Feb. 27, 2004

Volume 23, Number 26

ON THE COVER:
news

The Class of 1985

The 69th Legislature, 1985, marked a turning point in the future of Texas politics

BY LUCIUS LOMAX

Endorsements

Our endorsements for the March 9 Republican and Democratic primaries

Election 2004

A crowded field angles to succeed Margo Frasier as sheriff

BY JORDAN SMITH

TEA Takes Over Eastside Charter School

The state steps in at the Texas Academy of Excellence

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Will Walgreens Save Taco X-Press – or Vice Versa?

Neighbors torn over union of chain store and Southside icon

BY AMY SMITH

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Blaming It on Ralph, Again

The real question remains: How do we replace this two-horse scam?

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Reading the Riot Act

I want a new central library, and I want it now

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

The Pentagon scraps Internet voting; and Bush's mining allies make molehills out of mountains

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Comfort, Upgraded

Zax Pints & Plates mixes boutique beers and a bistro menu – with predictably mixed results

BY RACHEL FEIT

Food-o-File

It's all about the barbecue

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Sushi, Part V

Food Reviews

D&L's Texas Music Cafe

Continuing with the development along South Congress, D&L's Texas Music Cafe is one of South Austin's newest dining spots
music

Lost & Found

John Schooley's Hard Feelings stay hard with Rebels Against the Future

BY JERRY RENSHAW

TCB

You don't need money with a face like that, now do you honey?

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Texas Platters

the Real Heroes

Greeting From Russia

Hardcore Troubadour: The Life & Near Death of Steve Earle

Lauren St. John

Dexter Freebish

Tripped Into Divine

Adam Sultan

Heinous Acts of Love

Monte Montgomery

The Story of Love

Sheridan

Sheridan

Seela

Hard Times Hit

James Hand

Live From the Saxon Pub Austin TX

Faron

This Town

Boxcar Satan

Upstanding and Indigent

Eisley, the Stingers, the Jacks, Air Tight Alibi, Centro-matic

Marvelous Things, Three Points EP, I Run, It Will Consume You, Flashes and Cables

Austin Lounge Lizards

Lizards Times Twenty: Live at Antone's

Charalambides, Jher-eee Siggenfeldt'z Atropheed Sack, Ethereal Planes Indian, The Whale Trio, The Buddy System

Unknown Spin, The Last Hit, Ethereal Planes Indian, Where There's a Willy There's The Whale, Transitions
screens

Young's Town, USA

A guided tour of 'Greendale'

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

The Lighter Side

Todd Smiley is the gaffer in Austin

BY COURTNEY FITZGERALD

In Memoriam: Sarah Jacobson

Sarah Jacobson

BY MARC SAVLOV

SXSW Update

Newly announced SXSW Film 2004 events include …

Short Cuts

A little bit of Austin rolls into Auckland

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Endings are tricky things

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Broken Lizard's Club Dread

Broken Lizard (the comedy group that gave us Super Troopers) spoofs summer-camp slasher flicks and lowbrow beach farces.

Clifford's Really Big Movie

The big red animated dog runs away and joins the circus.

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

Teenager suffers the horrors of moving from New York to New Jersey.

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights

The story is similar to the popular original – but its Borscht Belt setting has been relocated to pre-revolutionary Cuba in 1958.

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons From the Life of Robert S. McNamara

Robert S. McNamara, the confounding former secretary of defense during the Vietnam era, may be visionary filmmaker Errol Morris' best interview "get" ever.

Greendale

Musician Neil Young imagines a whole town and its people in a Super-8 movie that serves as a companion piece to his CD and touring show.

The Passion of the Christ

So the difference between this and a snuff film is … ?
arts & culture

Spring Fashion Folio

A collection of Austin style makers and shakers

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Finding a New Rhythm

After a health crisis, Tapestry's Acia Gray slows things down

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Tempted

The trials of St. Anthony get a modern hearing in UT Opera Theatre's American premiere of Luis Jaime Cortez's 1998 one-act opera, La Tentaciñn de San Antonio

BY JERRY YOUNG

Articulations

The Blanton chooses designers for its village green, last chance for input on city arts funding changes, and Mr. Sinus' Owen Egerton gets hit by a train

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Hasty Heart

In Different Stages' production of John Patrick's relatively old but charming play The Hasty Heart, quality performances help make the almost clichéd nature of the plot work

Private Lives

In Austin Playhouse's production of Private Lives, an excellent ensemble mines Noël Coward's witty wordplay and his characters' spectacular self-absorption with comedic aplomb

American Arcana

The U.S. of Cyndi Williams' American Arcana is a country unraveling, and Refraction Arts' production portrays this with a sense of urgency and tension
columns

Page Two

Perry rumors fly and the police controversy rages

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Where Stephen went and who he went with. It's all in bold. It's all inside.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Two new guides lead the way to some hidden Central Texas jewels

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Falling foreigners, familiar felines, and forgotten figures

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

To Your Health

Growing weaker with age? Sarcopenia could be the culprit.

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Mechanics' liens and repair shop repossession?

BY LUKE ELLIS

About AIDS

Living better through exercise!

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Luv Doc Recommends: Jerm Pollet’s Punk Rock Campfire Music

, Saturday, February 28, 2004

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

The battle for Europe; and American success in the Premiership
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