July 30, 2004

Volume 23, Number 48

ON THE COVER:
news

The Dark Horses

The redistricted Centex Democrats bravely into battle go

BY LEE NICHOLS

'Chronicle' Loses Suit, but APD Probe Continues

Time sheets of two former officers accused of 'double dipping' will remain secret – for now

BY JORDAN SMITH

Nader Raiders Target Texas Ballot

The indie campaign goes to court to get into state's presidential race

BY MICHAEL KING

And They're Off!

Money flows into Texas House horse races

BY AMY SMITH

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin @ Large: The End of the Roads

The toll plan takes us down the right path, but there's still a long way to go

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

The Bushites plot to cancel our election; Diebold taints it

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Sea Change

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

BY RACHEL FEIT

Second Helpings

Gourmet takeout

Food-o-File

Casting calls, film premieres, cliff-hangers, and Lance's high-carb diet: Get the scoop here

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Baby Greens

Imagine a world where necessary stops at fast-food places inspired anticipation and yielded snapping fresh, healthy, creative, and delicious meals

Blue Fin Sushi & Robata Bar

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

Badass

The Meat Purveyors' whip-cracking guitarist Bill Anderson: Austin punk veteran, AMA Hall of Famer, and yes, total badass

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Everything Changed

Abra Moore returns, younger and wiser, unafraid

BY MELANIE HAUPT

TCB

Pub-rock, U2, and British-style power-metal: Where are we again?

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases and Stages

the Roots

The Tipping Point

Youssou N'Dour

Egypt

Joseph Malik

Aquarius Song

Tanya Donelly

Whiskey Tango Ghosts

the Cure

The Cure

the Hives

Tyrannosaurus Hives

Low

A Lifetime of Temporary Relief: 10 Years of B-Sides and Rarities
screens

Fast, Twisted, and Deeply Paranoid

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

BY LOUIS BLACK

The 72 Hours War

Embedded at the Texas Gaming Festival

BY ED BAKER

I Know That Voice ...

Richard Elfman revisits 'Forbidden Zone'

BY MARC SAVLOV

Beer Land: A Fairy Tale

'Something's Brewin' in Shiner' is all color, no condescension

BY JOHN GRAY

Short Cuts

Tim League reflects on the sale of Alamo Drafthouse franchising and marketing operations; W. is Dracula; and San Marcos is at the drive-in

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

If we're very, very lucky, a solid TV series comes from all of this pain

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Carandiru

In prison in Brazil is a woeful place to be.

Facing Windows

Overburdened domestic drama from Italy still features some great performances.

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Dopey comedy is good fun.

The Manchurian Candidate

Is it Gulf War syndrome or justified paranoia? The Manchurian Candidate thrills again.

Thunderbirds

A TV show from the Sixties that starred marionettes gets the live-action treatment … or does it?
arts & culture

The Art of the Business of Art

Gallery owners David Berman, Wally Workman, and Steve Clark talk about their lives promoting artists and selling art

BY SAM MARTIN

A Texas Prize, Big Time!

Arthouse launches a major new award for the state's artists

BY ROBERT FAIRES

St. Ed's Director Fired

Melba Martinez, artistic director at Mary Moody Northen Theatre for the past 12 years, has been fired from that position

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Lone Star Arts Convergence

Artists converge on Austin for TCA's Texas Arts Exchange Conference

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Good Woman of Setzuan

If Brecht's The Good Woman of Setzuan drags some, the actors in the Vortex Summer Youth Theatre production don't, and that keeps the evening engaging

Much Ado About Nothing

J. Damian Gillen's take on Much Ado About Nothing derives its inspiration from Hollywood screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s, and almost pulls it off
columns

Page Two

Democrat love is in the air – even in Texas

BY NICK BARBARO

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Stephen goes to SOCO!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Bullets, birds, and Booth

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

To Your Health

Clearing coconut oil's bad rep

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Additional legal issues affecting nonprofits

BY LUKE ELLIS

Day Trips

Not all day trips should be within a day's drive of your couch

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

Abstinence, yes. But condoms, yes, too.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Luv Doc Recommends: Something’s Brewin’ in Shiner screening

Alamo Drafthouse Downtown, Monday, August 2, 2004

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Brazil's current and future kings; and two weeks' notice

BY NICK BARBARO

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