Jan. 18, 2002

Volume 21, Number 20

news

Raped by the Players

A lawsuit against an Austin dot-com firm reveals a world of fast times.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Only Women Pay

San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District gets slapped with a Title IX suit.

BY LEE NICHOLS

Rocky Road for Cypress

A controversial Dripping Springs development proposal is facing new challenges in the new year.

BY AMY SMITH

Simpler Justice

The Justice for All anti-abortion display will return to UT-Austin this semester but on a smaller scale.

BY MICHAEL KING

Sparks to City: Pipe Down

City Council ponders its next move after a judge warns the city about pressing Longhorn Pipeline into local compliance.

BY AMY SMITH

TNRCC, EPA Follow Suit

The EPA and TNRCC jump on environmentalists' bandwagon by accusing Alcoa of violating the Clean Air Act.

BY LEE NICHOLS

CSC-U-L8R

CSC changes its plans, and the city has to pay $4 million … for its own land

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

A Way Out of the Desert?

Sanchez and Morales hustle for the AFL-CIO.

BY MICHAEL KING

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large: You Kids Play Nice!

The idea of combining Austin and Travis County's governments seems like a good one, but never seems to gain any momentum.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Lowdown

Tom Daschle goes whoring for gold; SBC changes the rules; Rudy Giuliani tries to steal home -- playing against the taxpayers.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Eastside Oases

Two Austin Cafes that seem more like hideaways

Food-o-File

South Austin taco news and other culinary updates in this week's "Food-o-File."

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Asian Buffets

Asian buffets in this week's "Second Helpings"
music

Elevation

Taking stock of music DVDs

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Dancing About Architecture

Our resident Marshmallow Peep relates the news and hearsay in and around the Live Music Capital...

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Jon Dee Graham

Hooray for the Moon

Willie Nelson

The Great Divide

The Facts of Life and Other Dirty Jokes

Willie Nelson

Jello Biafra

Jello Biafra@La Zona Rosa

Fugazi

The Argument

Shelby Lynne

Love, Shelby
screens

Cleared for Blast-Off

Locally owned and operated music site Blastro.com defies the Web bust with booming business and booming beats.

BY MARC SAVLOV

The Beauty of the Beast

Austin's IMAX theatre opts not to screen the newly remastered Disney film.

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

"Sick'-Figure Drawings: Spike & Mike's 2002 Fest

Spike & Mike are back with an even dirtier and more deviant show than ever before.

BY MARC SAVLOV

New on DVD: "The Stunt Man"

The 1980 forgotten gem The Stunt Man gets a new DVD box set release.

BY JASON HENDERSON

Short Cuts

Blue Mondays and a Gay Sunday

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Buffy on DVD

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

The Magnificent Ambersons

There are hints of a meaty complexity to Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons beyond its doomed-love motif, but the 88-minutes-long film, while striking, is too brief to really explore all that it hints at.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Sexy Beast

With a bold new take on Andre Previn's operatic adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire, Austin Lyric Opera has a remarkable opportunity to lead the operatic pack and show the world the stuff it's made of.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Hey, Yo! Young Lovers

Rome & Jewels is choreographer Rennie Harris' new hip-hop version of the Romeo and Juliet story, set in the streets of Philly where the Caps and the Monster Qs fight for control.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

UT-Austin Professor of Cello Phyllis Young is honored with a lifetime achievement award, and visionary director Anne Bogart comes to town to teach a master class.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

'Contents/Discontents -- Abby Levine'

Accounts of the death of irony since last September 11th have been greatly exaggerated, and in her showing of work at Gallery 1313, artist Abby Levine provides three-dimensional proof that it is still a powerful way to communicate and process ideas about life, death, and pop culture in America.

The Seagull

In the Austin Playhouse production of The Seagull, actors Christa Kimlicko Jones and David Stahl create a splendid tension between their characters and between art and life, but most of the rest of the production rolls by languidly, as just another visit with a crew of Chekhov's discontented Russians.
columns

Page Two

BY NICK BARBARO

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Fort Griffin once served as a lonely military outpost on the Texas frontier.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

Who called LouAnn? Who dined with Gwyneth? "Walk this way" and find out!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

I want to do everything right for my baby, due in March 2002, so I plan to breast-feed. How long should I give my baby breast milk only? What advantages do breast-fed babies

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

AIDS cases rising as complacency reigns

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

Mack Brown or Rick Barnes jump to the pros? Not likely, when just the hint of a threat will get them a fat renegotiated contract.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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