Volume 21, Number 39
A roundup of Texas pride events
BY VERUSHKA GRAY
APD Officer Jeff White's lawsuit against the department gives new life to allegations of corruption and retaliation.
BY JORDAN SMITH
Environmentalist demand that Dell recycle obsolete computers; Dell replies that it is already doing so.
BY LEE NICHOLS
Plans for New Downtown Hotel Generates Welcomes and Skepticism
BY LAURI APPLE
The twisting, turning story of Austin's most nomadic bar
BY AMY SMITH
BY LAURI APPLE
The case of Napoleon Beazley shines a spotlight on the Texas system of capital punishment.
BY MICHAEL KING
Census 2000 has some interesting things to say about the future of Austin -- and Austinites
BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON
George W. puffs out his chest over Cuba, and Dick Cheney invites Jim to dinner.
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
Rebecca Chastenet de Géry hopes for the best at Collin B's Bistro and Wine Room.
BY REBECCA CHASTENET DÉ GERY
Wes Marshall scrutinizes the best wine lists in Austin.
BY WES MARSHALL
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
Food Editor Virginia B. Wood surveys Austin deli sandwiches in this week's "Second Helpings."
A career retrospective on one of the lost cosmic cowboys, Rusty Wier
BY MARGARET MOSER
Jesus, space rock from Denton: Lift to Experience
BY MICHAEL CHAMY
Everyone is retiring or dying.
BY KEN LIECK
Phases and Stages
Music The Palace at 4am (Part 1)
Music for Courage & Confidence
Fever Pitch: The Official Music of the 2002 FIFA World Cup
Brendan Mullen, with Don Bolles and Adam Parfrey
Paramount Theatre plays host to two summer film series
BY MARC SAVLOV
BY KIMBERLEY JONES
Parents can catch a breath after dropping off their young tykes at the Kids' Summer Movie Camps.
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
Stephen Harrigan cozies up to Shakespeare for a Texas tragedy
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
For better or worse, Oliver Parker's adaptation of Oscar Wilde's comedy of mistaken identities liberates the play from its drawing-room trappings.
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.
Tom Clancy's CIA agent Jack Ryan makes his fourth film appearance in this thriller.
arts & culture
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
Austin loses a longtime artist, Mickey Joe Mayfield, and Vortex Repertory Company gains a managing director, Barry Pineo.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
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.
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.
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.
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
Our readers talk back.
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
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
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
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.
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
Learning about "manhood" from the movies.
BY MICHAEL VENTURA
Letters to the editor, published daily