May 21, 2004

Volume 23, Number 38

news

A Battle on the Shuttle

For aggrieved UT drivers, the buck stops at Capital Metro

BY JORDAN SMITH

Ardmore Remembered

The Democrats gather at Scholz Garten to celebrate the Ardmore anniversary

BY MICHAEL KING

The New Mueller: Prepare for Landing!

After 20 years of preparation, the City Council moves forward on the Mueller Airport Redevelopment plan

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Old West Austin Fights the Cut-Through Menace

Lamar, Enfield road reconstruction boxes in Downtown neighbors

BY AMY SMITH

Music, Art, P.E. Teachers Want Their Money Back

Austin ISD's 'special areas' experiment is dubbed a failure

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Health, Wealth, and Happiness on E-Night

Hospital district backers top the list of happy people

BY AMY SMITH

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin @ Large: For Whom the Road Tolls

The Regional Mobility Authority takes small but necessary steps in the direction of multi-modal transportation

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Snake Eyes

As Perry's session goes down to defeat, the rest of Texas celebrates a victory

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Nanotechnology will rain gold on us just like, um, high tech did; and Colin Powell promises jobs … to India

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

music

The 'N' Word

Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight?

BY MARGARET MOSER

TCB

The Hole (birthday) enchilada, record store bargains, and Scott Weiland's screed

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases and Stages

Loretta Lynn

Van Leer Rose

Patti Smith

Trampin'

Patterson Hood

Killers & Stars

Probot, Eagles of Death Metal

Probot, Peace Love Death Metal

Tigran Mansurian & Kim Kashkashian, the Hilliard Ensemble, Trio Mediaeval, Valentin Silvestrov

Monodia, Motets by Guillaume de Machaut, Soir, dit-elle, Requiem for Larissa

Charles Lloyd / Billy Higgins, Marilyn Crispell, Tomasz Stanko

Which Way is East, Storyteller, Suspended Night
screens

DVD Roundup

Rounding up the latest in DVD

Pythons, Protests, and 'Passion'

Terry Jones on 'Life of Brian' 25 years after

BY MARC SAVLOV

2004 Paramount Theatre Summer Film Series

Clip and save

Short Cuts

Austin blazes another trail: the Cinema Touching Disability 2004 Film Festival

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

The Lion in Winter roars back on Showtime

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

I'll Sing for You

A documentary about Mali blues giant Boubacar Traoré.

I'm Not Scared

Sun-dappled sadism and sweet innocence merge in this psychological thriller that sees evil from a young Italian boy's point of view.

Shrek 2

Shrek reloaded: DreamWorks discovers that it's easy being green.

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... and Spring

A Buddhist monk, viewed from childhood to old age, becomes a vehicle for exploring the journey of the soul in this cinematically rich Korean film.

Stupidity

Could it be?: a study of human stupidity that's not, um …, stupid?
arts & culture

On the Right Path

Playwright Tom White reflects on his latest work, The Misses Overbeck, and on the 30 years of playwriting that preceded it

BY BARRY PINEO

A Summer Place

Your Style Avatar does the unthinkable and exposes himself to sunlight, presenting the latest in summer fashion

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Changing of the Bard

Austin Script Works director Dan Dietz passes the pen to Colin Denby Swanson

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Folks Nix Tex Tix Tax

When the Texas Legislature sought to pay for a property tax cut with a tax on performing arts events, local arts groups mobilized and made their opposition heard

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Bullets

Physical Plant Theater invites you to share the joys of moonlight croquet and badminton at its garden party fundraiser

Arts Reviews

'"The Collaborative Spirit: Prints, Presses & Deluxe Artists' Books"'

"The Collaborative Spirit: Prints, Presses & Deluxe Artists' Books" at the Ransom Center is a terrific show that recalls the exuberance and true freedom of an earlier America through collaborations by visual artists and writers in printed books

Orange

Refraction Arts Project's production of Orange is a true accomplishment, with interlaced stories weaving an explosive tale about the destruction of humanity

'"Heroines, Harlots, and Hussies: Old Testament Women in Renaissance and Baroque Prints"'

The prints and drawings in the Blanton Museum's "Heroines, Harlots, and Hussies: Old Testament Women in Renaissance and Baroque Prints" illuminate the way women shape biblical history, even though it's often through their misbehavior
columns

Page Two

The manufactured debate over Kerry's war record, in light of Bush's privileged nonparticipation, is testament to Republican strategists' sound-bite brilliance

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar has attended 10 of Club De Ville's fashion shows and has this to say about the direction they are going in: "Pfffft~!"

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Climbing coatimundis, Castro's cash flow, and a culture collector

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Lavender might some day join wildflowers, peaches, and wine as a signature product of the Texas Hill Country

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Common Law

How do I choose a lawyer?

BY LUKE ELLIS

To Your Health

What is CRP and what is the connection to cancer?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

HIV-Negative? Get Paid for Helping Vaccine Research

BY SANDY BARTLETT AND ROBIN WARD

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Iraqi soccer team makes the Olympics, but if only they had a country; the Lightning get whupped; and more soccer news from 'Old Europe'

BY NICK BARBARO

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