Sept. 20, 2002

Volume 22, Number 3

news

Born to be Reviled

Interstate 35's worst stretch is also its most politically organized -- and that's a problem for TxDOT.

BY DAVE MANN

I-35 EXPANSION

Pols Listen to Voters -- What a Concept

Texas politicians court the Industrial Areas Foundation at its Austin conference.

BY MICHAEL MAY

It's Still Leaking Sewage

BY JORDAN SMITH

Easing Into E-Voting

BY LEE NICHOLS

Brotherly Love

BY LAURI APPLE

In the Shadow of the Shepherd

A church's expansion plans threaten a neighborhood. Sound familiar?

BY JORDAN SMITH

APD's Low Profile

APD Officer Tim Enlow's firing goes to arbitration

BY JORDAN SMITH

War Drums

BY MICHAEL KING

Give It a Rest

Homeless people still get tickets for public sleeping, even though city law no longer bans it.

BY AMY SMITH

'Simone' Premieres -- at the Credit Union

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Naked City

Short news items from Austin, the region, and the world

BY LAURI APPLE

Austin @ Large: No Picnic for PARD

Parks & Recreation downsizes, shedding functions that perhaps it never should have had.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Barely Adequate

The State Board of Education and legislative finance committees consider the public schools

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Lowdown

San Diegans pay for sorry sports teams; and a small town stuffs Ronald McDonald back into the clown car.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Thank You Very Much, Mr. Robata

Claudia Alarcon tells you about dining with all of the senses at a unique Austin Japanese restaurant.

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood comes bearing nothing but glad tidings and good food news in this week's "Food-o-File."

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: A Little More Italy

"Second Helpings" shows you a little of Austin's Italian.

Food Reviews

Forty Acres of Fresh, Ethnic Eats

Mick Vann teaches you a lesson on UT's campus-area restaurant resurgence.
music

A2K Meets 'ACL'

The rise of Charlie Jones, local promoter extraordinaire, ACL Fest main man.

BY ANDY LANGER

Dancing About Architecture

Danny Crooks, down with the ship once again

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Los Lobos

Good Morning Aztlan

Ruthie Foster

Runaway Soul

Tift Merritt

Bramble Rose

Allison Moorer

Miss Fortune

Blind Boys of Alabama

Higher Ground

Joe Bonamassa

So, It's Like That

Eyes Adrift

Eyes Adrift

Sound Tribe Sector 9

Season 01

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

The Bridge

Cross Canadian Ragweed

Cross Canadian Ragweed
screens

Good Show

It was a good year -- not a great one -- for the Toronto International Film Festival.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

It's a Screenplay!

Austin screenwriting contest Movie Midwifing helps scripts with their first baby steps.

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Cinescape

Cinescape offers a weekly home to microcinema.

BY WILL ROBINSON SHEFF

Short Cuts

"Short Cuts" as personal party planner.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

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

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Angel Heart (1987)

If one were to graph Mickey Rourke's career, one would find the peak way back in the mid-Eighties, back when Rourke was an A-list actor who actually starred in films rather than randomly popped up, as he does these days, as a weathered cameo player swallowing his bit parts whole. Somewhere on the summit of that peak sits Angel Heart.

Film Reviews

The Banger Sisters

The Four Feathers

Igby Goes Down

Black comedy about youthful unraveling while on lam from boarding school.

Notorious C.H.O.

Secret Ballot

Iranian film is sharply observed and resoundingly funny, and tackles such heady topics as feminism, democracy, the voting process, communication, external and internal impediments to personal growth, and more.
arts & culture

Smooth Ride

When Lana Dieterich is acting, nothing seems calculated or forced, no step is false. Her performances are smooth as glass, as silk, as a ride on the bike that she pedals regularly around her Hyde Park neighborhood.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Heart Attack & Fine

Actor Douglas Taylor is alive (again) and well in Austin, Texas

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Articulations

Actor, writer, choreographer, and Troupe Texas company member Sarah Ing has passed away at the age of 29.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Twelfth Night

The latest production of Twelfth Night from the Austin Shakespeare Festival is full of such strange staging, acting, set, costumes, and sound that viewers end up with less a romantic comedy and more a mass of whirling, flailing confusion.

The Mark Twain Show

Second Youth Family Theatre's season opener is a perky and enjoyable sampler of the works of Samuel Clemens, better known to readers of literature and fence painters the world over as Mark Twain.
columns

Page Two

Anyway you cut it, I-35 is a major problem with no easy solution.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

For the past 20 years or so I have conscientiously restricted egg yolks to less than three per week as advised by my physician. Do I need to continue to be cautious, since recent news indicates that eggs are not as bad as once thought?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Letters at 3AM

The White House is intent on totalitarian measures and war; it employs incoherence because it cannot speak plainly of its machinations.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

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