March 14, 2003

Volume 22, Number 28

ON THE COVER:
news

The Entertainment Economy

As the Austin film, music, and gaming scenes become a "cluster," civic leaders are looking for industrial-strength creativity

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Lawyers, Drugs, and Money: The Latest on Metabolife

BY MICHAEL KING

Eight Years Later, Elgin Man Becomes a 'Terrorist'

A 1994 outburst lands a local man in jail -- last fall

BY LAURI APPLE

Brack's Ex-Watchdogs Say Seton Thwarts 'Oversight'

Two departing members of the Brackenridge Hospital Oversight Council say Seton's strategies rob the group of any useful purpose.

BY AMY SMITH

Weed Watch

The draconian R.A.V.E. Act sneaks back into Congress, but reform advocates are pushing drug bills across the nation -- including in Texas

BY JORDAN SMITH

Morales Takes Federal Rap

BY MICHAEL KING AND JORDAN SMITH

Linebarger's Legal Travails

BY MICHAEL KING

Naked City

Headlines

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Capitol Chronicle

The pundits say Karl Rove is the One, but he's really only one among many.

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

All hail Leslie Cochran, Austin's queen of political soul.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

Bush ignores the terror of tainted meat -- and Americans are revolting.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Fast, Fresh, Portable, Affordable

Hello, hungry traveler. Welcome to the land of the breakfast taco!

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

Second Helpings: Always -- or Almost Always -- Open

Consider these always-open or almost-always-open places the enablers in your life of depravity and self-abuse.

Second Helpings: Bagels, Beignets, Doughnuts, and Kolaches

Store some SXSW energy by eating lots of carb-loaded dough.

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

Second Helpings: Local Barbecue

You're here for SXSW, but you're also here for barbecue, right?

Second Helpings: Regional Barbecue

You're here for SXSW, but you're also here for barbecue, right?

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

Second Helpings: Irish Pubs

Booze clues

Second Helpings: Pub Grub

Drunk? Eat something, for god's sake.

WEEKLY ISSUE

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood dishes up all the event news you can stomach, in this week's "Food-o-File."

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Down-home country cooking

Come on down and get comfortable, in this week's "Second Helpings."
music

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

TCB

SXSW News

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

TCB

SXSW News

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

WEEKLY ISSUE

Austin Music Awards

2002-2003 results

Together Again

Reuniting the team behind Teatro, Willie Nelson and Daniel Lanois

BY ANDY LANGER

SXSW Picks and Sleepers

Blurbs on (mostly local) bands showcasing Wednesday night at SXSW 03.

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

Austin Music Awards 2002-03

Austin Music Hall, Wednesday, March 12

BY JERRY RENSHAW

The Insider: Cheech Marin

Brief Interviews With Important People

BY ANDY LANGER

Spotlight: Sahara Hotnights

Sweden comes to SXSW in the guise of Sahara Hotnights.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Spotlight: Ted Leo & the Pharmacists

Ted Leo is Rising.

BY GREG BEETS

Spotlight: Halley

Halley lights up Austin with their deliberate supernova rock.

BY MICHAEL CHAMY

Spotlight: Kathleen Edwards

Kathleen Edwards says f**k the buzz.

BY CHRISTOPHER HESS

Spotlight: Milton Mapes

Look out Uncle Tupelo, here comes grandpa Milton Mapes.

BY GREG BEETS

Spotlight: Raveonettes

The Raveonettes: three chords and the brute.

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

Spotlight: Cat Power

Chan Marshall gets cagey.

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Spotlight: Riverboat Gamblers

Denton's Riverboat Gamblers are Austin punkers in everything but location.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Spotlight: Alabama Thunderpussy

Call 'em Pussies, but don't call 'em stoner rock.

BY DAVID LYNCH

Spotlight: Mr. Lif

Mr. Lif MCs it like it is.

BY CHRISTOPHER COLETTI

Spotlight: Molotov

Mexico's Molotov soccer up their "patada en los cojones."

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Spotlight: Johnny Irion & Sarah Lee Guthrie

Woody Guthrie's granddaughter joins the family business.

BY JIM CALIGIURI

The Insider: Wavy Gravy

Brief Interviews with Importnant Pepole

BY ANDY LANGER

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

Spotilight: The Coral

More Liverpudlians who are bigger than JHC

BY ANDY LANGER

Spotlight: Joe Jackson Band

On the 25th anniversary of Look Sharp!, Joe Jackson remains the man.

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Spotlight: Camper Van Beethoven

The return of Camper Van Beethoven -- and Tusk?

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Spotlight: Nina Nastasia

Nina Nastasia bewitches.

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Spotlight: Those Peabodys

Angus, Malcolm, Bon, and Those Peabodys

BY MICHAEL CHAMY

Spotlight: Drive-By Truckers

The DBT will rise again.

