July 25, 2003

Volume 22, Number 47

news

Fighting a Rising Tide

The 78th Lege chipped away at abortion rights

BY LAURI APPLE

Not Quite 'Dead, Dead, Dead' Yet

The Senate plays Chicken over congressional redistricting.

BY MICHAEL KING

Welcome to Will's World

So many items, so little time

Austin Minister Targeted by Anti-Gay Campaign

BY AMY SMITH

Killer D Update: The FAA and Exterminatin' DeLay

The FAA issues a shame-faced report about its hunt for the Killer D's.

BY MICHAEL KING

Naked City

Headlines

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Capitol Chronicle

The Lege moves to foreclose court access to victims of asbestos exposure.

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

Thoughts on land use, social justice, and making Austin look, feel, and work better.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Lowdown

George talks the macho talk, soldiers walk the deadly walk; and Congress says "Health care for me, but not for thee."

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Fusion Confusion

The menu at Zin is a masterpiece, but what about the meals?

BY RACHEL FEIT

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood brings good news, good food, and good gossip in this week's "Food-o-File."

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Slices of Life, Part 1

It's not delivery, it's "Second Helpings"!
music

La Musica y el Director

Robert Rodriguez adds "composer" to his long list of film credits.

BY MARGARET MOSER

TCB

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

MY EDUCATION

Phases and Stages

screens

Comin' at Ya!

3-D is back on the big screen -- again.

BY KEN LIECK

Hopelessly Devoted to 'Grease'

"I was born to Hand Jive, baby, and that's not even a euphemism," says Sarah Hepola, explaining the continuing appeal of camp classic, Grease. Project Transitions and the Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival will host a sing-along performance of Grease this weekend at the Paramount.

BY SARAH HEPOLA

Suck on This

In anticipation of Jason Henderson's new comic, Sword of Dracula, the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown will host a "blood-sucking triple feature" this Friday.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Short Cuts

Local screenwriter Todd Morris gets in good with Miramax / Dimension, and our apologies to the Ragamuffin Film Festival … not that they needed us, anyway.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Who was left off the list for this year's Emmy nominees.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

The Animatrix

With The Animatrix, the Wachowski Bros. decided to mine their man-dominated machine world for an endless array of storytelling possibilities, enlisting seven renowned anime directors to create a nine-part series that is just as sexy, gritty, beautiful, and philosophical as the original Matrix.

Film Reviews

Manito

Respiro

It's the story of a wife and mother living on a Sicilian island, who is prone to increasingly bizarre behavior, and the family who must cope with her.

Seabiscuit

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

arts & culture

Articulations

Theatre critics have a place to sharpen their craft and learn about their profession, and Robert Faires reports on his stint as a teacher there.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

Page Two

The Rodriguez and Avellán film team rocks; the guv and Lege do not; waiting on Will Wynn & Company; and in Let Us Now Praise Famous Chroniclers.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letters at 3AM

We have replaced our concept of the heroic with the superheroic, and the sense of the possible with the impossible.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Human Growth Hormone comes outta where? Brenda Vaccaro did what? This week's AAF takes you where you never wanted to go…

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

Would a silicon supplement add luster to my hair and improve my nails?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Luv Doc Recommends: Grease Sing-Along

Paramount Theatre, Saturday, July 26, 2003

BY THE LUV DOC

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