Nov. 8, 2002

Volume 22, Number 10

news

Dream on, Dream Team

Democrats Fail to Convince Texas

Will AISD Magnetize Eastside Sixth-Graders?

Kealing Junior High may add a sixth grade -- at the expense of its three Eastside elementary feeder schools.

BY MICHAEL MAY

Get Your Brain on with Cartoonist David Rees

A profile of cartoonist David Rees, coming to Austin to promote his book Get Your War On

BY LAURI APPLE

Bodies Pile Up at KOOP

BY LAURI APPLE

Naked City

Headlines

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

In Central Texas, the "progressive" agenda can trump the GOP "majority."

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Capitol Chronicle

After Nov. 5, a preview of Texas government to come

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Organics: good enough for the pilgrims, good enough for us; and, trailer trash go upscale.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Living in the Moment

MM Pack profiles legendary foodie Ann Clark.

BY MM PACK

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood discusses the untimely death of her friend and Austin "pioneer" Patrick Knight in this week's "Food-o-File."

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: All Japanese

Austin is the new Japan! In this week's "Second Helpings."
music

Texas Top 40

Ranking the best Tex-Centric Billboard Top 40 hits of the last 50 years.

Dancing About Architecture

Daniel Lanois confirms as SXSW keynote, Springsteen cancels, and another club -- the Six of Clubs -- closes. Biz as usual, in other words.

BY KEN LIECK

screens

First You Laugh, Then You Join Greenpeace

The vinyl industry's environmental and health dangers hit home when documentarian Judith Helfand's family installs vinyl siding. Helfand caught it all on tape in her toxic comedy, Blue Vinyl.

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

A Hollywood Twist

Ilan Mitchell-Smith, the "other dude" from Weird Science, reflects on his Teen Beat past and on co-star Anthony Michael Hall.

BY SARAH HEPOLA

The Artful 'Dodger'

First-time writer / director Dylan Kidd talks about his award-winning indie debut, 'Roger Dodger.'

BY MARC SAVLOV

Short Cuts

Dead Man Talking: A panel of local film academics & critics discuss the Tim Robbins' film in anticipation of the opera adaptation.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

While viewers are asleep at the remote, the FCC is pondering some dangerous deregulation.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Bloody Sunday

8 Mile

Eminen's semi-autobiographical story of a young, white rapper on the rise in Detroit has a soft-focus Hollywood tint.

Femme Fatale

A triumph of style over logic, this is still one of the best films from this period of De Palma's career.
arts & culture

Run by Families, Run for Families

It's a Friday evening at the Santa Cruz Center for Culture, and as the Aztlan Dance Company rehearses its production of Reflexiones '02, the company shows how after 30 years it's still not only an exhilarating dance company, but very much a family affair.

BY SARAH HEPOLA

Tender Terror?

Gallery Lombardi's new juried show "Hallowed Ground" finds dark beauty and fearsome light in its artists' views of religion.

BY MOLLY BETH BRENNER

Trouble at AMT

A Piece of Work

Ralph White's painting Segment of an Unknown Journey is suggestive of both microscopic and telescopic views, bearing at once a resemblance to a dye-drenched photo of a living cell after mitosis and a polychrome picture of distant, light-smeared celestial bodies taken by the Hubble telescope.

BY MOLLY BETH BRENNER

Arts Reviews

Motherbone

Salvage Vanguard Theater adapts the classic Russian folk tale of Vasilissa the Beautiful into a new urban opera, Motherbone, that may have some rough edges, but is an amazing showcase for the musical passion of Graham Reynolds as well as the company's pluck and determination.

Reefer Madness

'Yousuf Karsh: A Retrospective'

The Oswald Gallery's retrospective exhibit of Yousuf Karsh's black and white portraiture is a small sample of Karsh's career, perhaps, considering the span of years in which he worked, but it's a representative one, and perfectly displayed in the snug front gallery.
columns

Page Two

In the wake of the Republican Dream Team's electoral sweep, expect the governmental services you depend on to be diminished.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Oh! It's such a chore to pull one's self together for a night out on the town … but some nights are really worth it. Plus, we are hosting another Drag Ball. Details inside.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

To Your Health

My nails were never great, but the last two years I have really suffered from nails that are too soft to hold up to daily wear and tear. I also notice some ridges developing. What can I do to improve them?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

Wright House Wellness Center: Holistic Therapies for HIV, HCV, and Cancer

BY JOE BARNES

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