BY JERRY RENSHAW

The Insider: Beatle Bob

Brief Interviews With Important People

BY ANDY LANGER

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

TCB: SXSW News

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

WEEKLY ISSUE

TCB

Attacking the busiest week in the Live Music Capitol

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

Phases and Stages

Artists Panel: Activism and Protest

Conference Panel

Doug Sahm

About a Mover: Doug Sahm

SXSW Interview: Tony Wilson

Conference Panel

The Life and Work of Patsy Cline

Conference Panel

Roky Erickson

Roky Erickson's Psychedelic Ice-Cream Social

My Education, Halley, Maserati

Music Showcase

Canoe

Music Showcase

Cat Power

Music Showcase

Trachtenburg Family Slide Show Players

Music Showcase

Dan Brodie & the Broken Arrows

Music Showcase

Elizabeth McQueen & the Firebrands

Music Showcase

WE

Music Showcase

Jean Grae

Music Showcase

Sondre Lerche

Music Showcase
screens

Life, Death, and Dance

Robert Duvall loves to tango. Robert Duvall loves Buenos Aires. And Robert Duvall loves Luciana Pedraza, the ravishing Argentinean-born woman who plays opposite him in Assassination Tango, a film in which the screen legend somehow conflates all these things.

BY SARAH HEPOLA

SXSW Film 2003 Festival Winners

2003 SXSW Web Awards Winners

Web site competition winners.

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

Born Again

Joel Schumacher & 'Phone Booth'

BY PETER DEBRUGE

The Weasel Has Landed

Pauly Shore and 'You'll Never Wiez in This Town Again'

BY MARRIT INGMAN

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

In the Mood for Love

Alex Holdridge and 'Sexless'

BY SARAH HEPOLA

WEEKLY ISSUE

Live From SXSW's Screening Room

Reviews, live shots, film critic smackdowns … SXSW Film 2003

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

WEEKLY ISSUE

Snippets From SXSW Interactive 2003

Starry Night

The Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Short Cuts

SXSW Film Festival 03 update

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

That lean, mean, tanning machine George Hamilton is back on TV, playing a parody of himself on the new reality series The Family.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Agent Cody Banks

Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony

City of God

City of God, like the Rio de Janeiro housing project for which it’s named, is often grim and dire, but the film is also imbued with hope and transcendence.
arts & culture

Rock Your Eyes Out

"The Musikshow" and "The Rawkshow," a pair of linked exhibitions at Gallery Lombardi, explore the connection between rock music and art, one from the angle of musicians who also make art, the other from the angle of artists who also make music.

BY MOLLY BETH BRENNER

Organniversary Party

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Visser-Rowland Organ, the UT School of Music is hosting a special recital that allows you to listen to glorious music made by a machine that seems alive, step inside the machine and spend some time with it, meet the organ's designer, Piet Visser, and its keeper, Dr. Frank Speller, and benefit the school's Great Organ Series as well.

BY BARRY PINEO

Articulations

Esther's veteran Joel McKean passes away, and during a rare Broadway strike Austin playwright John Walch is honored by the American Theatre Critics Association.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Damn Yankees

Austin Playhouse's production of Damn Yankees doesn't always serve up the vocal prowess to make his tender moments sweet, but the overall production is a true-blue treat: a traditional home-cooked musical, well done.

'Texas Photographers'

The "Texas Photographers" exhibit at Flatbed World Headquarters features several images by several of the artists from the show at Blue Star Art Space in San Antonio, and their relatively simple compositions manage to convey a tremendous range of contrasting colors.

La Bohème

Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème brings to life a fantastic world through gorgeous music, and Austin Lyric Opera's production treated the audience to rich glimpses of that fantastic world: 1870s Paris bustling with people, ideas, love, and song.
columns

Page Two

If war is inevitable, you might as well be in Austin, enjoying South by Southwest.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Matthew McConaughey, Peter Fonda, Luke Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Farrah Fawcett, Louis Black: Which godlike celebrity did Style Avatar Stephen deign to spend a hot 15 minutes in a trailer with? Oh, wouldn't you like to know …

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

After a Fashion: SXSW Wednesday

Ka-plam! Your Style Avatar is out and about and making the scene at SXSW. It's just begun, y'all.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

After a Fashion: SXSW Thursday

Which local / international celeb has a "nice butt," according to a bevy of hot tub beauties? Who wore white tennies with her black Liz Claiborne? And who needs a bike more? A Fish? Or a Woody? You know you'll only find out in here!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

After a Fashion: SXSW Friday

While old geezers Camper Van Beethoven may be back in town taking the skinheads bowling, our Style Avatar gets all, "I'm With the Band," with Ms. You-Know-Who Des Barres herself, and takes the celeb shopping.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Daytrips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

HIV and TB: Texas & beyond

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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