Dec. 14, 2001

Volume 21, Number 15

features

Holiday Wish Lists 2001

news

St. Michael's Passion

Whose truth prevails at Austin's Catholic high school?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Creedmoor Need More

The city of Austin and the BSEACD are skeptical of Creedmoor-Maha's request to triple its pumping limits.

BY AMY SMITH

Seton's Secrets

Seton HMO comes under fire for failing to report data that could be helpful to consumers.

BY LAURI APPLE

Letters of Intent

Possible rape victim Virginia Glore has found a champion in Charlotte Johnson.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Compassionate Profiling

The Austin Police Department is helping John Ashcroft's dragnet; critics say they may be violating state and city law in doing so.

BY LEE NICHOLS

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large: No Free Lunch

If you want good candidates, you're going to have to pay for them.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Lowdown

John Ashcroft goes on an imperious jihad; King George throws away our Constitution; and corporate greedheads profit from censorship.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Other Restaurant Row

The Food staff uncovers a burgeoning restaurant row on the South Shore.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: American Cafes

American cafes in this week's "Second Helpings"

Food-o-file

Restaurant closings, openings, and happenings in this week's "Food-o-File"

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Sweet Caroline

New face on the old-timey music scene: Caroline Herring

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Behind the Scenes

They're not exactly famous, but onetime Austinites Buddy and Julie Miller make some of the most authentic country music around.

BY JERRY RENSHAW

Dancing About Architecture

SXSW confirms a keynote speaker.

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

The Langley Schools Music Project

Innocence & Despair

Liliput

Liliput

X

Los Angeles, Wild Gift, Under the Big Black Sun

Omar & the Howlers

Hard Times in the Land of Plenty, Wall of Pride

Spencer Davis Group

I'm A Man, Gimme Some Lovin'

Judas Priest

Sin After Sin, Unleashed in the East, Stained Class, Hell Bent for Leather

Jackson 5

Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5 / ABC, Third Album / Maybe Tomorrow, Goin' Back to Indiana / Lookin' Through the Windows, Skywriter / Get It Together, Dancing Machine / Moving Violation

Bob Marley & the Wailers, Marvin Gaye, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Rick James, James Brown

Exodus, Let's Get It On, Complete Duets, Street Songs, Live at the Apollo Volume II
screens

Brave New Web

In the wake of Sept. 11 and the hard-line USA Act, the Internet has become a very unfriendly place for hackers.

BY MICHAEL CONNOR

Crowe's Feat

Actor Russell Crowe shows his new film, A Beautiful Mind, to friend and Governor Rick Perry.

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Television Takes the Stage

Information artists How + Why promise that their show No Dead Air will "appeal to your demographic."

BY MICHAEL CONNOR

Butt-Numb-a-Thon Roster

Short Cuts

What Russell Crowe's been smoking.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

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

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Lord of the Rings: The Boardgame

Beautifully designed and illustrated, Lord of the Rings: The Boardgame proves challenging without being too difficult to enjoy.

BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974)

It's not high art, but Black Christmas is a spare, efficient fright flick.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Heyd in Plain Sight

Austin painter Heyd Fontenot exposes more than himself in his new exhibition.

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Being Mother Ginger

This year, Ballet Austin invited Kevin Connor to be one of its celebrity Mother Gingers in this year's production of The Nutcracker, and the KGSR morning anchor learned firsthand what it's like to be dolled up for a quickie in the Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

Terry Galloway keeps the Olympic flame alive.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Lypsinka: The Boxed Set

Reeling frenetically from song to show-biz anecdote to soap dialogue and back, like Judy Garland on a speed jag, with its star channeling everyone from Bette Davis and Phyllis Diller to Ethel Merman and Joan Crawford, Lypsinka! The Boxed Set is a hoot, a joyride through a neighborhood of tacky mansions haunted by grande dames of outsized egos and overwrought emotions.

The Gifts of the Magi

The State Theater Company's production of the musical The Gifts of the Magi, based on stories by O. Henry, features some appealing design work and polished performances, but they can't overcome the show's generic music and trite dialogue.
columns

Page Two

Last week's Pearl Harbor / Gift Guide cover draws fire.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letters at 3AM

The Bush White House is mounting the most sustained and successful attack on the Constitution in America's history and not enough of us are willing to say it publicly.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

Our Style Avatar has a mystery date with a "gladiator" … or does he?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

I have heard about a "thrifty gene" that makes it easy to gain weight. Is it real? How would a person know if they carried this thrifty gene, and what could be done to keep from gaining weight if they do?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

Swazi King Pays Fine Under Own Sex Ban

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

Believe the hype. Longhorn freshman point guard T.J. Ford is something special -- maybe the best player in UT basketball history.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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