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February 7, 2003

Volume 22, Number 23

 
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  • (Re)learning Japanese

    One was a hardworking Renaissance man, a student of literature. The other was a hard-living military veteran, a cameraman-in-training who stumbled into acting after his grizzled mug and gruff mien won a talent search. Together, Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune created some of the Japanese cinema's most enduring treasures.

    BY MARRIT INGMAN

  • Come What 'May'

    Be it buckets of blood or PBS adaptations, Austin native and newly crowned angel of death Angela Bettis is up for it.

    BY MARC SAVLOV

  • ¡Ay, Almodóvar!

    You can't begin to explain the bewildering, gorgeous operatics of Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar's universe, where chance meets destiny and words take a way backseat to the communicative powers of hot, howling sex.

    BY KIMBERLEY JONES

  • Short Cuts

    Welcome to the Alamo Drafthouse Version 3.0.

    BY MARC SAVLOV

  • TV Eye

    What NBC's new Kingpin means for the representation and presentation of Latinos on television

    BY BELINDA ACOSTA

  • Screens Reviews

  • Film Reviews

arts & culture
  • Culture Cash

    Austin's artists and arts groups are working hard to survive the economic downturn, and now more than ever it's essential for the city that they do.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Choosing Peace

    On the second anniversary of being named Ballet Austin's permanent artistic director, Stephen Mills reflects on his first two years and the company's current program, Director's Choice.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Articulations

    Long Center supporters do a funding turnaround by asking the city for $25 million in bond money, and Austin Musical Theatre finds new life as Broadway Texas.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Arts Reviews

columns
  • Page Two

    Expect the next decade to be dominated by a weak economy and precarious international politics -- the consequences of Bush's successes.

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Our readers talk back.
  • A Danse Macabre

    Our national preparations for war follow a choreography that has predetermined steps.

    BY MICHAEL VENTURA

  • Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Day Trips

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • After a Fashion

    Whose hair made Stephen say, "DHOH!" at the GG's this year, and who was TLWIH? And that's just the national scene. … Locally, which partygoers were also BOAers and who counts as Stephen's NBF??? U must read 2 C!!

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • To Your Health

    What is inulin good for, and where can I buy it?

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • About AIDS

    BY CAROLYN PARKER, PH.D. DIRECTOR

  • Feedback

    Letters to the editor, published daily
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