Jan. 25, 2002

Volume 21, Number 21

news

Who Will Rule Mueller?

Can the city keep the Mueller redevelopment project on course?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Can Edison Pass the AISD Test?

AISD considers hiring Edison Schools Inc. for East Austin.

BY JORDAN SMITH

How Many Villas = MF-6?

NUNA residents feel betrayed, but Villas supporters say the proposed apartment complex is better than the alternative.

BY LAURI APPLE

What's In a Name?

Would the real Austin Film Commission please stand up?

BY MICHAEL KING

The Devilish Details

Council holds a hearing on the new Brackenridge lease plan.

BY LAURI APPLE

Not Empowered Yet

East Austin gets passed over for a HUD empowerment zone.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

KUT and Paste

KUT does major reconstructive surgery on its schedule, risking the wrath of change-phobic listeners.

BY LEE NICHOLS

Here Comes the Naderhood

Preview of Ralph Nader and Democracy Rising's visit to Austin

BY AMY SMITH

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

Enron's Lengthening Shadow

Suddenly, Enron finds itself devalued in every sense, including politically.

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

The roots of the Seton and CSC conundrums

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Lowdown

Enron's true crimes are the legal things it did; Boeing patriotically rips off us taxpayers; and Bob Barr acts like a crack smoker.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Restaurants on the Road

Where to dine on I-35

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

The story behind the sale of the third long-time Austin hospitality business

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: More Roadside Cafes

music

Collegia Musikum

How music from the Medieval and Baroque eras impacts us today

BY ROBI POLGAR

Dancing About Architecture

KUT gets a facelift; the Flatlanders resurrect.

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Okkervil River

Don't Fall in Love with Everyone You See

Li'l Cap'n Travis

Lonesome and Losin'

Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark

Together at the Bluebird Cafe

Ten Speed

Big Mono

Astroblast

This Will Help You On Your Way

Primordial Undermind

Beings of Game P-U

Grupo Fantasma

Grupo Fantasma

Johnny Bush

Green Snakes
screens

Hi Mom, I'm Home

On the heels of threatened industry strikes and life-changing world events, this year's Sundance Film Festival in Utah featured more deals, more attendees, and more stars.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Mutant Genius

Greg Falcon makes very funny "fanimutation" -- animation in the style of "Web celeb" Neil Cicierega, some kid from the 'burbs who also happens to be very funny.

BY SARAH HEPOLA

The New iMac: Futurism Is So Passé

The new iMac may not be the fastest desktop machine on the block, but it's a real good dancer.

BY MICHAEL CONNOR

Short Cuts

The Alamo Drafthouse is feelin' alright, while the rest of Austin isn't feeling too good itself.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Life ain't the only thing that's like a box of chocolates -- talk shows are, too!

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Charlotte Gray

The Count of Monte Cristo

I Am Sam

Lantana

Lantana is an unconventional suspense film that succeeds on a smaller, more intimate scale. The avoidance of deus-ex-machina plot twists and the reliance upon tension generated by interpersonal situations drives the film. – Marrit Ingman
arts & culture

The Dark Goddess Phenom

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

A weekly rundown of the latest news in Austin's visual and performing arts scene

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Dinosaur Within

In The Dinosaur Within, playwright John Walch links people of vastly different worlds, each of whom has suffered some traumatic loss, to show us the necessity of letting go, and the State Theater Company production communicates that message with compassion, humor, and grace.

Ambiguous Ambassador: SlutForArt

In Ambiguous Ambassador: SlutforArt, choreographer-performer Muna Tseng, working with multimedia artist Ping Chong, has created an elegant elegy to memorialize the art and life of her brother, photographer Tseng Kwon Chi.

A Streetcar Named Desire

In Austin Lyric Opera's production of the opera A Streetcar Named Desire, director Brad Dalton and his design team translate the unsettled mental state of Blanche Dubois into literal elements of the setting, creating a distorted, exaggerated, haunted work.
columns

Page Two

Ralph Nader and the Green Party are willfully naive about the consequences of their recent electoral actions, but events such as their upcoming People Have the Power Tour are the birthplaces of broader, more effective coalitions, the setting for new alliances.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letters at 3AM

Dictates

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Mr. Smarty Pants

Facts, facts, and more facts

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Windmills play a powerful role both in Texas' past and present.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

Whose weekend was more chic: Austin's or Hollywood's? Find out as our Style Avatar ponders the Jingle Ball and the Golden Globes.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

Where else can a teetotaler get the benefits of red wine?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

Diabetes can be a problem for HIV-positive people taking drug cocktails.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

In a Vail sports bar, Coach once again meets up with his old pal Cedrick Trout, and the mad-dog Raiders fan isn't in a good mood.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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