May 13, 2005

Volume 24, Number 37

ON THE COVER:
news

The Memories of the Long-Distance Runner

After surviving a holocaust, Gilbert Tuhabonye runs through life to tell his tale

BY RITA RADOSTITZ

MAY 7, 2005 ELECTION COVERAGE

Doughnuts No More!

Election statistics, maps, and analysis

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Smoking Ban

Supporters breathe easy, opponents smolder

BY DANIEL MOTTOLA

Place 3

Margot Clarke will face Jennifer Kim in a June 11 run-off

Place 4

Betty Dunkerley waxed her most critical opponent by a margin as wide as the South Austin sky

Place 1

Leffingwell celebrates bittersweet victory

BY AMY SMITH

Election Notes

Austin Community College annexation and Round Rock ISD school board elections

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

The Odd Case of Pinetree v. Corndog

An Austinite defends his product as parody

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY LEE NICHOLS AND CHERYL SMITH

MAY 7, 2005 ELECTION COVERAGE

Point Austin: Saturday Smoke Signals

Place 3 surprises, while the rest of the vote follows the program

BY MICHAEL KING

Who's Taking Who?

The inside game of the 'property rights' legislation reveals the usual suspects

BY AMY SMITH

The Hightower Report

Making America dependent on domestic oil instead of focusing on conservation and renewable fuels is an ass-backward energy policy; and the ridiculous notion that we should treat corporations like living beings

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Lavender Love

Blanco celebrates its essence with a brand-new festival

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

More lavender pleasures; plus, auctions, lectures, demos, and benefits

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Le Soleil

The vast majority of the customers are Vietnamese, which is something we love to see

El Borrego de Oro No. 2

El Borrego de Oro No. 1 is in Red Rock, halfway between Lockhart and Bastrop, but from the tastes at unit dos, we would have expected it to be somewhere deep in Mexico
music

Cured HAAM

Health Alliance for Austin Musicians is now served

BY MATT DENTLER

TCB

The smoking ban passes, and Austin falls down the rabbit hole – only to find Ms. 'White Rabbit' herself already there

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

MANIKIN

Texas Platters

Spoon

Gimme Fiction

My Education, the Bright & Hollow Sky

My Education, Bright & Hollow Sky

Sally Crew & the Sudden Moves

Shortly After Take-Off

Single Frame

Body / End / Basement

The Deathray Davies

The Kick and the Snare

Small Stars

8 Stereo 8

Mike Jones

Who is Mike Jones?

Paul Newman

This Is How It Is Lost

King Tears

Rope Chair Needle

Ed Miller's, Sarah Dinan, the Blaggards, Jolly Garogers

Generations of Change, From the Ashes, Standards, Lost at C Flat Sharp

Robert Earl Keen

What I Really Mean

South Filthy, Manikin, Yuppie Pricks, Single Frame, I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness

Crackin' Up, M.4, Stock Market, The Vinyl Disaster Mixes, "According to Plan" b/w "Thoughts on the Floor"

Lucinda Williams

Live at the Fillmore

Rick Broussard's Two Hoots & a Holler, Rick Broussard's Two Hoots & a Holler

Rick Broussard's Two Hoots and a Holler, Songs Our Vinyl Taught Us
screens

NY (Heart) TFF

A report from the fourth annual Tribeca Film Festival

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Film News

Linklater maps out our 'Fast Food Nation'; plus, Andrew Shapter, Dante James, and a Mitchum among us

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

I'm not an expert on American Idol, but I play one on TV

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

The Best of Flicker Austin: Volume 2

You have to wonder about some of these people

Film Reviews

Kicking & Screaming

Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall, and Mike Ditka all appear together in a film that sings the praises of kids soccer and caffeine addiction.

Look at Me

An acute observation of the ways in which we fail to communicate marks this French film, which won the screenwriting award at last year's Cannes Film Festival.

Memories of Murder

This Korean cop film is based on the country's first real serial-killer case in 1986, a case that flummoxed the police along with everyone else.

Mindhunters

In this stale thriller, young FBI profilers have a hard time figuring out who is picking them off, one by one.

Monster-in-Law

This banal and lukewarm slice of romantic comedy is as soft and ephemeral as any colorized Ted Turner outing.

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Well-considered, beautifully made, and often gripping in its narrative, this film examines a man's complex relationship with a flock of wild parrots.
arts & culture

Dancing Through Uncharted Territory

Choreographic explorers Sharir & Bustamante and their 20-year expedition of discovery

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Violet Crown Treasures

Pollyanna Theatre Company's new play brings together two of Austin's most exceptional artists and women

BY DAN DIETZ

Mothers & Fathers

Bill Cosby rang up Mother's Day at Bass Concert Hall with a real cell phone call to an audience member's offspring among two PAC-shaking hours of familial riffing via the vantage point of parent- and grandparenthood

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Planet Plan It

You can help plan the arts' future in downtown Austin's extreme makeover at a Community Charrette on May 14

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Culture Flash!

Art in Public Places sets a fingerprint at the forensics lab, and Austin theatre is all over the map – of the U.S.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Wonder Bread Years

Pat Hazell's 'The Wonder Bread Years,' his solo comic riff on growing up as a kid in the Sixties, touches the late-generation baby boomer in all of us

'Photographs by Stephanie Routh'

The photographs that Stephanie Routh is exhibiting at Manuel's discreetly document daily activities in Mexico – except for one
columns

Page Two

Once again, Austin has demonstrated its deep indifference to front-line troops who nourish the music scene it purports to be so proud of

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letters at 3AM

As the semester begins, I present my high school seniors with the words of our great American authors and hope they provide a road map or the bread crumbs that can lead them through the journey of their lives

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Stephen does drag in cartwheels or cartwheels in drag... you'll have to read to figure it out

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

About AIDS

Major decision: Choosing the right doc!

BY SANDY BARTLETT

To Your Health

What is the rationale for the blood type diet for weight loss?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Dead hair and Nixon's psychic

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Quanah Parker walked the stony road from nomadic Plains Indian to successful cattle rancher

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

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sports

Soccer Watch

European season draws to a close

BY NICK BARBARO

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