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March 8, 2002

Volume 21, Number 27

news

food

  • Casual Fine Dining Guide

    Eating out, Austin-style

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

  • Food-o-File

    For all of Austin's March visitors -- SXSW participants, rodeo fans, basketball parents, relative newcomers, or just plain curious foodies -- Food Editor Virginia B. Wood gives the lowdown on local dining.

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

  • Second Helpings

    Food Editor Virginia B. Wood surveys Austin's downtown Thai establishments.

music

screens

  • Scary Stories for the Thinking Man

    Director Guillermo del Toro keeps company with the undead in two new films, Blade 2 and The Devil's Backbone.

    BY MARC SAVLOV

  • Encore!

    The second annual Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards honors Texas' finest contributors to cinema.

    BY MARGARET MOSER

  • 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

  • Troma Ward

    Troma Films co-founder Lloyd Kaufman: indie maverick, gross-out artist.

    BY MERLE BERTRAND

  • Lone Star

    Independent film visionary John Sayles revisits his past in a SXSW retrospective.

    BY KIMBERLEY JONES

  • Through a Lens Lovingly

    A SXSW retrospective honors the work of legendary documentarian Albert Maysles.

    BY ANNE S. LEWIS

  • Sparkle and Shine

    Lisa Ades' new documentary, Miss America, follows the storied history of a national institution.

    BY ANNE S. LEWIS

  • Alternate Fests

    BY MARC SAVLOV

  • Celebrity Call Sheet

    BY MARC SAVLOV

  • Free the Mouse!

    Constitutional lawyer Lawrence Lessig spoke at SXSW Interactive Saturday about the need to keep big corporations from indefinitely extending copyrights so that we can create a "creative commons."

    BY MICHAEL CONNOR

  • And the Dewey Winburne Award Goes to ...

    Knowbility.org's Sharron Rush was rewarded at SXSW Interactive Saturday for her contribution toward making the Web accessible for people with disabilities.

    BY SARAH HEPOLA

  • Geeks of Iron

    Ten Web geeks and one hour. Could they do the impossible?

    BY BELINDA ACOSTA

  • Wave It in the Air Like You Just Don't Care

    Derek Powazek's Fray Café storytelling event, held this year at the Hideout, is the most human and most entertaining couple of hours in the whole SXSW Interactive Festival.

    BY DAVID GARZA

  • Punks Get Paid

    Heavy.com founders Simon Assaad and David Carson tell their success story in a SXSW Interactive Conference keynote conversation.

    BY DAVID GARZA

  • SXSW 2002 Web Awards

    This year's Earl Award winners

    BY MICHAEL CONNOR

  • 20x2

    Monday night's participants in SXSW Interactive's 20x2 event offered hilarious, provocative, and simply odd ideas about what is and is not real.

    BY DAVID GARZA

  • Learning to Play Nice

    SXSW Interactive panelists discuss the future of the tech industry. A lot.

    BY BELINDA ACOSTA

  • The Bruce & Cory Show

    Sterling and Doctorow debate scarcity, or the lack of it.

    BY ROGER GATHMAN

  • Pick of the Litter

    Highlighting what the South by Southwest Film Festival has to offer.

    BY KIMBERLEY JONES

  • Short Cuts

    BY MARC SAVLOV

  • TV Eye

    Spin City: How the media manipulates truth into something very different.

    BY BELINDA ACOSTA

  • Screens Reviews

  • Film Reviews

the arts

  • A Land Shaded in Melancholy Hues

    The Austin Museum of Art exhibition "Visualizing the Blues: Images of the American South, 1862-1999" connects the blues aurally and visually, and reveals how the South, like the blues, is full of contradictions: dark and woeful yet beauteous and jubilant.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Articulations

    Despite the economic downturn, Arts Center Stage is moving forward in its campaign to build the Long Center for the Performing Arts, and two of Austin's gay playwrights have cause to be happy.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Arts Reviews

columns

  • Page Two

    A cornucopia of delights await you at the South by Southwest Film and Music Festivals and Austin Music Awards this year.

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Our readers talk back.
  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Day Trips

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • After a Fashion

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • To Your Health

    I consider myself quite healthy at age 42. I have been a strict vegetarian (vegan) for more than 10 years, I exercise and meditate regularly, and have never smoked tobacco. I have two healthy children and I am still having regular, uncomplicated menstrual periods. Is there any reason for me to consider taking food supplements?

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • About AIDS

  • Coach's Corner

    Poor Nolan Richardson. Why's everybody always pickin' on he?

    BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

  • Letters at 3AM

    Michael Ventura observes the great John Cassavetes at work on the set of his next-to-last movie Love Streams.

    BY MICHAEL VENTURA

  • The Luv Doc: A Lot of Guy Friends

    This girl sounds like a keeper

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books

  • Honor Among Thieves

    James Carlos Blake demystifies A World of Thieves and the world of writing.

    BY JESSE SUBLETT

  • Remembering Huff

    Albert Huffstickler, who died last week, displayed the human heart and soul in all its naked neediness. We've gleaned some comments from the memories of poets and friends who knew Huff and his work -- poetic impressions that speak to a deeper truth than the facts.

    BY CLAY SMITH

  • George Pelecanos Coming to BookPeople

    BY JESSE SUBLETT

  • Recommended

    BY CLAY SMITH