Volume 20, Number 30
Hockey, My Brother, the '74 Flyers, and Me
BY SPIKE GILLESPIE
An Anti-abortion Exhibit Produces Protests and a Free Speech Controversy at UT
BY MICHAEL KING
Public health advocates organize around a Bill Moyers PBS special on the chemical industry and the hazards it creates.
BY DON HAZEN
A short-lived run on Alliance School funding at the Lege
BY LOUIS DUBOSE
Killing workplace safety rules, Paul O'Neill's Alcoa conflict, and Poppy's international hustle
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
As a food writer with a special passion for the foods of Southeast Asia, I was excited about the 2000 Worlds of Flavor International Conference and Festival, Mick Vann writes. My pulse quickened and I salivated uncontrollably every time the possibility of attending crossed my mind. I would love to go, but my financial picture was in its usual bleak and blurry mode. Then came the call from my editor. I had gotten a surprise, last-minute press pass.
BY MICK VANN
Local foodies who are traveling for food, and an update on the Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
Mick Vann continues his guide to Vietnamese restaurants in this week's Second Helpings.
The Austin Music Awards Wednesday, March 14, 2001 Austin Music Hall
SXSW ends. Thank the Lord
BY KEN LIECK
River High, Mountain Deep
Yngwie Malmsteen & Rising Force, Back Room, Wednesday, March 14
Japancakes, Emo's Jr., Wednesday, March 14
The Holmes Brothers, Antone's, Wednesday, March 15, Bobby Rush, Antone's, Thursday, March 16, Ike Turner Revue, Antone's, Friday March 17
Vinicius Cantuária, Azucar, Thursday, March 15
The Morells, Waterloo Brewing Co., Thursday, March 15
Peter Anthony/ DJ Muppetfucker, DJ Firewheel, Texture/Empire, Thursday, March 15
Spoon, Mercury, Thursday, March 15
Bavu Blakes & Tee Double, Back Room, Friday, March 16
Tahiti 80, Waterloo Brewing Co., Thursday, March15
K.C. & the Sunshine Band, Star of Texas Rodeo, Travis Expo Center, Friday, March 16
Ex-Girl, Red Eyed Fly, Friday, March 16
Live Shots: South by Southwest 2001
Twangfest Day Party, Under the Sun, Friday, March 16
Vic Chesnutt, Clem Snide, Buffalo Billiards, Friday, March 16
Tift Merritt, Austin Music Hall, Friday, March 16
David Byrne/Thomas Mapfumo & Wadada Leo SmithLa Zona Rosa, Saturday, March 17
The Beatnuts, Back Room, Saturday, March 17
00100, Emo's Jr., Saturday, March 17
Mogwai, Austin Music Hall, Saturday, March 17
Live Shots: South by Southwest 2001
The Last Temptation of Superego, Hole in the Wall, Sunday, March 18
SXSW Interactive Festival
Intellectual Property, Résumé Building, Wearable Computers, and Other Tales From the
Spy Kids home in on the Paramount Theatre this Saturday, and the Alamo Drafthouse homes in on the former Village Cinema Art.
BY MARC SAVLOV
Belinda Acosta frees her inner dork, with big ups for The Lone Gunmen and BattleBots, among others. Also, a partial Oscar ballot.
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
This Spanish import is a coming-of-age dramedy whose (nearly) teenage stars are natural actors, whose direction is unforced, and whose sexual themes are treated with candor and humor.
arts & culture
For years, mail art has been enlivening the world's postal systems and creating a "meeting of minds" among creative types across the world. Three Austin artists are profiled in a look at the history and continuing appeal of mail art.
BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER
Liz Smith writes up Zach Scott, Jaston Williams plans new acting projects, and ArtPlex undergoes a name change.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
Watching this neat and happy Second Youth Family Theatre production of Snoopy!!! is like paging through a random helping of funnies from the philosophically comic genius of Charles Schulz. And with songs at least as clever as the comic shtick, it's an easygoing, good-natured musical that, as advertised, is theatre fun for the whole family.
Blake Yelavich's new play Aidan's Bed is like a bottle of soda, fizzling and popping with characters who are laughable, wry, and sardonic, but the author's uneven direction of his own play proves that even the best soda can go flat without proper handling.
Chicago printmaker and poet Tony Fitzpatrick shares memories of his hometown in a show of his intaglio prints at Slugfest Gallery, and the images and stories make it a powerful place to visit.
A personal SXSW wrap-up from Louis Black.
BY LOUIS BLACK
What destroys a neighborhood? How can bikes help? What's wrong with the Julia Roberts/Brad Pitt vehicle THE MEXICAN? A few answers
to these questions---and more!---right here, right now.
Our weekly calendar of activist and volunteer events and fundraisers.
BY KATE X MESSER
Dissing Daryl K's Big Apple show and heralding the spring crop of local presentations.
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
More off-the-rack trivia in your cerebral boutique.
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
The idyllic River Haven Cabins near Garner State Park.
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
I have lived in Texas for 20 years. I have a great tan and have always supposed this protected me against skin cancer. Am I right?
BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.
HIV-Infected People Become Infectious Almost Immediately
BY SANDY BARTLETT
Four seed? Six seed? It really doesn't matter if you lose your first game. UT basketball teams have gotten way too used to early exits from the NCAAs.
BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON
Letters to the editor, published daily