April 5, 2002

Volume 21, Number 31

news

Citizen Mary

A Profile of Mary Arnold, Advocate for Austin

BY AMY SMITH

A New AISD Blueprint

BY MICHAEL KING

Mapping the Changes

A preview of proposed new single-member districts

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Primary Stretch Run

Senate candidates look toward the April 9 run-off; gubernatorial contenders look to November.

BY MICHAEL KING

Sammy's House Looks for a Home

BY JORDAN SMITH

Conran Deported?

Robert Conran's prison ordeal is finally over, but now he must struggle against deportation.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Endorsements: April 9 Primary Run-off

Endorsements in the April 9 run-off election.

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

Teenage Mutant Ninja Politics

The Hypocritical Limits of Campaign Finance Reform

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Searching for Candidates

The Petition Lawsuits Threaten to Obscure the Election

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Lowdown

The new campaign finance reform law still has big loopholes; Bush's Army Secretary is a stealth Enronite; and toys make some kids very unhappy.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Hill Country Food and Wine Guide

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

The Southern Foodways Alliance is coming to Austin this summer or a Texas Barbecue Road Trip. Virginia B. Wood reveals how to get involved.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings

Food Editor Virginia B. Wood indulges in a little burger-mania this week.
music

King of the Swing Fiddle

Honoring country music's second most famous fiddle player, Johnny Gimble

BY JIM CALIGIURI

This Is You

Waterloo Records marks 20 years as Austin's premiere record retail outlet.

BY MICHAEL BERTIN

Dancing About Architecture

Checking up on SIMS and their $216K, checking in on Lyle Lovett's broken leg, and Tyler Harwood checks out of the Zulu as Kono and the Peenbeets.

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Fugazi

Fugazi @ Emo's

Cheap Trick

Music for Hangovers

Luna

Romantica

Trio Mediaeval

Words of the Angel

Jimmy Scott

But Beautiful

The Soundtrack of Our Lives

Behind the Music, Welcome to the Infant Freebase, Extended Revelation for the Psychic Weaklings of the Western Civilization
screens

John Nash, Take Two

Mark Samels' documentary A Brilliant Madness provides a wealth of information for anyone who was intrigued by A Beautiful Mind's subject and found that movie opening doorways to additional questions and avenues of investigation.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

A Peep Show for the Ladies

Pink Nite at the Alamo Drafthouse

BY LAURA DONNELLY

Short Cuts

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Blacks and Latinos inch toward equity on television, but there are still miles of progress to be made.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Billy Wilder, In Memoriam

Last week saw the passing of Billy Wilder: a caustic wit, a clear-eyed romantic, a biting social observer, a legend of Hollywood's Golden Age.

Film Reviews

National Lampoon’s Van Wilder

Y Tu Mamá También

Boys, filled with testoterone and joints, will be boys.
arts & culture

Anatomy of a Print

Artist Lance Letscher and Slugfest print studio team up to produce a labor of something like love.

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Outside the Box

Opening Closed Doors, an organization founded by artist Benné Rockett to give artists opportunities to address social conditions through their artwork, presents photographs, sculpture, assemblage, and paintings created by young adult offenders in the state Criminal Justice Division's Project Spotlight program in the exhibition "Self-Contained."

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

Photojournalist David Douglas Duncan returns to Austin to inaugurate a new lecture series named in his honor, homegrown musical Jouét touches down in the pages of Show Music magazine, and Gerard Lebeda lands a European tour of Evita.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Blur

As produced by Hyde Park Theatre, playwright Melanie Marnich's Blur draws the audience along in a briskly-paced, dynamic ride.

Matthew Hinsley

Accompanying his tenor voice on his classical guitar, accomplished musician Matthew Hinsley plucked and sang his way through an intriguing mix of music from Renaissance England to modern America to highly entertaining effect.

Fuddy Meers

Different Stages' production of Fuddy Meers never quite manages the chaotic verve of a Warner Bros. cartoon to which it seems to aspire, but there are laughs to be had from David Lindsay-Abaire's consistently inventive and surprise-filled script and from these actors' handling of it.
columns

Page Two

Term-limit proponents aren't defending your vote; they are looking to deny it.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

To Your Health

I notice bleeding gums when I brush my teeth. My dentist is concerned and wants me to come more often for cleaning. Am I really risking the loss of my teeth if I don't, and what else will help me preserve my teeth?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

After a Fashion

Phew! We're glad that's over. SXSW is gone and things are beginning to get back to normal. Your Style Avatar has some parting thoughts about Courtney Love and looks (fashion) forward to some upcoming events.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Coach's Corner

San Antonio and Los Angeles are the two best teams in pro basketball. Their meeting this weekend was just a preview of a playoff showdown.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Letters at 3AM

A proposal for grading high school literature students gauges their “engagement” with the material.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

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