May 23, 2003

Volume 22, Number 38

news

City Hall's Bumpy Road

Can Austin planners and the City Council ever bring an end to the local transportation wars?

BY LAURI APPLE

Campaign Money Shuffle?

The GOP's capture of the Texas House may have been accomplished with less than scrupulous campaign fund dealings.

BY AMY SMITH

Wal-Mart or No, Council Defers to Endeavor's Domain

Only Daryl Slusher votes against the city's $37 million tax rebate for a North Austin "urban village."

BY LAURI APPLE

Killer D's Come Home, But the Saga Goes On

The Ardmore walkout reverberates at the Capitol.

BY MICHAEL KING

Council Eyes Neighborhood Plan Changes -- Again, and Again, and Again

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Ten Years Later, Police Misconduct Case Goes Public

Austin's police-review panel hears Lucy Neyens' allegations of "official oppression" against Detective Howard Staha.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

Headlines

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Capitol Chronicle

Lights On, Still Nobody Home: Entering the final innings, the lege scorecard is filled with zeroes

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

The mayor-elect faces opportunities and awkward options

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

McCarthyism rears its ugly head; and taxpayers pay for a Bush campaign commercial.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

music

Designated Drummer

Drummer Ernie Durawa's Way of Knowledge.

BY BILL BENTLEY

TCB

The Hole in the Wall and the Motards return, and things get smoky at City Hall

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

GRAND CHAMPEEN

Phases and Stages

Ünloco, HeKill Three

Becoming I, 3.0

Lust Murder Box

Lust Murder Box

Attic Ted

Attic Ted

Forty Second Scandals

Complements

Alcorn/Chadbourne, Dr. Eugene Chadbourne

An Afternoon in Austin, Texas Sessions: Chapter Two

Blaze Foley

Songs for Blaze, a Friend of Ours: BFI Volume 4

Gina Lee

Where Ya Been?

Greater Southbridge Soundtrack

Greater Southbridge Soundtrack

Cory Morrow

Full Exposure

Jefferson Truett

Lacuna

Cerronato

De Músico, Poeta, y Loco...

Rich Harney & Alex Coke

Soul Prayers

The Ends, John Schooley & His One Man Band, Hard Feelings, Grand Champeen/Ol' Yeller, My Education

"Teenage Detox", "Drive You Faster", "Spike Penetrator", "A Major and a Miner", "Concentration Waltz"
screens

Hot Fun in the Summertime

Citywide Summer Film Series

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Short Cuts

The last in the Chronicle and Alamo Drafthouse's Eat, Drink, Watch Movies series.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

UT professor Nancy Schiesari presents a moving portrait of Hansel Mieth.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Sergei's Big Score

Austin Symphony conductor Peter Bay has tremendous regard for both Sergei Prokofiev's score and Sergei Eisenstein's images for the 1938 film Alexander Nevsky, and as he prepares for a live performance of the score as the film is being shown, he talks about this remarkable fusion of image and music and what's involved in performing it live.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Building a City on a Stage

Epic is not something often attempted in the theatre, much less by small arts groups, but with Orange, Refraction Arts Project is telling the epic history of a fictitious city across three time periods in four overlapping storylines, with the participation of 15 playwrights and 25 actors.

BY BARRY PINEO

Articulations

A pair of dancing Hungarian sisters led to a trio of Obie Awards for sometime Austinites Katie Pearl and Lisa D'Amour and their friend and collaborator Kathy Randels.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Holy Cross Sucks!

Multitalented Rob Nash has reshaped his "Holy Cross Quadrilogy" -- tracking three friends through four years at a Catholic high school in Houston -- into the evening-length Holy Cross Sucks!, and while the abridgment causes too much to happen too quickly, the result is still as funny and memorable as the best and worst of schooldays.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Ballet Austin's original adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream delivered two ballets, really -- a highly accessible story-driven first act, followed by a more traditionally balletic second -- which offered an easy way into his clever and fanciful yet intricate work.
columns

Page Two

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

Is it true that women with osteoporosis should not supplement with more than 6,000 IU daily of vitamin A? What about the vitamin A in food?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SYLVIA LOPEZ

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