Nov. 29, 2002

Volume 22, Number 13

news

Double Jeopardy

A long-ago marijuana conviction gets a library staffer fired and raises questions about city employment policies and the war on drugs

BY LAURI APPLE

Mapping the Case Against Enlow

The city's case against fired APD Officer Tim Enlow remains unconvincing.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Retooling the Austin Machine

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Futrell: Seton Wouldn't Wait

The city tried and failed to stop Seton's plan to build a separate children's hospital.

BY AMY SMITH

Yet More King Wrangling

BY JORDAN SMITH

Smell of Victory Eludes Northeast Landfill Neighbors

Northeast Travis County residents decry slow pace of enforcement, regulation of their neighbor landfills

BY LAURI APPLE

Concrete Costs

TxDOT's plans for the next 25 years include mucho pavement, and more money.

BY DAVE MANN

Commissioner Road Warrior

BY LAURI APPLE

Landfills Toss Legal Trash

BY LAURI APPLE

Sewage Happens in G'Town

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

Breaking news from Austin, Texas, and elsewhere.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Playing Defense

Progressives prepare to circle the wagons at the Lege

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: How Weird Is That?

Austin's new recipe for economic vitality collides with the reigning quality-of-life agenda

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

Thank your local family farmer; and the military sets up camp in our schools.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Farm Aid

Community supported agriculture: the proof is in the produce, and Central Texas consumers are noticing

BY RACHEL FEIT

Food-o-File

Bragging rights and the latest flavors round out this week's "Food-o-File."

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Thanksgiving, home away from home

Can't get home for the holidays? Neither can "Second Helpings."
music

Managed Health Care

The SIMS Foundation helps local musicians, and finally, itself.

BY ANDY LANGER

Dancing About Architecture

Emo's employees quit over punk rock protest, the Noise Ordinance is back, as will be the Austin City Limits Music Festival, but not Russell Crowe. SIMS news and more.

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Vallejo

Stereo

Sahm, Shandon

Good Thoughts Are Better Than Laxatives

Billy Joe Shaver

Freedom's Child

Nelson, Willie

Stars & Guitars

Costello, Elvis

Almost You: The Songs of Elvis Costello

Experimental Aircraft

Love for the Last Time

Stars as Eyes

Enemy of Fun

Jerkuleez

Jerkuleez

Victrola

Live As You Like

Trevino, Justin

The Scene of the Crying

Barfield, Mike

Living Stereo

Hotrod Hillbillies

Let's Alcoholass

Sixpence None the Richer

Divine Discontent

Hicks, Bill

Flying Saucer Tour Vol. 1, Love Laughter and Truth

The Rolling Stones

Live Shot
screens

A Different Kind of Player

As far as nightclub concepts go, LAN parties aren't exactly thought of as pickup hotspots. Well, think again.

BY KATE X MESSER

Memo

In Which We Remove Foot From Mouth, Mind From Gutter

A Freudian slip from the one-track mind of Sarah Hepola.

Short Cuts

No tape, no screen: The Dobie's new digital projector and the Alamo's windblown mishap last week.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV for Fans of TV

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

Pillow Talk (1959)

Doris Day, the Sixties' most popular professional virgin, croons over the opening credits that "there must be a pillow-talkin' boy for me." Boy, was there ever, and his name was Rock Hudson.

Film Reviews

The Happiness of the Katakuris

Katakuris is something of a departure for Miike, seeing as how it's chock-full of robust romance and – we kid you not – musical numbers. While this is ultimately a crazy meditation on family values and the like, it's still mind-bogglingly goofy filmmaking, at once deeply moving and deeply annoying.

Solaris

arts & culture

An Angel for AMT

The recent fiscal crisis for Austin Musical Theatre threatened to keep the company from mounting any future productions, but producer Charles Duggan has come to AMT's rescue, offering to produce a week-long retrospective of musical numbers from the company's first 15 productions.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

A Piece of Work

In the Arthouse exhibition "Glow," Craig Kauffman's Untitled Donut #14 balloons out from the wall like a benign, lopsided pink inner tube, its sensuous shape and gleaming, flesh-toned color beckoning the viewer with the rounded friendliness of Baby's bath toy.

BY MOLLY BETH BRENNER

Articulations

Austin Script Works has a changing of the bard, Austin officially becomes a capital of culture, and the Texas Fine Arts Association is renamed Arthouse.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

'"Tesoros de la Catedral de Saltillo -- Treasures of the Cathedral of Saltillo"'

Mexic-Arte Museum's exhibition of "Tesoros de la Cathedral de Saltillo -- Treasures of the Cathedral of Saltillo" displays repositories not only of spiritual meaning and practice, but of the intertwining history of the Catholic Church and the indigenous peoples of Mexico.

Medea

Playwright Liz Lochhead brings Euripides' tale of Medea and her hideous yet compelling vengeance into the present day, but delivers a surprisingly staid and familiar rendition of the tragedy, and while the this Vortex Repertory Company production offers some striking dramatic tableaux, it suffers from pacing problems, a lack of dramatic tension, and little effective storytelling.
columns

Page Two

If the City Council approves a proposed noise ordinance, Austin will have to stay weird quietly, and possibly without many nightclubs.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

Jacko sure is Wacko and upcoming holiday fetes.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

Not for Prime Time: Quickie HIV Testing

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Letters at 3AM

Weapons of Mass Deception

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

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