Dec. 7, 2001

Volume 21, Number 14

features

20 Years of Austin Gifts

... And a slew of other local businesses celebrating significant anniversaries

BY BRANT BINGAMON, ANNE HARRIS, SARAH HEPOLA AND KATE X MESSER

Big in Austin, Big in Japan

If a holiday gift trend is big here this year, chances are, it was already big over there

BY KATE X MESSER

news

Ten Down ... 90% to Go

AISD votes to move the Liberal Arts Academy from Johnston to LBJ, a move that magnet parents support but many others question.

BY MICHAEL MAY

Redistricting: Follow the Bouncing Pols

Redistricting trims Texas Dems and progressives from the Lege ranks. Start worrying.

BY MICHAEL KING

Kitchen's District Changes Flavor

Incumbent Kitchen and Republican opponent Todd Baxter spar for seat in reconfigured District 48.

BY AMY SMITH

People vs. the Pipeline

A surprisingly small crowd turns out to demand safety guarantees from Longhorn Pipeline.

BY AMY SMITH

Texas' Own 'Roe v. Wade'

The Texas Supreme Court will decide whether medically necessary abortions for the poor will be state-funded.

BY LAURI APPLE

Lone Star Panthers

A profile of Austin's New Black Panther Party

BY LAURI APPLE

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

Capitol Chronicle: A Profile in Courage

After 10 years in the Texas House, Glen Maxey retires and reflects. A profile of Austin's New Black Panther PartyA surprisingly small crowd turns out to demand safety guarantees from Longhorn Pipeline.

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large: Governing Boards

A commission to study commissions -- it's not a political parody, it's for real.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Lowdown

The Bushes suddenly discover women's rights in Afghanistan, tear up the Bill of Rights, and let pesticide companies test their poisons on human beings.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Season's Grazings

Giving the gift of food this Christmas

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

All the right ingredients came together at a benefit for Boggy Creek Farm.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Santa's Helpers for Food Gifts

Stumped on Christmas gift giving ideas? Food Editor Virginia B. Wood serves up the best ways to give the gift of Austin food purveyors.
music

Dancing About Architecture

That was the week that was in the Live Music Capital…

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Billie Holiday

Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933-1944

John Coltrane

Live Trane: European Tours

Miles Davis

The Complete In a Silent Way Sessions

Artie Shaw

Self Portrait

Quincy Jones

Q: The Musical Biography Of Quincy Jones

Say It Loud! A Celebration of Black Music in America

Say It Loud! A Celebration of Black Music in America

The 70s Soul Experience

The 70s Soul Experience

Grateful Dead

The Golden Road 1965-1973

Four Tops

Fourever

Roots Music: An American Journey

Roots Music: An American Journey

Simon & Garfunkel

The Columbia Studio Recordings 1964-1970

Glenn Miller

Army Air Force Band

Cat Stevens

On the Road to Find Out

Dead Can Dance

1981-1998

The Reggae Box: The Routes of Jamaican Music

The Reggae Box: The Routes of Jamaican Music

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater Revival

The Fugs

Electromagnetic Steamboat: The Reprise Recordings

The Velvet Underground

Bootleg Series Volume 1: The Quine Tapes
screens

Weird for the Holidays

Shop online for maximum holiday video and DVD satisfaction.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Burn Hollywood Burn

Anti-American protestors in Pakistan set fire to a movie theatre that was, strangely, still showing Robert Rodriguez's Desperado.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Discus Maximus

We preview some of the best, brightest new DVDs and box sets.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

The Box and Beyond

Games, hardware, and gadgets to make a techie's holiday dreams come true.

Table Topplers

Film-Related Coffeetable Books

Shortcuts

Kodak's light shines down on Flicker.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Keeping one eye on television and the other on pop culture.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

How to Get Ahead in Advertising

Occasionally a bit preachy with its critique of advertising or the Eighties commodity mindset, How to Get Ahead in Advertising is a still-relevant satire about an ad man who sprouts a talking zit on his shoulder.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

United We Paint

On Monday, December 3, 53 members of the community came to the UT Performing Arts Center to create a giant American flag for display outside Bass Concert Hall.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

Danceworks director Cindy Goldberger leaves Austin as playwright Colin Swanson returns for a visit, and who are Ballet Austin's lucky mothers?

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Sound of Music: The Sweetest Sounds

In its production of The Sound of Music, Austin Musical Theatre delivers Rodgers & Hammerstein's familiar songs with an ear for not just their beguiling tunefulness but their dramatic impact, so that the redemptive power of music makes itself heard again and again and again.

Mexico: Bailes y Tradiciones: Exuberance and Flair

Mexico: Bailes y Tradiciones, a "Kids Series" performance by Roy Lozano's Ballet Folklorico at the One World Theatre, was an immensely entertaining tribute to Mexican folklore that included traditional costumes, dance, and mariachi music in front of a painted Mexican town square backdrop.
columns

Page Two

Our cover means what you want it to mean; term limits should be junked; decisions about light rail require the long view.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Fritsche's Farm near Giddings is one of several good area options for your Christmas tree shopping.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

State Democrats party, David Byrne gets shorn, and "After a Fashion" readers learn more about how to be a good customer and how not to be a fashion victim.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

I have an aggressive form of breast cancer being treated by some powerful chemotherapy drugs. A friend is warning me that some vitamins should be avoided during chemo. Which vitamins are these?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

The epidemic isn't over: Hospice needs volunteers.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

As much as he dislikes Longhorn football, Coach feels for Chris Simms.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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