Aug. 9, 2002

Volume 21, Number 49

news

Did SOS Matter?

The battle for Barton Springs has been a struggle over the soul of the city.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Alleviating the Jail Squeeze

County Attorney Ken Oden has proposed a possible solution to the chronic overcrowding that has long plagued Travis Co. jails.

BY JORDAN SMITH

It's a Done Deal

The City Council approved the Stratus settlement 6-1. Now what?

BY LAURI APPLE

Railroaded at Third and Lamar

BY AMY SMITH

Land of the Free?

The governor of Tocopilla, Chile, visited Austin last week as part of a nationwide survey of the American legal system.

BY MICHAEL MAY

Move Over, Phil

Council Member Daryl Slusher has a new TV show.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

Austin @ Large: Into the Gap

The city manager's new budget squeezes city services that are already tight

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

Bush keeps emphasizing the "shadow" in "shadow government" and Segway tries to push you off the sidewalk.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

From the Bistro to the Beard

Austinite Shawn Cirkiel makes a pilgrimage to the home of American gastronomy, the James Beard House in New York.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood has so much news in this week's "Food-o-File" that reading it too fast might give you indigestion. In a good way.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings

Erin Mosow links the national pizza chains in this week's "Second Helpings."
music

100% Texan

Kevin Fowler is among the brightest of the Young Texas rising stars.

BY MARGARET MOSER

Dancing About Architecture

Fastball gains velocity, Herring swims upstream, and Spoon's new single is ripe for consumption

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Halley

Forget the Leaves

Saratone

Number One Record

Kevin McKinney

McVein in Green

Paul Minor & the Superego Allstars

Low Overhead

Doe Montoya

Pleasure Thing

Brown Whörnet

The Secret

Colin Gilmore

4 of No Kind

Tom Waits Hoot

Tom Waits Hoot

Bing Bang Boys, Brian Marshall

I'm Feelin' Good, Texas Kapela

Dale Watson

Live in London… England!

Bavu Blakes

Create and Hustle
screens

Gadgets and Gizmos

From digital derring-do to super sculpey miniatures, imagination turns into mind-blowing matter in Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

BY MARC SAVLOV

Preserving Pictures

"There are many days where it's, like, buy and save a super, super rare 1920s Harold Lloyd or Buster Keaton image, or buy some extra groceries … and saving their movie images always wins out."

BY MARRIT INGMAN

'Spy Kids 2' Premiere

This one's for the kiddies ...

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

In Play

Neverwinter Nights is more than a game, actually: It's a gaming system to be built on.

BY LINDSEY SIMON

Short Cuts

Money giveaway!

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Fall in the air, fall on the air

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Deep in the Mozart of Texas

This summer, the Austrian American Mozart Academy, an international program that provides aspiring professional singers with training and performance experience in Mozartian opera, relocates to, of all places, Austin, Texas.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

The Texas Commission for the Arts gets a new executive director, the Blanton Museum of Art gets a new curator for its collection of Latin American art, and Toronto's Harbourfront Festival gets an Austin dance company.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

bee luther-hatchee

It's rare for a piece of theatre staged in Austin to touch an issue close to the city's heart, and that immediacy by itself recommends bee luther-hatchee. But what makes the Zachary Scott Theatre Center production more worthy of attention is the skill with which it serves up the thorny issues authenticity of voice and artistic representation by people of different cultures.

HAIR

Director Dave Steakley has assembled knockout performers for the Zachary Scott Theatre Center revival of HAIR, and he synthesizes their individual energies into an electrifying whole, but his valiant efforts to make the show's scope inclusive of our modern world fall short.
columns

Page Two

A decade after SOS, we need to develop a realistic vision and useful political tools to address future development in the Barton Springs watershed.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

Our Style Avatar get Grease-y and posh all in the same week!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

I am nearing menopause and really worried about osteoporosis now that we know hormone replacements carry an increased risk of cancer and heart disease. What are the alternatives?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Letters at 3AM

All the tumult, all the culture, all the relentless historical brouhaha, has not changed the irreducible loneliness that haunts us.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Coach's Corner

Coach's old Vail nemesis Cedrick Trout has jumped on the Redskins / Steve Spurrier bandwagon, but Coach figures he's at least a year or two early. And in college -- surprise, surprise -- UT's really as good as their hype

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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