July 19, 2002

Volume 21, Number 46

news

Imminent Harm

The city plays a high-stakes, high-risk game with Stratus Properties, while the citizens look on

BY AMY SMITH

Not Quite No-Kill -- Yet

As the Town Lake Animal Center nears the target date to complete its No-Kill Millennium plan, launched in 1997, most observers agree the situation has improved. Chances of meeting its goals, though, remain slim.

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Another Drug War Casualty

Testimony continues this week in the capital murder trial of 23-year-old Edwin Delamora, accused of firing the fatal shot that killed Travis County Sheriff's Deputy Keith Ruiz in February 2001.

BY JORDAN SMITH

When Malls Attack

We sure are getting a lot of malls.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Old Homes = New Yuppies?

The City Council places a 90-day moratorium on new historic zoning cases in the Eastside and creates a task force to examine the relationship between historic zoning and gentrification.

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Taking the Fifth?

The battle lines form over the Bush nomination of Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

BY MICHAEL KING

Naked City

Austin Stories

BY LAURI APPLE

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

The council surrenders to Stratus and abandons its "Green" credentials

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

George W.'s corporate scolding reeks of hypocrisy; the Pentagon buys into Hollywood.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

¡Más Comida!

Austin's newest restaurants are making 'mi casa es su casa' a way of life, one menu at a time

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Will Travel for Food

Central Market's Jane King visits the gentrified Grassmarket area of Edinburgh and the used-cookbook store of Clarissa Dickson Wright, formerly of Two Fat Ladies.

BY JANE KING

Food-o-File

Happenings at Matt's El Rancho, Boggy Creek, Basil's, and more.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Slices of Life

Erin Mosow throws a pizza party in this week's "Second Helpings."

Food Reviews

Foods of the Maya

Nancy Gerlach and Jeffrey Gerlach
music

O Brother

How a bluegrass soundtrack turned out to be the biggest music business success story since Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Welcome to the Underground

David Baerwald goes from Boomtown to bust-town, Austin.

BY JIM CALIGIURI

How I Spent My Last 20 Years

Gretchen Phillips pays her last respects to the Hole in the Wall

BY GRETCHEN PHILLIPS

Dancing About Architecture

Emo's turns 10.

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Brute

Co-balt

P. Diddy, Eminem, Nelly, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, MeShell Ndegeocello

We Invented the Remix, The Eminem Show, Nellyville, Masquerade, Unplugged, Cookie
screens

Game Boy

Local development company Game Titan grows up, but stays young at heart

BY MICHAEL CONNOR

Kind to Be Cruel

It's all Lovely & Amazing to actress Catherine Keener.

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

The Internet Drops Trou

You wouldn't believe how an ass or two spruces up that corporate gray.

BY MICHAEL CONNOR

Short Cuts

Ron Howard back to The Alamo?

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Keeping one eye on television and the other on pop culture.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Strategic Air Command

In his seventh starring turn with noted alpha-male auteur Anthony Mann, Jimmy Stewart is aging third baseman "Dutch" Holland -- 152 RBI last season and a brand-new $70,000 contract, to boot -- whose country wants him back in the USAF.

Film Reviews

The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course

Eight Legged Freaks

Giant spiders invade a small town in this fun B-movie throwback.

Family Fundamentals

Halloween: Resurrection

arts & culture

Moby's Play

Playwright Kirk Smith talks about trying to squeeze a great white whale into a tiny theatre with his adaptation of Moby Dick for Vortex Repertory Company's Summer Youth Theatre.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

The stage musical version of The Lion King finally lands in Texas, and even four years into its Broadway run, the show still truly creates a world of wonders.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Late Nite Catechism

The popular interactive theatre piece Late Nite Catechism thrives on the interaction between the audience, cast as students in a course of religious instruction, and the actor who plays the nun teaching it. In the touring production, Amanda Hebert is amazing in the role, playing Sister with perfect presence and timing.

True West

The dirigo group production of Sam Shepard's True West sees Corey Gagne and Judson L. Jones swapping the roles of petty criminal Lee and screenwriter Austin every other night. While both are exceptional actors, offering plenty of sharp character work, both versions bring that pervading sense of threat that gives the show the violent inevitability of Greek tragedy.
columns

Page Two

Saving what we can of Barton Springs -- most recently threatened by a proposed development deal between the city and Stratus Properties -- requires pragmatism and compromise.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

If you ask Stephen out on a date and he tells you that he has to do his Hair, don't be offended, he's just obsessing about the new production at Zach Scott.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

I get confused about the various kinds of vitamin E on the vitamin labels. Why can't labels just say "tocopherol"?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

Why you want to read about golf, Coach's great metaphor for life

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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