July 27, 2001

Volume 20, Number 48

news

Neighbors vs. Neighbors

A profile of the Central Texas struggle over Alcoa Rockdale and its plans for expansionAlcoa announces new "voluntary" emissions reductions.

BY MICHAEL KING

Tulia's Freedom Ride

Activists travel to Tulia for "Never Again!" rally against drug war.

BY JENNIE KENNEDY

Naked City

F&W on EPA and Barton Springs, portable toilets for Sixth Street flushed, job vacancies at the Sheriff's office & lack of education at Barton Springs

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Lowdown

Bill Clinton's legacy; dousing Columbia; stadium envy

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Good Things in Small Packages

At Starlite, it's possible -- and exciting -- to belong to the Clean Plate Club, Rebecca Chastenet de Géry says.

BY REBECCA CHASTENET DÉ GERY

Will Travel for Food

Cooking at the Little Port Walter Research Station

BY MARKO ELLINGER

Food-o-File

Changing hands at Jean-Luc's French Bistro and other culinary news.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Snow Cones

Snocones, Sno-Cones, Snow Cones, Snowcones! Get 'em while it's hot.
music

One More for Her

Dale Watson turns his grief into an album.

BY JERRY RENSHAW

Real Good

Karen Poston knows a few Austin musicians

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Dancing About Architecture

Our resident Marshmallow Peep relates the news and hearsay in and around the Live Music Capital...

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

Aterciopelados, Rabanes, Lara y Reyes, Andrea Echeverri, Manu Chao, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Jaguares, Saúl Hernandez, Puya, Santos Inocentes, Moenia, Migala, Orixa, Los Mocosos

…Próxima Estacion … Esperanza, Clandestino, Esperanza, Next Stop Hope, Chau, Hola, La Marcha del Golazo Solitario, Cuando La Sangre Galopa, When the Blood Gallops, Fundamental, Union, Megaton, Le Modular, Arde, Escena AlterLatina -- The Future Sound of Español

Quaye, Finley

Vanguard

Orlando Cachaíto López

Cachaito

Tindersticks

Can Our Love...

Nusrat Fateh Qawwali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan -- The Final Studio Recordings, Shahen-Shah, Sacrifice to Love, Mustt Mustt, People's Colony No. 1

Rufus Wainwright

Poses
screens

Double Down

Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn goof around and discuss the making of Made.

BY SARAH HEPOLA

Scary Movie

Sid Moody interviews director Larry Clark about his new film, Bully.

BY SIDNEY MOODY

Short Cuts

Mark Miks and Murder in Small Town X, festival season upon us, and pre-production on The Life of David Gale.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

More grumbling about how dumb the Emmy Awards are

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

M

Fritz Lang's 1931 film M is remarkable for its modern editing and storytelling as well as for Lorre's bug-eyed performance as a serial killer preying on children.

Cradle Will Rock

Tim Robbins' historical drama mixes true events and characters from Roosevelt's New Deal pet, the Federal Theatre Project, and intersperses them with fictionalized elements with mixed results.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Alone Again, Unnaturally

The isolation of the lighthouse-bound old couple in Ionesco's The Chairs is supposed to be shattering, but while there are some startling images in the State Theater Company's polished and professional production, the terror of being alone takes a back seat to an effort to play the script's comedy.

BY BARRY PINEO

Articulations

Tragedy times two: Nathan Jensen and five fellow artists lose their work in a studio fire, and musical star Steve Barton, an alumnus of UT, dies unexpectedly.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

Page Two

Contemplating life, death, and the bell curve at the annual meeting of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies in New Orleans.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Public Notice

Cool out for the summer with Meals on Wheels Air Conditioner Drive Fundraiser at the Dam View, some film, or an art's fest.

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

Stephen remembers his friend and mentor Joanie Whitebird.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

To Your Health

I've been hearing that fiber in the diet is not as important as we used to think. Is it really important, and if so what does it do?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

Living With HIV? Pick the Right Doctor

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

Coach's visit to Golf School -- with the wife -- yields unexpected results.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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