Feb. 13, 2004

Volume 23, Number 24

ON THE COVER:
news

Facing the South

The Democratic primary for the new CD 25 pits Austin's Lloyd Doggett against McAllen's Leticia Hinojosa

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Barrientos on CD 25

Austin's state senator defends his endorsement of Leticia Hinojosa

BY MICHAEL KING

Identity Politics Color County's Precinct 1 Race

The Ron Davis-Celia Israel showdown splits the Eastside racial and political coalition

BY AMY SMITH

The ABBA Beat Goes On

Kerry rolls on, Clark drops out, and Bush gibbers like an idiot

BY MICHAEL KING

Glasgow's Punishment: A 90-Day Suspension

Family 'befuddled' by light discipline in Owens shooting case

BY JORDAN SMITH

County Attorney's Office: Welcome Back, Mack?

A former assistant county attorney may soon be re-employed by the county, despite a DWI charge.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin @ Large: Unequal Farce

The 'Statesman' leaps to its own defense … and crashes on takeoff

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Bush wants to militarize space; the FBI guards against the danger of … almanacs?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Got Milk?™

On the trail of pastel de tres leches

BY MM PACK

Food-o-File

When it comes to Valentine's Day, those who don't get it are not going to get it

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Sushi, Part III

music

For the People

Why Shostakovich, as played by the UT Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Kevin Noe, is better than 20 punk rock bands

BY GRAHAM REYNOLDS

TCB

Rollergirls, Greencards, Tolkien, and rock & roll for credit at UT. What more is there?

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases and Stages

Moya Brennan, Lisa Gerrard & Patrick Cassidy

Two Horizons, Immortal Memory

Henry Butler

Live Shot

Norah Jones

Feels Like Home
screens

The Radical Context

The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center's Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893-1941

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

French Twist

Sylvain Chomet's 'The Triplets of Belleville' takes animation in a profoundly odd direction

BY MARC SAVLOV

In Space

Voting isn't easy

BY COURTNEY FITZGERALD

Short Cuts

SXSW Film front: Kevin Smith to hang around the Hilton. (No, not that Hilton.)

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Questions and answers

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Escape From New York (Special Edition)

Subsequent to both The Warriors and Mad Max, yet predating Blade Runner by a year, Escape From New York laid the groundwork for John Carpenter and Kurt Russell's ensuing masterpiece, 1982's The Thing

Film Reviews

Catch That Kid

Kids commit heist – all for a good cause.

50 First Dates

Drew and the Sandman team up once more to make Valentine's weekend box-office dollars.

Highwaymen

He may be Mel Gibson's choice to play Jesus, but in this car-chase nightmare Jim Caviezel is on the highway to hell.

My Architect: A Son's Journey

Compelling, luminous, and poignant, this documentary about legendary American architect Louis Kahn, made by his illegitimate son, is surprisingly revelatory.

The Triplets of Belleville

Move over Disney and Pixar: Sylvain Chomet’s Oscar-nominated animated feature is the kind of work that could only be authored by a singular individual.
arts & culture

Word Is Out

After Broadway, Def Poetry Jam goes national and Austin's Pro Arts Collective snags them

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Gathered Treasures

'Collected Response,' the first joint exhibition of artists Steve Wiman and Marjorie Moore, is an extension of their shared passion for collecting

BY MADELINE IRVINE

Articulations

The city wants you as a Cultural Contracts Program peer review panelist, Michelle Schumann competes in Canada, and Uncle Cuddles gets a gig

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Sex, Lies and Fairytales

Sharir+Bustamante Danceworks' season opener seemed to be about journeys, with six choreographers charting the ways we get from here to there and what they mean

Always … Patsy Cline

The Zachary Scott Theatre Center production of 'Always … Patsy Cline' radiates a warmth that draws the audience in close, to share a cozy moment with a star

'Segue To Flight'

The vigorous new body of work in her exhibition 'Segue to Flight' speaks well of Jennifer Balkan's pleasant state of mind these days
columns

Page Two

Reducing the subject of this community's racial problems to a number of overreacting and/or racist police is a convenient way of denying our shared responsibility

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

The Grammys, Stephen-style!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Sam snowballed, suing Superman, and sexual sinema

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

If you are looking for excellent service and extreme comfort, the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk may be the answer

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

Dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder

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? Can I prevent the debt collector from calling me in the future?

BY LUKE ELLIS

About AIDS

National Condom Week is here!

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Luv Doc Recommends: Spike Gillespie's Free Sex In Public

BookPeople, Saturday, February 14, 2004

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

U.S. men's Olympic dreams dashed; Mexican women coming to Austin

BY NICK BARBARO

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