Aug. 27, 2004

Volume 23, Number 52

ON THE COVER:
news

Schools, Sprawl, and Citizenship

Vote begins on $520 million school bond package

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

A Bumpy Landing at Mueller?

The generation-long airport saga enters a critical phase

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Lick Creek Goes to Court

The latest on the battle to keep the stream clean

BY AMY SMITH

Ratliff Helps Both Sides in School Trial

The "Father of Robin Hood" takes the "West Orange-Cove" stand

BY KIMBERLY REEVES

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin @ Large: Say It Ain't So, Metro!

If that's all there is, my friends, then let's keep driving … or worse

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Following Tomstown's Money

It's election season in Texas. Are there indictments in the air?

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Corporate stadium names turn Mudville into Anywhere, USA; and Frank Keating dupes our brave soldiers for big bucks

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

HOT SAUCE FESTIVAL

Firestarters!

The contest or the hot sauce? Commercial Bottler category winners tell how it's done.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Reheated

Welcome to the 14th annual 'Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival.

BY ROBB WALSH

The Tex-Mex Cookbook

A recipe excerpt

Food-o-File

Remembering Julia Child

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Two Tickets to Paradise

Who tickets what in Austin

BY MATT DENTLER

TCB

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases & Stages

M83

Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts

Animal Collective

Sung Tongs

various artists

Mento Madness, Motta's Jamaican Mento: 1951-56

Concretes, Kings of Convenience, Badly Drawn Boy

The Concretes, Riot on an Empty Street, One Plus One is One

Masta Ace

Long Hot Summer

J. J. Cale

To Tulsa and Back
screens

Curious?

The 17th annual Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival: a preview

BY DIANA WELCH

Blind Ambition

Takeshi Kitano on updating 'Zatôichi'

BY MARC SAVLOV

Lucid Assembly

Richard Kelly on 'Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut'

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

TFPF Grant Recipients

$70,000 to 26 projects

Short Cuts

Last Saturday found Tobe Hooper in absentia and John C. Reilly quite the opposite

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

The rise of the networks' fall

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Benji: Off the Leash!

New dog. Old tricks.

Bush's Brain

Bush's so-called brain is Karl Rove, whose mastery of dirty tricks deserves clearer scrutiny than it gets in this documentary.

Danny Deckchair

Aussie import is sweet but as emotionally ethereal as a Splenda meringue.

Exorcist: The Beginning

Help us, Lucifer. This prequel is cursed.

Gozu

Watching the latest from the insanely prolific Takashi Miike is akin to having some very bad acid slipped in your drink.

Hero

If Douglas Sirk had made martial arts movies they probably would have looked something like Zhang Yimou's stunning new opus.

Suspect Zero

There's a reason why this FBI agent who's chasing a serial killer has constant headaches: He's in the middle of a murky movie that mixes arch style with police procedural.
arts & culture

That Thinking Feeling

L.B. Deyo and Buzz Moran's Dionysium puts the fun back in cogitation

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

'22' Questions

Getting to know the new adjunct curator at AMOA

BY RACHEL KOPER

The Good News at Rockdale

Theatre is helping to heal the community of Rockdale, and theatre artists with Austin ties are playing a part

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Culture Flash!

Clowns picket Physical Plant, Mills takes the prize in Montreal, Steakley mixes up some 'Tuna' in Louisville, and Salvage Vanguard wants you to join their party

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Spin

'Spin' can be described as a one-woman cabaret with one woman who performs several one-woman exposés

'A Traves de mis manos/Through My Hands'

In 'A Traves de mis manos / Through My Hands,' painter Esteban Machado Diaz offers us a gallery of playfully impossible landscapes reminiscent of Escher

The Sword in the Stone

Scottish Rite Children's Theatre debut production, 'The Sword in the Stone,' makes you feel like you're right in the middle of a fairy tale
columns

Page Two

The real truth about (Hurricane) Charley, and the charmed life of President Bush

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Day Trips

The Frontiers of Flight Museum at Dallas' Love Field is fun for the whole crew

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

What's the latest in fall fashion? Only your Style Avatar knows for sure.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Does the law require that rental application fees are nonrefundable?

BY LUKE ELLIS

To Your Health

What makes certain individuals more attractive to mosquitoes than others, and what can we do to repel them?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

FDA Approves New Combo Pills

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Luv Doc Recommends: Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

Waterloo Park, Sunday, August 29, 2004

BY THE LUV DOC

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sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

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