July 12, 2002

Volume 21, Number 45

news

Perry's Imperial Corridor

TxDOT details plans for the Trans Texas Corridor

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Winnowing the Charters

The Lege considers the troubled state of Texas charter schools

BY MICHAEL MAY

Making Radio All Right

BY LEE NICHOLS

An UnStratusfactory Process

Stratus plan heads back to the City Council for round two

BY AMY SMITH

TxDOT Scuttles SH 45 South -- For Now

For the time being, SH 45 South is off the table.

BY LAURI APPLE

Naked City

This week's roundup of local news and politics

BY LAURI APPLE

Austin @ Large: Saving Austin Now -- and Tomorrow

A skeptical analysis of the pending Stratus deal

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Gods of War

America is distracted by the Pledge "crisis" while our government readies for war.

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

The state department says good journalism is treason; and San Antonians fight a golf course over the aquifer.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Just Touching Base ...

Our Food writers stay up to date with Austin's ever-shifting culinary landscape while still finding time to revisit their favorites.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Run Away With the Circus

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood has quite simply gotta lotta news in this week's "Food-o-File."

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Ice Creameries, Part II

Hurry, before it melts! Again! Erin Mosow chills out at local ice creameries in this week's "Second Helpings."
music

Totally Tommy Lee

Tommy Lee and his Jerry Springer problem.

BY MARGARET MOSER

BK Baby

The once-future Kurt Cobain, Ben Kweller, grows up to be Elliott Smith.

BY ANDY LANGER

Dancing About Architecture

One week after the Hole in the Wall closes, the Black Cat burns down.

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

De La Soul

Live Shot

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra in Hollywood, 1940-1964

The Pixies

Record Review

Ash

Free All Angels

Jason Ringenberg

All Over Creation
screens

Fright or Flight

Screenwriter Evan Hunter will be in attendance at the Paramount screening of The Birds, his 1963 collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock.

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Deconstructing Film

The Hideout hosts a retrospective of experimental filmmaker Aaron Valdéz's work.

BY CHALE NAFUS

Crikey!

TV's Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin wrestles a new beast: the Hollywood movie.

BY DAVID GARZA

High Art and Holy Spirit Team Up at the Ragamuffin Film Festival

The Hope Arts Festival and local film collective Project Seven host an Evangelical Christian film festival at the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown this weekend.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Short Cuts

Ron Howard helms The Alamo no mo'.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Really bad TV deserves really bad haiku.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

King Creole

The seedy tragimusical King Creole counts as a turning point for both its legendary star, Elvis Presley, and its director, Michael Curtiz, the man who made a little film nearly two decades prior called Casablanca.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Age of Aquarius

With a new production of the "American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" Hair, director Dave Steakley caps 10 years of making the Zachary Scott Theatre Center rock -- and so much more.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

A Northern California theatre director is combing through the massive Tennessee Williams archive in UT's Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center for another as-of-yet unstaged drama by the great playwright that he can bring into the spotlight á la Spring Storm.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Cyberella

A 6-year-old critic pronounces kidsActing's latest production of Cyberella to be "the best show ever," but even her jaded reviewer has to admit that its update on "Cinderella" boasts a playful script, top-notch production values, and a young cast and the cast that really delivers song after song.

Edward, the Owl & the Calico Cat

Austin playwright Emily Cicchini tells the true story behind Edward Lear's magical "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat" in Edward, the Owl & the Calico Cat, and the Pollyanna Theatre Company production delivers it smartly, if at a somewhat breathless pace.

Tracers

Director and sound designer Stephen Balgooyen and his youthful cast bring us the horrors of war live and in living drab green in Tracers, but shouted lines and an overwhelming sound design render much of their work on this difficult material unintelligible.
columns

Page Two

We mourn the loss of the Hole in the Wall, where many post-publication nights were lost and at least one marriage was born.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

Stephen gets a nasty letter and tells stories from the "Mommie Dearest" benefit. Bit-chee, bit-chee, bitcheeeeeeeeee…

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Coach's Corner

Anna wants to become a top-flight tennis star? Kan o' kourn. Just become a Williams sister.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Letters at 3AM

Four meditations on three undefinable words: I love you.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

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