Jan. 10, 2003

Volume 22, Number 19

news

A Young Man on Death Row

Juvenile offender Randy Arroyo's case puts Texas's execution factory on trial.

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Barton Springs Eternal

The reconstruction of Barton Springs Road suffers another delay

BY AMY SMITH

No Abortions for Men, Either

BY LAURI APPLE

Not So Fond of Fonda

BY LAURI APPLE

Holiday Greetings From the INS: Hit the Road

Austin's Jamal family faces forced deportation to an unknown destination

BY JORDAN SMITH

Austin Bill of Rights Defense

BY LAURI APPLE

Weed Watch

BY JORDAN SMITH

Farewell to 'Mother Rose'

BY AMY SMITH

When Weed Is Really Weed

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

Breaking stories from Austin, the region, and elsewhere

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON AND MICHAEL KING

Capitol Chronicle: Let Them Eat Dividends

Republicans offer the same predictable help to the unemployed: tax cuts for the rich.

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Lowdown

Look out: Bush is "revising standards" again; and the tax man is out to get the poor millionaires of Darien, Conn.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Table Fable

When a waiter forgets the customer and the service, even good food can be tough to swallow, as Mick Vann discovered on a recent visit to the Tea House.

BY MICK VANN

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood says goodbye to her beloved South Austin neighborhood.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Fast Food Nation

music

Holiday in San Antonio

The birth of Austin's punk scene: the Sex Pistols at Randy's Rodeo in San Antonio, 25 years ago this week.

BY MARGARET MOSER

TCB

Out with the old ("Dancing About Architecture"), and in with the news: "TCB" and the closing of the Mercury and Sound Exchange.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

screens

Minority Rights v. Majority Rule

Texas documentary tour presents 'Larry v. Lockney'

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

New on DVD

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

'The Magic of Flight'

Go ahead and wiggle your wings at the incoming IMAX movie, The Magic of Flight. We know you want to.

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Linux Top Gun

This Saturday at the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown, hx0rs and newbies alike will compete in the third installment of the Linux Top Gun.

BY LINDSEY SIMON

Short Cuts

Say hello to two Patric(k)s, and goodbye to some recently departed film greats.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

TV Eye checks out Time Warner Cable's Digital Video Recording system.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Sid & Nancy

This film rendering of the sordid junkie degradation and deaths of Sex Pistols' bassist Sid Vicious and girlfriend Nancy Spungen bleeds through with a tad too much MTV, but few music biopics can top Gary Oldman in Sid & Nancy.

Film Reviews

Nicholas Nickleby

Charles Dickens' picaresque teems with wonderful performances and bright direction by McGrath (who also did the same for Jane Austen in Emma).

The Pianist

Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times

arts & culture

Song of Life on Death Row

How Dead Man Walking came to be an opera -- and to be produced in Austin before almost every other city in the world -- reveals the great risks and rewards in developing new works for the modern operatic stage.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

More Than a ZIP Code

In the exhibition "Road to 78704," artists Jill Alo and Tina Weitz pay tribute to the distinctive mood and ambience of South Austin.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

A family of Austin artists faces deportation, playwright Cyndi Williams gets some recognition in Big D, and Arts Center Stage both gives and gets.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

Page Two

Bush's proposed economic reforms highlight the divide between Republican theory and practice.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letters at 3AM

Even though 2002 was an exceptional year for American cinema, American art has never been more marginalized, ghettoized, and controlled, than it is today.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

Is it possible to be allergic to electricity?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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