Oct. 19, 2001

Volume 21, Number 7

news

From Bethlehem to Austin

A journalist moves from the violence of Palestine to the safety of Austin, and finds herself dazed by the difference.

BY MUNA HAMZEH

From Austin to Travis County -- With $$$$$$

Travis County's upcoming bond election asks mostly urban voters to fund suburban sprawl.

BY AMY SMITH

The Race Begins -- With Race

BY MICHAEL KING

Rylander's Prison Plans Not Sewn Up

Comptroller Rylander seeks to aid the war effort with Texas prisoners.

BY LAURI APPLE

Holly on Hold

Passage of the Holly Neighborhood Plan gets postponed for lack of neighborhood participation.

BY LAURI APPLE

Catching Hell in G'Town

Battle over recall, development, and civility continues in Georgetown.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Spooking the Students

BY LEE NICHOLS

Hemp Hemp No Way

The DEA bans hemp-derived food products.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

News Shorts

BY LAURI APPLE

Citizens Not Invited

The Dems and Repubs posture over redistricting, while the rest of us just look on.

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: End Games

The end of the Watson Era, Slusher's predicament, and corrected Austin demographics

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Lowdown

Jim waves the flag; George Dubya plays his health-care shell game; the U.S. gets into bed with thugs.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Among Green Pastures Again

Virginia B. Wood on why one of the great Texas cookbooks is being reissued.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Will Travel for Food

Austin cultural historian Claudia Alarcón, a native of Mexico City, on her annual quest for chiles en nogada.

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Food-o-File

If it's October in Austin, you can bet there are more gala events scheduled than any one person could possibly attend. Food editor Virginia B. Wood provides a rundown of them.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Community Supported Agriculture Subscription Farms

How to join community supported agriculture subscription farms.
music

Back Home in Texas

The return of the reigning Queen of Austin Country Music

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Who's to Say

Pat Green, the "devil's spawn"?

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Dancing About Architecture

More Austin music news

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Explosions in the Sky

Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever

Pong

Killer Lifestyle

Pushmonkey, Damesviolet

El Bitché, Damesviolet

Madcow

Cattle Prodigy

The American Analog Set

Know by Heart

Beaver Nelson

Undisturbed

Ponty Bone

Fantasize

Texas Eastside Kings

Texas Eastside Kings

The Weary Boys

The Weary Boys

Wayne Hancock

A-Town Blues

Robert Earl Keen

Gravitational Forces

Michael Fracasso

Back to Oklahoma, Captured

Wild Seeds

I'm Sorry, I Can't Rock You All Night Long: Wild Seeds 1984-1989
screens

Snapshots From the Fest

Interviews and winners from the Austin Film Festival

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN AND KIMBERLEY JONES

Of Church and State

British director Stephen Frears discusses his new film, Liam

BY SHAWN BADGLEY

For the Love of Crap

Local doc PrizeWhores gets cozy with koozie-junkies.

BY KATE X MESSER

A Way of Life, Like Any Other

Darcy O'Brien's recently reissued, autobiographical Hollywood novel A Way of Life, Like Any Other is part satire, part insightful coming-of-age tale, and entirely funny.

BY CLAY SMITH

Web Site to Watch: mumbleboy.com

Internet design elevated to art, post-Atari

BY MICHAEL CONNOR

Short Cuts

SXSW entry rules

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Couldn't you use a good laugh?

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Is Anybody Laughing?

In the midst of economic hard times and a wave of terrorist attacks, the comedy business wonders what's funny.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

Austin Playwrights Dan Dietz and Tom White get produced in L.A., playwright Colin Swanson gets two shows mounted in NYC, and set designer Christopher McCollum and painter Michael Ray Charles show up on PBS.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Cavani String Quartet with Gregory Allen

This Jessen Series of Distinguished Faculty Artists concert by the Cavani String Quartet saw these now-familiar Visiting Artists in Chamber Music at their performing, and pedagogic, peak.

Romeo and Juliet

St. Edward's University's lavish production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is, for the most part, an enjoyable, educational -- albeit long -- night of romance and comedic and dramatic irony, with some intense swashbuckling.

Marcel Marceau

All his life, Marcel Marceau has pushed the invisible envelope of mime with crazy experiments. On October 6, in Bass Concert Hall, he gave a rendition of some of his most successful experiments, his greatest hits.
columns

Page Two

An ineffective war and the passing of Dan Del Santo

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Righteous readers respond to recent rape reportage, and our Best of Austin issue garners a kudo or two.

Postmarks Web Extra

Our readers' letters regarding the September 11 terrorist attacks

Letters at 3AM

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein offered a metaphor for the modern age, one in which the monster is the unacknowledged dark side of the inventor or creator.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Day Trips

The Devil's Rope Museum in McLean chronicles the closing of the Great American Plain with barbed wire.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants

Cheer in a handful of trivia

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

We had a ball (not a drag at all!) at the Drag Ball … and go, go Gomi! Your Style Avatar went and is here to tell you about it.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

About AIDS

Drug-resistant strains of HIV

BY SANDY BARTLETT

To Your Health

I keep hearing about a marker for heart disease called homocysteine. What is homocysteine, and why is it a problem?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

Coach's Corner

Longhorn Fan is a breed apart -- for this we can be thankful.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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