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2002 ISSUES

March 1, 2002

Volume 21, Number 26

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  • Disarming Dubya

    First-time director Alexandra Pelosi discusses Journeys With George, her surprising and fascinating documentary on George W. Bush's 2000 presidential campaign, viewed from the back of the press plane.

    BY ANNE S. LEWIS

  • Information Wants to Be Worthless

    Money was never the most interesting thing about the Internet. Which is a good thing, since now it's gone.

    BY BRUCE STERLING

  • Cubicle Consciousness

    A symbiotic relationship between socially conscious high tech professionals and community causes is becoming increasingly common, and a few Austin social entrepreneurs are leading the charge.

    BY MICHAEL CONNOR

  • Too Tough to Die

    As the commercial Web narrows and consolidates, independent Web sites become ever more numerous, varied, and participatory.

    BY MICHAEL CONNOR

  • Behind the Web Site That Works

    The crude charms of Heavy.com.

    BY ROGER GATHMAN

  • Inherit the Net

    Lawyer and Stanford professor Lawrence Lessig talks copyright law and the Internet.

    BY ROGER GATHMAN

  • High Tech Hijinks

    SXSW Interactive features two contests to determine the geekiest of them all: The Iron Webmaster Showdown and the Sexiest Geek Alive.

    BY BELINDA ACOSTA

  • Really Rad Rachel

    Media darling Rachel Muir and her nonprofit Girlstart earn the Dewey Winburne Community Service Award.

    BY SARAH HEPOLA

  • Pieces of Time

    The legendary Peter Bogdanovich discusses his latest film, The Cat's Meow, about a hush-hush Hearst scandal of long ago.

    BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

  • The Dukes of URL

    Web sites have their eyes on the prize -- SXSW Interactive's Earl Awards.

    BY MICHAEL CONNOR

  • Barbara Jordan National Forum on Public Policy

    This year's Barbara Jordan National Forum on Public Policy tackled the digital divide.

    BY BELINDA ACOSTA

  • Telling It Like It is

    UT and SXSW host an all-day documentary summit.

    BY KIMBERLEY JONES

  • SXSW Film 2002 News

    BY MARC SAVLOV

  • Short Cuts

    More Harry to love: Ain't It Cool News guru Harry Knowles hits the shelves and the airwaves.

    BY MARC SAVLOV

  • TV Eye

    Are you a Survivor? That's what 300-some Central Texans wanted to know when they auditioned for the CBS reality show.

    BY BELINDA ACOSTA

  • Screens Reviews

  • Film Reviews

the arts

  • You Made Me Love You

    What is this thing called crush? Specifically, what makes us swoon over people we've never met? The creative minds at the Blue Theater have gathered over two dozen actors, musicians, artists, writers, and puppeteers to create art, wall-writing, and short performance pieces to address that very question in Celebrity Crush.

    BY KATHERINE CATMULL

  • Law and Other Performing Arts

    The hottest arts venue in Austin this week may well be the UT Law School, where internationally renowned cultural figures, local arts luminaries, and prominent legal experts are converging there for a symposium on law and the performing arts.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Articulations

    After seven months as the Austin Museum of Art's interim executive director, Dana Friis-Hansen has been named the permanent successor to Elizabeth Ferrer as AMOA's executive director.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Arts Reviews

columns

  • Page Two

    Even a lot of memorializing would not have been enough to pay tribute to Waylon Jennings, who had a profound and spiritual impact on Austin and its music; the Austin Music Awards will feature a salute to Ray Benson; our preview coverage of SXSW Interactive and Film gets under way with a tech-centric meditation by Bruce Sterling and an interview with Journeys With George director Alexandra Pelosi.

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Our readers talk back.
  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Day Trips

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • After a Fashion

    Your Style Avatar asks, "What's black & white and splooged all over …???" And keep your eyes peeled locally, kids, in the next few weeks, Austin becomes celebrity central.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • To Your Health

    Travel is no fun any longer because of motion sickness. With vacation approaching I would like to head off this problem for my whole family. Where do I start?

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • About AIDS

    BY SANDY BARTLETT

  • Coach's Corner

    Coach's new dog, Jasper, is a joy. So was the Canadian gold medal in men's hockey.

    BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

  • The Luv Doc: A Terror

    America has got to stop treating parenthood as some inalienable right, like assault weapon ownership or hydraulic fracturing

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

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