July 18, 2003

Volume 22, Number 46

news

Wanted Man

State Rep. Patrick Rose walks a fine line in a swing district

BY AMY SMITH

Mold Grows on House of Farmers

California lawsuit thickens the mold plot growing at Farmers Insurance

BY JORDAN SMITH

Ignorant Design at the SBOE

There is little Intelligent Design to be found on the State Board of Education

BY MICHAEL MAY

La Raza: Waking the Sleeping Giant?

The National Council of La Raza looks to raise the U.S. Latino profile.

BY LAURI APPLE

Naked City

Headlines

BY MICHAEL KING

Capitol Chronicle

Republican Bill Ratliff throws a monkeywrench into his own party's redistricting plans

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

The Council should remember the First Rule of Holes: When you're in one, stop digging.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

On the Lege

Issues other than redistricting found space on the guv's special-session plate -- some were even important.

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Lowdown

Your Pentagon PAL tracks your every move, and the FCC lets media companies redefine "local."

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Western Zing

With all the right ingredients, has chef Robert McGrath found a trailblazing blend of the robust and bold? Virginia B. Wood finds out.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

"Food-o-File" is on the Basil's case and other big restaurant changes.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Snow Cones

Food Reviews

Cypress Grill

"This small restaurant is tucked away in one of these nondescript strip malls in far Southwest Austin, on the way to Oak Hill," writes Claudia Alarcón. "Cleverly using their prescribed rectangular strip-mall portion, Cypress Grill is a comfortable space with a neighborhood bar atmosphere."
music

The Cult of Ray

Ray Benson steps out from behind the Wheel.

BY JOE NICK PATOSKI

TCB

Austin from A to Z

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases and Stages

Joe Ely

Streets of Sin

Wayne Hancock

Swing Time

Mary Welch y Los Curanderos

Curame

Blue October

History for Sale

Riverboat Gamblers

Something to Crow About

Jetscreamer

Starhead

Meat Puppets, Butthole Surfers

Alive in the Nineties, Blind Eye Sees All
screens

The Gospel of 'Toonage

Mike Judge & Don Hertzfeldt present 'The Animation Show'

BY MARC SAVLOV

Austin Gaming Expo

Something old, something new

BY MARCEL MEYER

Short Cuts

Dope Floats, AFS revamps its publication, and the Alamo Drafthouse keeps on getting cooler and cooler.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Strong words from Edward James Olmos, and what's on this week.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Warm Water Under a Red Bridge

In their charmingly bizarre manner, Shohei Imamura and his cast of quirky creatures remind us that a woman in heat is a beautiful thing.

Film Reviews

Bad Boys II

Bay does it bigger and badder than ever.

Fellini: I'm a Born Liar

The Gatekeeper

How to Deal

Johnny English

Swimming Pool

Ozon’s film is like Eric Rohmer meets Brian DePalma – questions of identity and perception come to the fore, but slowly.
arts & culture

Lucky Seven

For seven years, Pro Arts Collective has consistently drawn an impressive and intriguing lineup of dancers, choreographers, and companies from across the nation for its annual African American Festival of Dance, and the 2003 edition continues that tradition.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

It's the end of an era for the city of Austin's Art in Public Places Program as Martha Peters, administrator of the program for 11 of its 18 years, departs to direct a public art program in Fort Worth.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

Page Two

Republicans' special-session maneuvering shows contempt for Texans and mischaracterizes Texas' political history; the same party asks for the same kind of blind allegiance on foreign policy.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Since those wacky Canadians have legalized gay marriage, you know it's just a matter of time before Texas … wait, what are we thinking? Also, the "Truth" according to Babs …

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

Are organic fruits and vegetables worth the extra expense? When organic varieties are too pricey or out of season, is there any way to minimize the risks besides just rinsing and peeling?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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