Sept. 24, 2004

Volume 24, Number 4

ON THE COVER:
news

If You're White, It's All Right

The colors of justice in Williamson County

BY JORDAN SMITH

Lining Up for Schlotzsky's

Potential buyers queue up as bankruptcy court gives green light

BY AMY SMITH

The Rev. Rigby Welcomes Same-Sex Showdown

The St. Andrew's pastor says a Presbyterian trial is 'what needs to happen'

BY AMY SMITH

Nuke Waste: Get It While It's Hot!

Crony capitalism drops a dirty bomb on Texas

BY WELLS DUNBAR

TRMPAC Indictments Come Down, 'More Work' Remains

Ronnie Earle and the Travis Co. grand jury announce the initial results of the TRMPAC investigation

BY MICHAEL KING

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Challenge of Judge Dietz

School finance decision puts responsibility where it's always been - on all of us

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

No Child Left Behind leaves the funding behind; and Richard Perle bungles on the battlefield and in the boardroom

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

A Night Out

Aquarelle

BY MM PACK

Food-o-File

If you weren't at Eat, Drink, Watch Movies on Sunday night, you missed quite a party. Time to thank the people who made it possible.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Din Ho Chinese BBQ

Despite some hiccups, Din Ho still doesn't disappoint
music

Hot Fun in the Summertime

Austin City Limits Music Festival 2004 wrap-up

BY JIM CALIGIURI

TCB

ACL 04: They're only feet, and "TCB" didn't need them anyway

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

screens

Provoking, Exposing, Expanding

The ninth Cinematexas International Short Film Festival

BY SHAWN BADGLEY

The Human Factor

Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost on romantic zomedy 'Shaun of the Dead'

BY SPENCER PARSONS

Craft Service

Michael Almereyda on 'This So-Called Disaster'

BY MARC SAVLOV

'SXSW Presents'

'Louisiana Boys: Raised on Politics'

Short Cuts

This week: Burnt Orange, Blood Shots, and 'Slacker'; plus, Travis the Dancin' Fool

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

For 'Veronica Mars' and 'Kevin Hill,' the journey's the thing

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Bright Young Things

Actor and author Stephen Fry turns director for this colorful group snapshot of monied revelers in 1930s London.

The Corporation

An immensely informative and provactive documentary about the growth of corporate entities within the legal sphere, marketplace, and human imagination.

A Day Without a Mexican

What if Californians awoke one day to discover that all the Mexicans in the state had mysteriously vanished overnight?

A Dirty Shame

John Waters, America's king of trash, is back with this tale of sex addiction, fetishes, and mad, bad, lascivious squirrel sexin’.

The Five Obstructions

This sublime documentary, which recounts a bizarre battle of creative wits between Danish film director Jørgen Leth and the notorious Lars von Trier, also features a segment animated by Waking Life's technical wizard Bob Sabiston.

The Forgotten

Julianne Moore is out of her mind with grief – or is she just out of her mind?

Shaun of the Dead

This "romantic comedy … with zombies" has a note-perfect mix of humor, horror, love, and death.

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War

The most costly and the most popular film in South Korean history is also one of the most gripping and epic war films ever made.
arts & culture

Shiny, Happy Creatures

With their vibrant colors and organic shapes, Faith Gay's artworks seem delightfully, hypnotically alive

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Heavy Weather

An unseasonably mild year of city arts funding ends in a tempest

BY ROBERT FAIRES

In Memoriam: Ralph White

Ralph White, Texas painter, UT Professor Emeritus, and Austin Arts Hall of Fame inductee, has died at age 83

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Reviews Relocated

After seven years, the 'Chronicle' is returning arts reviews to the Arts listings and saying farewell to the 'Exhibitionism' page

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Culture Flash!

New gifts to the Long Center, a new Little Elf for 'Santaland,' a new name for the AMOA Guild, a retirement at the symphony, and a return to Venice for Allison Orr

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Omnium Gatherum

The Zachary Scott Theatre Center production of 'Omnium Gatherum' starts as captivating, then rounds a hairpin turn to become compelling

'Construction Site'

For being in such an offbeat space, 'Construction Site' is one heck of a show. Large, ambitious sculptures and site-specific installations make it worthwhile to seek out this temporary venue, located on the ground floor of AMLI Downtown.
columns

Page Two

Here in filmtown, 'Slacker' is on DVD (finally) and 'Louisiana Boys' is on 'SXSW Presents.' Meanwhile, despite the lack of a Hussein connection, the Iraq war is a triumph for the 9 / 11 terrorists and their co-conspirators.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Stephen weighs in on the whole Cipel / McGreevey thing (you know, the gay governor scandal), and lucky for us, we have never made untoward advances toward Our Style Avatar, especially now that we know how he feels

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Ben Franklin & Gandhi battle it out with Franciscans

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

About AIDS

Don't Have a Will? Well, Get One!

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Day Trips

Marshall, in the northeast corner of the state, has one of the most colorful histories of any Texas city

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

Forteo, the new medication for osteoporosis

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Security obligations of the landlord

BY LUKE ELLIS

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sports

Soccer Watch

UT women bravely go forth; and (amazingly) more great football on American TV

BY NICK BARBARO

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