Feb. 9, 2001

Volume 20, Number 24

news

Power Surge

Local company finds flywheel generated electric power is a growing niche in the current market.

BY ROBERT BRYCE

Carving Up Texas

A Preview of Redistricting at the Lege

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Naked City

Rep. Ann Kitchen prepares to file a pipeline safety bill. Judge Sam Sparks questions the Longhorn Pipeline permit process. Ken Herman goes after a Pulitzer Prize.

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

The Hightower Lowdown

The New Environmental Regime; Ripping Off the Pentagon

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Capitol Chronicle

In Texas Courtrooms, a Fair Legal Defense is Often an Empty Promise

BY MICHAEL KING

food

Eating the New Economy

22 is elegant in that minimalist, California sort of way, Barbara Chisholm writes. The walls are gently curved and unadorned except for their warm, soothing colors of ocher and gray. At least she thinks those are the colors; the lighting is kept very low and intimate, so it's hard to be certain.

BY BARBARA CHISHOLM

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood thought her previous column about local chef changes was pretty comprehensive until the last few days of January, when all kinds of newsworthy information began pouring in via phone, fax, and e-mail.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Simply Seafood

Where to find the fruits of the sea in Austin

Food Reviews

music

Trouble Men

The post-SRV trials and tribulations of Texas' most famous rhythm section

BY ANDY LANGER

Almost Willie

On the Road Again with the King of the RV Parks.

BY MELISSA SATTLEY

Dancing About Architecture

The Austin Music Awards firm up the line-up, while Ozzy Osbourne sneaks in the SXSW back door with the film conference.

BY KEN LIECK

Live Shots

screens

The Inspiration of Jesus Chavez

Why a top-ranked boxer, jailed once and deported twice, became the subject of a documentary and a Fighter for the American Dream

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

In His Corner

Marcy Garriott's first documentary, Split Decision, follows the vigilant struggles of Jesus "El Matador" Chavez, who continues to be punished for a crime he has already paid for. Prior to the film's release in Austin this Friday, February 9, Garriott shares her reflections on the film and on her role as a filmmaker and activist.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

A Full Color Palette

Painter-Director Julian Schnabel's 'Before Night Falls'

BY SIDNEY MOODY

It's the Village, Idiot!

The latest casualty in Regal Cinemas' nationwide overexpansion isn't just another movie theatre.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Short Cuts

South by Southwest announces attendees, the Texas Hall of Fame releases names of first honorees, and other news and events of interest to the local film community.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Keeping one eye on television and the other on pop culture.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Kitten With a Whip

John Waters must have loved this movie.

Showgirls

Like a car wreck you can't take your eyes off of.

Godzilla 2000

The G-monster returns to form.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Theatrical Fuse

Writer and performer Zell Miller III is an incendiary device waiting for a match, and once he flicks an ember into the hidden dry undergrowth of text, there is nowhere to hide. And the good news is that he has only begun to explode.

BY C. DENBY SWANSON

Articulations

Just when you thought that Elizabethan drama fad was fading, a slew of Shakespeares hits the scene.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Oklahoma!

Austin Musical Theatre's Oklahoma! pulses with a rousing liveliness that makes it delightfully fresh, a territory that a joy to visit.

The Seagull

Guy Roberts and a talented cast stage Anton Chekhov's The Seagull as a rehearsal, rather than performance, and in doing so allow the audience to watch the nuts and bolts of how a show is put together, the process of exploration, the sometimes messy, personal world of the rehearsal.

Six Women With Brain Death

Buzz Productions' version of the cult hit Six Women With Brain Death gives it the old college try, but even a striking performance by Jo Beth Henderson can't overcome the flat mockery of trash culture that we've seen too many times before.
columns

Page Two

Farewell to the Village Cinema and our own Robert Bryce.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Kudos for the Lost Austin issue, and much environmental ado.

Public Notice

Your pals at Pub Notes say, "Get your love on in the name of ol' Saint Valentine!" Here are some suggestions to take your lover a step or two beyond the flowers and chocolate routine and benefit a few local causes, to boot.

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

Our Style Avatar discovers dirt cheap cigs and trumpets the extravagant Bikes & Babes in Toyland benefit.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

An icing of trivia for the cupcake of your mind.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

The historic hotels of San Antonio.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

Let's hear it for National Condom Week!

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

The XFLdebut: It has to get better, doesn't it?.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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