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.
In the wake of last week's tragedies, not only have several films depicting terrorism been shelved, but anything even featuring the World Trade Center in the NYC skyline is being examined for possible alteration.
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.
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.
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?
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.