May 11, 2001

Volume 20, Number 37

features

ROLLER BOOGIE

Summer Fun on Wheels

BY KATE X MESSER

Rollergirl

A million lights are dancing and there you are, a shooting star! You are a muse on eight wheels! You are roller skating!

BY SARAH HEPOLA

Skate Listings

BY SHADROCK ROBERTS

Skate the Rainbow

Gay Night at the Roller Rink Brings the Eighties Home

BY VERUSHKA GRAY

Monster Duck

The Big Lumbering Tour Boat / Truck Known as Longhorn Lilly Offers a Bird's Eye View of Austin

BY ERICA C. BARNETT

2001 Austin Parks & Recreation Pool Schedule

ROLLER BOOGIE

Head Out on the Highway

Reinvent the Wheel on One of These Cool Texas Road Trips
news

Trench Warfare

Federal judge rules for LCRA on the Dripping Springs pipeline project, but the SOS lawsuit proceeds

BY ROB CURRAN

Naked City

Local news this week in Austin.

BY ERICA C. BARNETT

Capitol Chronicle

Living on the Dole

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Lowdown

The Fundraiser-in-Chief, Harvard busts its workers, and Dick Cheney oils his own nest

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Reliable Execution

Why it's easy to like Eddie V's Edgewater Grill

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Where to pick berries, events to attend, and people to congratulate in this week's Food-o-File.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Chinese

Food Reviews

Marakesh Café and Grill

For those favoring the flavors of the Middle East in a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere, Marakesh is the ticket.
music

Sara Smile

Those teeth, those lips, those songs -- the one and only Sara Hickman

BY MARGARET MOSER

All There in the Music

Mandy Mercier puts down her fiddle to talk about her eventful life.

BY MARGARET MOSER

Dancing About Architecture

The rains came, sweeping away parking at Noahfest, Boozoo Chavis, and DJ Muppetfucker's name. Clifford Antone, meanwhile, remains in the pokey, while Schatzi prepares to go the same route and sign a record deal.

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

Rammstein

Mutter

Daft Punk

Discovery

Anouar Brahem Trio

Astrakan Café

Joe Henry

Scar

Aterciopelados

Gozo Poderosa
screens

Outdoor Summer Film Series

When the sun goes down and a breeze kicks in, you might try getting your movie fix outdoors: Austin's Bike-in theatre and aGLIFF's drive-in spectacular are just two of the local outdoor summer film series.

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Short Cuts

St. Stephen's kids make movie, Northcross 6 set to close.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Television's reality show sweethearts from the Outback remind Belinda Acosta of … prisoners?

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Deathsport

Like most children's stories, Transformers: The Movie offers subtle lessons about the development of technology, but it might be best viewed as a piece of nostalgia.

The Birds

The best way to enjoy this campy futuristic adventure is to get a case of cheapo beer, invite some friends over, and have your own personal MST 3000 session with it.

Transformers: The Movie

Hitchcock's classic has acquired a certain campiness over the years, but it still has the power to disturb.

Film Reviews

Gabriela

A Knight's Tale

This warped medieval yarn about a peasant who passes himself off as a knight glides by on a funny, friendly, goofy sort of goodness.
arts & culture

Won't You Come In?

For four years, playwright Lisa D'Amour and director Katie Pearl have forged an uncommon bond with audiences through the welcoming, intimate quality of their theatre work. They've also forged an uncommon bond with each other, a mutually fulfilling creative partnership that will continue for the rest of their lives.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

Arts Center Stage got a new lease on life -- or at least a new lease on Palmer Auditorium; the Bad Dog Comedy Theatre offers last call, and the Rude Mechanicals gets their second plug of the year in The New York Times.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Oliver!

Despite some fine performances, consistently lush and well-executed chorus numbers, and stunning sets and costumes, the Austin Musical Theatre production of Oliver! leaves one wanting more.

The Latino Comedy Project Sells Out

In their newest sketch anthology, The LCP Sells Out, the Latino Comedy Project subjects the motivations of Latino artists and celebrities, as well as those of their media exploiters, to a jesterly scrutinizing in a fast-paced, enthusiastic, muy silly parade of skits, videos, and songs.

Royal Pair: Games We Play

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company's latest offering, Royal Pair: Games We Play, offered abstracted versions of popular children's games with subtle humor and playfulness, yet the production's lighting and electronica-style accompaniment conflicted with the choreography in what seemed a friendly battle, for center stage.
columns

Page Two

To what citywide scandal has our monopoly daily directed its powerful attention? It's a local scourge, a plague, a deep-rooted city problem: the South by Southwest Conference and Festivals. (Okay, well, we don't get it either.)

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Public Notice

"Public Notice" gets its motor running and hits the streets with Meals on Wheels.

BY KATE X MESSER

An Activity of Alchemies

The alchemy of baseball makes possible the elongation and compression of time.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Mr. Smarty Pants

This'll put your belfry up to bat, slugger.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

The historic Army forts around Central Texas and beyond.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

Austin style is rocking into spring as local fashion steps out -- again -- at the Club DeVille Spring Fashion Extravaganza.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

About AIDS

Price-gouging tactics revealed

BY SANDY BARTLETT

To Your Health

My daily headaches have cleared up since I began taking six tablets of acetaminophen (Tylenol) every day. Should I keep looking for a nutritional solution?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

Coach's Corner

To those who think the NBA is just a pale, slow-motion shadow of its former self, Coach says: Take another look; the running game is back, and you need only look at the eight surviving playoff teams to see it.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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