The Austin State Hospital Cemetery is the long final home for thousands
BY CHERYL SMITH
City looks to future in wake of Texas Relays Controversy
BY JORDAN SMITH
Local activists seek community-wide benefits analyses of
BY DANIEL MOTTOLA
Peace activists urge UT to take a moral stand against weapons of mass destruction by refusing to bid on Los Alamos, while supporters see an opportunity for UT to increase its recognition and prestige, and protect national security
BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
BY LEE NICHOLS AND CHERYL SMITH
The Austin-bashing bills are not just about water also property, power, and democracy
BY MICHAEL KING
The House voucher vampires get a lesson in slaying the beast
BY AMY SMITH
A Japanese, Chinese, and Canadian affair; and 'The Hammer' gets prayerful
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
From 'Robbing the Bees' to 'The Eater's Guide to Chinese Characters', 'Food & Wine' to 'Einstein,' the best of this summer's food books
Three famed dames look back and ahead.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
News of the new and of the old; plus, a recipe you'll want to hold on to
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
Whores and more for you musical summer reading
Openings, closings, deals, and meals all on 'Deadwood' Austin
BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY
Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, Faith, Pornography
Green, Out of Time, Automatic for the People, Monster, New Adventures in Hi-Fi, Up, Reveal, In Time:The Best of R.E.M., Around the Sun
Bug, Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me
The Holy Bible: 10th Anniversary Edition
Prisoners of Love: A Smattering of Scintillating Senescent Songs 1985-2003
Oscillons from the Anti-Sun
The Lonely Bull, South of the Border, Whipped Cream & Other Delights, !!Going Places!!, What Now My Love, S.R.O., Lost Treasures
The Complete Count Basie Clef / Verve Fifties Studio Recordings
Aretha Franklin & King Curtis Live at the Fillmore West:Don't Fight the Feeling
You Aint' Talkin' to Me
The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 1: 59-61, The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 2: 1962
In keeping a journal during my five days in Cannes, where my first feature, 'Room,' premiered internationally, it occurred to me that it's the creative energy in Austin that has carried me this far.
BY KYLE HENRY
While it's bad form to judge a book by its cover stunningly iconic in this case this glancing Buster Keaton biography betrays its shortcomings by its page count
BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ
The pair behind 'Dear Pillow' is at it again; plus, IFP issues, Cannes kudos, and Digital Light Processing lightsabers
BY JOE O'CONNELL
Next Wednesday, Punk'd creators Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg deliver a delicious slice of reality TV, high on guffaws, low on enduring value
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
Jane Fonda is a fixture in the American imagination and as it turns out, the French imagination, too
Crude comedy of sexual errors falls flat.
Sandler and Rock keep the ball in play for this old prison football gem, although they fail to score any new points.
Gently amusing stuff, sure, but nothing terribly inspiring in this animated tale of zoo animals heading back to the wild.
A young man steals into people's apartments and adopts their identities in this largely wordless Korean drama.
New Iraqi drama by Iranian Kurd Bahman Ghobadi is lyrical and heart-wrenching as it focuses on the children of conflict.
arts & culture
Austin Critics Table nominations, 2004-2005
BY ROBERT FAIRES
The Blue Genie Art guys have taken it upon themselves to bring outdoor artwork back to Azul with a show that's 'Solid' in aesthetic and material forms as well as in name
BY RACHEL KOPER
After 35 years in Austin, former Paramount Theatre Director Paul Beutel is headed home to Houston to be the Miller Outdoor Theatre's first artistic director
BY ROBERT FAIRES
Hip-hop poet Zell Miller III is special, one of those people who radiate energy like the brightest of stars breaking through clouds on the darkest of nights
BY BARRY PINEO
'The Death of a Cat' gets another new lease on life, First Night Austin needs a lot of artists this New Year's Eve, and an Austin art car Hoovers up the competition in Houston
BY ROBERT FAIRES
Despite its problems, Mainline Theater Project's 'Three Days of Rain' succeeds in showing us two sets of young people puzzling out who they are and want to be
What is extraordinary about artist Ana Fuentes is that in her works she aims to attain emotional states and alter external circumstances that are not part of her physical environment
On the faults of Democrats, the failure of Republican rule, and the fundamental need for Social Security
BY LOUIS BLACK
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Gyroscopic forces of spinning wheels don't keep a bicycle upright
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Two Grannies' Downhome Cookin' in Glen Rose hands out hugs like most restaurants hand out mints
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