Nov. 5, 2004

Volume 24, Number 10

news

Circling the Hearses

State funeral regulators are dancing to the undertakers' tune – and that's bad news for consumers

BY ROBERT BRYCE

ELECTION 2004

An Island in the Red Sea

Once again, the Scarlet Tide breaks at Travis County's blue shores

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Judge: Let's Bust Bradley's Trust

Bankruptcy ruling opens up developer's assets to creditors

BY AMY SMITH

A Good Day for Intolerance

Voters say no to gays, marijuana, immigrants, and so on

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON AND JORDAN SMITH

Drowning in the Red Tide

Donkeys get their asses kicked on Capitol Hill

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

ELECTION 2004

The Texas Five Minus Four

The Congressional races perform almost as the GOP designed

BY KIMBERLY REEVES

Doggett Seals the Deal

Austin's hometown hero smashes 'Armendariz!' Klein in the 'fajita district'

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Windmills 3, Quixotes 0

The GOP prevails in three new Central Texas strongholds

BY LEE NICHOLS

Stick Sunk; Barely Baxter; Rose Reblooms

A narrow defeat, and an even narrower win, for Travis Co. GOP legislators

BY AMY SMITH

Has the Bleeding Stopped?

The House races may mark the roots of a Dem revival

BY MICHAEL KING

Hamilton Takes Top Cop Slot

Democrat becomes Travis Co.'s first black sheriff

BY JORDAN SMITH

McCain Keelhauls the GOP

Democratic tide swamps a Keel brother in the Precinct 3 constable's race

BY JORDAN SMITH

... And So Does Yelenosky

Yet another Keel fails to break the GOP's losing streak at the courthouse

BY AMY SMITH

A Split for the 3rd Court

Democratic and GOP incumbents both hold their seats

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Little Engine That Did

Capital Metro rides the train out of the political doghouse

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

State Picks Up a Toll-Free Call

Road-weary local leaders win a sympathetic hearing at Transportation Commission

BY KIMBERLY REEVES

Warren Hangs Up His Chief's Hat

After 31 years with the fire department, Gary Warren looks back to his roots

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Siege Continues

No matter who wins the election, Iraqis awaken to occupation, devastation, and slaughter

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Let's rein in CEO pay; and, 'conservatives' support Big Brotherism

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

World Wide Menu

Accessing all things culinary on the Internet

BY MICK VANN

Food-o-File

Attention, chocoholics; plus, the Granite Cafe is eroding

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Heat Stroke

Austin's Amplified Heat turn both – their amps and the heavy metal heat

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

One Night on Red River

Darcie Stevens returns to the live music beat – for just one night – on Red River

BY DARCIE STEVENS

TCB

Looking at this microwave world from the grassy knoll

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

MATT THE ELECTRICIAN

Reviewed

Amplified Heat

In for Sin

the Riddlin' Kids

Stop the World

Freddy Powers, Johnny Bush, Randy Rogers, Jason Boland, Eric Hisaw, Leo Stokes, George Strait

My Great Escape, Honkytonic, Rollercoaster, Somewhere in the Middle, Another Great Dream of You, Good Place to Start, 50 Number Ones

Cowboy Johnson

A Grain of Sand

Danny Santos

Done Gone Got Lucky

Eric Blakely

Still Life at Full Speed

Teye & Belén

FlamencObessionArte

Matt the Electrician

Long Way Home

Todd Snider

East Nashville Skyline

Dan Dyer

…Of What Lies Beneath

Brown Whörnet

Valamaranaro

Explosions in the Sky

Friday Night Lights Soundtrack

Steve Earle, The Flatlanders, Robert Earl Keen, Susan Tedeschi

Live From Austin TX, Live From Austin TX, Live From Austin TX, Live From Austin TX
screens

Out of the Shadow

Which new scary-programming cable channel will longtime Austin access host Joseph Fotinos choose?

BY MARC SAVLOV

Talk of the College Town

'The New Yorker' on tour in Austin

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

It Is Risen

The newly restored 'Heaven's Gate' plays the Paramount

BY MARC SAVLOV

SXSW 2005

Scouting SXSW 05

BY MARC SAVLOV

Congratulations, Kudos, and Free Bar Tabs

'Dear Pillow' does it again

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Fox sees Sunday as its anchor, and aims to keep it that way

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

The Battle of AlgiersAlso Out Now The Battle of Algiers

In the wake of this country's most recent exercise in colonialism, Criterion has released, on three DVDs, Gillo Pontecorvo's 1966 masterpiece, a film so rich in aesthetic and political relevance as to be almost uncanny

Film Reviews

Alfie

Jude Law's new Alfie is less tramp and more scamp: the modern metrosexual.

The Incredibles

Animated take on the superhero genre overflows with wonderfully silly shenanigans and knowing insight into modern parenting.

Sideways

A sophisticated date movie about male midlife malcontents and the women who love them, from the director of Election.

Stage Beauty

Victor/Victoria meets Shakespeare in Love at A Star Is Born in this gender-bending backstage story.

Thérèse: The Story of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Saints alive! To each her own biopic.

Zelary

Life during wartime is always difficult, but never more so than when you're in love as this Czech movie demonstrates.
arts & culture

Becoming Birds

'The Philomel Project' allows myth to take wing at the Blue Theater

BY BARRY PINEO

November is Dvorák month in Austin!

The University of Texas is marking the centenary of Dvorák's death with an ambitious multidisciplinary festival called "New Worlds: Dvorák in Search of America."

BY KATHERINE CATMULL

Culture Flash!

New theatre that aims to light a political fire under you, a new warehouse theatre for South Austin, and Central Texans sing out at Carnegie Hall

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Cherrywood

'Provocative' aptly describes the Rude Mechanicals' 'Cherrywood,' which thrusts you into a strange, relentlessly intense party that's never boring but never really engaging either

In the Pocket

Tapestry Dance Company's season premiere was a swingin' jazz affair that made the Paramount Theatre feel like a smoky little club between Birdland and heaven

'Rising Stars'

'Rising Stars' is an apt title for this small but sparkling exhibit of works by Robert Pruitt, Leona Scull-Hons, and Young-Min Kang.
columns

Page Two

Tomorrow, we fight; today, we mourn

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Whoa! Your Style Avatar is older than dirt! Oops, we mean, "just celebrated another b-day!" Come celebrate within.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Arcane ephemera from the bespectacled one

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Boondocks Cafe on TX 36 south of Caldwell isn't your ordinary Texas roadhouse

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Common Law

Power of attorney

BY LUKE ELLIS

About AIDS

Depression: HIV's Friend, Not Yours

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

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