Nov. 9, 2001

Volume 21, Number 10

news

The Toxic Border

Researchers ponder increasing birth defects in the Valley.

BY DAN OKO

Gus and the Others

Gus Garcia takes the mayoral election.

BY MICHAEL KING

Mixed Media

Television election coverage was minimal at best.

BY LEE NICHOLS

Tax and Spend ... and Pave

Travis County voters say yes to more roads.

BY AMY SMITH

Council on Kirk

Council members comment on Kirk Watson's administration.

BY LAURI APPLE

Suttle Scuttled?

Development lawyer Richard Suttle no longer finds himself on the Stratus payroll, coincidentally (?) at a time when the company tries to clean up its image.

BY AMY SMITH

You Can Ask, But We Won't Tell

Much like with his gubernatorial pa-pers, Bush is now trying to hide federal papers from public scrutiny.

BY MICHAEL KING

Please Abuse Me

A reknowned terrorism "expert" says Arab-Americans don't mind ethnic profiling; an actual Arab-American disagrees.

BY LEE NICHOLS

Road Raging: The Video

Bike / Car conflict in Austin hits the video screen and the Internet.

BY JORDAN SMITH

A Little Fixer-Upper

The state tries to sell Woodlawn, site of the historic Pease Mansion.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Wasted Wildlife?

Are diseased elk imported to Texas a threat to Texas wildlife?

BY DAN OKO

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

Capitol Chronicle

Just for the Kids' school rankings seem like just a lot of baloney.

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

Mayor Watson's final days dwindle to a precious few.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Lowdown

Dick Armey gives money to the rich, agribusiness creates deadly "superbugs", and Consumer Reports reads the fine print.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Central Texas BBQ Dynasties

What Becomes a Legend Most?

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Austin Barbecue

Food-o-File

It seems like forever since I've written a column but that's just because so much has happened in the past two weeks.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

The Last Sunset

The day the DEA came for Dan Del Santo

BY ANNE SHERWOOD

Fallen Star

BY JIMMIE DALE GILMORE

Dancing About Architecture

Champ Hood takes his fiddle to heaven.

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

U2

U2@Frank Erwin Center

Tori Amos

Tori Amos@Bass Concert Hall

Bill Frisell with Dave Holland and Elvin Jones

Bill Frisell With Dave Holland and Elvin Jones

New Order

Get Ready

Death Cab for Cutie

The Photo Album
screens

Truth or Consequences

Frances Reid and Deborah Hoffmann's Long Night's Journey Into Day confronts issues of justice and forgiveness as it documents the hearings of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The film screens Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Alamo Drafthouse as part of the Texas Documentary Tour.

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

The Don and Bill Show: Slightly Bent

Two titan animators drew crowds at the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown last weekend.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Web Drinking Games: Surfing to Get Soused

BY MARRIT INGMAN

Short Cuts

Kids do the darndest things when armed with Super-8 cameras.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

The Emmy Awards finally come to fruition, local boxer Jesus Chavez hits HBO, and the most delicious diva show on television.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Sammy and Rosie Get Laid

Controversial writer Hanif Kureishi teams up again with director Stephen Frears for Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, a vibrant and uneven portrait of a Thatcher-era progressive relationship in perpetual crisis.

Film Reviews

Audition

A horror film masquerading as a deeply disturbing meditation on the war between the sexes, Audition tells the story of a lonely Japanese film producer and widower who stages a film audition, ostensibly to cast a new film, but really to find a new wife.

'Dreams and Nightmares'

Heist

arts & culture

All Aboard for Middle Earth

Fans of J. R. R. Tolkien needn't wait until the December 12 opening of the film of Lord of the Rings to take a journey to Middle Earth. Second Youth Family Repertory Theatre, an Austin arts company acclaimed for its intelligent, highly theatrical stage shows for family audiences, will ferry you there this weekend via its production of The Hobbit.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Frailty, Thy Name Ain't Woman

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

Tapestry wants you to see its show .com for free, and Scott Swanson wants you to find the arts on your TV, through his show Scene After Dark.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

Page Two

The war on drugs works in opposition to the battle against terrorism.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

World affairs and more Critical Mass mess missives

Mr. Smarty Pants

A whole chockful of trivia for your nut

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

Guess who your Style Avatar flitted around town with this week? Check out this first installment about international salon god José Eber's visit to Austin.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

The USS Lexington has gracefully retired from fighting ship to military museum.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

Viread is a new Anti-HIV drug

BY SANDY BARTLETT

To Your Health

I don't want to overreact, but I also want to be prepared in every feasible way for potential terrorist attacks. What is reasonable with regard to nutritional preparation?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

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