Nov. 22, 2002

Volume 22, Number 12

news

The Custody Battle at Brackenridge

Seton's plan to build its own pediatrics facility throws a monkey wrench into the proposed hospital district.

BY AMY SMITH

The Battle of Washington's Bulge

The textbook wars make a casualty of Washington Crossing the Delaware.

BY MICHAEL KING

The MACC: Back on Track, or Under Attack?

The city approves a new board for the Mexican-American Cultural Center -- and the center's previous shepherds cry foul.

BY LAURI APPLE

Austin Makes Federal Case Over New Courthouse

Austin leaders try to influence the feds' new U.S. courthouse project.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Danziger and Ochoa: Why Did Freedom Take So Long?

BY JORDAN SMITH

King Probe Halted

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

Headlines

Capitol Chronicle

Ideology, not need, shapes the energies of the incoming Legislature.

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

The sluggish transportation beat picks up speed and energy after the election.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

HealthSouth's ethics need rehabilitation.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Instant Thanksgiving!

Advice for the Culinarily Challenged

BY MICK VANN AND VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood's view from the "rousing success" of the recent Eat, Drink, Watch Movies series.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Meat Markets

The meat market is strong, according to this carnivorous "Second Helpings."
music

The Smell of Success

Austin's poster art scene is back, and it's better than ever.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Dancing About Architecture

Things get so bad in the Live Music Capital of the World that they're citing the 'King of Sixth Street,' Gerry Van King, for busking on the street

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

I Me Mine

George Harrison

George Harrison

Brainwashed

Journals

Kurt Cobain

Foo Fighters

One by One

Tori Amos

Scarlet's Walk

Röyksopp

Melody A.M

Johnny Cash

American IV: The Man Comes Around
screens

'Heaven' Sent

Writer / director Todd Haynes resurrects the gloriously overwrought weepies of the Fifties in Far From Heaven.

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

The Producers

The fourth annual National Association of Latino Independent Producers conference met in San Antonio Nov. 7-10 to talk shop and fête its most promising players.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

In Print

UT professor Charles Ramírez Berg has crafted an academic dissection of film stereotypes. Moreover, it's an enormously readable and instructive volume.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Open Screen Night

A cheap way to influence masses

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Short Cuts

Regal co-CEO Kurt Hall was quoted as saying, "I hope the line between entertainment and advertising will begin to blur." He says that like it's a good thing.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

After much off-season media attention, the Emmy Award-winning The Osbournes returns to MTV for its second season on Tuesday.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Fassbinder's grimy Berliner sensibility coats the bare bones of Sirk's original tale in a slick sheen of weary cynicism and pits true love against societal mores in a battle to the bitter end.

Film Reviews

El Crimen del Padre Amaro

Controversial Mexican film about a priest who struggles with sins of the flesh.

Die Another Day

The Emperor's Club

arts & culture

Seeing Through Animation Darkly

On paper, artists Trenton Doyle Hancock, Arturo Herrera, Jeremy Blake, and Ellen Gallagher may share little in common, but in the Blanton Museum of Art's "Cartoon Noir" curator Annette Carlozzi has skillfully grouped works by them to reveal a shared interest in cartoon's darker underside as a means to explore moral complexities in contemporary life.

BY ERINA DUGANNE

'Bash' in Your Head

Although best known for films such as In the Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors, LaBute began as a playwright, and Austin is about to get its first look at one of his plays, the disturbing Bash, courtesy of the dirigo group.

BY BARRY PINEO

Articulations

Austin Musical Theatre survives, the Center for American Music is born at UT, and the Texas Fine Arts Association is renamed Arthouse.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

c/o the grove

In c / o the grove, director J. Ed Araiza has moved Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard to modern Central Texas, where pecans take the part of cherry trees and pop culture references abound, not always to the play's benefit, but the strong storytelling and focused performances of the young cast make this another success in big, collaborative, ensemble theatre for the St. Edward's University theatre department.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Director David Charles Goyette uses an army of actors to stage Brecht's epic of war, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and his constant movement of them, along with the impressive design work, gives the impression of a huge and hungry populace, but much of the story is lost in the broad acting of much of the UT student cast.

Paul Taylor Dance Company

The Paul Taylor Dance Company's Nov. 16 appearance at Bass Concert Hall allowed Austinites to see how this 72-year-old master molds intricate, enthralling shapes into the space of the stage and to marvel at the remarkable team of dancers that he employs to coax his vision to life.
columns

Page Two

Seton Healthcare Network's undermining of a proposed hospital district -- combined with the city's consistent lack of long-term planning -- may have tragic, real-world consequences.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

This week, Stephen goes to a drag ball and gets some Texture in his life.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

I have decided that it is prudent to start taking a multivitamin, but it seems like there are hundreds of choices. How do I narrow down the selections?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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