March 5, 2004

Volume 23, Number 27

ON THE COVER:
news

The Insiders at Introgen

As Texas looks for a new economic boost, the decision-makers like to have a piece of the action

BY LUCIUS LOMAX

Election 2004: Endorse-o-rama!

Candidates hit the hot Democratic club circuit

BY AMY SMITH

Mosley vs. Mosley: Reagan Case Takes a Sad Turn

Wrongful-death settlement leads Ortralla Mosley's parents to the courthouse

BY JORDAN SMITH

Nader Does the Texas Two-Step

The newest presidential candidate meets his supporters – and detractors – in Austin

BY MICHAEL KING

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin @ Large: Music Minus Wynn

In front of screaming fans, the mayor smashes a guitar over his own head

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Sharpstown vs. Tomstown

Will "Tomstown" be as big as Sharpstown?

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Bill Gates wants to tax your e-mail, and the Bush administration finds the science it wants

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

South Austin Treasures

Green Pastures and the Broken Spoke: two old-timers getting better with age

BY BARBARA CHISHOLM

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood revs up with all the restaurant news you can read

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Simply Seafood

music

P2C04

Seven Austin acts showcasing at SXSW 04, and why we love them

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Beyond the Fatal Shores

SXSW's Aussie and Kiwi invasion

BY MELANIE HAUPT

TCB

She's got her TV eye on me

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

SXSW Records

The Walkmen

Bows & Arrows

the Thrills

So Much for the City

+ / –

You Are Here

Attic Ted

The Bastardized Country Carnival

Colin Gilmore

The Day the World Stopped and Spun the Other Way

Danny Barnes

Dirt on the Angel

Joanna Newsom

The Milk-Eyed Mender
screens

SXSW INTERACTIVE 04

Meet the Party Crashers

Welcome to the world of cyberpolitics. What took you so long?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

SXSW INTERACTIVE 04

Almost Famous

Red vs Blue's Machinima stars

BY COURTNEY FITZGERALD

Unchained Melodies

The Austin Wireless City Project and SXSW Music launch a real-world test for the interactive world

BY BRAD KING

The Man Behind the List

Craig of Craigslist really exists, and he's about more than selling your tuba

BY COURTNEY FITZGERALD

SXSW INTERACTIVE 04

Geeks Get Paid

What's cool about gaming? Apparently, everything.

BY COURTNEY FITZGERALD

Escape From Loserville

Online dating gives the personals a new cachet

BY COURTNEY FITZGERALD

Give Them What They Want

An interview with Virginia Postrel

BY ROGER GATHMAN

Comedy Is Not the Enemy of Seriousness

Author-activist Robert Newman at the Drafthouse

BY MARC SAVLOV

SXSW Update

Christina Ricci, Rebecca Romaijn-Stamos, and hordes of young Republicans

BY MARC SAVLOV

In Space

More Bill Bennett than Zogby: election odds online

BY MARGARET CHAPMAN

Short Cuts

Holy relentless tide of divergent marketing options, Batman! Jason Henderson's Sword of Dracula sees its stakes raised.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Questions and answers

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

AKA

Eighteen-year-old Brit from an unhappy background re-invents himself as a member of the aristocracy. He's also working out his gay identity. And it's told in triptyches, too.

The Barbarian Invasions

Winner of the Best Foreign Film Oscar, this French-Canadian film reunites a group of old friends.

Hidalgo

Old-time adventure in which both man and steed look good.

Japanese Story

An off-the-charts performance by Toni Collette is just one of the many rewards of this unconventional love story.

Starsky & Hutch

Seventies TV shows live on through Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Snoop Dog.

Tom Dowd & the Language of Music

Dowd recorded and engineered the legendary Atlantic sound. He recorded and engineered Bird, Coltrane, Aretha, and Skynyrd. Introduced Allman to Clapton. Standardized 8-track recording. Oh, and he helped make the atomic bomb.

Twisted

Ashley Judd thriller is routine at best.
arts & culture

TRÉ ARENZ

Everyday Whimsy

Remembering the late, beloved artist Tré Arenz through her warm and playful ceramic sculptures

BY JACQUELINE MAY

The Sum of 'One of Us'

More everyday whimsy by sculptor Tré Arenz

Young at Art

At age 85, violinist Robert Rudié is still fiddling around – and teaching and acting and …

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

The Austin Shakespeare Festival gets a roof over its head and a place of its own, and Austin Lyric Opera gets a new season and a cool million

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Amadeus

For all its luscious designs and fine actors who work exceptionally hard, Mary Moody Northen Theatre's production of Amadeus winds up more dull than daring

Margaret Cho

In her latest appearance at Cap City Comedy Club, trying out material for a new show, Margaret Cho was awesome

La Tentación de San Antonio

UT Opera Theatre tackles the American premiere of Luis Jaime Cortez's La Tentación de San Antonio with vigor, but there's too much here to take in in one pass
columns

Page Two

Here comes SXSW. And, surprisingly, the Young Conservatives of Texas still don't like us.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letters at 3AM

The Gospel according to Mel is not as it was

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Stuck on the toilet in a Tupperware coffin, you dummy

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

Stephen pees himself over and over and over, and some upcoming stuff too cool to miss

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

The Common Law

My car was towed from a parking lot. I never saw any signs before I parked, so I went back to look, and I only found a really small sign that you can barely see. Can I be legally towed based on that sign?

BY LUKE ELLIS

To Your Health

Does better nutrition help annoying eye "floaters"?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

10 things HIVers need to know ...

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Day Trips

A bridge to the past

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc Recommends: Dexter Freebish

Antone's, Saturday, March 6, 2004

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

And then there were 16; U.S. women make plans for the summer

BY NICK BARBARO

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