Sept. 26, 2003

Volume 23, Number 4

ON THE COVER:
features

Best of Austin 2003

Readers' and critics' favorites
news

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

The boys from the chamber look for an opportunity to muddy the waters once again.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Capitol Chronicle

The imposition of probation is the latest attempt of the GOP leadership to put minority senators in their place.

BY MICHAEL KING

On the Lege

A week in the Legislature with Tom, Robert, Steve, and Carol

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Lowdown

You Can't Keep the Earl of Sandwich Down; Donning the Mask of Corporate Reform

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

music

ACL Fest Live Shots

BY ROBERT GABRIEL

TCB

If John Lennon had attended this weekend's ACL Fest blowout he might have screamed, "I've got blisters on my feet!"

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Screens

Film Reviews

Anything Else

Woody Allen's latest was not screened before press time.

Cold Creek Manor

Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone are home alone in a haunted house in this film that was not screened before press time.

Lost in Translation

Sofia Coppola spins a unique tale about a yearning, indelible love-affair-that-isn’t between characters played by Bill Murray and this season's It Girl Scarlett Johansson.

Luther

In this Martin Luther biopic, Joseph Fiennes plays the theologian as a smoldering rebel boy.

Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space

This new anime import marks a break with the Japanese traditions and invents a wholly original and kittenish appeal.

Under the Tuscan Sun

Bella Italia substitutes for the Caribbean in this clunky but enjoyable version of How Frances Got Her Groove Back, starring Diane Lane.

The Weather Underground

Former members of the Weather Underground still know a thing or two about "which way the wind blows" in this always timely documentary.
columns

Page Two

Welcome to the "Best of Austin," in what in some ways feels like the worst of times.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

About AIDS

Nasty Bacterial Infections Appearing in Austin

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Luv Doc Recommends: 22nd Annual Pecan Street Fall Arts Festival

Sixth Street, Saturday, September 27, 2003

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

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