July 9, 2004

Volume 23, Number 45

ON THE COVER:
news

The Usual Suspects

The first year of the Will Wynn era closes to very mixed reviews, as Austinites wonder whether the city leadership is floundering.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Toll Road Plan Remains in Fast Lane

But Gerald Daugherty (of all people) wants to slow road-building down

BY KIMBERLY REEVES

ACC Goes Back to the Drawing Board

Plans for new South Austin Campus bust the college's budget

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Lowe's Loses Again

The Brodie Lane big-box project remains shut down until a September trial

BY AMY SMITH

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

The economy has 'improved' … so why aren't you smiling? And meet Macedonia, our 'anti-terror' ally.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Call Him Unimpeachable?

The governor's gamble on casinos may yet come up snake-eyes

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Big-Box Breakdown

Impact? What impact? The city's slothful retail strategy.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

food

Brunch, Dinner, and Dessert Theatre

The drama of the Chez Zee menu

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Digesting Austin's food news for you!

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Slices of Life, Part I

Food Reviews

Taco Sabroso

Rosa Santis' serious taqueria
music

Slanging That Rhyme

Tracing the history of Austin hip-hop through its vinyl

BY ROBERT GABRIEL

TCB

Time to get suicide out of the bars and back in 'Heathers' where it belongs

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases & Stages

Simon & Garfunkel

Simon & Garfunkel, the Everly Brothers

Bobby Bare Jr.

"From the End of Your Leash"

PJ Harvey

Uh Huh Her

Beastie Boys

To the Five Boroughs

Hellacopters, Burning Brides, Velvet Revolver, Alabama Thunderpussy, Zeke, Paik, Scorpions

By the Grace of God, Leave No Ashes, Contraband, Fulton Hill, 'Til the Living End, Satin Black, Box of Scorpions

Bob Marley

The Legend Live
screens

Stranded

Karen Bernstein's 'Are the Kids Alright?' examines the state of mental health care in Texas

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Relearning Love

'Before Sunset' asks the hard questions

BY MARRIT INGMAN

In Space

WorldStarGazette.com

BY MARRIT INGMAN

Short Cuts

Gamers, get ready

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Comedy makes a comeback

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

America's Heart & Soul

Inspirational documentary is about Americans with true grit working in a land where seldom is heard a discouraging word.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Will Ferrell's Anchorman needs more work behind the scenes.

Before Sunset

Linklater summons up an affair to remember.

The Clearing

Despite the contributions of Robert Redford, Helen Mirren, and Willem Dafoe, The Clearing is a psychological thriller sans suspense.

King Arthur

In this cinematic retelling Arthur and his men are trained to be a warrior SWAT team for the Roman Empire.

Sleepover

Spy Kids' Alexa Vega graduates to tween hijinks.
arts & culture

Unclothed for Business

Kitty Kitty Bang Bang keeps burlesque alive in Austin

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Bullets

It's the Changing of the Bard, from Dietz to Swanson, and Tina Marsh plays it cool for CO2. Artists talk techniques, and teens tell you where to find Good Love.

Quinton's Back at Zach

'Twisted Onion' star Everett Quinton joins the cast for Zach's 'House Arrest'

One to Grow On

It's a happy first birthday for Arts on Real

Arts Reviews

Molly Sweeney

Different Stages' production of Molly Sweeney is a restrained and elegant parable through which we come to see the beauty in not seeing

Like The Mountains

Like The Mountains' tale of two brothers fighting to survive the division of Berlin into East and West is little more than a soap opera sketched from history

Political Asylum

Shard Live Performance Collective's original production Political Asylum creates a vision of everyday chaos through asylum bars
columns

Page Two

Left-leaning criticism is not the same as political extremism

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Stephen 'courts' the United folks and their roadkill, shares his dishy Internet source bookmarks, and finds out which red and which white go with huntin' and fishin'… monarchs and gossip and bears, oh my!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

To Your Health

Treating fibromyalgia

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Can nonprofits raise money with a raffle?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Day Trips

'The Texas Post Office Murals: Art for the People' bridges the gap between coffeetable art book and travel guide

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

Stayin' alive: HIV resistance program July 14

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Letters at 3AM

Our country's newest immigrant generation is no longer learning that this nation will belong to them

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Three cheers for the underdogs!

BY NICK BARBARO

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