Oct. 24, 2003

Volume 23, Number 8

ON THE COVER:
news

The Best-Case Scenario

After years of work, Envision Central Texas goes majorly public.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

APD Officer Faces Homicide Charge in Owens Shooting

The grand jury takes an unusual step in indicting Scott Glasgow.

BY JORDAN SMITH

At Home With Capital Punishment

The fourth annual March for a Moratorium surrounds the Capitol.

BY MICHAEL KING

Wal-Mart, Lowe's, and Their Friends and Foes

Big-box battles from South Austin to Lakeway

BY AMY SMITH

Maspero Heads for Rehab

Williamson Co. Sheriff John Maspero apologizes for public drunkenness, enters treatment.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Capitol Chronicle

The increases in tuition for Texas universities are symptoms of a much larger transformation in public life.

BY MICHAEL KING

On the Lege

The Democrats file federal lawsuits against the new congressional map.

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Unions come together for national energy independence; and Bush stifles dissent.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

On Judges' Hill

Sits a mansion with a menu of equal elegance

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Will Travel for Food

Appalachia: The Land and the Larder … Southern Foodways Symposium, Oct. 2-5, Oxford, Miss.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood is on a rampage when it comes to diet trends and bad cookbooks. Plus: Au revoir, Jean-Luc.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Community-Supported Agriculture

music

Born on the Fourth of July

Explosions in the Sky are blowing up. (Sorry, we resisted the pun as long as we could.)

BY MICHAEL CHAMY

TCB

Pink elephants, dancing waitresses, and setups only equal one of Austin's still-hidden treasures.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Explosions in the Sky Reviewed

Explosions in the Sky

The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place

The Shins

Chutes Too Narrow

the Strokes

Room on Fire

Joe Strummer

Streetcore

Travis

12 Memories

The Who

The Kids Are Alright (Special Edition)

SubArachnoid Space, Landing, Surface of Eceyon, Cul de Sac, The Animal Collective, Aarktica, 1 Mile North, Toshack Highway, Sianspheric, Robert Poss, Vidna Obmana

Also Rising, Landing, Dragyyn, Death of the Sun, Spirit They've Gone, Spirit They've Vanished, Danse Manatee, Pure Tone Audiometry, Minor Shadows, Magnetic Morning / Aspirin Age, Distortion Is Truth, Crossing Casco Bay, Spore
screens

Lansdale Unraveled

How a cult director translated a cult author to craft a surefire cult favor

BY MARC SAVLOV

Elvis Lives

An interview with Bruce Campbell of Bubba Ho-Tep

BY MARC SAVLOV

Going Oneiric

Dick Blackburn brings 'Lemora' to the Drafthouse.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Death Becomes Her

Kier-La Janisse unleashes CineMuerte on poor, innocent Austin.

BY SHAWN BADGLEY

Short Cuts

Harry Knowles hits it big, in a manner of speaking. Plus: the Wilsons on SoCo and Bob Ray in the West.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

A minute with Belinda Acosta: Norm Macdonald comes back in a big way.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Beyond Borders

Donate your dollars directly to starving children instead of this Jolie adventure.

Bubba Ho-Tep

Elvis Presley and JFK (played brilliantly by Campbell and Davis) fight a soul-sucking mummy in this twisted sci-fi horror film loaded with generous chunks of cheese.

The Gospel of John

The last years of Jesus are presented with more realism than pageantry.

Madame Satã

Life story of Brazilian drag diva from the last half-century.

Millennium Actress

This Japanimation import is a sweeping romantic saga full of big, lush ideas.

Radio

The mentally handicapped again are used as vehicles for our own best intentions.

Runaway Jury

John Grisham courtroom thumper marches to a familiar tune.

Wonderland

Dull take on real-life murder mystery has one titillating factor: the involvement of former porn star John Holmes.
arts & culture

Back to Josquin

Texas Early Music Project Director Danny Johnson on the 15th-century composer he keeps returning to.

BY JERRY YOUNG

Articulations

Austin Lyric Opera's new artistic director receives raves for his conducting at Seattle Opera, Beehive diva Judy Arnold takes ill, and Chronicle Arts writer Barry Pineo gets a publishing deal for his book on acting.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Middle of the Night

With its isolated farmhouse and unseen menace, The Middle of the Night may look like a conventional thriller, but playwright Lowell Bartholomee refuses to play by the rules, creating an offbeat drama that keeps us perpetually off-balance by playing against our expectations.

Difficult Women and Transgressive Daughters

In their reunion performance Difficult Women and Transgressive Daughters, former Hard Women Suze Kemper and Rachel Martin vibrated feminist polemics regarding mother-child scenarios.

Pepe Romero

The Austin Classical Guitar Society scored a great coup in booking guitar virtuoso Pepe Romero, who treated the sold-out house to a hypnotizing, intoxicating evening of Spanish grace and melody.
columns

Page Two

Kill Contemporary Film Criticism: Vol. 1.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Join Stephen on his adventures with Buh-buh-buh-buh-Bing's widow, some cuties at Club DeVille, and the scene at Factory People, Austin's latest grab at its allocated 15 minutes.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

I want to try supplementing with quercetin to help my allergies. How much should I take?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

My daughter just turned 14 over the summer, and she keeps talking about getting a job. I thought you had to be at least 16 before you could work legally. Can she really work at only 14?

BY LUKE ELLIS

About AIDS

Free Dinner With Noted HIV Doc Oct. 30

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

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