Feb. 6, 2004

Volume 23, Number 23

ON THE COVER:
news

The Figures Do Lie

The Statesman finds a cops-and-race story that just isn't there

BY JORDAN SMITH

No Visible Suffering

The Texas executions continue, amidst new questions about pain and suffering

BY RITA RADOSTITZ

Anger Fills the Air(waves) at FCC Hearing

Activists from the left and right challenge corporate media in Clear Channel's own back yard

BY LEE NICHOLS

A Rather Unjudicious Race

Things get personal between the campaigns for Travis Co. judgeships

BY AMY SMITH

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin @ Large: The Real Race Problem

A cowardly city hides behind a dishonest daily's tall tales

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Will It Float?

Bring out the slots and dancing girls – the Governor wants excellence!

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Forget Clinton – the Republicans are still going after FDR! And, corporations move even middle-class jobs overseas.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Romance Guaranteed

Valentine's Day dinner and dancing

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Central Texas barbecue hits the big time (again), 2 Dine 4 hits Pebble Beach (again), and Pato's is open (again)

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings

Sushi, part II
music

I Am a DJ

Austin's half-dozen hottest hip-hop DJs – out from behind steel wheels

BY ROBERT GABRIEL

TCB

Super Bowl weekend? Try Snooper Bowl weekend, Austin style.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Texas Platters

NickNack

Improving Silence

Oliver Future

Oliver Future

The Rite Flyers

The Rite Flyers

Masonic

Too Far. Too Fast. Too Soon

Asylum Street Spankers

Sideshow Fez, Mercurial

The Ends, The Winks, Walter Daniels & Wade Driver

New Rome, The Winks, Walter Daniels & Wade Driver
screens

Accessing Mental Illness

The Texas Documentary Tour: Bill Lichtenstein and June Peoples' 'West 47th Street'

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

It's Doug's World, the Rest of Us Just Decorate in It

'Trading Spaces' in Central Texas

BY KATE X MESSER

In Print

Sure, Peter Biskind had his targets. But did he hit them?

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Starry Night

Texas Film Hall of Famers announced

Short Cuts

Here comes the judge

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Garry Trudeau and Robert Altman had an answer the last time a Bush was in the White House

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Strangers With Candy: Seasons 1 & 2 DVD Packs

Jerri Blank makes me "moist as a snack cake down there"

Film Reviews

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer

Executed serial killer Aileen Wuornos leaves little doubt as to her sanity in this second Nick Broomfield documentary on the subject.

Barbershop 2: Back in Business

The franchise is back in business, though this time the project has a more calculated feel.

Bus 174

A bus-hijacking in Rio becomes a microcosm of the city's ills in this on-the-scene documentary.

Miracle

The Cold war provides the background for this Olympics ice hockey miracle starring Kurt Russell.

You Got Served

Wild style street dancing trumps storyline.
arts & culture

Weird Science Takes the Stage

The strange but true tale of how a high school class turned a science textbook into a play

BY C. DENBY SWANSON

Shadow or No Shadow, It's First Saturday

February may be a month of uncertainty, but you can be sure that the first Saturday will find art galleries across Austin offering tours and special events

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Where in the World Is Einojuhani Rautavaara?

The singular, compelling choral music of the Baltic Sea countries has grown in popularity, so Conspirare is exploring the region's sounds in Cool Blue, its first concert of 2004

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

Georgetown High's annual musical needs your help, Ballet Austin's foundation passes the cool million mark, and there's new art at the convention center

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

'Malcolm Bucknall + Bale Creek Allen'

Malcom Bucknall's classic technique and Bale Creek Allen's witty conceptualism are different as can be, but the contrast is part of what makes this D Berman Gallery exhibit so enjoyable

Run for Your Wife

In Onstage Theatre Company's production of the farce Run For Your Wife, you get engaging performances, split-second timing, and a lot of laughs

Don't Drown

In Rebecca Beegle's imaginative Don't Drown, Judy Garland welcomes Mary Shelley onto her TV show to talk about an apocalyptic novel, and the result is a compelling portrait of souls suffering in isolation
columns

Page Two

No matter how clearly wrong it may be shown to be, the Statesman's APD report will remain in the community's mind as 'truth'

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letters at 3AM

In the next presidential election, only the Democrats can be counted on to preserve the Bill of Rights

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

A mouthy macaw, Mazda's motto, and money matters

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

The passing of two style icons is observed

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

I have been unable to get enough calcium from my diet due to some food allergies but all the calcium supplements except one, MegaFood brand, give me gut problems. They claim that because their supplements contain whole foods, 100 milligrams of their calcium gives the benefit of up to 1,000 milligrams of other forms of calcium. Can this be true?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Can the debt collection agency call me at work? Can the debt collector talk with other people besides me regarding my debt? What types of things would be considered harassment or abuse?

BY LUKE ELLIS

About AIDS

Saturday is Black AIDS Awareness Day

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Day Trips

The fine folks at the Wild Animal Orphanage offer love and care to abused and neglected wild animals

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Men, Women, Mexico, Europe, and the good old U.S.A.

BY NICK BARBARO

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