Monthly Archives: May 2007

Capitol Offense

It hasn’t been a good month for Albert Hawkins, and yet it appears he will retain his job. In a two-week span in April, the embattled state health commissioner saw two of his agency’s most visible projects-a ballyhooed experiment with …

Long Past Enough

¡Ya Basta! Every day in Mexico there are an estimated 10 kidnappings. ¡Ya Basta! is an intimate documentary that captures the harrowing stories of six. It’s also a film about an antiquated judicial system incapable of dealing with a sudden …

Celebrating Harry’s Dream

Collecting the Imagination:The First Fifty Years of the Ransom Center When Harry Ransom founded the Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin in 1957, he was determined to fashion a world-class research archive that he hoped would …

Eminent Disaster

On late Sunday afternoons, when shadows grow long in the Segundo Barrio, the crowds finally begin to thin on El Paso and Stanton streets. Cashiers sit patiently on high stools, watching shoppers navigate seas of brilliantly colored merchandise. After pesos …

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