Nov. 19, 2004

Volume 24, Number 12

ON THE COVER:
news

Your Beautiful New Home

Welcome to the City Hall you thought would never come

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

APD's White Takes 'Bad Blood' Back to Court

White lawsuit is the latest chapter in the Mala Sangre saga

BY JORDAN SMITH

Fighting for the Right to Clean Energy

The first Texas Clean Energy Congress issues its call to action

BY DANIEL MOTTOLA

Other Energy News ...

Outcry over San Antonio coal-fired power plant, and biodiesel gets a big boost

BY DANIEL MOTTOLA

Naked City

Breaking news from Austin and beyond.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin @ Large: Which Way Did We Go?

Looking for the starting line as the Council races begin.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

Wal-Mart gets indignant; and Cheney gets churlish

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Stress-Free Thanksgiving 2004

Let the hotels, restaurants, and markets take care of it

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

V.B.W. misses the Paella party but gets the scoop

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Siena Ristorante Toscana

Set in a limestone, tile-roofed building at the corner of FM 2222 and Loop 360, Siena resembles one of those rambling manor houses that define the Italian countryside

Tâm Deli & Cafe

Tâm Deli, open since 1999, is one of our favorite Vietnamese cuisine venues

Bake Break

Finding the best breads for holiday hosting
music

Almost Famous

Adventures in young bandom: Zykos on the road

BY MELANIE HAUPT

TCB

Godspeed, ODB. Say hi to Doug Sahm for us.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

THE OCTOPUS PROJECT

GRAND CHAMPEEN

Phases & Stages

KGSR Broadcasts

KGSR Broadcasts, Vol. 12

Ornette Coleman

Live shot

the Rise

Reclamation Process

E.C.F.A. Trio

Die Fäden

the Octopus Project

One Ten Hundred Thousand Million

Recover

This May Be the Year I Disappear

The Ends

Concrete Disappointment

various artists

13 Ways to Live

David Holt

Perpetual Motion

Willie Nelson, Willie Nelson

It Always Will Be, Outlaws and Angels

Melissa Mullins, Mina Mauldin, Bonnie Bishop, Renee Woodward

Solo-Style, Superpsychoticqueen, Long Way Home, All the Birds

various artists

Crimson and Clover: A Tribute to Tommy James & the Shondells

Grand Champeen, Dynamite Brothers, Rockland Eagles, Tia Carrera, Moonlight Towers, Superego

Who and Who
screens

Controlling Their Own Destiny

So many questions for the gaming industry, so many Austin game developers to answer them

BY MARC SAVLOV

Transcending Transgression

Richard Kern abandons hysteria for erotica

BY MARC SAVLOV

HorseBack Salad Happy Hour

Thursday, November 18

BY MARC SAVLOV

Flicks & Friends

Thursday, November 18

BY MARC SAVLOV

Never Leave the House Again

Time Warner warms up your cold nights with … nonstop anime?

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

If it's November, it must be Christmas

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Short Cuts

A butcher, a baker, a police officer, a newscaster, a phone-sex-operator mom, a dead-beat dad, and a cheat. Ray Carver and a confused audience. A Best Director nomination for Robert Altman.

Film Reviews

Enduring Love

This creepy tale of a stalker and the object of his affection is adapted from an Ian McEwan novel.

National Treasure

Odd casting and unimaginative, workmanlike direction make the painfully overlong National Treasure an exercise in mediocrity.

Seed of Chucky

Over-the-top gore is the rule when Chucky and Tiffany are resurrected by their anatomically incorrect offspring.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

Nautical nonsense from a highly absorbent animated hero.

Testosterone

Part colorful noir, part scatterbrained comedy, Testosterone envisions the severed tether of a presumably functional relationship.
arts & culture

Expanding East

The third East Austin Studio Tour doubles the days, doubles the fun

BY RACHEL KOPER

Searching for Something

Artist Roi James' journey through landscapes, abstracts, figurative work, and more

BY JACQUELINE MAY

A Passage to (the Contemporary Art of) India

Intermission at Bass Concert Hall got a lot more interesting last month when Kala Fine Art filled the building with 80 large pieces of contemporary art from India

BY RACHEL KOPER

Million-Dollar Month

The Long Center closed out the month of October with more than $1 million in pledges

BY ROBERT FAIRES

CO2's 'Butterfly' Takes Wing This Weekend

The postponed Creative Opportunity Orchestra premiere of a new Tina Marsh composition lands at a rain-free venue

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

columns

Page Two

Boston '69 revisited

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Stephen does Dallas … No, wait, we mean Houston. Stephen does Houston. In a big way. With big names. At the Icon. Don't you wish you were this fabulous? Oh, and he does the State Board of Education, too. Don't they wish?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

A wholphin, some Harp seal milk, and 1 quadrillion operations a second

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

About AIDS

HIV and STD testing: free and easy

BY LOIS VANLANINGHAM

To Your Health

Is chicken soup as good for a cold or flu as people say it is?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Power of attorney

BY LUKE ELLIS

Day Trips

Capt. Day Trips ventures north of the border to magical Victoria, British Columbia

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Two brilliant Kellys, and the youngest American champion

BY NICK BARBARO

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