June 13, 2003

Volume 22, Number 41

news

Seton's Getting the Kids

BY AMY SMITH

Tobacco-Free Triumph Goes Up in Smoke

The smoking ban won't go into effect until Sept. 1 -- which is another way of saying it's dead.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

On Sidewalks, Cap Metro Speeds Past City Hall

Capital Metro improves its reputation with its Community Connections workshops.

BY LAURI APPLE

Sons of Smart Growth

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

McTear Admits Murder, Gets Maximum Sentence

Ortralla Mosley's killer gets the maximum sentence.

BY JORDAN SMITH

APD Dispatcher Drug Bust

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Backroom Is Open

BY AMY SMITH

DPS Documents: More Questions About Killer-D Manhunt

The back story of the hunt for the House Democrats gets more and more intriguing.

BY MICHAEL KING

Making Recycling Illegal?

BY LAURI APPLE

Howard Dean Riles 'Em Up

BY MICHAEL KING

Naked City

Headlines

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin @ Large: The Big Mac Attack

The landslide victory of Brewster McCracken may have significantly mixed messages.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

How Can We Miss Them If They Won't Go Away?

Although the Die is not quite Sine, the buzz is already of a Legislative special session.

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Lowdown

Health care fight proves that The People can prevail; and what happened to Ranger George?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Bring on the Birria!

Three recently discovered restaurants are serving up Mexico's regional specialties.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood offers up a little sample of everything in this week's "Food-o-File."

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: A Little Italy, Part 3

"Second Helpings" takes you on a third tour of Italy in Austin.
music

Another Way

Fastball goes extra innings.

BY MATT DENTLER

TCB

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases and Stages

Radiohead

Hail to the Thief

Christopher O'Riley

True Love Waits: Christopher O'Riley Plays Radiohead

Tord Gustavsen Trio

Changing Places

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin DVD, How the West Was Won

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Freaky Styley, The Uplift Mofo Party Plan, Mother's Milk
screens

Outfitting the Stars

It's all in a name: suiting up the stars at Star Costume and Clothier.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Battle-Ready

This fall, history nerds will have cause to rejoice when the History Channel presents First Invasion: The War of 1812, a collaboration with local post-production facility Match Frame.

BY MARC SAVLOV

'Banned Toons' at the Alamo

Kansas City's Chucky Lou AV Club brings a collection of banned Looney Tunes shorts to the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown.

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Short Cuts

XL ent's "The 20 Greatest Car Movies of All Time" gets "Short Cuts" all in a tizzy, and an upcoming production from the Wilson brothers.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

How to resolve conflict? Japanese import Iron Chef has the right idea.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Little Big Man

Arthur Penn's film is an eclectically epic anti-Western that turns Ford's red-hued racist conventions on their ear.

Film Reviews

Rugrats Go Wild

Spellbound

This multi-award-winning documentary captures the suspense of the spelling bee in all its drama.
arts & culture

Next Edition

For more than 13 years, Flatbed Press has been producing some of the most exquisite collectible prints made by contemporary Texas artists, but these days its owners are starting to plan for a new incarnation of Flatbed that may not include them.

BY MADELINE IRVINE

Get Real!

With the Arts on Real, Blake Yelavich has managed to do what many other theatre groups in the city have been attempting to do, some for years upon years: create from scratch the premier alternative theatre facility in Austin.

BY BARRY PINEO

Arts Reviews

Hedda

In the dirigo group production Hedda, director Laura Somers reimagines Henrik Ibsen's classic as a perverse and sometimes brilliant Doris Day / Rock Hudson flick, coupling late 1950s zip -- party dresses and sweater vests, manhattans and vodka martinis, breezy entrances and exits -- with a forbidden sexuality that ratchets the tensions of Ibsen's play to a whole new level.

The Dead Presidents Club

In The Dead Presidents Club, Larry L. King brings together Calvin Coolidge, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon in the afterlife for a lighthearted exploration of these American leaders' strengths and foibles, and the best part of Austin Playhouse's funny, entertaining revival is the inspired work of the excellent team of actors who fully embody these presidents.

tempOdyssey

With tempOdyssey, which follows a temporary office worker named Genny through her first and only day in a new office, Dan Dietz has written an amazing play, and the amazingly talented cast gets this world premiere off to a great start, but an interminable second act makes this voyage one you'll be glad is over.
columns

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BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

You'll have to know when to hold 'em at the 10th anniversary of the fabulous VIVA! Las Vegas charity event; Remedy's love heals; and West Lynn's local indie retailers could use some of your love now that street construction has finally ended.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

How can I tell if I have the right balance of calcium and magnesium for me?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

CDC Urges More Routine HIV Testing

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Letters at 3AM

Seniors graduate into the world of the Bush junta.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

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