July 2, 2004

Volume 23, Number 44

ON THE COVER:
news

The Showdown at Lick Creek

As once clear water runs dark, a community defends its natural heart

BY AMY SMITH

Charter School Earns an F

The Texas Academy of Excellence fails accounting (and ethics)

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Cut-Through City!

North Loop neighbors cry for help with a traffic nightmare

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Talented Tenth

Complaints arise over the Top 10% law – because it's working too well

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Free Money!

The city is broke, so why are we giving candy to corporate strangers?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

Farmer David fights Monsanto Goliath; and it's not torture if Bush says it's not

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Water Tables

The 2004 lakeside dining guide

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings

Ice cream, part II

Food-o-File

Chili, chocolate, and peaches have V.B.W. in a summer swoon

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Steady as She Goes

Li'l Cap'n Travis humbles its way into Austin's musical heart

BY DARCIE STEVENS

TCB

Pat Green's politics, Raul Alvarez's field of dreams, and Gibby Haynes' "Redneck Sex"

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases & Stages

the Ponys

Laced With Romance

DKT / MC5

DKT/MC5

Paul Simon

The Studio Recordings 1972-2000

Dylan's Visions of Sin

Christopher Ricks

Brian Wilson

Getting' in Over My Head

DJ Shadow

In Tune and On Time: Live!

Rush

Rush's 30th Anniversary Tour
screens

Chick with Sticks

Austinite Vicki Howell hosts DIY's 'Knitty Gritty'

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

The Termite King

AMOA hosts Manny Farber at the Movies

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Short Cuts

Party at Pedazo, Access granted awards, and 'Dear Pillow' living the dream: Read all about it all!

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Trio tells the story of the N-word, and then Chuck D takes over

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

The Mother

From the director of Notting Hill comes this story about a middle-aged woman who reignites her sex life with a much younger man.

Spider-Man 2

Even superheroes have to do their own laundry in Sam Raimi's truly spectacular vision that combines human pathos and breathtaking action.
arts & culture

Talking Art at the Top

The executive directors of the city's museums shed light on the local visual arts scene

BY SAM MARTIN

Eastward (S)ho(w)!

The soon-to-be-built play! Theatre adds a seventh performing arts venue east of the interstate

BY ROBERT FAIRES

UT Joins Pioneering New Plays Initiative

The UT Department of Theatre & Dance will gain even more access to new drama through a new program from the Playwrights' Center

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Bits

Calling all artists for new Art in Public Places projects! Heather Barfield does England with Metamorphosex.

Arts Reviews

Time In

Taking inspiration from sports, Stillpoint Dance's Time In showed how to cope with the stress of jam-packed schedules

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

St. Edward's University has bravely undertaken Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and the show is, strangely, a good time

Midsummer Night's Renaissance

Conspirare's midsummer concert of choral works from the Renaissance provided yet another example of enchanting song by this local treasure
columns

Page Two

When Rush Limbaugh reinvented the blindly loyal conformist as a daring, oppressed, truth-seeking revolutionary, he also re-created the mainstream in his image

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Queer Eye for the Austin Guy

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Souls saved, bulletproof vests and suspension bridges made from goat's milk, and gluttonous lighting

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

To Your Health

The benefits of MicroLactin in treating osteoarthritis

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Personal liability for nonprofit directors

BY LUKE ELLIS

Day Trips

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center offers visitors a chance to see 1,000 exotic, threatened, and endangered animals in a free-range setting

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

Congress should fully fund meds program

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Four no more, Euro braces for the big show

BY NICK BARBARO

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