April 30, 2004

Volume 23, Number 35

ON THE COVER:
news

Lazarus, Come Forth

The Gary Bradley bankruptcy trial pits a creditor theory of financial manipulation against a Bradley defense of innocent bookkeeping errors

BY AMY SMITH

MAY 15 ELECTION

Two Schools of Thought

The upcoming ACC and AISD elections share a ballot but address different challenges

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Who Fired Tony Fabelo?

Last year's veto of the Criminal Justice Policy Council reflects a private agenda at the governor's office

BY LUCIUS LOMAX

Nader: Think Global, Act Texan

Ralph Nader dips into Texas politics while pursuing ballot access

BY LEE NICHOLS

MAY 15 ELECTION

Endorsements

May 15 Election

Firefighters Want to Bargain

Austin Firefighters bring collective bargaining to the May 15 ballot

BY JORDAN SMITH

Hospital District Vote Brings Heavy Momentum

Hospital district proponents refuse to count their chickens just yet

BY AMY SMITH

The May 15 Ballot

Naked City

BY LEE NICHOLS

SCHOOL FINANCE

On the Lege

Legislators offer school finance proposals, but find no consensus.

BY MICHAEL KING

Go and Sin No More

The real sin is failure to fund public education

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Time to play Medicare Gotcha; and, if the Pentagon fears global warming, why doesn't George W.?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Puffy Taco Invasion

Two San Antonio-influenced Mexican restaurants are the newest residents of Manor Road's Restaurant Row

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

For the first time in 50 years, Austin is without a Holiday House restaurant. Plus: Event-o-Rama.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Catfish, Part II

music

Lioness in Winter

Eliza Gilkyson finds her roar

BY MARGARET MOSER

TCB

Young Heart Attack and the Austin City Council's 'Mouthful of Love'

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases and Stages

David Bowie

Liveshots

Cyndi Lauper

Liveshots

Cee-Lo

Liveshots

Squarepusher, Four Tet

Liveshots
screens

Show & Tell

The Austin Music Network's Student Film Showcase is Austin's newest outlet for emerging auteurs

BY MARC SAVLOV

Behind the Music

George Hickenlooper and 'Mayor of the Sunset Strip'

BY SHAWN BADGLEY

Let's Go, While We're Young ...

Drafthouse does Ultimate 'Caddyshack'

BY COURTNEY FITZGERALD

Short Cuts

UT filmmakers get Guggenheims, spots at Cannes, and more. Plus: SXSW is never over.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

The mean month of May

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

Arzak Rhapsody

Arzak Rhapsody is a gorgeous and easily digested slice of Gallic animé by Heavy Metal magazine creator Moebius. American premiere.

Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius

Biopic of the only person to have ever won golf's grand slam.

Broken Wings

Israeli family drama reveals that turmoil begins at home, not at the country's borders.

Godsend

Godsend is an unresurrectable muddle about human cloning.

Laws of Attraction

The first law of attraction is sexual chemistry – something this movie is completely lacking.

Mayor of the Sunset Strip

Profile of L.A. radio deejay Rodney Bingenheimer, perpetual handmaiden to rock & roll royalty.

Mean Girls

Clique comedy about teen groupthink lacks real bite.

Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself

Darkly humorous Scottish/Danish production affirms life in the face of death.
arts & culture

Where the Art Is

The Eastside is home to more than 70 artists and studios, and they're opening their doors to you on May 1

BY RACHEL KOPER

Breathe, Fall, Suspend

Kathy Dunn Hamrick explains what modern dance is and why she keeps making it

BY BARRY PINEO

Articulations

The Harry Ransom Center has acquired all the professional and personal materials of profoundly influential acting teacher Stella Adler

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

'"Jim Hodges"'

Artist Jim Hodges invites light into his exhibition at the Austin Museum of Art and through his unusual concepts and craft, he builds a show as illuminating as it is incandescent

The Old Majestic

The Old Majestic is an operatic valentine to vaudeville from composer Robert Xavier Rodriguez delivered with a disarming sweetness by UT Opera Theatre

Romeo and Juliet

The trick in staging Romeo and Juliet has ever been keeping the suspense in the second half that the first half never really needs, and the Austin Shakespeare Festival almost manages it
columns

Page Two

Paying taxes adequate to meet social needs is a necessary hedge against a frightening future

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letters at 3AM

War is how civilizations make love, so we should be careful of the partners we choose

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Stephen sits on a panel and judges others … twice, and Club DeVille's spring you-know-what

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

The Dalai Lama was a swinger.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

A relative passed away recently and the duty has fallen to me to wind up her affairs. She left a will. Where do I start? Can I do this without a lawyer?

BY JOE MARRS

Day Trips

With the addition of Monica's 701 Georgetown's culinary reputation keeps improving

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

Are the tannins in my tea bad for me?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

Declining AIDS media coverage ... rising HIV infections

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

So much soccer, so little time.

BY NICK BARBARO

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