Feb. 21, 2003

Volume 22, Number 25

news

Only Natural

The Texas Memorial Museum decides to focus on its natural history roots.

War Drums

BY MICHAEL KING

He Who Has Ears to Hear

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

BY LEE NICHOLS

United for Peace

An estimated 10,000 anti-war protesters converge on the Capitol.

BY LAURI APPLE

No High End for Galleria

BY AMY SMITH

Baptists Win a Round in Hyde Park

A judge sides with Hyde Park Baptist Church -- perhaps preparing the way for construction of its controversial parking garage.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Playing the Numbers

BY MICHAEL KING

Former City Forester Charges Harassment, Sex Bias at PARD

Susan Murray alleges her career as Austin's urban forester fell apart after she complained about her boss' conduct.

BY LAURI APPLE

GOP Grinches Attack Capitol

BY MICHAEL KING

Is the CCA 'Competent'?

BY MICHAEL KING AND JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

Headlines

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

We're No. 1!

Texas prepares to mark its 300th contemporary execution.

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Vice, Vice Baby!

Why stop at casino gambling on Waller Creek? Bring on the sex, drugs, and smokestacks.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

Bush's tax cut creates jobs -- in China; and malls kill main street -- and replace it with a cheap knock-off.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Austin in the Big Apple

If Texas food can make it here, it can make it anywhere. MM Pack explains.

BY MM PACK

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood fills you up with chef news and Brazilian celebrations in this week's "Food-o-File."

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Sushi, Part V

Sushi: The possibilities are quiet literally endless.
music

Life by the Drop

The return of Doyle Bramhall

BY MARGARET MOSER

TCB

Austin (and its Music Network) will endure, Scandinavia and Interpol invade, and local alt-rock is sweeter than ever on Ear Candy.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases and Stages

Eric Johnson

Souvenir

Friends of Dean Martinez

On the Shore

Christine Albert

TexaFrance-Encore!

Eric Hisaw

Never Could Walk the Line

Pretty the Quick Black Eyes

Pretty the Quick Black Eyes

Oblong Boys

Pizzazarama Universe

Ministry

Animositisomina
screens

What's in a Face?

A lot, Mike Woolf discovered while making his short doc 'Growin' a Beard' -- and especially If the face Has got whiskers on the chin and Jowls

BY JAMES MCWILLIAMS

What Lies Beneath

John Cusack talks about putting a human face on Hitler in Max.

BY SARAH HEPOLA

The John Lennon Artificial Intelligence Project

John Lennon is reborn as a cyberbot.

BY SIDNEY MOODY

New to DVD

This DVD compiles all of the cartoons featuring the Man Without Fear, in conjunction with last week's release of the live-action Ben Affleck Daredevil feature.

BY MICHAEL CHAMY

The Need for Sleaze

Bill Landis will be at the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown on Feb. 23 to introduce two films and talk about his new book, Sleazoid Express: A Mind-Twisting Tour Through the Grindhouse Cinema of Times Square.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Short Cuts

Bob Ray gets stonied.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

It ain't reality TV, but it may be closer to approaching real life: Nia Vardalos' My Big Fat Greek Life.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

The Swimmer (1968)

Like the movie, Burt Lancaster's title character -- an aging suburbanite who one day decides, on an afternoon lark, to "swim home" pool-to-pool through the back yards of his friends -- starts out lightly charming us, only to plunge into darker waters.

Film Reviews

Morvern Callar

Old School

A trio of depressed thirtysomethings decide to start their own fraternity.

Snakes

arts & culture

Kentucky by Way of Austin

A decade after The Kentucky Cycle's premiere, the hometown of playwright Robert Schenkkan has the opportunity to experience the work's power in with a homegrown production at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Dreamland Via Cuba

Artists Virginia Fleck and Sandra Ceballos found dreams to be a recurring theme in both their work when Gallery 106 sent Austin-based Fleck to Ceballos' home in Cuba, and now they've collaborated on an exhibition titled "Dreaming My Dreams."

BY MOLLY BETH BRENNER

Articulations

Comedy venues the Velveeta Room and Capital City Comedy Club get new leases on life, solo theatre artist Rob Nash gets roasted, and Dreamgirl Jennifer Holliday comes to Austin.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Twisted Olivia

You might not expect a New York drag queen to transport you into the pages of a 19th-century English novel, but that's precisely what happens in Twisted Olivia: A Meditation on Oliver Twist, a new solo show by Everett Quinton which keeps audiences alternately laughing and spellbound in a parade of wonders.

My Funny Valentine

My Funny Valentine, Tapestry Dance Company's love-struck evening of dance, provided both seduction that appeared effortless and that was the picture of hard work, and it all thrilled.

Earthly Delights

La Follia's musical guide to love during the Baroque period included some masterful playing by the group's instrumentalists, but it was

the haunting voice of soprano Jenifer Thyssen that really reached out to the audience with love's beautiful soundtrack from 300 years ago.

columns

Page Two

In blaming the anti-war movement for all possible future scenarios connected to terrorism or the war in Iraq, the hysterical right has poised itself to lead a devastating assault on the Constitution and its protections.

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

Yeee-haw! It's "Westward Ho" as Stephen checks out the new exhibit at the Bob Bullock Museum. And what does our style avatar do to stay so baby soft and daisy fresh? Well, until now, only he and his stylist knew for sure…

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

Spring pollens are in, and mold just won't let up. How can I stop my sneezing fits without resorting to antihistamines?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Toward an Accounting

In its unjustified rush to war, the Bush administration wants Americans to apply ample amounts of duct tape over their eyes, ears, and mouths.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

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