Oct. 10, 2003

Volume 23, Number 6

ON THE COVER:
news

Sunset vs. Goliath

Tiny Sunset Valley defends the aquifer -- but could use a little neighborly help

BY AMY SMITH

Green With Energy

William Greider and Amy Goodman bring a message of changing capitalism to meet human needs to Austin for the Green Festival.

Parker Springs Developer Beats the (Reset) Clock

BY DAVE MANN

No Worries for Wal-Mart? Not So Fast

BY AMY SMITH

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

For regional planning, it's a great day to go back to the future

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Capitol Chronicle

The state gridlock persists on public school finance.

BY MICHAEL KING

On the Lege

The Democrats watch in shock and awe as the GOP mangles its own re-redistricting crusade

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Lowdown

Congress feathers its own nest; electronic voting threatens to steal our vote.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Growing Pains and Great Strides

Wondering what the second Salt Lick -- still with barbecue but also with fine wine and dining -- wants to be

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood grooves to smooth yet rocking Austin restaurant scene.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings:

Food Reviews

music

Chiseled in Stone

An appreciation of honky-tonk veteran Billy Dee

BY GRAHAM REYNOLDS

Texas Platters

Live Shot

BY MATT DENTLER

TCB

And now, the news…

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

GRAND CHAMPEEN

Billy Dee Reviewed

Billy Dee

Heart, Don't Fail Me Now

Milton Mapes

Westernaire, The State Line

The Gourds

Growin' a Beard

Kevin McKinney

Talking to Plants

Robert Earl Keen

Farm Fresh Onions

Hamell on Trial

Tough Love

P.W. Long

Remembered

ZZ Top

Mescalero

Hobble

God's Work

Spiders

Glitzkrieg

Endochine

Day Two

Subset

Dueling Devotions

Primordial Undermind

Thin Shells of Revolution

Grand Champeen

The One That Brought You
screens

Finding Their Tuva

The Texas Documentary Tour screens 'Genghis Blues,' the Belic Brothers' next step in living a 'kickass, adventurous life and meeting cool people.'

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Young, Strong, and Getting Stronger

The Austin Film Festival Turns 10

BY COURTNEY FITZGERALD

Short Cuts

The Austin film community becomes a forum, just after it becomes a juggernaut. Plus, the Arbor sprouts again.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Where does Belinda Acosta come down on the "the whitest black girl on TV"? Find out here.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Return of the Secaucus 7

Included among this fall's syllabus of Sayles releases, like Casa de los Babys and other new DVD issues of Sayles' earliest films, this first flick gives great opportunity to survey the professional development of the maverick lone star director known for playing Hollywood against itself.

Film Reviews

Casa de los Babys

The new film from John Sayles presents a great group of characters and then strands them without a plot.

Intolerable Cruelty

The Coen brothers tackle a comedy of manners and come out winners.

Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Quentin Tarantino goes into overdrive with this story about the bride who was left for dead on her wedding day and seeks revenge against them that done her wrong.

Mambo Italiano

Broad gay and Italian stereotypes mambo through this farce.

Out of Time

Denzel does a Southern-fried potboiler.
arts & culture

Shakespeare-ouette

Ballet Austin's Stephen Mills has a deft touch at getting the Bard to the barre.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Strings Attached

The Miró Quartet launches its residency as UT's faculty string quartet.

BY JERRY YOUNG

Articulations

Nine current and former Austin playwrights storm the finals for the 2003 Hedieman Award, while playwright Lisa D'Amour storms New York.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Beauty and the Beast

Second Youth Family Theatre's Beauty and the Beast is no less magical than other versions of the tale, but its real enchantment comes from the way it show us its fairy tale characters discovering each other's hearts.

Travesties

Tom Stoppard's Travesties mixes early 20th-century history, European politics, and Oscar Wilde into a typically brilliant work, and the cast of Austin Playhouse's production rises to the intellectual challenges of the script and appears to be having a fine time playing with it.

Bach: B Minor Mass

The Conspirare choir can do anything, from communicating a work's sonorous beauty to delivering well-placed, carefully planned emotional punches, and they did both in their recent performance of the Bach B Minor Mass.
columns

Page Two

If you want to cut government spending, legalize pot, plus more pearls on government spending (or lack thereof) and the Austin Film and Green festivals.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Blow by blow details of Stephen's night out, including an up-to-the-minute sunglasses-acquired count. Do not miss it!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

I eat a lot of canned fish, and sometimes canned beans and tomato products. Is there still lead in canned food? How can I know when a can is likely to have lead?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

HIV services more important than ever

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

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