Volume 24, Number 38
ON THE COVER:
While the suburbs sprawl, central city schools count their children and their blessings
BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY
Galindo neighbors want South Austin Park kept as open space
BY WELLS DUNBAR
Few defend bike/car compromise
BY DANIEL MOTTOLA
The 'Chronicle' endorses Margot Clarke in Place 3
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
BY LEE NICHOLS AND CHERYL SMITH
As the session winds down, school finance reform recedes once again
BY AMY SMITH
As the dust clears, what wisdom remains from the latest council free-for-all?
BY MICHAEL KING
Help save Mother Earth; and so much cash, so little time
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
The readers have spoken
They don't call DJ Rapid Ric the Mixtape Mechanic for nuthin'
BY ROBERT GABRIEL
Phases & Stages
Brian Wilson Presents Smile, The Fearless Freaks, The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle
Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
La Espada De La Noche, Flow, Luc's Lantern, Sound Unity, Radiance, Jumping the Creek, That's What I Say, Beyond the Sound Barrier, Live at the Jazz Showcase, Music From the Hearts of the Masters
Mando Diao, the Comas, Danko Jones
The Raveonettes, Autolux, the Peels
Austinites Troy Lanier and Clay Nichols' 'Filmmaking for Teens: Pulling Off Your Shorts' hinges on the writer / director / producer model
BY ANNE S. LEWIS
The 2005 Paramount Summer Film Classics series
It might have been the first time in 'TV Eye' history that I watched a review screener twice
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
In 1694, three years prior to ‘Tales of Mother Goose,’ which set into print folkloric hand-me-downs ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Puss in Boots,’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood,’ Charles Perrault donned “Donkey Skin.” Three hundred years later, Jacques Demy adapted it.
A box-office smash in its native France, this kindly and spirited film doesn’t exactly break the mold of the heartwarming, humanistic boarding-school dramedy.
The marriage of two Turks who meet while in a German psychiatric hospital grows from a relationship of convenience into a genuine love affair.
Veering from moments of breathtakingly visualized valor to outright stupidity, Sith is a vast improvement over the previous two outings, but still and all, it’s no Star Wars.
Jet Li, in his first Western role of any depth, convincingly plays both man and beast, although a sentimental script by producer Luc Besson hampers the story.
arts & culture
Considering the art of the map, as inspired by two local exhibitions and a housewarming party
BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER
Hits like 'The Producers' and 'Bat Boy' have their singing, dancing cake and spoof it, too
BY ROBERT FAIRES
The South Austin Museum of Popular Culture treats Austin to a long, loving look at Armadillo Art Squad graphics master Guy Juke in a new solo exhibition
BY ROBERT FAIRES
The Austin Museum of Art has lined up the next 22 local artists that we ought to keep our eyes on
BY ROBERT FAIRES
All in all, the Zachary Scott Theatre Center's production of 'Lost Highway' is a good musical for fans of Hank Williams looking for a nostalgic interlude
As Ballet Austin danced through a mist of blue, 'Swan Lake' cast its spell once more
Topography, organic forms, and the role of water become metaphors in new works by Austin artist Jacqueline May
The price of Republican domination and the pleasures of repeated listening
BY LOUIS BLACK
Our readers talk back.
Is '5 x 7' big enough for your Style Avatar? And is Brigitte Bardot old enough?
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
The secret to making HIV treatment work is deceptively simple: near-perfect adherence
BY SANDY BARTLETT
Does an abortion increase the risk of breast cancer?
BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.
Copyright 101 the basics
BY LUKE ELLIS
Poisonous frogs and British smiles
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
Head on out to the Becker Vineyards for this year's Lavender Fest
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
Letters to the editor, published daily
The Tornados hit Austin; Man
United takes on Arsenal
BY NICK BARBARO