May 10, 2002

Volume 21, Number 36

features

SUMMER FUN

Summer Fun Introduction

BY KATE X MESSER

Never Grow Up

Austin is a town that brings out the "lost boy" in everyone.

BY MARGARET MOSER

Putt-Putting to NeverNeverland

'Capt. Day Trips' shares his favorite Texas mini-golf hot spots.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Texas Amusements

BY ELIZABETH MORGAN

Amusing Ways of Life

Three Central Texas traditions continue to make fun a destination.

BY ANNE HARRIS, KEN LIECK AND GERALD E. MCLEOD

2002 Summer Camps

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Greener Pastures

Youth, Joy, and Jean Arthur

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Stories from the Midway

So many of our formative years are forever branded by amusement park memories …

BY KATE X MESSER

news

May 4 Election Wrap-up

Forgione Says Follow the Blueprint

Forgione takes his Blueprint on the road, but is everyone buying?

BY MICHAEL MAY

Not Saving the Salamander

BY AMY SMITH

When Is a Threat Not a Threat?

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

Was this election the end of an era?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Capitol Chronicle

In the battle of the budget, the weakest go to the wall.

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Lowdown

The Smithsonian gets sold to the highest bidder; a tiny university builds a first-rate baseball stadium; and a common weed killer plays havoc with Mother Nature.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

All the Fish in the Sea

Part one of our guide to Austin's proliferating sushi spots.

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

Spring and summer crops mean farmstands and farmer's markets are opening; Food Editor Virginia B. Wood gives the lowdown.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Indian Restaurants, Part One

We survey some of Austin's Indian restaurants in this week's "Second Helpings."
music

Borderline Vaudeville

Bill Crawford and Gene Fowler go off-off-off Broadway with Border Radio.

BY CLAY SMITH

This Business Called Show

Talking with Tom

BY MARGARET MOSER

Dancing About Architecture

Noise ordinance debate blows over -- for now -- while Internet radio crisis threatens, and SIMS crisis subsides.

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Belle & Sebastian

Live Shot

Stanley Turrentine, George Benson, Idris Muhammad, Hubert Laws, Milt Jackson, Johnny Hammond, Joe Farrell

Sugar, Body Talk, Power of Soul, The Rite of Spring, Breakout, Moon Germs

Bertrand Burgalat, Rinoçérose, VHS or Beta, M.C. Solaar, Dimitri From Paris, My House in Montmatre, Champs-Élysées-CafeThe Finest Electro-tunes from Paris, Paris Lounge 2, CQ, I Love Serge -- Electronic Gainsbourg, St. Germain, Erik Truffaz

The Sssound of Mmmusic, Music Kills Me, Le Funk, Cinquieme As, Fifth Ace, After the Playboy Mansion, My House in Montmatre, Champs-Élysées-Cafe, The Finest Electro-tunes from Paris, Paris Lounge 2, CQ soundtrack, I Love Serge -- Electronic Gainsbourg, Bou

Fred Frith

Digital Wildlife

Pedro the Lion

Control
screens

This Old Mouse

Facing accusations of market saturation, cultural homogenization, and unethical labor practices, Disney keeps manufacturing the magic … but for how long?

BY MICHAEL CONNOR

Treasure Chest

The Vault Disney collection dusts off kid classics from its golden era of live-action films. They still fit -- and beautifully.

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Babes in Toyland

Put the kids' summer to good use by taking them to camp, where they learn how to make television, not watch it.

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Short Cuts

The third coast heads over to the West Coast for the Sixth Annual University of Texas at Austin Student Film Showcase, and in case you can't afford to fly out for the big shindig, they'll be screening the student works free at the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown. Crafty.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Summer fun, air-conditioned and remote-controlled: The Discovery Channel airs a triptych of roller coaster specials, and Buffy fans can get their jollies in book form.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

The Black Cauldron

The Tolkein / D&D brand of sword & sorcery common in Lloyd Alexander's classic Chronicles of Prydain was a bit dark for the Disney set, but the Mouse factory went ahead and made The Black Cauldron anyway. Too bad they Disneyfied it to death.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Childhood's End

A certain boy whose permanent address is Neverland has been buzzing Austin quite a bit this spring, and here are some thoughts on why Peter Pan is so much in the air these days.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

A grand operatic production of Turnadot by the Chinese National Opera has been canceled, playwright C. Denby Swanson receives a McKnight Advancement Grant, Davy Crockett gets caught in the Web, and Peter Pan receives his own Amy's Ice Cream flavor.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Kindermann Depiction

In The Kindermann Depiction, Physical Plant Theater's Steve Moore and director Carlos Trevino have created two worlds, one flooded with leaves, one made of cloth, that are full of strange wonders. We wouldn't want to live there; but our lives are much enriched by having paid a visit.

Really Rosie

In the Second Youth Family Theatre production of the Maurice Sendak-Carole King musical Really Rosie, a cast of young performers brings a gang of rowdy Brooklyn kids to life with a spark and sass that suits their streetwise scrappiness and executes the show's musical numbers with the polish of much more experienced stage performers.
columns

Page Two

Saturday's election results show that election reform isn't necessary when you have a thoughtful electorate.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

Wait a polyester minute! What is our Style Avatar doing in Sugar's, the Showpalace, and Exposé??? You'll just have to read to find out. Thank goodness Lucinda's also in there to soften the blow!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

After my last Pap test, which came out mildly abnormal, I "spotted" for several days. My doctor's nurse told me not to worry and I finally did have a normal menstrual period. Why would that happen, and is it worrisome?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

Coach is a proud papa; his son Adam graduated from college last week.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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