Volume 20, Number 46
BY ROBIN BRADFORD
Plans for the Revitalization of Republic Square
BY CHALE NAFUS
Crisis at the Austin Museum of Art: Layoffs, Reorganization, Uncertain Funding
BY AMY SMITH
Local news this week in Austin.
BY ERICA C. BARNETT
CEO pay surges, George W. recycles at the Pentagon, & Tom DeLay quacks like Daffy Duck.
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
Ah, summer, when the degree of heat and the languor of the hours seems to intensify the flavors and aromas of the bounteous foods available to us. As we do every summer, we requested the food staff to share memories of summer foods and received a delicious bounty in return.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
A capacity crowd of family, friends, and fans packed Book Woman last Friday night to celebrate the paperback release of Austin author Karen Stolz's delightful first novel, World of Pies.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
Everything you need to know about dining at national pizza chains in this week's "Second Helpings"
Reissuing the Rosetta Stone of alt.countrypolitan
BY MARGARET MOSER
Antone's Anniversary off to a bumpy start, and the same goes for local CD outlets.
BY KEN LIECK
Ramones, Leave Home, Rocket to Russia, Road to Ruin
Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts from the British Empire & Beyond
Another Side of This Life, The Lost Recordings 1965-1966, Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels - The Gram Parsons Anthology
Demons and Angels: The Ultimate Collection
Morning Glory: The Tim Buckley Anthology, The Dream Belongs to Me
Glory B da Funk's on Me -- The Bootsy Collins Anthology
What's Going On Deluxe Edition, Catch a Fire Deluxe Edition
The Columbia Years, 1962-1968, Monk in Tokyo, Live at the Jazz Workshop Complete
The Hollywood All-Star Sessions
Neu!, Neu! 2, Neu! 75
Secret Treaties, Agents of Fortune
British Steel, Point of Entry, Screaming for Vengeance, Defenders of the Faith
Shine Like It Does: The Anthology, 1979-1987
Leon and Andy Stayed Up All Night to Make You Laugh
BY KIMBERLEY JONES
Filmmaker James Benning typifies the avant-garde tradition and will be on hand to present his film, Los, as part of the Austin Film Society's series, "Expanding Cinema: Fifty Years of Avant-Garde Cinema."
BY MARRIT INGMAN
Cinemaker gets jiggy wit it.
BY MARC SAVLOV
Belinda Acosta argues why your trash TV is no better than her trash TV.
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
Spacey is irresistibly sexy in this film adaptation of John Berendt's book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil; the film has an excellent cast and a certain charm, but suffers from a fatally flawed script.
An intelligent script and tightly realized tension eventually fizzle with an anticlimactic ending; still, Cause for Alarm is an interesting little "B" noir.
arts & culture
From 1961 to 1992, Julioeloy Mesa worked in the Cuban Institute of Cinematic Industry and Art, making movie posters that earned international awards, exhibitions in museums, and even a permanent collection in the Library of Congress. Though he now lives comfortably in Austin, Texas, Mesa's artistic struggle continues.
BY ROB CURRAN
Arts companies are pulling in the green, playwright Dan Dietz is on the road again, and the stork delivers a couple of new artists.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
Zachary Scott Theatre Center's musical production of Jelly's Last Jam doesn't quite get at the soul of Jelly Roll Morton's complicated legacy.
Modern chamber pieces by such composers as Leos Janácek, Joseph Jongen, Andre Jolivet, and Harald Genzmer received a good airing at Austin Chamber Music Festival's Jubilee Jewel concert..
Summer's hot again.
BY LOUIS BLACK
Expanding on neighborhood expansion, taking C. Robison to task, and much more.
Church & State. As different as night / day, dog / cat, and chocolate / peanut butter. And in the U.S., supposedly as separate as oil / vinegar. What's really going on here?
BY KATE X MESSER
Gives you more of what you want when what you had is all gone. Trivially speaking, that is.
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
There's drupelets a-plenty at the Bella Vista Ranch pick-your-own fruit farm.
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
Our Style Avatar discovers J-Rock at Momoko, just in time for their upcoming Summer Fashion Show.
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
Out of the blue my eight-month-old son has begun having seizures. We thought he was going to die, but thankfully, DilantinTM has stopped the seizures. What is causing this, and is there anything else I can do to control them?
BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.
The United Nations puts AIDS in the crosshairs.
BY SANDY BARTLETT
The Masters and Wimbledon
BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON
Letters to the editor, published daily