Aug. 10, 2001

Volume 20, Number 50

news

Economics From the Bottom Up

A profile of Accion Texas, CDC, and other microlenders

BY KEVIN FULLERTON

Naked City

A roundup of local news, rumors, and factoids from around Austin

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Lowdown

America craves campaign finance reform, GM buys its version of history, and a corporate butthead gets ousted.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Dining del Lago

For years, eating out near Lake Travis was pretty strictly limited to burger joints, Tex-Mex places, fish shacks, and typical Texas roadside cafes. The update to our lakeside dining guide illustrates that all that may be steadily changing.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

A prominent local restaurateur has taken to the radio, complaining about all the gloom and doom being reported in the newspapers and then a reader e-mailed last week to say he was tired of reading about "dot-com failures" and their impact on Austin's restaurant scene. Well, boys, all I can say in my defense is … the news is just the news.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Chinese, Part Two

More Chinese restaurants in this week's "Second Helpings," and a tip on where to find "meaty goodness"
music

Playing the Violin

Mr. Sinus Theater's Jerm Pollet is also a musician!

BY MARC SAVLOV

Spit Out the Seeds

Lucinda Williams bares all

BY MARGARET MOSER

Eye to Eye

David Byrne gets sincere

BY DAVID LYNCH

Live Shots

BY MIKE QUINN

Dancing About Architecture

Robbie Jacks is dead, but Auditorium Shores is not. Check back later about the Empanada Parlour.

BY KEN LIECK

Live Shots

screens

The Sensational Saga of Mr. Sinus

Picking up where Mystery Science Theater 3000 left off, Mr. Sinus Theater 3000 skewers the movies of our childhood to sold-out crowds at the Alamo Drafthouse.

BY SARAH HEPOLA

Mr. Smith Goes to Austin

Writer / director Kevin Smith discusses his new film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Short Cuts

Austin mourns Robbie Jacks.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Zen and the art of Samurai cartoonage

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Blood and Guts and Dirt and Joy

Michael Miller may appear at first meeting to be withdrawn, but he is absolutely present onstage and off, and his willingness to "get dirty" with his characters and continuous challenge to himself to be better make this seemingly reserved actor one of Austin's best.

BY ROBI POLGAR

Articulations

Austin won't be the same without cultural legends Steve Barton, John Martin, and Robbie Jacks.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The World Goes 'Round

With The World Goes 'Round, director Dave Steakley has crafted a gem of a show, one that celebrates the musical team of John Kander and Fred Ebb with the panache and rich feeling of a beautifully crafted, sublimely entertaining musical of old, that makes us want us to come to the cabaret.
columns

Page Two

How the city serves the public and the death of Rob Jacks

BY NICK BARBARO

Postmarks

The libraries hit the books, and environmentalists speak out.

Public Notice

Our weekly calendar of activist and volunteer events and fundraisers

BY KATE X MESSER

About AIDS

Heavy lies the condom

BY SANDY BARTLETT

After a Fashion

Our Style Avatar gives the lowdown on the TV Judges' style (or lack thereof).

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

Of prime numbers and meat industry

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

The subterranean magnificence of Carlsbad Caverns

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

I can't believe that at age 26 I have the same problem as my 63-year-old mother. We both leak urine if we sneeze or laugh. I have two children, and I have heard that this can make a difference. Since I can't turn back the clock (and these two children are worth the misery), is there anything else that I can do?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

Coach's Corner

Do we need weather reports to tell us it's hot in Texas in August? How about to tell us it's wrong to have China host the Olympics?

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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