May 31, 2002

Volume 21, Number 39

features

Queer & Now

A roundup of Texas pride events

BY VERUSHKA GRAY

news

Still Bleeding

APD Officer Jeff White's lawsuit against the department gives new life to allegations of corruption and retaliation.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Dude, Are You Recycling?

Environmentalist demand that Dell recycle obsolete computers; Dell replies that it is already doing so.

BY LEE NICHOLS

Too Much Room at the Inn?

Plans for New Downtown Hotel Generates Welcomes and Skepticism

BY LAURI APPLE

Cedar Door Goes Central

The twisting, turning story of Austin's most nomadic bar

BY AMY SMITH

Endorsements: Austin Community College Board of Trustees

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

In Our Names

The case of Napoleon Beazley shines a spotlight on the Texas system of capital punishment.

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Sense of the Census

Census 2000 has some interesting things to say about the future of Austin -- and Austinites

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

George W. puffs out his chest over Cuba, and Dick Cheney invites Jim to dinner.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Great Expectations

Rebecca Chastenet de Géry hopes for the best at Collin B's Bistro and Wine Room.

BY REBECCA CHASTENET DÉ GERY

Liquid Assets

Wes Marshall scrutinizes the best wine lists in Austin.

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

One week without a column and news surely does back up around here. Restaurant openings, exciting new products, chef stories: You name it, we've got it!

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings

Food Editor Virginia B. Wood surveys Austin deli sandwiches in this week's "Second Helpings."
music

I Before E

A career retrospective on one of the lost cosmic cowboys, Rusty Wier

BY MARGARET MOSER

Cloud 9 and Rising

Jesus, space rock from Denton: Lift to Experience

BY MICHAEL CHAMY

Dancing About Architecture

Everyone is retiring or dying.

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Sasha & Digweed

Live Shot

Bennett, Jay & Burch, Edward

Music The Palace at 4am (Part 1)

Mark Eitzel

Music for Courage & Confidence

Fever Pitch: The Official Music of the 2002 FIFA World Cup

Fever Pitch: The Official Music of the 2002 FIFA World Cup

Lexicon Devil: The Fast Times and Short Life of Darby Crash and the Germs

Brendan Mullen, with Don Bolles and Adam Parfrey
screens

Bigger Than Life

Paramount Theatre plays host to two summer film series

BY MARC SAVLOV

New in Print

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Kid's Summer Movie Camps

Parents can catch a breath after dropping off their young tykes at the Kids' Summer Movie Camps.

Not Your Average Arts & Crafts: Summer Media Camps

Short Cuts

New digs at dirt-cheap prices for filmmakers, plus Alan Watts' summer camp for kids, a free film series at UT, and some sticky fingers over at News 8 Austin.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Stephen Harrigan cozies up to Shakespeare for a Texas tragedy

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

American Chai

The Importance of Being Earnest

For better or worse, Oliver Parker's adaptation of Oscar Wilde's comedy of mistaken identities liberates the play from its drawing-room trappings.

Nine Queens

Inventive and lively caper film is as low-key in its technical execution as a sidewalk shell game but fueled by a frisky energy and a blithely circuitous storyline.

The Sum of All Fears

Tom Clancy's CIA agent Jack Ryan makes his fourth film appearance in this thriller.

Trembling Before G-d

arts & culture

Austin Arts Hall of Fame
Critics Table Honors Cultural Heroes

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Austin Critics Table Awards, member critics are inducting 12 individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the community through the arts into the newly established Austin Arts Hall of Fame.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

Austin loses a longtime artist, Mickey Joe Mayfield, and Vortex Repertory Company gains a managing director, Barry Pineo.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Chicken and Beans

Chicken and Beans, a dance / variety show created and performed by Heloise Gold and Leticia Rodriguez, gives the viewer vibrant multi-sensory glimpses into the performers' Jewish and Hispanic heritages, respectively, revealing the cultural environments which molded these two women into the talented performers they are.

The Music of Erica Zann

Vortex Repertory Company's The Music of Erica Zann brings H.P. Lovecraft's "The Music of Erich Zann" to the stage as a chamber opera, and the result is a fever dream, a hallucinatory state in which you're overwhelmed by strange visions and a palpable sense of anxiety and apprehension.

Marion Bridge

In Marion Bridge, playwright Daniel MacIvor reveals how the death of a parent causes a major shift in the lives of three sisters, and the actresses who play them in Hyde Park Theatre's production fit so naturally in these characters' skins that they project a sense of belonging together and to the lives they describe.
columns

Page Two

An exhilarating account of how the Zephyr Skating team changed skateboarding forever, Dogtown and Z-Boys finally opens at Dobie on Friday; in a summer of some truly great movies, it's a ripping piece of street storytelling not to be missed, even if you don't care about the sport.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

What do you get when you skewer a Spears? And why has it taken Austin so long to get a Gay Pride parade???

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

I'm a distance runner, not too much overweight but I would still like to lose about 10 more pounds. Some of my friends are losing weight on the Atkins Diet, but it takes away some very good foods. Is it still worth doing?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

Coach's Corner

After a century of "development," baseball needs to reinvent itself. If it takes a long, bloody strike for the players and owners to understand that they have to work together, then so be it.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Letters at 3am

Learning about "manhood" from the movies.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

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