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March 7, 2003

Volume 22, Number 27

news

food

  • As You Like It

    Welcome! The following is our comprehensive Austin guide to the American classic commonly known as the hamburger.
  • Food-o-File

    Austin gets two new eateries and a possible fosterer for many more, in this week's "Food-o-File."

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

  • Second Helpings: Vegetarian

    Are you a vegetarian or curious about dishes without meat in them? This "Second Helpings" is for you, then.

music

screens

  • Getting Their Due

    The 2003 Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards

    BY MARGARET MOSER

  • SXSW FILM 2003

    • A Decade Under the Influence

      10 Years of SXSW Film
    • The Merry Hempsters Hit the Road

      In 2001, actor and activist Woody Harrelson rang friend and filmmaker Ron Mann up and invited him to tag along on an environmental whistle-stop trip in a hemp-fueled bus -- "The Organic Living Tour." Two years later, Mann's digital video-shot doc Go Further is all but in the can.

      BY MARC SAVLOV

    • The Camera Is Mightier Than the ...

      Documentarians Kim Bartley and Donnacha O'Briain were right in the belly of the beast when the Venezuelan coup began -- specifically, in the Presidential Palace, right as the opposition stormed it.

      BY MICHAEL KING

    • Back in the Saddle Again

      Long considered a lost film, Peter Fonda's The Hired Hand gets its long deserved due at SXSW.

      BY STEVE UHLER

    • Twice as Nice

      Nancy Savoca comes with two films tucked under her arms -- Dirt and Rebel Without a Pause.

      BY MARGARET MOSER

    • Pick of the Litter

      What to see, when to see it, at SXSW Film 2003.
    • 'Art Should Be Convulsive'

      The Austin Film Society and SXSW celebrate the films of Mexican cinema giant Arturo Ripstein.

      BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

  • 'Willard' Premiere

    Star Crispin Hellion Glover, director Glen Morgan, and producer James Wong all gathered at the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown on Sunday to celebrate their new film, Willard, about a vermin-happy outsider who fights back against an unfeeling world via an army of killer rats.

    BY MARC SAVLOV

  • New to DVD

    You can turn your back on a drug, but never turn your back on Criterion Collection DVD #175, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, an "eerie trumpet call over a lost battlefield."

    BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

  • Short Cuts

    Tim and Karrie League take their genius Drafthouse idea and open two more franchises.

    BY MARC SAVLOV

  • Good Neighbors

    Fred Rogers had a lot to teach us about being a good neighbor.

    BY BELINDA ACOSTA

  • Screens Reviews

  • Film Reviews

the arts

  • Women's Work Is Never Done

    Started in 1978 as a grassroots feminist arts collaborative, Women & Their Work has evolved into an Austin institution, which has survived collapsing economies and shifts in location and mission to become one of the city's premier visual arts spaces.

    BY SARAH HEPOLA

  • A Piece of Work

    In Wash, influential media artist Bill Lundberg projects video loops of hands being washed onto the bowls of three white sinks, calling to mind our culture's fears, now deeper than ever, of dangerous filth that might do us harm.

    BY MOLLY BETH BRENNER

  • Articulations

    Austin helps the Lysistrata Project become a global phenomenon, and Governor Rick Perry and Austin Mayor Gus Garcia speak out in favor of the Long Center.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Arts Reviews

columns

  • Page Two

    In such intense and crazed times, film and music of soothe and feed the soul; SXSW 2003 provides plenty to feast on.

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Our readers talk back.
  • After a Fashion

    Stephen makes the party rounds this week and finds out which celeb made an appearance at Flipnotics.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Day Trips

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • To Your Health

    How do I know if I need a B-vitamin supplement? What does it mean to "balance" the B-vitamins?

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • About AIDS

    BY SANDY BARTLETT

  • A Hundred Years of Shadows

    One hundred years after "The Great Train Robbery," motion pictures have transformed consciousness into a Kingdom of Shadows.

    BY MICHAEL VENTURA

  • The Luv Doc: A Sexual Savant

    On the dangers of following someone into a dark basement

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books

  • Book Review

    "Eden is an important story, not to be categorized by race or gender or region," Kate Cantrill writes of Olympia Vernon's debut. "Its truths are universal -- its women, all women; its men, all men; its earth, a part of all worlds." Vernon will be at BookPeople on March 12 at 7pm.

    BY KATE CANTRILL

  • Book Review

    "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom is not for everyone," Rick Whitten-Klaw writes of Cory Doctorow's debut novel. "If you prefer your literature linear or your ideas staid, then give this one a pass."

    BY RICK WHITTEN-KLAW

  • News/Print

    Talk amongst yourselves.

    BY SHAWN BADGLEY