Volume 20, Number 50
A profile of Accion Texas, CDC, and other microlenders
BY KEVIN FULLERTON
A roundup of local news, rumors, and factoids from around Austin
BY MICHAEL KING
America craves campaign finance reform, GM buys its version of history, and a corporate butthead gets ousted.
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
For years, eating out near Lake Travis was pretty strictly limited to burger joints, Tex-Mex places, fish shacks, and typical Texas roadside cafes. The update to our lakeside dining guide illustrates that all that may be steadily changing.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
A prominent local restaurateur has taken to the radio, complaining about all the gloom and doom being reported in the newspapers and then a reader e-mailed last week to say he was tired of reading about "dot-com failures" and their impact on Austin's restaurant scene. Well, boys, all I can say in my defense is
the news is just the news.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
More Chinese restaurants in this week's "Second Helpings," and a tip on where to find "meaty goodness"
Mr. Sinus Theater's Jerm Pollet is also a musician!
BY MARC SAVLOV
Lucinda Williams bares all
BY MARGARET MOSER
David Byrne gets sincere
BY DAVID LYNCH
BY MIKE QUINN
Robbie Jacks is dead, but Auditorium Shores is not. Check back later about the Empanada Parlour.
BY KEN LIECK
Picking up where Mystery Science Theater 3000 left off, Mr. Sinus Theater 3000 skewers the movies of our childhood to sold-out crowds at the Alamo Drafthouse.
BY SARAH HEPOLA
Writer / director Kevin Smith discusses his new film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
BY KIMBERLEY JONES
Austin mourns Robbie Jacks.
BY MARC SAVLOV
Zen and the art of Samurai cartoonage
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
arts & culture
Michael Miller may appear at first meeting to be withdrawn, but he is absolutely present onstage and off, and his willingness to "get dirty" with his characters and continuous challenge to himself to be better make this seemingly reserved actor one of Austin's best.
BY ROBI POLGAR
Austin won't be the same without cultural legends Steve Barton, John Martin, and Robbie Jacks.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
With The World Goes 'Round, director Dave Steakley has crafted a gem of a show, one that celebrates the musical team of John Kander and Fred Ebb with the panache and rich feeling of a beautifully crafted, sublimely entertaining musical of old, that makes us want us to come to the cabaret.
How the city serves the public and the death of Rob Jacks
BY NICK BARBARO
The libraries hit the books, and environmentalists speak out.
Our weekly calendar of activist and volunteer events and fundraisers
BY KATE X MESSER
Heavy lies the condom
BY SANDY BARTLETT
Our Style Avatar gives the lowdown on the TV Judges' style (or lack thereof).
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
Of prime numbers and meat industry
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
The subterranean magnificence of Carlsbad Caverns
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
I can't believe that at age 26 I have the same problem as my 63-year-old mother. We both leak urine if we sneeze or laugh. I have two children, and I have heard that this can make a difference. Since I can't turn back the clock (and these two children are worth the misery), is there anything else that I can do?
BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.
Do we need weather reports to tell us it's hot in Texas in August? How about to tell us it's wrong to have China host the Olympics?
BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON
Letters to the editor, published daily