Sept. 21, 2001

Volume 21, Number 3

news

Matter Over Mind

The proposed Cypress Realty Development in Dripping Springs

BY ROB CURRAN AND AMY SMITH

Old School Pool

BY MICHAEL KING

KXAN's Aluminum Siding

KXAN does publicity work for Alcoa, disguised as news reporting.

BY MICHAEL KING

TradeMark of the Beast

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Brotherly Lovin'

BY JORDAN SMITH

Molded by Insurance

BY EMILY PYLE

Hanging Fire

BY MICHAEL KING

Naked City

News items

BY LAURI APPLE

Austin @ Large: Austin At Large

An Austin political response to the New York bombing

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Capitol Chronicle

Farewell to Phil Gramm, the journalist's best friend.

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Lowdown

Microsoft and Sara Lee buy justice; Americans work too much.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

A Wink and a Smile

As Food editor Virginia B. Wood relates in a review of Wink, a new restaurant on North Lamar, two of Austin's longtime chefs are busy operating the restaurant of their dreams.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Last week's events, Virginia B. Wood writes, have made it almost impossible to focus on such mundane things as newsy tidbits, interviews, and deadlines. I finally realized the only way I'd get through a column was to look for good news and upbeat stories to fill this space.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Seond Helpings: Mexican Bakeries

A guide to Mexican bakeries

Food Reviews

Tree House Italian Grill

Tree House Italian Grill is unpretentious, familiar, and gorgeous, Food reviewer Barbara Chisholm writes. It's just off the über-trendy South Congress boulevard of hipster heaven, but it's miles away in sensibilities.

Hai Ky

Food reviewer Mick Vann points out that there's a reason why the foodie pundits have noticed a similarity between the menus at Hai Ky and Tan Tan Vietnamese restaurants. The two restaurants are owned by brothers, and as good as Tan Tan is, you'll find that Hai Ky is even better, he says.
music

Node Exit

What ails singers

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Dancing About Architecture

Texas musicians report from NYC and D.C., Nick Cave and others cancel shows, and the Trail of Dead headline a Red Cross benefit at the Mercury

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Crystal Method

Tweekend

Silos

Laser Beam Next Door

BR5-49

This Is BR5-49

The Yardbirds

Ultimate

Where Dead Voices Gather

Nick Tosches
screens

Autumn Tale

Fall film preview

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Two Weeks in Another Town

The Toronto Film Festival was bifurcated by news of crisis; festival attendees reacted with the rest of the world and questioned the relevance of film in the face of events.

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Short Cuts

Cinematexas marches on, while local movie theatre attendance takes a hit.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

"TV Eye" reflects on television's coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Jackpot

Lumumba

Peck's film is a fine, incendiary portrait of Congo's first freely elected prime minister, who arrived at his post in 1960 as the Belgians were finally exiting after 80 years of colonialism. – Marc Savlov
arts & culture

Suspendered Animation

The Umbilical Brothers are like cartoon characters come to life, like toons in living breathing 3-D, with pratfalls and spit-takes and near-impossible contortions -- all accompanied by sound effects that an entire army of foley artists might pull off on a lucky day.

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Disaster Relief

In the wake of last week's terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., Austin theatre artists are doing their part to help out: raising funds for disaster relief from audiences attending their shows.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

Serious health problems have beset Austin theatre artists Douglas Taylor and Brian Gaston as they are working on upcoming projects.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Art Stripped Naked

Art Stripped Naked, Wayne Alan Brenner's comedy of the relationship between a father and son -- augmented by an ongoing discourse of the nature of art -- is both sweet and simple, with a heartwarming twist, and its presentation by Hyde Park Theatre makes for a gentle evening on one's senses.

Taking Sides

A few weeks ago, Ronald Harwood's Taking Sides -- about the interrogation of a world-class conductor and possible Nazi sympathizer during WWII -- wouldn't have seemed all that relevant to the world's headlines. Now, it does, this solid production from ActAustin and the Magnolia Theatre Company may make you consider the characters (and thus the situation) beyond the decorated stage's rectangle of light.
columns

Page Two

Defending Georgetown, and other political considerations.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letters at 3AM

The 21st Century Announces Itself

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Stephen gets a new hairdo!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Rose Hill Manor is more than just another B&B.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants

Signposts on the Road to Know-where

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

To Your Health

It seems like everyone has a bad back, but my backache has been going on for four years now, and I need some relief. A chiropractor helped some, but I still suffer if I make a sudden move or lift anything more than a heavy book. It started when I was pregnant but hasn't yet cleared up. Any hints?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

Minority HIV Services Meeting

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

Odds and Ends: NFL referees have an overinflated view of their own importance; the U.S. Open proved that in tennis, as elsewhere, youth will be served; and if people think Coach ignores UT football, well, there are good reasons for that.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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