May 4, 2001

Volume 20, Number 36

features

2001 Kids' Summer Fun Guide

news

Who Owns Sixth Street

Is Austin's Sixth Street Entertainment District undergoing an identity crisis? -- and who are the designated shrinks?

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

Austin Stories

BY ERICA C. BARNETT

Capitol Chronicle

House Bill 3125 attempts to hold corporations accountable for their actions -- the corporate lobby won't stand for it.

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Lowdown

Campaign finance scam, Chinese prison labor, & bookstore conglomerates

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Unrequited Love

Considering the high prices and small portions, Cuisines Editor Virginia B. Wood admits that to pursue her tryst with Emilia's would make her a fool for love.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Chefs in transit in this week's Food-o-File.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Italian

A smattering of Italian in this week's "Second Helpings."

Food Reviews

music

They Got the Beat

Living the pop life in Austin

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Explosive Dynamic Super Smash Hits!

Remembering ultimate cheese label K-tel

BY GREG BEETS

Dancing About Architecture

Keeping up with Lucinda, Britney, Thurston, Kim, and a bunch of sick people

BY KEN LIECK

Live Shots

screens

An Indomitable Culture

Director Maureen Gosling talks about the Zapotec women of Juchitán and 'Blossoms of Fire,' the documentary she made about them.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Short Cuts

Austin Studios enter Phase 2 development, UT's Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center shows off its movie wares, and the Alamo Drafthouse seeks campers willing to squeal like pigs.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

So what's snapped Belinda Acosta's bra strap this week? It's the announcement that the Wonderful World of Disney will remake Brian's Song.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

TO DIE FOR

A disturbing comedy that is both hysterical and wicked.

BATMAN RETURNS

One of the best comic adaptations ever produced as well as one of Tim Burton's most understated fantasy efforts.

CAPTAIN AMERICA

Another failed effort to capture Marvel magic.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

A Cuppa Hot Joe

On a comedy club stage, News Radio star Joe Rogan exudes a mad joy for life in all its insanity, depravity, and delicious dirt; if Henry Miller had done stand-up, it would have come out like Joe Rogan's act.

BY J. C. SHAKESPEARE

A Boone to Austin Theatre

In 10 years of leading Frontera productions, Vicky Boone has touched many lives and changed the community.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

Austin artists and arts companies continue to hit the road at a breathless pace.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Oleanna

Watching actors Travis Dean and Amy Hopper engage in bitter confrontations during the Disciples of Melpomene production of David Mamet's Oleanna brings home again the terrible difficulty we humans have in understanding each other and making ourselves understood.

Volpone

Welcome the Bedlam Faction, the latest theatre company to be founded by veterans of UT Austin's Shakespeare at Winedale program, and its inaugural effort, Ben Jonson's Volpone, a tale of greed, conniving, status, and, ultimately, morality that Bedlam stages with a seeming insanity that befits its name but which is really quite smart, energetic, creative, and hilarious.

The Automated Body Project

In The Automated Body Project, Sharir + Bustamante Danceworks' latest attempt at synthesizing dance and technology, the company took a step back from larger venues and as a result, the humanness and beauty within the movement became more evident.
columns

Page Two

The economy begins to affect local businesses, as the ongoing debate over Sixth Street continues.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Words on the Jesus video, the Instrumental article, the Dance Festival, and other local points of contention.

Public Notice

Hey, what's going on this week in Austin, public service-wise? Just read this!

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

College kids aren't all about just khakis and baseball caps … the UT Fashion Spectacular has caught the eye of the fashion nation and is spicing up the Austin style scene with its innovations.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

Some wild data to enliven your Stone Age bonecage.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

The Jersey Barnyard is a third-generation working dairy farm featuring "Belle, the singing cow."

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

What's up with this "knowing exposure?"

BY SANDY BARTLETT

To Your Health

Knee pain now hampers my ability to run. I have exercised vigorously in the past and I believe a lack of exercise would affect my health and life span. Can food supplements help?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

Coach's Corner

In his "View From the Couch," the Coach takes on a variety of pressing subjects, from the demise of the Detroit Red Wings and Pat Riley, to the sad state of women's golf.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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