Jan. 24, 2003

Volume 22, Number 21

news

Shadows Over Bergstrom

The economic and security changes of the last two years set off ripples at Bergstrom Airport.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

City vs. Statesman: Futrell Comes Out Swinging at the Springs

City and state experts contest the Statesman's hair-raising allegations of toxic pollution at Barton Springs.

BY AMY SMITH

Money Makes AISD's World Go Round

Policy questions at Austin ISD are increasingly being answered by the district's fiscal crunch.

BY MICHAEL KING

T.A.B. Tells It to the Jury

BY AMY SMITH

The GOP's Inaugurama

BY MICHAEL KING

Legislature Gets It Together

BY MICHAEL KING

Choir Practice at Sixth + Lamar

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Bush Demo Lawsuit Fails

BY MICHAEL KING AND JORDAN SMITH

Venom, Not Water, Flowing at Northridge Acres

BY WALTER HOWERTON JR

Every Officer Does His Duty?

BY JORDAN SMITH

Weed Watch

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

Headlines

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large: The Toxic Agenda

The Statesman's sensational report on Barton Springs is much less than meets the eye.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

Our tax dollars outfit military contractors, but not the troops; and our representatives are less than representative.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Food on the Fly

Airport food isn't the same as airline food, especially at Austin-Bergstrom.

BY MM PACK

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood has news from across the land.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Sushi, Part 1

You say "sushi," I say "Second Helpings." "Sushi!" "Second Helpings!"
music

Limited Edition

The file-sharing antidote: Bonus DVDS

BY GREG BEETS

TCB

Austin readies for Super Bowl weekend with roller skates, TV cameras, and a "yuppie makeover"

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases and Stages

Single Frame Ashtray

Wetheads Come Running

Fozlur

Kill the Wallstreet Abrahams, Fozlur

Baboon

Something Good Is Going to Happen to You

Cesna

Downward Mobility

The American People

Thought We Could

Tawnya LoRae

The Bear Claw Incident

Torch

Sounds For Staying Home

Higgs, Walter T., McVey, John, Ross, Jeffrey P.

Just a Few Miles to Go, Gone to Texas, My Pleasure

Garreth Broesche Trio

Garreth Broesche Trio

Strait,George

George Strait

Carroll, Clover & Rachel

Texas Routes

Russell, Calvin

Rebel Radio

Stanhope, Doug

Word of Mouth
screens

Packs a Punch

Chances are you've seen Powerhouse Animation's work, whether you know it or not -- its portfolio includes Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights, Disney TV's The Proud Family, and plenty of local TV spots, ad campaigns, and one-off Flash animation projects.

BY MARC SAVLOV

The Case Against Kissinger

War criminal or elder statesman? Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki makes a case in The Trials of Henry Kissinger.

BY MARC SAVLOV

D'OH!

AFS's "The Fifth Generation: Chinese Films of the Past Two Decades"

Short Cuts

War isn't good for much, except maybe art. Austin's microcinema community responds.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Looking for love in all the wrong places: namely, on television.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

The President's Analyst (1967)

The young, strong James Coburn was at the absolute height of his own particular cool in The President's Analyst, a film that warrants second-breath mention behind The Graduate and even Dr. Strangelove as a monumental Sixties improvisational comedy.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Let Them Entertain You

The story of Austin Musical Theatre is itself a musical, complete with kids-with-a-dream beginnings, against-all-odds successes, and nail-chewing jams. Well, now comes the big-belting, high-kicking, pull-out-the-stops showstopper: a revue revisiting AMT's greatest song-and-dance numbers, Celebrate Austin Musical Theatre.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

All Bodies Dance

The latest production from Johnson / Long Dance Company, I Stuck My Head in the Garden is a 65-minute topsy-turvy of boys and girls in all their confusing combinations and shows the troupe once again smashing the notion that dance belongs to the tall, the thin, and the flat-chested.

BY SARAH HEPOLA

Articulations

The final exit for actress Patsy Goldwater, a home run for playwright Dan Dietz, a fair for your inner Frankenstein, and a training ground for aspiring critics

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

States of Grace

States of Grace, the opening program for Sharir + Bustamante Danceworks' 20th anniversary season, provided an optimistic opening to 2003, with bold and imaginative choreographers presenting creative movement against which the rest of this year's work will have to be measured.

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Stuffed to bursting with outrageous characters, broad reactions, and slapstick, The Merry Wives of Windsor as mounted by the Austin Shakespeare Festival and Austin Playhouse is big on big comedy, and the crisp comic work of the cast makes it a sizable pleasure.
columns

Page Two

The Statesman coverage of Barton Springs pollution is a peculiar version indeed.

BY MICHAEL KING

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

Sometimes when I take my vitamins late at night I have trouble getting to sleep. Why is that and which ones are most likely to do this?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

The Evidence of Things Unseen

Is Bush lying about Iraq? Can he prove that he's not?

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

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