Feb. 14, 2003

Volume 22, Number 24

news

Everybody Loves a Wynn-er

Will Wynn is his own flavor of ice cream -- pure vanilla, but mixed with nuts

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

T.A.B. to Earle: Drop Dead, Democrat!

The Texas Association of Business sues the DA and claims "partisan politics" are behind the T.A.B. ethics case.

BY AMY SMITH

On the Lege

The GOP prepares to vote down Robin Hood without bothering to craft a replacement school-funding system.

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin City Council Iraq Resolution

P.I.'S Case Casts (Another) Cloud Over Yogurt Shop Probe

Private investigator Louis Akin alleges that police and prosecutors busted him on false charges to block defense efforts in the yogurt-shop case.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

Headlines

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Capitol Chronicle

The people advising state government "belt-tightening" never seem to have very tight belts.

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

Can a super-sized Long Center fit in Austin's Happy Meal box of civic dreams?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Lowdown

Death and taxes -- the poor get both, corporations get neither.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Elegance Never Forgets

Jazz is certainly sensuous music, and a couple of finely fashioned drinks followed by a good meal could work wonders for lovers: Reed's Jazz and Supper Club has it all and offers a terrific spot for romance this Valentine's Day.

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

What's cooking in the Central Texas food scene.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Sushi, Part IV

Sushi: The possibilities are quiet literally endless.
music

Rent Party Blues

Are post-boom rents killing the Austin music scene?

BY ANDY LANGER

TCB

Cops storm the Mercury, the Red Eyed Fly spars with the city, Kissinger get shit-faced in Detroit, and local musicians get all lovey-dovey.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases and Stages

Guy Clark, Nancy Griffith, Marty Stuart, Peter Rowan, Jimmy LaFave, Slaid Cleaves, Eliza Gilkyson, Arlo Guthrie, Wilders, Jim Lauderdale, Ray Wylie Hubbard

15th Annual North American Folk Alliance Conference & Woody Guthrie 90th Birthday Celebration

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Dirty Three

Nocturama, She Has No Strings Apollo

Catherine Irwin

Cut Yourself a Switch

Joseph Arthur

Redemption's Son

GZA / Genius

Legend of the Liquid Sword

Low, Jessica Bailiff, Fontanelle, Christmas Decorations, Out Hud, loscil, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Stars of the Lid, ST 37, Bahrain, Jherri Sigghnfeld's Atropheed Sac, Three Day Stubble, Book of Shadows, Coz the Shroom

Trust, Jessica Bailiff, Style Drift, Model 91, S.T.R.E.E.T. D.A.D., Submers, Playthroughs, Avec Laudenum, Whats for Drugs?, Beasts of the Night Gather Together
screens

Short, but Not Necessarily Sweet

It's a bit of a stretch to call the short films of Jay Rosenblatt documentaries. Let's call them experimental docs -- or shorts -- and leave it at that. Just prepare to be amazed by the reel of eight short films the genre-bending San Francisco filmmaker is bringing to the Alamo next week.

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Double Bogey

An ingenious prank -- steal a bad script, make it better, and shoot it all on shaky cam -- turns sour for "The Sean Connery Golf Project" filmmakers, Rhys Southan and Sara Rimensnyder.

BY SARAH HEPOLA

Eat Your Heart Out

Not in the mood for love this Valentine's Day? We think we have the answer.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Short Cuts

Austin's on the list.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

The good, the bad, and the God on TV.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Arizona Dream (1993)

Johnny Depp plays Axel Blackmar, a guy who talks to fish, dreams of the Arctic, and sure as hell isn't going to take over the Cadillac dealership his Uncle Leo (Jerry Lewis!) owns.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

A Shared Love of Dance

My Funny Valentine is Tapestry Dance Company's second show following the addition of five new dancers, and their stories are as varied as the dance styles the multiform company employs.

BY SARAH HEPOLA

Secrets of "Secret Furniture'

The examples of domestic utility at Gallery Lombardi's exhibit "Secret Furniture" -- chairs, tables, dressers, lamps, shelving units -- are such compelling combinations of professional manufacture and artistic vision that they'll be talked about for months to come.

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

A Fine Romance

This Valentine's Day, Austin is blessed with opportunities to explore romance on stage, and here are some samples.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

Long Center supporters do a funding turnaround by asking the city for $25 million in bond money, another bunch of Lone Stars are being honored by the Texas Cultural Trust Council with Texas Medal of the Arts Awards, and John Walch wins an award from the American Theatre Critics Association.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Limonade Tous les Jours

Some of the production elements in the Zachary Scott Theatre Center's staging of Limonade Tous les Jours may be sour, but with Charles Mee's adorably written script, adorably acted here, the show takes lemons and makes champagne: an effervescent, intoxicating evening.

I Stuck My Head in the Garden

With I Stuck My Head in the Garden, Johnson / Long Dance Company moved into new territory in its exploration of things sexual and sensual, and the result was good-natured fun, a romp in the garden, with nothing remotely threatening or dangerous.

Austin Symphony: The French Connection II

The Austin Symphony's Jan. 31 concert was to have been all French, but matters of health changed that and gave audiences the chance to hear a tender tribute to composer Kent Kennan and an exhilarating Beethoven concerto from André Watts.
columns

Page Two

SXSW looms, Seton's dubious deal, the war moves closer, the city silences the music, and the new GOP loves deficits.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

Did that gal on the local news crew DHOH? With so many great stylists in Austin: why, why, why??? And guess who was seen at Starlite again?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

I want to try a supplement of DHEA. Is it worth paying extra for 7-keto DHEA, since I've heard it has less chance of side effects?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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