July 11, 2003

Volume 22, Number 45

news

Braying for Plutonium

The U.S. Dept. of Energy visits Amarillo in search of friendly site for manufacturing nuclear warheads.

BY WILLIAM M. ADLER

Battle of the Big Box

Enviros and Southwest neighbors find a common cause: fighting Wal-Mart and its plans for a Supercenter on the aquifer

BY LAURI APPLE

Mapping 'Political Apartheid'

The new map gives DeLay more R's, but perhaps fewer than he wanted.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Owens Shooting

Competing scenarios fly through the community, and APD's staffing and procedures come under scrutiny

BY JORDAN SMITH

Keystone Kops Hunt Killer D's

The Dept. of Homeland Security barely breaks a sweat investigating its own role in the May manhunt

BY MICHAEL KING

Is Walgreens Too Big and Unfunky for South Austin?

Neighbors challenge the drugstore chain's plans for a store at Lamar and Bluebonnet Lane.

BY AMY SMITH

Naked City

Headlines

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Capitol Chronicle

Beneath the partisan rancor over re-redistricting boils a fight over minority rights.

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

A slow summer news week means we get to take some well-deserved potshots.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Lowdown

Bush loves war, but he doesn't want to equip the troops -- nor be one of them.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Japan Without the Pretense

Mimosa delivers more than it promises.

BY RACHEL FEIT

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood has plenty o' news in this week's "Food-o-File."

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

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

You scream, I scream, "Second Helpings" screams for ice cream!
music

Hothouse Wildflowers

Through the looking glass with Eisley

BY MELANIE HAUPT

TCB

Willie's July 4th picnic showers Spicewood with more than just fireworks.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases and Stages

Elizabeth McQueen & the Firebrands

The Fresh Up Club

The Ends

Sorry ... XOXOXO

Canoe

I Give You Canoe!

The Mars Volta

De-Loused in the Comatorium

Those Peabodys

Unite Tonight

Hamilton, Nathan

Live at John T. Floore Country Store

Carolyn Wonderland

Bloodless Revolution

The American Analog Set, Ben Gibbard & Andrew Kenny

Promise of Love, HOME: Volume V
screens

"I Made a Movie, and They Didn't Want It!"

Shut out by distribution companies, indie filmmakers go DIY when it comes to getting their movie out there.

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

A Long, Strange Trip

The Dobie Plays host to Matthew Barney's five-part feast of the bizarre, the Cremaster cycle.

BY MARC SAVLOV

'Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over' World premiere

Hey, hey, it's a big-time world premiere right in our backyard.

Seeking Levity

A writer best known for goofball comedies, Ed Solomon tapped his darker side for his directorial debut.

BY SARAH HEPOLA

TV Eye

TNN decides what men want.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Short Cuts

Harry Knowles takes over British airwaves … and magazine ads … and the sides of busses … and pretty much anywhere else that those clever lads in the SkyTV marketing department can manage to fit him.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Film Reviews

The Cremaster Cycle: Part 3

Despite its numeric designation, Part 3 is the concluding installment of Barney's art cycle. It fuses mysticism and modernism and was filmed in New York's Chrysler Building and Guggenheim Museum, among other places. Barney plays the apprentice who endures torture and travails while ascending each building.

The Hard Word

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Levity

arts & culture

High Plains Chamber

The Harrington String Quartet, which makes its third appearance with the Austin Chamber Music Center's annual summer festival in July, is based in Amarillo, and though that may not seem like a likely spot for a chamber music ensemble, the members of the Harrington Quartet feel quite at home on the range.

BY JERRY YOUNG

Articulations

The Rude Mechs take Lipstick Traces to Europe, Austin Civic Wind Ensemble finds a new conductor, Mexic-Arte makes art for the bus station, and the city is looking for artists to mark up South Congress.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Julius Caesar

The Austin Shakespeare Festival's timely production of Julius Caesar, deftly directed by Paul Norton, features an effective, almost all-female ensemble whose depiction of the play's bold, rule-breaking politicians and opportunity-grabbing power brokers who send their enemies into disarray summons up parallels to the state of American politics.

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Different Stages' modern-dress production of Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona isn't so hip as to be Two Dudes From Verona Beach, but its spirit of contemporary youth does show us how little young love has changed since Elizabethan times.
columns

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BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letters at 3AM

Two words have been missing in all the hubbub about the Supreme Court's Lawrence v. Texas decision striking down laws against homosexual sodomy: Thank you.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

What happens when the camera eye turns on the Style Avatar (a lot of primping and fussing and primadonna-ing, you think?), and whom did he honor with his presence on the Fourth? …

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

Are nutrients in a pill absorbed as well as nutrients in food?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Luv Doc Recommends: Ray Benson In-Store

Waterloo Records, Friday, July 11, 2003

BY THE LUV DOC

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