June 7, 2002

Volume 21, Number 40

news

She's One of Us

Mike Clark-Madison Profiles New City Manager Toby Futrell

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Visualize Whirled Tank Farms

An update on the continuing controversy over the future of the tank farms

BY LAURI APPLE

All About BS

BY LEE NICHOLS

Green's Special "Focus'

BY AMY SMITH

Knee-Jerk Reactions

APD Chief Knee announces plans to fix the city's police response time problems and reduce traffic fatalities. But will simply moving cops around work?

BY JORDAN SMITH

Salamander Faces Summer in Court

The Save Our Springs Alliance asks for more information regarding FWS's opinion on the Barton Springs Watershed.

BY AMY SMITH

It's Conventional

BY MICHAEL KING

Gay Prude Parade

Inaugural Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce parade scorns Saran-Wrap tops and dildo costumes. Can you imagine?

BY JORDAN SMITH

Voters for Business Candidates

BY CATHY VAUGHAN

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

Capitol Chronicle

Proposed New Air Pollution Rules for Houston Cover a Multitude of Industrial Sins

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

The postponement of light rail means we should look for other forms of mass transit

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

Ari Fleischer serves as Fibber-in-Chief; Cadillac puts on its hat and boots; and truth is stranger than fiction in CorporateWorld.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Name of the Game

Raising deer, oryx, antelope, and more on central texas ranches

BY MM PACK

Food-o-File

Food Editor Virginia B. Wood weighs in with her thoughts about the Schlotzsky's magnate John Wooley and his brother's plans for downtown.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: A Little Italy, Part One

Erin Mosow investigates Austin's Italian offerings in this week's "Second Helpings."
music

The Truth Is Out There

Patrice Pike emerges from the "jam band thing."

BY MARGARET MOSER

Dancing About Architecture

Everyone's got new albums coming out

BY KEN LIECK

Phases & Stages

Kimmie Rhodes

Love Me Like a Song

Alejandro Escovedo

By the Hand of the Father

The Reel Austin, Vol. 1

The Reel Austin, Vol. 1

Jack Ingram

Electric

Terri Hendrix

The Ring

Kelvin

Outsideagain

50 Mission Crush

Beginning to Unwind

The Tuna Helpers

Starring in the Suspicious Fish

Gary Primich

Dog House Music

Cave Catt Sammy

Love Me Like Crazy

Cada Niño/Every ChildCada Niño / Every Child

Tish Hinojosa

Billy & Bryn Bright

Billy & Bryn Bright

Jasmine Star

Jasmine Star

The Pocket Symphonies

Leaving is Believing

Kerrville Folk Festival

Live Shot

The Soft Set

The Soft Set

Todd Snider

New Connection

Roger Wallace

The Lowdown
screens

Men With Guns

Instruments of destruction -- from exploding arrows to samurai swords -- get top billing in recent DVD releases.

Connect the Dots

James Burke launches a staggering new project called the KnowledgeWeb. Like Six Degrees of Separation, only everything is related.

BY MICHAEL CONNOR

In Play

Michael Chamy gets caught in Spidey's web. On his Playstation2, that is.

BY MICHAEL CHAMY

The Story of Davy

The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum devotes a summer film series to that immortal coonskin cap-wearer, Davy Crockett.

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Short Cuts

Cast & crew calls for two upcoming productions, plus get Dad drunk in Super-8 style.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Crooner Chris Isaak plays himself to charming effect on his self-titled Showtime series.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

The Love Bug

Margarita Happy Hour

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

The Return of the Living Dead

O'Bannon wrote and directed this take-off on George Romero's original Night of the Living Dead. Return proposes that the U.S. government has locked up the zombies in underground canisters until, of course, they get out.

Undercover Brother

Wrong Numbers

arts & culture

The 2002 Austin Critics Table Awards

On Monday, June 3, the Austin Critics Table handed out its annual awards for outstanding achievements in the Austin arts in a ceremony at the Capitol City Comedy Club.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Romulus

Gore Vidal's script for Romulus, from a play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, is as perceptive as they come, and the Bedlam Faction's production has more than a few things to recommend it, but the company's playing style often undercuts rather than enhances the drama.

The Pavilion

Director Dave Steakley and three outstanding Austin actors make a visit to The Pavilion, Craig Wright's bittersweet drama about two old flames who meet again at a high school reunion and ponder time's ability to widen chasms as well as heal wounds, time well spent.
columns

Page Two

If loving new City Manager Toby Futrell is wrong, we don't want to be right; longtime Books Editor Clay Smith departs, to the chagrin of almost everyone.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

Style Avatar Stephen gets his tiara out of whack at Gay Pride. Was it the Flaming Dr Peppers or just fame's blinding spotlight -- trained on the fabulous Miss Kitty of Mega 93.3?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

I know I should eat more of my food raw, but when I try to eat more raw foods it really upsets my stomach and gives me painful gas. What are my options?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

The abuse heaped on Ken Caminiti for his Sports Illustrated expose on steroid abuse is disgraceful. Actually, he's done the game a favor by shining a light on the situation.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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