March 23, 2001

Volume 20, Number 30

features

Philadelphia Freedom

Hockey, My Brother, the '74 Flyers, and Me …

BY SPIKE GILLESPIE

news

Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?

An Anti-abortion Exhibit Produces Protests and a Free Speech Controversy at UT

BY MICHAEL KING

Chemical Warfare

Public health advocates organize around a Bill Moyers PBS special on the chemical industry and the hazards it creates.

BY DON HAZEN

Naked City

A short-lived run on Alliance School funding at the Lege

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

The Hightower Lowdown

Killing workplace safety rules, Paul O'Neill's Alcoa conflict, and Poppy's international hustle

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Worlds of Flavor

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

Food-o-File

Local foodies who are traveling for food, and an update on the Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Vietnamese, Round Two

Mick Vann continues his guide to Vietnamese restaurants in this week's Second Helpings.
music

The Way We Were: 2001

The Austin Music Awards Wednesday, March 14, 2001 Austin Music Hall

Dancing About Architecture

SXSW ends. Thank the Lord …

BY KEN LIECK

River High, Mountain Deep

Yngwie Malmsteen, Rising Force

Yngwie Malmsteen & Rising Force, Back Room, Wednesday, March 14

Japancakes

Japancakes, Emo's Jr., Wednesday, March 14

The Holmes Brothers, Bobby Rush, Ike Turner

The Holmes Brothers, Antone's, Wednesday, March 15, Bobby Rush, Antone's, Thursday, March 16, Ike Turner Revue, Antone's, Friday March 17

Vinicius Cantu√°ria

Vinicius Cantuária, Azucar, Thursday, March 15

The Morells

The Morells, Waterloo Brewing Co., Thursday, March 15

Peter Anthony, DJ Muppetfucker, DJ Firewheel, Texture

Peter Anthony/ DJ Muppetfucker, DJ Firewheel, Texture/Empire, Thursday, March 15

Spoon

Spoon, Mercury, Thursday, March 15

Bavu Blakes, Tee Double

Bavu Blakes & Tee Double, Back Room, Friday, March 16

Tahiti 80

Tahiti 80, Waterloo Brewing Co., Thursday, March15

K.C. & the Sunshine Band

K.C. & the Sunshine Band, Star of Texas Rodeo, Travis Expo Center, Friday, March 16

Ex-Girl

Ex-Girl, Red Eyed Fly, Friday, March 16

'The Unearthed Treasures Of The Lomax Recordings' Panel

Live Shots: South by Southwest 2001

Karen Poston & the Crystal Pistols, Jim Stringer & the AM Band, Roger Wallace, Wayne Hancock

Twangfest Day Party, Under the Sun, Friday, March 16

Vic Chesnutt, Clem Snide

Vic Chesnutt, Clem Snide, Buffalo Billiards, Friday, March 16

Tift Merritt

Tift Merritt, Austin Music Hall, Friday, March 16

David Byrne, Thomas Mapfumo, Wadada Leo Smith

David Byrne/Thomas Mapfumo & Wadada Leo SmithLa Zona Rosa, Saturday, March 17

The Beatnuts

The Beatnuts, Back Room, Saturday, March 17

00100

00100, Emo's Jr., Saturday, March 17

Mogwai

Mogwai, Austin Music Hall, Saturday, March 17

'The Word on Christian Rock' Panel, Austin Convention Center, Saturday, March 17

Live Shots: South by Southwest 2001

Superego

The Last Temptation of Superego, Hole in the Wall, Sunday, March 18
screens

SXSW Interactive Festival

Intellectual Property, Résumé Building, Wearable Computers, and Other Tales From the …

Short Cuts

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

TV Eye

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

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

Nico and Dani

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.

Rollercoaster

Say it Isn't So

arts & culture

Pushing the Envelope

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

Articulations

Liz Smith writes up Zach Scott, Jaston Williams plans new acting projects, and ArtPlex undergoes a name change.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Snoopy!!!: See You in the Funny Papers

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.

Aidan's Bed: Soda In Need of Proper Handling

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.

'The Remembered City: Fitzpatrick's Day'

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.
columns

Page Two

A personal SXSW wrap-up from Louis Black.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

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.

Public Notice

Our weekly calendar of activist and volunteer events and fundraisers.

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

Dissing Daryl K's Big Apple show and heralding the spring crop of local presentations.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

More off-the-rack trivia in your cerebral boutique.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

The idyllic River Haven Cabins near Garner State Park.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

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.

About AIDS

HIV-Infected People Become Infectious Almost Immediately

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

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

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