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February 28, 2003

Volume 22, Number 26

news

food

  • Around the World ...

    In 28 ethnic markets: where to shop when you want to live locally and eat globally

    BY MICK VANN

  • Food-o-File

    March comes in like a SXSW and Virginia B. Wood gets down to business, in this week's "Food-o-File."

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

  • Second Helpings: Simply Seafood

    Climb aboard for the catch of the day, in this week's "Second Helpings."

music

screens

the arts

  • From the Ridiculous to the Sublime

    How do you take Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist and, in less than a month, condense it into a 100-minute one-man play, with the actor playing 20 characters from the novel plus a New York City drag queen? Everett Quinton and Eureka, veterans of the fabled Ridiculous Theatre Company and creators of Twisted Olivia, explain how they did it.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Double D'Amour

    In one week, Austin is blessed with two theatrical projects by gifted playwright Lisa D'Amour: her 16 Spells to Charm the Beast, a curious romance between a big-city enchantress and the fairy-tale beast who adores her; and Nita and Zita, a cabaret in which the ghosts of two sisters relate the story of their lives as a vaudeville team and as eccentric "gypsy ladies" in New Orleans in dance numbers, songs, and malapropisms.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Articulations

    Austin helps the Lysistrata Project become the Little Peace Project That Could, the Long Center says "no thanks, after all" to the $25 million in Waller Creek tunnel bond money, and Austin Shakespeare Festival launches a new reading series.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Arts Reviews

columns

  • Page Two

    When they label war protesters' speech as traitorous, right-wing war supporters reveal themselves as truly anti-American.

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Our readers talk back.
  • After a Fashion

    What do Osama Bin Laden, Aretha Franklin, and Blue Genie Art Industries have in common? Absolutely nothing, but go ahead and read about them anyway.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Day Trips

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • To Your Health

    My mother has been taking 400 IU of vitamin D for several years. She has severe osteoporosis that was still getting worse until she increased her vitamin D supplement to 800 IU per day. What is the safe limit for a vitamin D supplement?

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • About AIDS

    BY SANDY BARTLETT

  • The Luv Doc: Deeper than Sex

    The Luv Doc gets a little judgy

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books

  • Book Review

    "Casares has been listening," Roger Gathman writes of the Brownsville native's Brownsville: Stories. "His dialogues seem to hang just outside the realm of literature, which is where real writing happens." The recent Dobie-Paisano fellow will kick off his book tour at BookPeople on Thursday, March 6, at 7pm.

    BY ROGER GATHMAN