July 6, 2001

Volume 20, Number 45

news

Isn't It FABulous?

Austin considers a $95 million incentives package for AMD

BY AMY SMITH

A Liquid Proposition

Austin's Water Quality Protection Lands are few and far between: can they do the job they are meant to do?

BY DAN OKO

Naked City

Local news this week in Austin.

BY ERICA C. BARNETT

The Hightower Lowdown

A real Fourth of July, bushwa from D.C., & airline fairness

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Capitol Chronicle

Marty Akins for Governor, and few dozen others for statewide office

BY MICHAEL KING

food

Ceviche Sublime

Cool ceviche -- with its clean, fresh flavors of citrus-cured seafood -- is proving to be the hot dish in restaurants all over Austin this summer.

BY REBECCA CHASTENET DÉ GERY

Food-o-File

Cuisines Editor Virginia B. Wood reveals some recent sandwich finds and shares the latest culinary news.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings

Local pizza chains in this week's Second Helpings.
music

Those Magic Moments

Clifford Antone reminisces from prison on 26 years in the blues business.

BY MARGARET MOSER

Rising Son

The son of Muddy Waters inherits the family bidness.

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Motherless Child

Obscure monument to balladry finally sees the light of day

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Dancing About Architecture

Tosca are no Slackers, Pong bounces back, the Dicks still hate the police, and Ken Lieck finds a new journalist pal in this week's "Dancing."

BY KEN LIECK

Live Shots

screens

Raising the Dead

Actor Joseph Fotinos Wants to Resurrect Local Television

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Short Cuts

Slacker turns 10, Cinemaker Co-op is feted, the Alamo Drafthouse heads north, and Bob Sabiston has "it."

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

The film version of Marion Zimmer Bradley's novel The Mists of Avalon debuts on TNT, and the Top 10 Reasons to be Mrs. Colby Donaldson.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Foxy Brown

Pam Grier stars in Foxy Brown, the film that would end up cementing Grier's image as the female icon of the Blaxploitation movement.

Jeremiah Johnson

For ex-Army soldier Jeremiah Johnson (Redford), the silent, rugged mountains function as the perfect environment in which to fulfill his enigmatic goal -- total secession from the human race.

Rosalie Goes Shopping

Rosalie Goes Shopping -- starring German sex symbol Marianne Sägebrecht -- has a smirking preciousness that gets in the way of its broad satire of American consumerism.

Film Reviews

Cats & Dogs

Kiss of the Dragon

Pootie Tang

This is a nutty story about the life of the fictional ghetto hero Pootie Tang, whose struggles against corporate America after selling out become the stuff of legend.
arts & culture

The Forest for the Trees

The Austin Arts Commission has never been a model of bureaucratic efficiency, but this year it seems to have become a big cliché in action, a body so focused on procedure and minutiae and the concerns of the moment that it can't see the forest for the trees. It's compounding the problems in Austin's profoundly flawed public arts funding system and demonstrating just how poorly that process serves not only the city's artists but all its citizens.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

Ratgirl drops her tights to comment on Wayne Alan Brenner's review of Uncaged.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Lend Me a Tenor

Need a laugh? St. Edward's University has the cure with Lend Me a Tenor, which features a tremendous amount of acting talent, most of it student, working their butts off to entertain you.

Little Footsteps

Excellent Muse's production of Ted Tally's Little Footsteps is not without things to recommend -- Kristi Fleming's performance is relaxed and true -- but in the end, this show about having a baby lacks exactly the kind of magic -- of life and love and innocence and joy -- that a baby can bring.

Dangerous Corner

Different Stages' latest attempt at a theatrical answer to a good, cheap summer beach novel, J. B. Priestly's 1932 mystery Dangerous Corner, isn't much fun. It's full of unsympathetic characters rendered in a flat and melodramatic style.
columns

Page Two

The fact that City of Austin staff is often inspiring and committed makes snafus like downtown traffic and the Fourth of July fiasco all the more perplexing.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Readers weigh in on the criminality of musicians, the integrity of neighborhoods, and more.

Letters at 3AM

Robert Bly's new book of poems is a haunting work that evokes all hisotry and culture.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Public Notice

Public Notice asks not what it can do for its community but what you can. This week, you can sing, give blood, or watch movies -- all for good causes.

BY KATE X MESSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

The dark matter in your ever-expanding universe of thought.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Take a dip in these secret swimming holes.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

"After a Fashion" tosses a few words around about local designer Brian Frisbie, and guess what this Thursday is?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

Since my 4-year-old has been in preschool, she has constantly been afflicted by colds and other infections. It just seems like her immune system is stretched too far. She can't swallow pills like my husband and I, but I want to build up her system. Where do I start?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

Drug Ads Foster Dangerous Misconceptions About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

Travelling in Colorado with his daughter, Coach has time to take in some sports, and contemplate some truths about global warming and Major League baseball.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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