April 16, 2004

Volume 23, Number 33

ON THE COVER:
news

Will Shill for Nukes

At UT and elsewhere, academic scientists are only too happy to lend their names and reputations to the nuclear power industry

BY WILLIAM M. ADLER

Fables of the Reconstruction

A confidential internal U.S. memo describes a Coalition / Iraqi administration sinking into chaos

BY JASON VEST

The Return of 'The Ozo 3'

Andy Langer interviews Ozomatli bassist on band's arrest during SXSW, and its aftermath

BY ANDY LANGER

New Questions Raised in Owens Shooting

DNA tests and an eyewitness account seem to not match the official story

BY JORDAN SMITH

Glasgow: 'Planting' Criminals Deters Crime

The APD officer's death-penalty views raise eyebrows

BY JORDAN SMITH

Anti-Choice Activist Casts a Wider Net

Chris Danze ramps up his campaign against Planned Parenthood

BY AMY SMITH

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin @ Large: Sense of the Census

The new census numbers reflect

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Tits for Tots

The governor rolls out his school finance plan, starring smoking, gambling, Desirée, and Ecstasy

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Democracy confronts Karl Rove, and CEOs tout offshoring

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Every Missed Bite a Heartbreak

Why Pacific Blue is one of the best new restaurants in Austin

BY RACHEL FEIT

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood introduces you to the new folks in town and updates you on all of the news around town

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Indian, Part II

Food Reviews

El Zuzal Restaurant

El Z. specializes in El Salvadoran cuisine, though they do have some standard Mexican dishes for those with no sense of adventure
music

Pick-Me-Up Hoedown

The 17th annual Old Settler's Music Festival: no waterfall, but a cascade of acoustic and bluegrass music nonetheless

BY JIM CALIGIURI

TCB

Spring is here and there are more music festivals than bluebonnets

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases and Stages

The Darkness

The Darkness: Stubb's, April 13

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iggy & the Stooges, Devo, Guns N' Roses

Live at Slane Castle, Live in Detroit, Live, Use Your Illusion I & II

Mindy Smith

One Moment More

Nellie McKay

Get Away From Me

Modest Mouse

Good News for People Who Love Bad News

Madvillain

Madvillainy
screens

All-Terrain Vehicles

The seventh annual Cine Las Americas Festival

Five-Year Reunion

'Freaks and Geeks' comes back in a big way – on DVD

BY MARRIT INGMAN

Blog Justice on the Wild Web

Is danah boyd a racist or just a woman trying to find her purse?

BY COURTNEY FITZGERALD

TV Eye

Altering the recipe for Iron Chef's success is inviting failure, isn't it?

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Short Cuts

Robert Rodriguez vs. the DGA and Paramount

BY MARC SAVLOV

Film Reviews

Dogville

Lars von Trier's new film is both masterful and misanthropic.

The Girl Next Door

Surprise! The girl next door is an ex-porn star.

Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Revenge is a dish best served bold – and deliciously, by Quentin and Uma.

Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack

Gundam toy animé.

The Punisher

Strictly from the so-bad-it's-good school of entertainment.

The United States of Leland

Kevin Spacey-produced indie drama plays like The OC's more intellectual, older sibling.
arts & culture

It's a Dirty Job ...

New arts tsar Vincent Kitch rolls up his sleeves to give Austin arts funding a clean start

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Six-String Singularity

Adam Holzman, the man largely responsible for Austin's burgeoning classical guitar scene, gives a rare recital off the UT campus

BY ROBI POLGAR

Welcome, Cambiaso

A 450-year-old work of art by Genoese artist Luca Cambiaso that was recently acquired by the Blanton Museum of Art has been hung in its second-floor galleries

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

New plans for the Long Center are unveiled, and a big push is made to get it built, plus Al Hirschfeld's widow and daughter speak about The Line King

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

'Eileen with Deer Wallpaper, by Heyd Fontenot'

Heyd Fontenot's Eileen With Deer Wallpaper in the Studio 107 show "Is a Theme Necessary?" is a happy, cozy memory, accessible and cute as heck

Esther's Follies

Using inventive props, puppets, costumes, and live music, the gang at Esther's Follies stuffs fast-paced skits, political satire, and illusions into a tightly compacted show

Trappakeepa & Girth

There are three things worth noting about Gypsy Baby Productions' premiere of this ostensible comedy by Lindsay Kayser, and that's all
columns

Page Two

Overreaction to the Ozomatli incident ignores years of outstanding police performance during SXSW

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

This week, your Style Avatar's cup runneth over, as he gusheth and gusheth about one of Austin's premiere fashion extravaganzas, The Style Cup.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Sartre's psychosis, small servings, and soiled soldier seals

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

I don't want this car

BY LUKE ELLIS

To Your Health

Is acupuncture safe and helpful when treating back pain?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

The Women Rising Project is having its spring garage sale on Saturday, May 8, and they need your usable, salable items

BY SYLVIA LOPEZ

Day Trips

If you are looking to relax, do some fishing, or maybe some bird watching, the Spoonville RV Park and Lodge might be right for you

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Letters at 3AM

Americans and Iraqis are dying for Bush's pride and his hopes of re-election

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

The Posse prepares to ride east; and galactic woes in Spain

BY NICK BARBARO

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