June 20, 2003

Volume 22, Number 42

news

A Quarter Ounce a Day

Texas man lives by -- and fights for -- medical marijuana

BY ANDREW SLATON

Judge Rules in Favor of Supercuts in "Off-the-Clock" Case

BY MICHAEL KING

Will RAVE Act Stomp Out Drugs -- Or Dissent?

Drug reformers plan to sue to overturn a new federal law they say was used to stifle their criticism of government policy.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Up, Up, and Away! Utilities Ready to Raise Rates

The budget gap will be plugged with rising utility rates.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

APD Faulted in Hit-and-Run

BY JORDAN SMITH

King Fisher Creek: It's Back!

BY LAURI APPLE

Naked City

Headlines

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Capitol Chronicle

The first 200 bills signed by Gov. Perry are a very mixed bag.

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

The council gives Children's Hospital to Seton before anybody knows what it's worth.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Lowdown

The Pentagon and Boeing play kissyface; and Bush becomes the Terminator.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Zoot Allure

Don't Take the class, charm, and reputation for granted

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood reports from the fields of lavender in this week's "Food-o-File."

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream

music

Spangles and High Heels

Dreams come true, just ask "Her Tallness," Marcia Ball.

BY MARGARET MOSER

TCB

Hepatitis C and the damage done.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases and Stages

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Live Shots

ZZ Top

Live Shots

Starlight Mints, Liz Phair, Flaming Lips

Starlight Mints, Liz Phair, the Flaming Lips

Ziggy Marley

Live Shots
screens

Travels With Saúl

Austin filmmakers Ryan Polomski and Frank Bustoz found not just a subject in Guatemala, but a co-director, too.

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Play Ball!

Microsoft Game Studios steps up to the plate with its first Xbox baseball title while EA and 3D0 improve upon last year's Playstation2 models

Short Cuts

Party on, Barna.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Keeping one eye on television and the other on pop culture.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Back to the Future: The Complete Trilogy Back to the Future: The Complete Trilogy

Considering trilogy storytelling has once again become Hollywood's new cash cow, it was only a matter of time before all three of Robert Zemeckis' Back to the Future films were released as a box set.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Post-Minstrel Syndrome

Blackface Is a white fantasy about the way things used to be

BY VERUSHKA GRAY

Articulations

A trip to Minnesota, where the state Legislature recently approved major support for two theatre construction projects, inspires a new way of looking at arts funding in Texas.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Bremen Town Musicians

Although it harbors minor inconsistencies, Allen Robertson's The Bremen Town Musicians, set in Depression-era America and scored with gospel and bluegrass music, is a fine play for family viewing. It has enough talking, singing animals to satisfy any kid and music that is highly enjoyable in and of itself.
columns

Page Two

We struggle with the obscenity of a special legislative session aimed at redistricting, and we mourn the passing and celebrate the life of Al Ragle, an almost unsung hero of the Austin music scene.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

After a Fashion

Elbow, elbow, wrist, wrist! You know that our diva style avatar Stephen made the scene (and quite a scene) at the Pride Parade. And what hot li'l purring mama will soon be off the singles list?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

To Your Health

Why is aspirin good for so many different things? Is there anything like aspirin among the nutrients?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

National HIV-Testing Day Is Friday, June 27

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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