June 3, 2005

Volume 24, Number 40

ON THE COVER:
features

GAY PRIDE

Rare Bird

From her office vantage point, beside the rosy glow of the majestic Capitol dome, 78-year-old feminist, political powerhouse, and gay rights lobbyist Bettie Naylor keeps a watchful eye over the doings at the legislature

BY KATE X MESSER

Ten Worst Enemies of Gay Texas

From the statehouse to the bathhouse, gay Texans better watch their backs

BY KATE GETTY, KATE X MESSER, STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER AND AMY SMITH

gAyTX FUN GUIDE

Austin's gay bars and then some...

BY KATE GETTY AND KATE X MESSER

Gay Place Listings

GAY PRIDE

Refreshingly Cho

Kate Getty talks to the Notorious One

BY KATE GETTY

Maxwell Smart

Brian Carr talks to domestic diva and Style channel hostess, Brini Maxwell

BY BRIAN CARR

Top of the Heap

Stephen MacMillan Moser talks to Austin songstress Hedda Layne

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Tiffany & Stephen Go Shopping!

Come along as Your Style Avatar Stephen Moser guides his niece through the wild and wooly world of Austin fashion

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

news

The Island of Dr. Ersek

Austin's media-friendly Robert Ersek is the king of pop cosmetic surgery

BY KEVIN BRASS

Lege Wrap-Up

A look back at the 79th

AMD Not Budging Under Pressure to Reconsider Move

Enviro groups, public officials still pitching an eastern option

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Campaign Update: Frontrunner Dues and Blues

Kim and Clarke race for the line

BY MICHAEL KING

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY LEE NICHOLS AND CHERYL SMITH

Forgotten but Not Quite Gone

The 79th Legislature ends not with a bang, but lots of whimpers

BY AMY SMITH

Point Austin: Doing the Right Thing

The city takes a small step toward racial reconciliation

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

'Texas – Third World and Proud of It!' and a job-busting and environment-exploiting agreement

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

It's a Flaky, Gooey, Crusty, Sugary, Savory Morning

Wake up to the delicious diversity of our town's breakfast pastry

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

More food on TV, openings across Austin, and wine flowing in the streets

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

School's Out Forever

Talkin' about the next generation

BY MARGARET MOSER

TCB

Stumbling through Memorial Day weekend with Small Stars, Gorch Fock, Shane Bartell, and a cast of dozens

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases and Stages

Nine Inch Nails

Live shot

Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez

Red Dog Tracks

Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright

the Hold Steady

Separation Sunday

Gorillaz

Demon Days

Bebo Valdés & Diego el Cigala, Arturo Sandoval, Milt Gabler, Billie Holiday

Blanco y Negro, Bebo & Cigala en Vivo, Live at the Blue Note, Billy Crystal Presents the Milt Gabler Story, The Ultimate Collection
screens

Cattle Is Forever

The Austin Film Society presents 'Return to Giant'

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Neighborly Concern

As the Texas film industry tries to keep up with New Mexico's and Louisiana's, the Lege approves an incentive program tall on talk but short on funding sources

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

There's been some mild hoopla over the current crop of female detectives on TV crime dramas

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

F for Fake

A one-of-a-kind essay centered on art forgery and hoaxes that is built from spare parts, questionable coverage, obvious overdubbing, and outright bluff, 'F for Fake' is a masterwork most often hailed for its hijacking of documentary form to tease cinema's capacity for making truth out of bullshit

Film Reviews

Brothers

This psychological drama from Denmark is interesting and well-performed, but it's no Cain and Abel.

Cinderella Man

Ron Howard and Russell Crowe have once again combined their efforts to create a big Hollywood biopic that exudes the strong whiff of Oscar bait.

Don't Move

Italian story of a surgeon who falls in love with a country girl (Penélope Cruz), flirts with the self-pitying mindset of the slumming elite, and becomes something of an apology for bourgeois classism.

Layer Cake

A contemporary gangster film that both looks and feels like a Britnoir classic filtered through the Jam’s bang-on sense of style, Layer Cake takes a realistic approach to Britain’s criminal underclass.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

For a movie about magic pants, this film shows a surprising level of sophistication – in its performances, its production values, and its emotional maturity.
arts & culture

On Culture's Front Lines

The 2005 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame

BY ROBERT FAIRES

He Explores, She Explores

The different and yet similar work of wife-and-husband artists Ryah Christensen and Sun McColgin

BY RACHEL KOPER

Message in a Can

What's been scrawled on bathroom walls inspired the songs and stories of 'StallGraffiti ATX'

BY BARRY PINEO

More Happy Feet

Dance legend Fayard Nicholas returns to Austin for the fifth annual Soul to Sole Festival

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Culture Flash!

The funniest person in town now, Austinite responsible for critical mass, 'Intergalactic' to go national, and the Map covers downtown

Arts Reviews

Citizen Quién?

The Latino Comedy Project's 'Citizen Quién?' hits the audience like a 300-pound masked Mexican wrestler rebounding almost horizontal off the ring ropes of parody

'Elevated Prairie'

Like the police forensics center they stand before, the flora and fauna of Art in Public Places' Elevated Prairie deal with the inevitable: the life / death / life cycle
columns

Page Two

Prelude to a column on cinematographer Haskell Wexler – by way of defending the ideological, political, and philosophical passions of John Sayles and Maggie Renzi against the intellectual bankruptcy of most current film criticism

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar has been hitting the gay male porn sites again. (Again.) And this time he comes back with a real mouthful. OK, that joke was too easy ... he's comes back with a critical treatise. There.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

About AIDS

Special precautions need to be taken when prescription meds are combined with other meds, with some herbs, or even with some foods

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Day Trips

The 'Baseball As America' exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is a baseball lover's dream come true

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

How is "black vinegar" different from regular vinegar?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Copyright – notice of copyright and copyright time limits

BY LUKE ELLIS

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Kim Cattrall vs. a monkey

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Luv Doc Recommends: Fourth Annual AGLCC Pride Parade

, Saturday, June 4, 2005

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

You'll never walk alone!

BY NICK BARBARO

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