Volume 20, Number 48
A profile of the Central Texas struggle over Alcoa Rockdale and its plans for expansionAlcoa announces new "voluntary" emissions reductions.
BY MICHAEL KING
Activists travel to Tulia for "Never Again!" rally against drug war.
BY JENNIE KENNEDY
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
Bill Clinton's legacy; dousing Columbia; stadium envy
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
At Starlite, it's possible -- and exciting -- to belong to the Clean Plate Club, Rebecca Chastenet de Géry says.
BY REBECCA CHASTENET DÉ GERY
Cooking at the Little Port Walter Research Station
BY MARKO ELLINGER
Changing hands at Jean-Luc's French Bistro and other culinary news.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
Snocones, Sno-Cones, Snow Cones, Snowcones! Get 'em while it's hot.
Dale Watson turns his grief into an album.
BY JERRY RENSHAW
Karen Poston knows a few Austin musicians
BY JIM CALIGIURI
Our resident Marshmallow Peep relates the news and hearsay in and around the Live Music Capital...
BY KEN LIECK
…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
Can Our Love...
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan -- The Final Studio Recordings, Shahen-Shah, Sacrifice to Love, Mustt Mustt, People's Colony No. 1
Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn goof around and discuss the making of Made.
BY SARAH HEPOLA
Sid Moody interviews director Larry Clark about his new film, Bully.
BY SIDNEY MOODY
Mark Miks and Murder in Small Town X, festival season upon us, and pre-production on The Life of David Gale.
BY MARC SAVLOV
More grumbling about how dumb the Emmy Awards are
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
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.
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.
arts & culture
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
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
Contemplating life, death, and the bell curve at the annual meeting of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies in New Orleans.
BY LOUIS BLACK
Our readers talk back.
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
Stephen remembers his friend and mentor Joanie Whitebird.
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
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.
Living With HIV? Pick the Right Doctor
BY SANDY BARTLETT
Coach's visit to Golf School -- with the wife -- yields unexpected results.
BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON
Letters to the editor, published daily