July 23, 2004

Volume 23, Number 47

ON THE COVER:
news

Uncovered

An AISD teacher fights against cancer … and the insurance company that refuses to treat it

BY RITA RADOSTITZ

Homeland Security Comes Home

For the next round of protests, the DPS has new toys

BY LUCIUS LOMAX

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Know at the SBOE

The State Board of Education considers health textbooks, and abstains

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Los Alamos Chain Reaction

UT's bid to take over Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory bombs with peace activists

BY FELIX GILLETTE

Senators Live Beyond Their Means

A study of 'campaign expenditures' finds that our part-time state senators live very well

BY AMY SMITH

Road Foes: Down, But Not Out?

Fallout continues from last week's toll-plan vote

BY KIMBERLY REEVES

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin @ Large: Toll Roadkill

The dead armadillos are on the sides of the highway, not in the middle

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Get in Line

In the new Texas arithmetic, nothing for nothing leaves nothing

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

John Cornyn thinks he's smarter than the founding fathers; and Republicans slash funding for parks

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Sea Change

At 7, the customer has much more control, but at what cost?

BY RACHEL FEIT

Blue Fin Sushi & Robata Bar

Have Round Rock sushi lovers found a replacement for the defunct Tanoshii?

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Food-o-File

Dishing out the food news one dollop at a time

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings

Slices of life, part III

BY ERIN MOSOW

music

Manifesto Destiny

Literate pop, the Elephant 6 in your Parish

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Phases and Stages

Live shot

BY DARCIE STEVENS

TCB

Getting heavy with Recover, poppy with Voxtrot, and rejoicing that the AMN flap is finally over. More or less.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases and Stages

Alejandro Escovedo

Por Vida: A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo

W.C. Clark

Deep in the Heart

Ruthie Foster

Stages

Old 97s

Drag It Up

Reverend Horton Heat

Revival
screens

Dark Side of the Potterverse

Brad Neely's 'Wizard People, Dear Readers' and the volatility of artistic alchemy

BY SPENCER PARSONS

Still Scary, Still Subversive

Alamo's Roadshow of the Living Dead brings George Romero to Austin

BY MARC SAVLOV

A Few Quick Questions: Jim Jarmusch

'Coffee and Cigarettes' opens in Austin on Friday, July 23.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Fast, Twisted, and Deeply Paranoid

A year of notes on 'The Manchurian Candidate' remake's script

BY LOUIS BLACK

Short Cuts

Can it be? Festival time already?

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

The Emmy Award nominations announced last week show that it's business as usual in TV land

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

The Bourne Supremacy

Matt Damon is a superb action hero but he spends too much time alone in this sequel.

Catwoman

The fur flies as Halle Berry tempts us in leather.

Coffee and Cigarettes

Jim Jarmusch's new brew is lukewarm.

The Door in the Floor

Jeff Bridges shines in this new adapatation of a John Irving work.

Godzilla

This is the original and uncut version of the 1954 Japanese monster picture.

Seducing Doctor Lewis

A tiny French Canadian fishing village tries to woo a doctor to take up permanent residence.
arts & culture

SHAKESPEARE AT WINEDALE

Born in the Barn

How Shakespeare at Winedale spawned some of Austin's – and the country's – best theatre

BY ROBERT FAIRES

What We Carried (Away From Winedale)

Lessons learned about theatre and life by program alumni

BY TERRY GALLOWAY

Meanwhile, Back at the Barn

The performance schedule for the Shakespeare at Winedale 2004 class

BY ROBERT FAIRES

My Weetzah Days

A case study of one post-Winedale company, the Weetzah Players

BY CLAYTON STROMBERGER

Being a Winedaler Without the Class

Two theatre professionals explain how Shakespeare at Winedale changed their lives, even though they were never part of the program

BY LESLIE BONNELL

Shakespeare at Winedale Outreach

The next generation finds its 'muse of fire' through an innovative new program at Winedale

BY CLAYTON STROMBERGER

More Words From Winedale

Additional life lessons and meditations from students in the Shakespeare at Winedale program

BY CLAYTON STROMBERGER

The Paramount's Extreme Makeover

Local designers give the 90-year-old Paramount Theatre a nip and tuck in her backstage area

BY ROBERT FAIRES

New South Austin Mural in Progress

The dragons of South Congress are giving way to a hacienda still life with a horse

Arts Reviews

'"Manny Farber: About Face"'

"Manny Farber: About Face" reveals the critic / artist to be quintessentially American, defining himself and his art through objects – materialism as artistic expression

'"Jan Heaton: New Watercolors"'

When a true artistic talent is at home with watercolor, the results are stirring, and so it is with Jan Heaton
columns

Page Two

We continue our gradual redesign, this week moving Michael Ventura's bebop discord up front, where we need it

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Stephen explores the similar trajectories of the lives of Martha Stewart, Mother Teresa, and Nelson Mandela??!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

OK in Ukraine, Negative decibels in Hawaii, Walt Whitman in Manhattan, and people in Yemen

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

To Your Health

Are there enough nutrients in gelatin desserts like Jell-O to do kids any good?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

How does HIPAA affect nonprofit organizations?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Day Trips

The Texas International Apple Festival in Medina will have plenty of free samples of homegrown apples

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

HIV/Hepatitis C co-infection seminar is July 29

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Letters at 3AM

Changes in Earth's atmosphere – solar flares, the shape of the planet, disruptions in the ozone layer and magnetic fields – are bigger than any of our more quotidian concerns

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

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Our latest batch

Luv Doc Recommends: George W. Bush Singers

Antone's, Friday, July 23, 2004

BY THE LUV DOC

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