July 13, 2001

Volume 20, Number 46

features

Heat

BY ROBIN BRADFORD

news

Vision of a New Republic

Plans for the Revitalization of Republic Square

BY CHALE NAFUS

The Art of Saving AMOA

Crisis at the Austin Museum of Art: Layoffs, Reorganization, Uncertain Funding

BY AMY SMITH

Naked City

Local news this week in Austin.

BY ERICA C. BARNETT

The Hightower Lowdown

CEO pay surges, George W. recycles at the Pentagon, & Tom DeLay quacks like Daffy Duck.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Flavors of Summer

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

Food-o-File

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

Second Helpings: National Pizza Chains

Everything you need to know about dining at national pizza chains in this week's "Second Helpings"
music

Fast Train to Hicksville

Reissuing the Rosetta Stone of alt.countrypolitan

BY MARGARET MOSER

Dancing About Architecture

Antone's Anniversary off to a bumpy start, and the same goes for local CD outlets.

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

Ramones

Ramones, Leave Home, Rocket to Russia, Road to Ruin

Nuggets

Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts from the British Empire & Beyond

The Kinks

BBC Sessions

Buffalo Springfield

Boxed Set

Gram Parsons

Another Side of This Life, The Lost Recordings 1965-1966, Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels - The Gram Parsons Anthology

Rev. Gary Davis

Demons and Angels: The Ultimate Collection

Tim Buckley

Morning Glory: The Tim Buckley Anthology, The Dream Belongs to Me

Shuggie Otis

Inspiration Information

Bootsy Collins

Glory B da Funk's on Me -- The Bootsy Collins Anthology

Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley & the Wailers

What's Going On Deluxe Edition, Catch a Fire Deluxe Edition

Gregory Isaacs

Mr. Issacs

Thelonious Monk

The Columbia Years, 1962-1968, Monk in Tokyo, Live at the Jazz Workshop Complete

Art Pepper

The Hollywood All-Star Sessions

Neu!

Neu!, Neu! 2, Neu! 75

Blue Öyster Cult

Secret Treaties, Agents of Fortune

Judas Priest

British Steel, Point of Entry, Screaming for Vengeance, Defenders of the Faith

INXS

Shine Like It Does: The Anthology, 1979-1987
screens

A Thang Between Two Wise Guys

Leon and Andy Stayed Up All Night to Make You Laugh

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Charting America

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

Short Cuts

Cinemaker gets jiggy wit it.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Other People's Trash

Belinda Acosta argues why your trash TV is no better than her trash TV.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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.

Cause for Alarm

An intelligent script and tightly realized tension eventually fizzle with an anticlimactic ending; still, Cause for Alarm is an interesting little "B" noir.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Universal Talent

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

Articulations

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

Arts Reviews

Jelly's Last Jam: Style Over Soul

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.

Jubilee Jewels

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..
columns

Page Two

Summer's hot again.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Expanding on neighborhood expansion, taking C. Robison to task, and much more.

Public Notice

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

Mr. Smarty Pants

Gives you more of what you want when what you had is all gone. Trivially speaking, that is.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

There's drupelets a-plenty at the Bella Vista Ranch pick-your-own fruit farm.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

Our Style Avatar discovers J-Rock at Momoko, just in time for their upcoming Summer Fashion Show.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

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.

About AIDS

The United Nations puts AIDS in the crosshairs.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

The Masters and Wimbledon

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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