Bramhall II, classic rock's most promising new blood

BY ANDY LANGER

Dancing About Architecture

Willie Nelson, not burnt down

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

Charlie Robison

Step Right Up

Billy Joe Shaver

The World Rolls On

RC Banks

Conway's Corner

Sister Seven

Live

Prescott Curlywolf

Arkadelphia

The Applicators

What's Your Excuse

The Crack Pipes

Every Night Saturday Night

Fivehead

Big Mistake Factory

The New Year

Newness Ends

The Kiss Offs

Rock Bottom

Salvage Vanguard Theatre

The Cry Pitch Carrolls

Marilyn Rucker

Tea Pot Lady

Girls of the Big D Jamboree

Girls of the Big D Jamboree

Mark Jungers

Black Limousine

DJ Accucrack

Sorted
screens

Summer Film Previews

Interviews and features on Pearl Harbor, Planet of the Apes, AI, and The Golden Bowl.

Screens Feature

Classic films at the Paramount, all summer long

Summer Film Calendar

Your month-to-month guide to summer film

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

The Girls on the 50-Yard Line

Documentarian Mylène Moreno always wanted to be a professional athlete. Instead, she made True-Hearted Vixens, a film about women who did. Moreno brings Vixens, documenting the attempt to create a women's professional football league, and her short "Cormac's Trash" to the Alamo Drafthouse this Wednesday.

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Short Cuts

News of local film interest.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Now that the writers' strike has been averted, the networks feel secure announcing their fall television seasons. Here's a look at what's in store.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Marie Antoinette

They don't make 'em like this anymore. And thank God they don't!

Red Headed Woman

Jean Harlow was never sexier than in this pre-Hays Code comedy, risque even by today's standards.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

The Artists' Guide to the Galaxy

Three Austin visual artists -- Steve Schwake, Clare Christie, and Marie Parker -- share their impressions of life in Austin and the development of their work, defining the orbit success for their respective worlds.

BY ROB CURRAN

Articulations

Frontera names Subterranean Theatre Company the new producing company in residence at Hyde Park Theatre.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Wit: Who We Might Yet Become

Margaret Edson's drama Wit could be just another story about someone dying of a dreadful disease, but director Michael Bloom stages the State Theater Company production with the skilled and experienced hands of a surgeon and Megan Cole's striking performance as the terminally ill poetry scholar makes us face our own mortality and makes two hours feel like one.

Hyperzoo: History Behind Bars

In Hyperzoo, an installation featuring historical and mythological figures in cages, director Chad Salvata and his artistic team juxtapose ghastly horror with great beauty in a series of dreamy, stunning images.

Carmen: Hot! Hot! Hot!!

Austin Lyric Opera's latest staging of Bizet's Carmen is such a refreshing and vivid presentation -- and at the City Coliseum, no less -- that this tale of a gypsy love-sorceress and her jealous soldier-lover should smolder in audiences' imaginations well after this production's last embers have flickered out.
columns

Page Two

City Manager Jesus Garza has one of the toughest jobs in town. When things go well, nobody can remember his name; when they go badly, he receives the blame.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

A fresh melange of reader responses to our recent issues.

Public Notice

Things are gearing up in public service-land for Austin's sizzling summer. Here are a few things to do this weekend, plus a jump on next, to boot.

BY KATE X MESSER

'Great' Gen an' Their 'Good' War

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Mr. Smarty Pants

A dollop of creme de la trivia atop your weekly data eclair.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Sandora's Box in Dallas fixes up some mighty fine vittles.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

Personal style in the eye of the beholder? No way, baby.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

About AIDS

Pokeweed protein kills HIV without harming sperm.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

To Your Health

I am watching my grandfather fade away because he is losing his eyesight to macular degeneration. He was always the healthiest of my grandparents, but now he can't drive or read, and he is too proud to take advantage of the services available for the blind. Is there any hope for a cure?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

Coach's Corner

Coach rates the announcers on the NBA playoff broadcasts.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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