Jan. 9, 2004

Volume 23, Number 19

ON THE COVER:
news

No Place Like Home

The new Garden Terrace development takes a small but serious step toward housing Austin's homeless.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Judges Rule: Map May Not Be Wise, But It's Legal

The federal judges rule in favor of the Texas congressional map -- even while admitting it may destroy the political hopes of minorities.

BY MICHAEL KING

Kucinich: Creating the Voice for Peace

The Ohio congressman's all-star presidential campaign barnstorms through Austin.

BY MICHAEL KING

A Different Shade of Green for Temple-Inland

The firm -- and the mayor -- suggest economic growth merits waiving SOS.

BY AMY SMITH

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin @ Large: Facts and Fantasies

Think globally, vote locally.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Can Anybody Here Run This Country?

As the campaign begins in earnest, the Democrats ponder self-destruction

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Grassroots change (literally) in Detroit; and America West finds another way to assault us with ads.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Right Impulse

Cafe Caprice joins the Central City casual fine dining lineup.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Good Words From the Right Mouth

Evangeline Cafe

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Open All Night

Food-o-File

The holidays are over, and the Austin food scene is back to getting busy.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Train of Love

Albert & Gage's Christine Albert ruminates on five years of Wednesdays at Donn's Depot.

BY CHRISTINE ALBERT

TCB

Gimme whatcha got for a poke chop…

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases & Stages

Ryan Adams

Rock N Roll, Love Is Hell Pt. 1, Love Is Hell Pt. 2

Al Green

I Can't Stop

Jay-Z

The Black Album

Rachel's, Matmos, The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band With Choir, Do Make Say Think, Clear Horizon, Movietone, Growing, The Dead C, Neurosis & Jarboe, Lycia, Tim Berne

Systems / Layers, The Civil War, "This Is Our Punk Rock," Thee Rusted Satellites Gather + Sing, Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn, Clear Horizon, The Sand and the Stars, The Sky's Run Into the Sea, The Damned, Neurosis & Jarboe, Empty Spaces, The Sublime And.

Halo, Burnt by the Sun, Burst, Mastodon, Recollection

Body of Light, The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good, Prey on Life, Remission, Recollection
screens

Joining Forces

The women of the online Austin Craft Mafia got it made

BY MARGARET CHAPMAN

'Hustler Days,' 'Hustler' Night

Alamo and local author pair up with pool.

BY SHAWN BADGLEY

TV Eye

As the final eight episodes of Sex and the City hit the small screen, Belinda Acosta feels like she's leaving the Big Apple behind again.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Short Cuts

The tall, dark, and handsome knight returns: Adam West on the record, in Austin.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Screens Reviews

'Uncle Saddam'

Preinvasion, precapture: Joel Solér's documentary on Hussein "only presents the facts of the Iraqi regime, never trying to hammer any specific point home."

Film Reviews

Chasing Liberty

A fictional president's daughter (Mandy Moore) skips out on her Secret Service minders (this doesn't remind us of any presidential daughters we know).

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

A coup d'etat in Venezuela is captured by a video camera, and the filmmakers use the footage to question the honesty of the news media.

Yossi & Jagger

Gay lovers in the Israeli army also suffer the effects of a "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
arts & culture

Institutionalized Innovation

In its 11th year, the annual Austin theatre celebration FronteraFest is as edgy as ever.

BY BARRY PINEO

'Dog' Has Its Day

Pro Arts Collective premieres Suzan-Lori Parks' breakthrough drama Topdog / Underdog.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

Leading off the new year with good news: an arts success story from the Paradox Players and grants for Austin artists from the NEA.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

Page Two

On the right wing's ideological sleight-of-hand, unenlightened self-interest, and the humanitarian legacy of Cousin Eli

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Read all about the peacock-themed Christmas tree fit for a Style Avatar!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Who built the first plane? Was it the Wright brothers or some folks right here in Texas?

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Pricey prisons, precious pearly whites, and promoterless pugilists.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Aren't there laws that protect debts from overzealous debt collectors?

BY LUKE ELLIS

To Your Health

I am in early menopause and was recently was diagnosed as hyperthyroid. I would rather not have surgery or radioactive iodine treatment. Are there other options?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

Want to help plan HIV Services?

BY KURT BECKER

Letters at 3AM

Although it may sound like hooey in the retelling, this is the story of the author's discovery of his soul's expression.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

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